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Stretching Routines for Stress Relief

Stretching Routines for Stress Relief

A regular stretching practice has been shown to have many physical and emotional benefits. Aside from the obvious benefits of increasing flexibility, stretching helps with mental and physical relaxation, prevents muscle soreness, and helps the body produce chemicals that lubricate connective tissues and joints, which helps prevent injury. Read on for some suggestions of how to incorporate stretching into your daily routine! 1. Before You Begin There are some things you should know before you...

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How to Turn Exercise into a Habit

How to Turn Exercise into a Habit

Exercising more often is a common goal. You want to be stronger, faster, and healthier. You start a new membership and create calendar events that read ‘Gym”. As days past, your motivation dwindles. The scheduled gym sessions turn into Netflix binges instead. How did this happen? Before you beat yourself up, read this post. We’ll first dig into how habits are formed, and then we’ll explain how you can use that information to stick to your gym resolution. How Habits are Formed So, how did you...

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Small Healthy Changes that Impact in Big Ways

Small Healthy Changes that Impact in Big Ways

It’s a few months into the year and it’s likely safe to say that some of our resolutions have fallen to the wayside and it is time to ease up on putting so much pressure on ourselves.  There are plenty of little changes that can lead toward better habits in no time.  Try a few of these to ease yourself into a healthier lifestyle with a little effort. Make Your Bed Your mom was right about this one.  This small chore you used to get allowance for can improve your day drastically...

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5 Tips for Dealing with The Winter Blues

5 Tips for Dealing with The Winter Blues

It is well-known that many people suffer from mood changes in the depths of winter. Shorter daylight hours, post-holiday doldrums, and bad weather prevent us from getting outside or socializing with others. Some people are hit harder than others, suffering from a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Markers of SAD will show up year after year: low mood lasting longer than a couple of weeks, feeling hopeless, worthless, and irritable, and losing interest in activities a person normally...

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3 Crucial Foundations of Good Sleep

3 Crucial Foundations of Good Sleep

Adequate sleep is a proven remedy to many daily ailments that may bog you down throughout the day. Caffeine is often used as a band-aid to counteract the effects of lost sleep, but it’s masking an issue that won’t get better with extra shots of espresso. Of the 100 million Americans that suffer from occasional sleep problems, one third of them have chronic insomnia according to “No More Sleepless Nights” by Peter Hauri, Ph.D., former Director, Mayo Clinic Insomnia Program, and Shirley Linde,...

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