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Healthy Eating: 3 Ways to Use Chia Seeds

If you don’t already use chia seeds, you are missing out! Not only are they gluten/grain free naturally, but one tablespoon of Chia Seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries. Perfect? Almost… they do get stuck in your teeth if you chew them plain… They also give you tons of energy but also won’t keep you awake at night and are supposed to be great for weight loss. Because they can absorb many times their size/weight in liquid, they are great for preventing dehydration during exercise or exposure to heat. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language, and they were known as the “Indian Running Food” because runners and warriors would use them for sustenance  while running long distances or during battle. Chia Seeds are by far one of the most nutrient dense food per ounce, but many people don’t know how to use them. All of us at LoveSurf LOVE CHIA! So, we have outlined some ways to get the best out of this Superfood, so you and your body can reap the benefits. Give this “Indian Running Food” a try: 1. To Make Healthy Pudding Chia seeds make awesome pudding! It’s …

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4 Simple Ways to Meditate More

To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti Many of us find meditation incredibly difficult. Sitting, breathing… waiting? What is it all for, anyway? We read articles and watch documentaries on the powerful effects of meditation, however, the commitment to sit and meditate can be daunting. I have found some really simple practices that bring me to a meditative state that can be integrated at any moment in time. Whether you are eating dinner, talking with your family, or driving in your car, here are some simple practices to bring you back into the present moment: 1. Take A Walk My favorite thing to clear my mind is to take a walk. Whether I am traveling in a new city or walking the streets of my hometown that I have seen a thousand times before, walking gives the experience of feeling fully integrated into the environment. Going for a walk increases endorphins, and most importantly, offers an opportunity to become more aware of your surroundings. 2. Notice Your Five Senses No matter what you are doing right now, you can stop, and take note of your five senses. What are you seeing? Do you notice …

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How to Start the Day on a Happy Note

Having a bad morning will can easily put you in a bad mood and tends to send equal bad vibes for pretty much the rest of the day. It is so important to start the day on a happy note and focus on ways that you can organize your morning to be more calm, unhurried, and set the state for a more positive day ahead. Getting a good night’s sleep, exercising and eating a healthy breakfast will make the early hours of the day have you feeling most productive and inspired. Check out 10 ways to have a happier morning and set the stage for a great day ahead. A side benefit? You just might discover that your energetic vibes rub off on everyone around you, too! Take a moment to pause. Try to take a few minutes to pause in the morning before consuming anything digital–whether you use this time to pray, meditate, or breath deeply, there’s no doubt that you’ll feel more centered for the rest of the day.  Get prepped the night before. Keep morning decisions to a minimum. Pack your lunch, plan your outfit and schedule your next day before you go to bed so that your mind is organized and knows what needs to …

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12 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

Being motivated 24/7 is hard. With school, work, relationships, health and just life in general, having a goal in mind and being self-driven is vital for staying positive and sustaining personal-motivation. Even the most determined people can lose the drive they need to reach their goals so don’t be discouraged if you lose steam here or there, it’s normal! Whether you are trying to ace your next exam, run that extra mile or practice yoga everyday, just remember to never give up! Set realistic, small goals. First, you’ll need to figure out what you want to accomplish…realistically speaking. You can’t wake up one day spontaneously run a marathon. You need to train and work up to that 26.2 mile run! Write down your goals and top reasons for working towards them. Try to set a date of when you want to accomplish your goal by. Tape them on your wall, computer or bathroom mirror. This will help remind you throughout the day and it will become easier to stay on track and stay focused. Find out what makes you happy. Working toward something that makes you happy, will make finding motivation much easier. Find out what is going to make you want to get out of bed …

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