The seasons are changing. The air is getting cooler and the leaves are turning. One of the best ways to enjoy and embrace fall is by going on walks to enjoy nature at its finest. Why walking? Because walking is a great way to improve and maintain your overall health. It offers a plethora of health benefits to all ages and demographics. It can even help prevent certain diseases. The best part about walking is that it’s free and for most, an easy thing to add to their daily routine. But what are the other benefits of walking? And why should you walk more?
The art of massage therapy has been practiced for thousands of years. And while any massage includes a variety of pressure and movement, there are a number of styles you can choose from. Now that more and more people are recognizing the benefits, we thought it would be helpful to review and explain the most popular types of massage therapy.
Skincare seems to be a popular topic these days. You may see ads for regimens on social media. Popular YouTube videos cover morning and nighttime skincare routines. You may even see Korean inspired skincare trinkets and masks in the aisles of Target. And this is all for good reason. Our skin is a nifty organ as it is capable of both the processes of elimination and absorption. Everything we put on our skin (or expose it to) either enhances or hinders its function. Before you even leave your home for work in the morning, you’ve exposed your skin to nearly 300 chemicals! This is why it’s crucial to take care of your skin and to be mindful of the things we put it through!
We know how great a good, long hike on a beautiful day can be. We also know how much back pain an incredible trail can leave you in. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual walker or an advanced hiker. Here are a few tips to help alleviate current hiking back pain and prevent future back pain.
According to the largest consumer sleep study, ResMed has found that 79% of Americans are getting less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Regardless of how much you take care of yourself during the day, if you don’t sleep enough, you’ll never be able to obtain optimum health. Now is a better time than ever to begin regulating and resetting your sleep habits.
Summer sun and fun can create a lot of buzz and excitement. But for many, summer can often be a letdown. During the rest of the year, kids are on a structured routine. They have access to a plethora of activities and extra-curriculars. Not to mention they see their peers and friends on almost a daily basis. Once school lets out, that all changes. The days and nights are long. Kids find themselves moving less and eating more (especially more junk food). These changes can have a serious effect on your kids. Summer is a great time to re-establish and create new healthy habits. Which is why today we want to check in on your summer rundown to keep kids healthy.
Long road trips can be a lot of fun. You get to eat the best snacks, play games, find new music, and bond with the people you’re with. But a long road trip can instantly turn miserable if you suffer from back pain. If you have a long trip coming up, consider the following advice and see if it helps you out.
Back pain can be miserable. Whether it’s that chronic low pain or spasms and aching neck, any kind of back pain can ruin your day, weekend, or an entire week. Unfortunately, back pain has become quite common. So much so that roughly 8 in 10 people deal with some type of back pain during their lives. Low back pain, in particular, is responsible for 2.6 million visits to the emergency room each year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Today, we want to review holistic back pain treatments you can try before you resort to drastic measures.
When you have to juggle work, family, friends, social engagements and other commitments, it’s easy to become stressed out. There are a number of ways to reduce tension and relax. However, some are much more effective for some than others. It’s important to find positive methods though. Even though some negative methods still bring stress relief, they actually bring more harm than good in the big picture. Holistic stress management looks at the big picture in regard to stress. It also takes a broader view of natural stress relievers and strategies.
It’s probably safe to say that most of us know the statistic that our body is comprised of 60% water. But even with that fact as “common knowledge”, there are a considerable amount of people that don’t meet their hydration intake. Did you know that water is the medium for practically every process in the body? Water helps regulate our temperature, mood, and detoxification. It also transports nutrients, helps us to think cognitively, and even oxygenate the body. And while we may be made up in general of 60% water, our blood is actually 80% water and our brains are 70%! Water is a crucial part of our being. Are you getting enough hydration this hot summer?