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How Iron Buddha Tea Can Insanely Improve Your Health

How Iron Buddha Tea Can Insanely Improve Your Health

Indulging in a steaming cup of tea is one of the best health habits that any person can pick up. Tea leaves offer amazing health benefits as well as a necessary caffeine jolt. You can get everything you need in a single cup without the hangover caused by coffee or sugary drinks.

Some people have heard that tea offers “this” anti-oxidant or “that” nutrient. But few people understand what that actually means for your body. The health benefits of Iron Buddha tea are more than just getting hard to find micronutrients. These micronutrients help you achieve better skin and  promote a healthy metabolism. A cup of tea can even help keep your bones healthy.

People who indulge in a regular cup of Iron Buddha tea may experience many of the following amazing benefits for your health:

They Have Better Skin

Mild forms of eczema are common skin conditions today. It causes patches of red, irritated skin that are both unsightly and uncomfortable. Everyone from your neighbor to supermodel Cara DeLevigne has probably suffered from eczema or a similar skin disorder at some point in their life.

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People knew that green tea offered some benefits for treating skin disorders. But a 2001 study performed by Shiga University found that oolong teas, like Iron Buddha tea, were also good for dealing with skin diseases.

The study showed that when combined with treatment, drinking a healthy amount of oolong tea for a few weeks could help improve skin conditions faster than traditional treatments alone. 63% of the people who took part in the study had moderate improvements in their conditions after only one month.

They Have More Energy

Oolong and green teas, like Iron Buddha tea, present small amounts of caffeine when the leaves are correctly brewed. This caffeine is naturally occurring and gives you a small energy boost to help you make it through your day.

Sure, you can get your caffeine jolt from anywhere you want. But drinking tea helps you have energy for longer because it doesn’t shock your system with caffeine, which forces it to crash.

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Instead, a cup of warming tea keeps your metabolism stable because it is comforting and doesn’t include the same amount of sugar that so many people take in their coffee.

They Have Stronger Bones

Some studies say that drinking oolong tea helps promote healthy bone density even later in life. People drink a few cups of oolong tea regularly are more likely to keep their mineral density in their bones. This helps to prevent bone diseases like osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a disease that is often found in older women; however, it can affect anyone. Those who suffer from osteoporosis are more likely to suffer from badly broken bones. This is because their bones lack the calcium and magnesium they need to remain strong and heal themselves.

Many people begin taking medications or treating themselves with supplements at an early age. But they could be getting what they need from Iron Buddha tea!

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They Have Faster Metabolisms

In a study in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, overweight patients in China were given oolong teas, like Iron Buddha tea, to drink regularly for six straight weeks. Everyone who consumed the tea as direct lost weight and had smaller waist sizes at the end of the six weeks.

Tea, the kind you can buy from Airy Tea and other online sources, can help raise the metabolism of tea drinks for almost two hours after they drink it. But the fat burning properties don’t end there. Some of the polyphenols found in Iron Buddha tea block the enzymes that would usually cause a buildup of fat in the body.

Plus, oolong tea isn’t loaded with huge amounts of additives or sugars. These things would often block any fat burning properties that you might have experienced from other coffee drinks or diet drinks.

They Have Better Digestive Systems

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Iron Buddha tea and other oolong teas have several properties that ideal for supporting a healthy digestive system. Asian cultures have been drinking tea for its digestive properties for thousands of years. But it was not until recently that scientists began to discover the huge benefits that these teas offer the digestive system.

Almost all teas have some type of anti-inflammatory property that helps soothe inflammation in the gut and bowels. Many digestive disorders stem from inflammation issues. In these cases, tea can help reduce this inflammation for normal digestive function.

Some of the antioxidants in tea also work to prevent inflammation. These antioxidants help to protect the small intestine from irritation that causes inflammation. Tea may not replace medication. But it can help enhance the restorative effects and help your heal your gut faster.

Iron Buddha tea is the perfect addition to any healthy diet and lifestyle routine. When you replace your sugary caffeinated beverages with this restorative tea, you will begin to notice the positive health benefits right away.

Featured photo credit: Jess via flickr.com

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Last Updated on September 28, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

At the start of the year, if you had asked anyone if they could do their work from home, many would have said no. They would have cited the need for team meetings, a place to be able to sit down and get on with their work, the camaraderie of the office, and being able to meet customers and clients face to face.

Almost ten months later, most of us have learned that we can do our work from home and in many ways, we have discovered working from home is a lot better than doing our work in a busy, bustling office environment where we are inundated with distractions and noise.

One of the things the 2020 pandemic has reminded us is we humans are incredibly adaptable. It is one of the strengths of our kind. Yet we have been unknowingly practicing this for years. When we move house we go through enormous upheaval.

When we change jobs, we not only change our work environment but we also change the surrounding people. Humans are adaptable and this adaptability gives us strength.

So, what are the pros and cons of working from home? Below I will share some things I have discovered since I made the change to being predominantly a person who works from home.

