Stress lingers unless we purge it. Long after a disagreement, a close call in traffic, or any stress provoking event, our bodies hold the remains of stress in our very tissues. The effects of unshed stress build up.
In high school, I was rewarded for good grades. If I achieved a perfect report card, my parents handed me one hundred smackaroos. It was a great incentive for a girl whose main desire was to save up for a..
How the power of the brain is just as important as the foods you choose to eat. Many health-conscious people avoid consuming foods laden with chemicals and harmful toxins, as these are known to cause illness and degeneration.
Holism is nothing more complex than the idea that human beings are whole and complete entities. We’re complex. Our very makeup is composed of a beautiful interplay of different systems: biological, mental, and spiritual.
Let’s face it. Determining our purpose isn’t as easy as waking up and knowing what we want for breakfast. There can be a lot of confusing ideas floating around about our life’s purpose. How can we know what we’re meant to do?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between truly fit people and the average gym-goer? It may not necessarily be how many pounds they can bench press; rather, their fitness is affected by their daily habits.
Have you ever set the bar high for your fitness routine only to find it crashing down on you not long afterward? If you’ve lost sight of your New Year’s fitness resolution and are feeling a little disappointed..
High-intensity interval training, also called HIIT, has become a popular workout trend known to burn calories and promote weight loss. Its characteristic feature is short, high-powered bursts of exercise.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “I’m my own worst critic.” Most people find this to be true. We’re the first ones to judge our talents, we read into peoples’ behavior and think they didn’t call back because they don’t like us,..
So you’d like to be more spiritual, preferably within the next week? No problem. Just because it is said to have taken the Buddha 39 straight days of meditation to achieve enlightenment, doesn’t mean we need to race toward illumination.
Over the holidays, we tend to overindulge in foods that make us feel less-than-awesome. Inflammatory sugars, alcohol, fried food and heavy portions can drag us down and create that feeling of needing to take a scrub brush to our insides.
Heat from the sauna can help the muscles relax and can ultimately help reduce muscle tension and eliminate any built up lactic acid or other toxins. The endorphin release can also help reduce the pain that’s associated with sore muscles as well as arthritis pain.
Ice baths are becoming an increasingly popular part of the sports and wellness field and are being used for their many different benefits. Here are just a handful of the ways ice baths can benefit your health.
How was your fitness in 2016? As the year comes to a close with the whirlwind of activity that comes amid celebration around the globe, we can reflect on what we achieved while continuing to strive for our best health yet in the new year.
Protein intake is important for athletes and non-athletes alike and is often the topic of hot debate. The average person needs about 0.6-0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day, depending on activity level, to build muscle and thrive
It's easy to fall behind in the ways we practice our spirituality. There are so many ideas of what it looks like to be spiritual that often make it look like people do nothing but blissfully relax on the beach, but we know that's not the whole story.
Heading to the gym can sometimes feel like a daunting task. You have to get in your car, lock up all your stuff when you get there, pray that your favorite elliptical is open and then work out in front of a bunch of strangers.
I'm driving my car, and for some reason, the steering wheel feels gummy. I start to pull, and it comes off like melted cheese. Or the car is inching along, but it's actually an inflatable raft, then suddenly starts sinking in water.
I can’t say enough good things about how doing your breathwork regularly gives you a life boost. Breathwork is no more complex than learning to become mindful of our breathing, our rate of inhalations and exhalations.
Taking time off, taking a break from work or any all-consuming task keeps us mentally healthy. A break also ensures that our work gets the best “us” that we are. After many years of writing, I’ve come to understand that there’s a point I reach where nothing good will follow.
Our world can be busy, hectic, and sometimes slides all the way into stressed out and chaotic. There’s simply no denying that one salient, inescapable fact. As long as the chaos stays “outside us,” we’re ok.
Caring for your kids can be enormously rewarding, but it can also be utterly exhausting. It’s easy to fall into the trap of concentrating all your attention on your little ones and neglecting your own mental, physical, and emotional health.