The Importance of Financial Wellness

What is financial wellness?

Financial wellness is not a term you hear every day. Popular among those that practice it, financial wellness describes how well you manage financial expenses, emergencies and economic goals. 

In a nutshell, financial wellness is all about your relationship with money, whether you’re a student, civil worker, or young, successful entrepreneur

In all relationships, security takes pole position amongst our expectations. Many people feel deeply secure in both good and bad times if their partner is close by and responsive. (source: PsychologyToday)

The same happens with money; this makes financial security the primary goal of financial wellness, alongside good mental health and personal relations. (source: salaryfinance)

In this article, we tackle the meaning of financial wellness and explore some of its benefits. And in between, you will learn simple tricks that will kickstart your journey of financial wellness.

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5 Healthy Morning Routines To Kickstart Your Day

How you start your morning sets the tone for the day. With that in mind, you can see how your morning routines can help you or hurt you when it comes to your health goals – whether that’s feeling energized and focused, managing blood sugar levels, keeping fit, preventing heart disease or controlling your weight.

In my roles as a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified diabetes educator, I’ve watched thousands of people work to get their healthy habits in order. Behavior changes and new habits seem to flow better when the morning starts off right. A successful start to the day simply breeds more success.

Here are 5 ways you can get your morning in tiptop shape.

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How Do Face Masks Work?

Initially, at the start of the pandemic, there were mixed messages on whether or not the public should wear face masks. This left many wondering if face masks work and why they should bother wearing one. The good news is, they do help protect us! While the guidelines for COVID-19 may be rapidly developing, and confusing us all, we can look to other well-established healthcare guidelines to understand how face masks protect us from becoming infected and infecting others. So, what exactly do these masks do?

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4 Ways to Up Your Mood When the Weather is Down

It’s officially just past #PSL season, which means it’s time to put on our cozy knits, binge watch Netflix, light a million candles, and excitedly cancel plans with friends. Even though we all look forward to fall and winter, the novelty of the season can wear off quickly as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, lowering our mood and affecting our health.

People often joke about “winter blues” and Seasonal Affective Disorder, but it’s actually a diagnosable type of depression that is prompted by cold weather and less sunlight (and affects 5% of Americans).

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A Stress-Reduction Guide for Busy Professionals

If you’re feeling burned out and unmotivated, you aren’t alone. Nearly 40% of American workers report feeling so burned out that they want to quit. Whether you’re an entrepreneur running your own business or an employee working for a company, it’s important to avoid this scenario.

By proactively taking care of yourself and reducing stress, you will be able to better work towards your goals. This guide to self-care provides actionable tips to get you started.

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