I had to borrow this article because it speaks to self-care so well. In the massage industry it is recommended by therapists to their clients. It needs to be in the entire medical profession as well. Instead of drugs to mask issues and manage pain, self-care helps to develop a healthier life and a more vital life. Please read and implement. Little by little your health will improve, you will improve. The investment is priceless!! Let's walk out this life adventure together!
Improve your heart health: take advantage of summer's slower schedule by using your vacation time to unwind.
Vacations have multiple benefits: They can help lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones such as cortisol, which contributes to a widening waist and an increased risk of heart disease.
Pick one outdoor activity -- going on a hike, taking a nature walk, playing games such as tag with your kids, cycling, roller blading, or swimming -- to shed that cooped-up feeling of gym workouts.
And remember, the family that plays together not only gets fit together -- it's also a great way to create bonding time.
To improve your stress level, plant a small garden, cultivate a flower box, or if space is really limited, plant a few flower pots -- indoors or out.
Just putting your hands in soil is "grounding." And when life feels like you're moving so fast your feet are barely touching the stuff, being mentally grounded can help relieve physical and mental stress.
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If you do one thing this summer to improve your diet, have a cup of mixed fresh berries -- blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries -- every day. They'll help you load up on antioxidants, which may help prevent damage to tissues and reduce the risks of age-related illnesses. Blueberries and blackberries are especially antioxidant-rich.
A big bonus: Berries are also tops in fiber, which helps keep cholesterol low and may even help prevent some cancers
Do you want to strengthen your heart? Walk.
Want to lower you risk of breast or colorectal cancer? Walk.
Want to lose a few pounds? Walk.
Walking! It's the most simple form of exercise, little if no equipment needed.
Benefits of walking include:
reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, helps with weight management, lowers LDL and raises HDL, lowers blood pressure, improves mood, reduces risk of heart disease, helps maintain strong bones.
Get up, get out and do a little walking every single day. Your body will thank you!
Let's walk this life adventure out together!
Good Morning! It's a beautiful day filled with hope and wonder. I am compelled to share with you a guide if you will that may help you through any and maybe ALL transitions you may make in your lifetime. Last Spring I was in a study of the Book of Joshua and right off the bat, the Word spelled out for me 6 keys to transition. Keep in mind we stumble, we fall, we take a detour however ultimately we succeed! This 2015 year has been a year of transition in all areas of my life that really began with the loss of my mother. Followed by an impactful and full school schedule and the closing of my massage business. I have not been travelling this road of transition well or very prettily. Is that a word? Any who...I want to Thank my family and friends for their love, steadfastness and care throughout this time.
You all have shown me the love of Christ at the toughest time in my adult life!
I share these 6 keys in hopes that you be encouraged, strengthened and ready to walk courageously through your own personal transition and into the Plan that God has for you in life!
6 Guidelines for Transition:
1. Accept Reality, Guard yourselves against denial and fight against doubt!
2. Press On!
3. Replace fear with Courage
4. Be Strong and Courageous
5. Focus on God
6. Anticipate God's Blessing
Visit and meditate if you will this introductory chapter of Joshua. It is rich, it is counsel and encourage- ment to hold and hang onto when it seems like your boat has been tossed upside down. Saturate on this and let God comfort and carry you through this time!
"Have I not commanded you: be strong and courageous? do not be afraid or discouraged for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go!" Joshua 1:9
You can do this! I am here and available to walk with you through this time, either by PM or reach out and contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking it out step by step! See you on the trail!
Health & Wellness Advocate helping people achieve a healthy and balanced life, one day at a time.