Pro #1: A More Relaxed Start to the Day

This one I love. When I had to be at a place of work in the past, I would always set my alarm to give me just enough time to make coffee, take a shower, and change. Mornings always felt like a rush.

Now, I can wake up a little later, make coffee and instead of rushing to get out of the door at a specific time, I can spend ten minutes writing in my journal, reviewing my plan for the day, and start the day in a more relaxed frame of mind.

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When you start the day in a relaxed state, you begin more positively. You find you have more clarity and more focus and you are not wasting energy worrying about whether you will be late.

Pro #2: More Quiet, Focused Time = Increased Productivity

One of the biggest difficulties of working in an office is the noise and distractions. If a colleague or boss can see you sat at your desk, you are more approachable. It is easier for them to ask you questions or engage you in meaningless conversations.

Working from home allows you to shut the door and get on with an hour or two of quiet focused work. If you close down your Slack and Email, you avoid the risk of being disturbed and it is amazing how much work you can get done.

An experiment conducted in 2012 found that working from home increased a person’s productivity by 13%, and more recent studies also find significant increases in productivity.[1]

When our productivity increases, the amount of time we need to perform our work decreases, and this means we can spend more time on activities that can bring us closer to our family and friends as well as improve our mental health.

Pro #3: More Control Over Your Day

Without bosses and colleagues watching over us all day, we have a lot more control over what we do. While some work will inevitably be more urgent than others, we still get a lot more choice about what we work on.

We also get more control over where we work. I remember when working in an office, we were given a fixed workstation. Some of these workstations were pleasant with a lot of natural sunlight, but other areas were less pleasant. It was often the luck of the draw whether we find ourselves in a good place to work or not.

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By working from home we can choose what work to work on and whether we want to face a window or not. We can get up and move to another place, and we can move from room to room. And if you have a garden, on nice days you could spend a few hours working outside.

Pro #4: You Get to Choose Your Office Environment

While many companies will provide you with a laptop or other equipment to do your work, others will give you an allowance to purchase your equipment. But with furniture such as your chair and desk, you have a lot of freedom.

I have seen a lot of amazing home working spaces with wonderful sets up—better chairs, laptop stands that make working from a laptop much more ergonomic and therefore, better for your neck.

You can also choose your wall art and the little nick-nacks on your desk or table. With all this freedom, you can create a very personal and excellent working environment that is a pleasure to work in. When you are happy doing your work, you will inevitably do better work.

Con #1: We Move a Lot Less

When we commute to a place of work, there is movement involved. Many people commute using public transport, which means walking to the bus stop or train station. Then, there is the movement at lunchtime when we go out to buy our lunch. Working in a place of work requires us to move more.

Unfortunately, working from home naturally causes us to move less and this means we are not burning as many calories as we need to.

Moving is essential to our health and if you are working from home you need to become much more aware of your movement. To ensure you are moving enough, make sure you take your lunch breaks. Get up from your desk and move. Go outside, if you can, and take a walk. And, of course, refrain from regular trips to the refrigerator.

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Con #2: Less Human Interaction

One of the nicest things about bringing a group of people together to work is the camaraderie and relationships that are built over time. Working from home takes us away from that human interaction and for many, this can cause a feeling of loss.

Humans are a social species—we need to be with other people. Without that connection, we start to feel lonely and that can lead to mental health issues.

Zoom and Microsoft Teams meeting cannot replace that interaction. Often, the interactions we get at our workplaces are spontaneous. But with video calls, there is nothing spontaneous—most of these calls are prearranged and that’s not spontaneous.

This lack of spontaneous interaction can also reduce a team’s ability to develop creative solutions—there’s just something about a group of incredibly creative people coming together in a room to thrash out ideas together that lends itself to creativity.

While video calls can be useful, they don’t match the connection between a group of people working on a solution together.

Con #3: The Cost of Buying Home Office Equipment

Not all companies are going to provide you with a nice allowance to buy expensive home office equipment. 100% remote companies such as Doist (the creators of Todoist and Twist) provide a $2,000 allowance to all their staff every two years to buy office equipment. Others are not so generous.

This can prove to be expensive for many people to create their ideal work-from-home workspace. Many people must make do with what they already have, and that could mean unsuitable chairs that damage backs and necks.

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For a future that will likely involve more flexible working arrangements, companies will need to support their staff in ways that will add additional costs to an already reduced bottom line.

Con #4: Unique Distractions

Not all people have the benefit of being able to afford childcare for young children, and this means they need to balance working and taking care of their kids.

For many parents, being able to go to a workplace gives them time away from the noise and demands of a young family, so they could get on with their work. Working from home removes this and can make doing video calls almost impossible.

To overcome this, where possible, you need to set some boundaries. I know this is not always possible, but it is something you need to try. You should do whatever you can to make sure you have some boundaries between your work life and home life.

Final Thoughts

Working from home can be hugely beneficial for many people, but it can also bring serious challenges to others.

We are moving towards a new way of working. Therefore, companies need to look at both the pros and cons of working from home and be prepared to support their staff in making this transition. It will not be impossible, but a lot of thought will need to go into it.

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