How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

To a night owl the sheer idea of peppy, ready-to-take-on-the-world morning people is enough to induce a physical cringe. But let's face it, waking up in a non-groggy state allows us to be productive and to get stuff done! If you've ever enjoyed a sleep-in only to awake to the realization that half your day is already gone...
January 10, 2017 by An eVitality Staffer
Sleep Your Way to Beautiful Skin

Sleep Your Way to Beautiful Skin

It's called beauty rest for a reason folks- while you sleep all the cells in your body (including your skin cells!) have a chance to repair and regenerate without having to battle the environmental factors that you come into contact with during the day...
January 03, 2017 by An eVitality Staffer
Start Your Day Right: 3 Best Practices

Start Your Day Right: 3 Best Practices

Sleeping in itself can sometimes be challenging, especially when your mind is racing late at night. However, getting up in the morning with the right routine can position you to kick ass and take names for the rest of the day. As soon as you wake up, and begin thinking about all of your various responsibilities, your cortisol levels spike and leave you stressed immediately. It’s time for you to be adaptive, not reactive. Here are a couple tips:
June 10, 2016 by An eVitality Staffer
3 Quick Tips to Supercharge your Metabolism

3 Quick Tips to Supercharge your Metabolism

Although our metabolism sometimes seems like it has a mind of its own, we want to share three easy tips to put you back in control and allow you to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
June 06, 2016 by An eVitality Staffer
Zzzzzz ... 3 Ways to Improve your Sleep

Zzzzzz ... 3 Ways to Improve your Sleep

As many already know, sleep is incredibly important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally. During this time, your body begins to repair, recover and rejuvenate which in turn allows you to have more energy to go through your busy day. Here are some quick tips to make sure you can maintain that high-quality sleep you need.

June 06, 2016 by An eVitality Staffer
The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

Lately I've been thinking a lot about sleep. It's probably on my mind because of my lack of sleep, but the biggest problem now is that I have no one to blame but myself. Many of us with young kids know that when you have little ones in the house, you no longer need an alarm clock. Some of us can't remember the last time we slept through the night and would consider a 7am wake-up call sleeping in. That was me at this time last year. I had a young baby in the house who would wake up in the night to feed. Even if the baby slept in, my other two children were up bright and early. I guess I shouldn't blame my children for my lack of sleep back then because if I was smart, I would have gone to bed earlier knowing that I'd be up in the night and up early in the morning. My youngest no longer wakes through the night (although he's an even earlier riser than his siblings). But even though I am finally getting some uninterrupted sleep, I am still lacking in the sleep department.
April 18, 2016 by Shannon Vandermeer
Fall Back to Sleep...Unless You Have Kids!

Fall Back to Sleep...Unless You Have Kids!

There was a time when I used to look forward to the fall time change. With an extra hour of sleep, who wouldn’t? My biggest problem used to be making sure that I didn’t stay up an hour longer because I knew I would be getting an extra hour of sleep. Now-a-days, I’m not a big fan of time change...because now I have kids. Kids and time change don’t mix; especially for the fall time change. If your child is an early riser, you better put the coffee pot on a timer because chances are you’re going to need it when your little one rises before the crack of dawn. And to think we used to cringe when we rolled over to see 6:00 on the clock. Let's try 5:00! I used to (almost) look forward to the spring time change because I believed that my children might “sleep in” since the clocks were moving ahead an hour. They usually slept until 6, so now they should sleep in until 7, right? Wrong!
April 18, 2016 by Shannon Vandermeer