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5 Healthy Treats to Give Out This Halloween

Many parents would prefer opting for healthier alternatives for their children this Halloween season. Below is a list of healthy and fun treats to give to those trick-or-treaters on Halloween night that are bound to satisfy their sweet tooth.

  1. Try swapping out gummy worm packets with applesauce packs. Give those trick-or-treaters a quick and on-the-go treat to gulp down while they are on their way to the next house.
  2. Next, swap those Pixy Stix out for cheese sticks. Loaded with 20 percent of your daily recommended calcium intake and loads of cheese to string, this is a healthy go-to option for every trick-or-treater.
  3. Avoid giving out Swedish Fish and instead opt for organic fruit snacks. Swedish Fish are loaded with 23 grams of sugar, which is bound to give your little one cavities.
  4. Say no to candy bars this season and say yes to granola bars. Candy bars can be loaded with lots of sugars and fats that can lead to weight gain. Try choosing granola bars as an alternative.
  5. Skip the candy corn this Halloween season and instead give out pumpkin seeds. Candy corn contains artificial ingredients and sugars. Instead, try giving out pumpkin seeds this year and putting them into little decorative candy bags with other treats.

Tips for Staying Energized and Focused at Work

Let’s be honest, some days at work are just worse than others. Maybe you didn’t sleep well, or that caffeine headache just won’t go away no matter how many cups of coffee you’ve had. Here are some great tips for staying focused at work:

  1. Eat strategically—Eating a balance of carbohydrates and proteins; leafy greens for vitamin B and vitamin K, which improve focus and brain function
  2. Walk around—Walk to the furthest bathroom in the office, or just take a lap down the hall. Moving around is never bad for you!
  3. Balance your projects—Once you start to feel the burnout on one assignment, save your progress and switch to a new one.
  4. Take a call outside—Even if it’s cloudy, being outside gives you a vitamin D boost and stimulates your brain. It’s always nice to have a change of scenery!
  5. Control your coffee intake—Surprisingly, there are better/worse times to consume caffeine. Drinking smaller doses throughout the day is much more effective than chugging a venti first thing in the morning.

Essential Oils for Your Daily Needs

Essential oils are the trendy way to do aromatherapy. From applying externally on pressure points to steaming them throughout a room, these tiny bottles of oil can provide so many benefits. With so many options available, it can be hard to determine which oil is for you.

Looking for a scent to tackle a specific problem? Here are some of my favorite remedies:

Chamomile—Just like the tea, this essential oil is great for relieving anxiety and stress.

Lavender—Another soothing sent, lavender is commonly used to rid of headaches!

Rosemary—Feeling distracted at work? Rosemary is known for increasing memory and improving focus.

Peppermint—Perfect for the mid-afternoon slump, use this scent boosts energy and mood.

Tea tree—One of the most versatile oils, pick up some tea tree if you need to soothe skin inflammation and irritation.

I hope these suggestions can help you incorporate essential oils into your daily life!