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Jul 14 2016

4 Tips on Walking to Beat the Summer Heat!

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Now that we’re officially in the dog days of summer (so named because Sirius, the dog star, now rises when the sun does), it’s tempting to just sit inside with the air conditioning blasting. However, just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean that you should stop keeping up with your healthy habits. While exercising in the summer heat can be more strenuous, you don’t have to run fifteen miles per day to stay healthy.

We at Crucial like to get our exercise in by walking. Experts recommend that you get a half hour of exercise at least three times per week. You don’t even have to do it all at one time. Three sessions that are ten minutes long or two fifteen minute bursts are just as effective. So, take your dog for two walks around the block, or spend ten minutes on a treadmill at various times through the day. Continue reading »

Nov 10 2015

Routines to Follow To Improve Your Home Air Quality

home air quality mainThe cold season is coming, which means more family time is spent indoors. Which can be really great except if your air quality is poor, everyone is getting sick and then it causes of chain reaction of nasty congestion and sniffles being spread to each member of the household. Here are some tips to improving and maintaining a healthy home air quality to keep the sicknesses at bay. Continue reading »

Oct 21 2015

How to Meditate for the Modern, Stressed Skeptic

How to meditate mainMeditation used to have such a negative rap to it. There are a lot of skeptics, denying the health benefits to meditation, and at one point I too was one of those skeptics. However, after constant pressure from friends and family and learning how to meditate, I spent 5 minutes a day practicing the “techniques” I read up about.

I admit, at first my mind was running wild with doubt, but everyone kept saying, “stick with it, trust me.” And after a week or so of my practicing, I started to feel the change.

Meditation is often thought of the stereotype as the laughable, group circle that hums random notes. While those do exist, meditation is just a relaxation technique practiced by people of all cultures. Continue reading »

Oct 8 2015

Healthy Tips to Boost Your Brainpower

boost your brainpower brainAs we work and drone away at our keyboards, at times we feel mentally spent and are left with no time to work on the things we’d love to do when we get home. It’s hard to remember that the brain is a muscle, and like a muscle you can train it to withstand fatigue and boost your brain power/stamina. Through this, your memory will become a lot more accurate and reliable, and your thought processes would quicken.

We realize this importance and we have compiled our favorite tips to boosting your brainpower and keeping away mental fatigue! Continue reading »

Oct 1 2015

Deskercise: The Art of Desk Exercises to Practice While You Work

desk exercises mainOn this rainy, dreary Thursday, we’ll be cooped up inside our office without the urge to step out for a break, and when we get home, we won’t want to leave our beds from the weather. Eventually, the feeling of being stationary might give you a nagging feeling of needing to go to the gym.

So if you’re like us and want to leave the confines of indoors, you can have a great substitute to the gym right there at your desks.These exercises – or better called, deskercises, will help you feel active while only moving in place. Here are our top deskercises for you to practice. Continue reading »