We are all familiar with stress. Most of us even know that prolonged bouts of negative stress, or chronic stress, can be harmful to our emotional and physical health. But can it be avoided? Stress is likely something everyone experiences, but that doesn’t mean that it has to get the best of you. Our bodies are essentially designed to make the most of a … Read More Stop Stress Before It Stops You
To tell the truth 100% of the time may seem possible at first glance. But what about those little lies that are common in daily life? Like the ones we tell to protect someone’s feelings, or not revealing the real reason we ran 5 minutes to work. My personal favorite is now a reel on Instagram: your precious kid hands you a drawing that … Read More The Truth About Harmless Lies and Your Health
A walk might seem like child’s play compared to running a marathon or competing in crossfit, but a walk can be a very healthy alternative if you lack the time or interest in exercising intensely. In fact, for most people, the maximum benefit from movement can be achieved in about 30 minutes 4 times a week. Most humans were built for walking, and even … Read More Walk, Stroll, or Roll in the Park Day!
January is here and there is no better time to start building in better habits! There are only a couple of areas that are more impactful on your overall wellness than sleep! We’ve all suffered through days of headache, fatigue and irritability after a bad night’s sleep for whatever reason. Sure, you can make up for it with a power nap or by sleeping … Read More Good Sleep Habits Support Good Health
This week two interesting observances fall: Laughter and Stress awareness. I could not have hoped for a better way to talk about one of my go-to cure-all techniques (laughter, the other being dance of course,) for relieving stress. I am utterly baffled that I was unaware of these days before last year. I just wasn’t blogging as regularly then! Thanks, Corona!How Laughter Can Improve … Read More Laughter is the Best Medicine
April 7th is observed as World Health Day. The following statement was taken from the World Health Organization website: On World Health Day, 7 April 2021, we will be inviting you to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world. We’ll be posting more details here shortly, but here’s why we’re doing this: Our world is an unequal one.As COVID-19 has highlighted, … Read More Racism and its Role in the Health Crisis
Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is here on Saturday, March 20. The seasonal changes brings on increasing amounts of sunlight (read: allergies) and weather that calls you to the outside (read: stock up on elderberry syrup and Benadryl!) For me, just like it’s opposite Fall, I most enjoy walking. Walking might be the simplest, most enjoyable form of joyful movement, second only to dancing! It’s … Read More Step it Up this Spring
What We All Should Know…I hope! Good Hand Hygiene is Your Best Line of Defense Against Cold and Flu (and COVID-19) and Avoid Getting Sick by Keeping Your Distance Hopefully, you and your family have mastered these two basics of health. But running a three-way tie behind them are easy and just as important! Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables All systems of … Read More 3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter
With all of the apps and technology available today, people are more aware of how much movement they are getting. But how much movement should you be getting each day? Studies show that the average adult walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps per day. An ideal number of steps is actually closer to 10,000 per day. With so many of us working behind laptop … Read More Getting Enough Movement In Your Day!
Walking might be the simplest, low-impact form of valuable aerobic exercise. Not only is it easy and free to take a walk, but there are many serious health perks. We all know that walking is good for your physical health, but did you know that walking for just 30 minutes each day can also significantly improve your mental health, mood, and life? Studies also … Read More Pandemic Got You Down? Walking=Better Mood + Memory Boosts
Walking! All the Cool Kids Are Doing It! If you haven’t exercised in a while, or are looking for something easy you can do every single day give walking a try. It’s perfect! It is low impact, easy, can go at your own pace, you don’t need any special equipment and you can start at the fitness level that you’re at. If you are … Read More Getting Off The Couch, Part 2