Joy

Find joy today!

We all have a different definition joy but finding something you love and doing it often is great for our overall health! Whether it is being outside, spending time with your family, or doing self care, make sure you find joy. Have you done something you love today?

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! The pandemic over the past year has taken a toll on many of us while also making access to resources for mental health more challenging. Now more than ever, we need to ensure that we stay connected with members of our community and provide and receive support. Every year in America less than half the adults who struggle with mental illness actually receive the adequate care and help that they need. Take a moment today to check in with yourself or a loved one and make sure they have the support and care they need.

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Mental Wellness Through Food

A change of diet through Metabolic Balance program can not only help with you physical but also mental well-being. Different chemicals and processes in the brain are responsible for your mood and are impacted by what you eat. For example, serotonin is produced in a healthy intestinal flora when the body has absorbed enough tryptophan through a healthy diet. Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found fish, flax and chia seeds are important for brain metabolism. B vitamins found in many foods including protein sources are also brain boosting vitamins. All of this is to say that, “happiness can be eaten”.

Men’s Health Week

This week we celebrate International Men’s Health Week. To all the grandfathers, fathers, sons, uncles, and brothers out there take time to check in with both your mental and physical health.

At Metabolic Balance we help guide every client to optimal health by focusing on personalized nutrition.

If you want to take charge of your health visit our website or send us a message!

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The Benefit of Plants

Today on our site we want to talk about plants. No, not the ones that you eat but rather the ones in your house!

Houseplants and indoor plants do not just look nice but they are also great for your mental and physical health. Studies have shown that indoor plants can boost mood, productivity, and concentration. They also “clean” the air inside by filtering toxins and producing oxygen. Since Americans spend almost 90% of their time indoors, ensuring that the air inside your house is clean is super important. Although scientists are only beginning to understand the physical and mental effects of indoor air quality, so far we have seen that indoor plants can improve air quality, reduce pollution, and improve wellness.

Check out the posts below to learn about indoor plants and a few fun DIY project ideas using house plants.

https://www.thesill.com/blogs/care-miscellaneous/why-you-need-plants-in-your-life?fbclid=IwAR0H1KmIYYbikAv55135C6LoH_OgXRkwCf28Rg1hcphSXld3R-ruKdDv4mw

https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/best-indoor-plant-projects-pictures

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Succulents

Happy Friday!

As another week comes to a close we want to encourage you take time for yourself. Whether it is a walk in the sunshine, preparing a delicious meal, or reading a book, do whatever you need to care of YOU!

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