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Sleep 8 Hours But Woke Up Exhausted?

sleep-at-desk-exhaustedWhen the hours of sleep you got are not in question but the quality of it is

We all stay up past our bedtimes at some point. Some of us more than others, in fact. And, sometimes, more often than we would like, we have to get up super early in spite of it. But sleep can always be recouped somehow, even if not until the weekend. The real sleep issues are those of quality, not quantity of sleep. What about those times when you sleep 8 hours and then wake up as though you hadn’t slept at all? What about waking up exhausted? What causes this phenomenon and how can it be remedied?

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Weight Loss Painful In More Ways Than One

weight loss scaleWeight loss wasn’t as easy as your thought it would be

You made the resolution. Easy. You signed up for a gym membership or started a diet program. Even easier. You started and found it wasn’t easy at all. In fact, it was downright painful both physically and emotionally. Exhaustion sets in and, instead of results, a nagging feeling of “just give up” creeps in. You think “well, maybe next year” and old habits resume. Here is the story of nearly every weight loss program ever embarked-upon by would-be “losers” who just couldn’t bear the “pain” that comes with making it to the goal. What happens? Is it possible to overcome?

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3 New Year’s Resolutions Instant CalMag-C Can Help You Keep

new-years-resolutionsBefore you finish that list of New Year’s resolutions, get help keeping them!

Now that the year in review is essentially behind us, we look forward to creating fresh starts, new goals and better ambitions. New Year’s resolutions are tradition when it comes to this. These are wonderful thoughts on the 31st of December however, come January, they commonly begin to fade. Here are 3 resolutions, however, Instant CalMag-C can help you keep!

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Instant CalMag-C 2016, a Year In Review

instant-calmag-c-globalAs we embark on another holiday season and approach a new year, we appreciate the banner year it was for Instant CalMag-C and all the health YOU gave to make it happen…

2016 was a year of many things; a bit of a crazy year in many ways. The American election alone was enough to sum up some of the more stressful points. But inroads were made too, for positive change. A great deal of good happened as well. Amidst all of it, and for us here at the Instant CalMag-C, we made strides toward our goal to improve health, reduce stress and influence a world-wide calm. And, a time when we typically think of peace on Earth is the perfect opportunity to look back on the progress toward that goal.

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Work Stress, Muscle Tension, Fatigue May Not Be Related

work-stressWhen work stress, muscle tension, fatigue and exhaustion flair up, it might not be the job

Can it be true? Can you be predisposed to muscle tension, fatigue and exhaustion despite a stressful job? Logic may make it seem impossible. After all, stressful conditions should take their toll on the body, right? Isn’t it the job, after all, that makes the worker exhausted and fatigued? A deeper look into body function uncovers a stunning revelation: work stress is not necessarily the cause of pain, tension, fatigue and exhaustion. There is evidence that other factors are at play. And, this fact opens the door to doing something about it.

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Getting Enough Sleep Not Always Easy

gettingt-enough-sleepIf it is so important, why are we not getting enough sleep?

Nearly everyone knows the value of getting enough sleep, yet so many suffer from lack of it. It is a classic paradox. You know you need it. You knowingly deprive yourself of it. Sometimes, however, it isn’t you. Often it comes from external sources. Here are a few sleep roadblocks which can help clarify sleep deprivation and reveal ways to handle it.

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Muscle Tension Is Common But Not Normal

muscle-tensionMuscle tension may be a common thing but it is certainly not normal to have it

These days, there are many health issues people face. Few, however are as rampant as muscle tension from stress, especially in the workplace and corporate sector. Sitting for long periods in front of a computer, facing deadlines and working long hours take their toll. This is to say nothing of stress in general. With a large majority of people suffering, it is easy to think that stress and muscle tension are the “new normal” when it comes to disease. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This only makes them common and they are not normal. The good news is that, because they are not normal, there is something that can be done.

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Jet Lag Can’t Compete With Your 2 Best Friends

jet-lag2 companions prove priceless when it comes to jet lag and travel exhaustion

Face it, the holiday season brings with it lots more travel than that to which we are normally accustomed. And, as for jet lag, it can happen from even a short weekend car excursion. Travel exhaustion is more common than one would think and it can wipe you out. But, can your fellow travelers contribute to the problem? Perhaps so. Two companions, however, can be your best friend when it comes to jet lag.

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Can Calcium and Magnesium ‘Trump’ Stress?

calcium-and-magnesium-trumpCalcium and Magnesium ‘Trump’ Stress

There are many things to say about the recent US election. It was historic. In some ways it was controversial. Overall, it was stressful. Both candidates and constituents felt its effects. And, though the election is over, the effects of stress remain. For many, the most stressful time is to come. But how do you deal with stress? The functions of calcium and magnesium hold the answer. They can be said to “Trump” the effects of stress.

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7 Stress Symptoms Solved

stressThe number 7 is not so lucky when it comes to these symptoms of stress

Stress is a word that is often used but seldom fully understood. Derivatives such as “stressed out” and “stressful” are just as common. But what IS stress, what are its symptoms and what can be done about it? The answer requires an examination of the 7 most major and popular symptoms.

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