My love USED to roll his eyes at me when my answer to every ailment was “Yoga” (that, or Coconut Oil)
‘How can yoga “fix” depression, anxiety, fear and grief, and also claim to manage chronic pain, heart disease, digestion, or even epilepsy? How is that possible?’
Turns out, there’s science to back up those claims.
THIS Article by Kristy Manuel, the director of Yoga Fit’s900-hour HealthCare program explains the impact a regular yoga routine can have to help us find relief from chronic stress and even disease.
Have you heard of dry brushing?
For my birthday, my love gifted me this Yerba Prima skin brush. I’ve been using it a couple times a week for several months now.
Besides increasing blood flow and circulation, which will help your body and lymphatic system clear away toxins dry brushing is also thought to reduce cellulite and exfoliate, leaving your skin softer, more toned and better hydrated.
I can say for certain that I feel a big difference in my skin and am making this a regular part of my wellness routine.
To Your Health!
One the reasons I love hiking? It’s a holistic means to increase wellbeing!
Hiking is much more varied than many other types of exercise, particularly those offered in a gym. Not only can your workout be different each time, depending on the trail you take, but the landscape will also change, if only from the seasons.
Hiking is an ideal form of exercise because it is easy to adjust to any level of fitness – you can start with a gentle stroll. Hiking can be on a level, well maintained path, or up a pathless mountain. This makes it excellent for people who are hoping to improve their fitness, as they can simply take more and more difficult hikes.
Hiking outdoors connects you to nature and natural rhythms, which may increase your happiness and help you feel more fulfilled.
A difficult hike, for example, up a hill or mountain, can also help you feel like you’ve achieved something. I have a fear of heights. I purposely plan trails that will challenge this irrational phobia. As a matter of fact, this past weekend while hiking Red River Gorge, Kentucky, I panicked and had to descend a set of steps on my bottom! But I did it! And when I looked up at the cliff I had just conquered I felt accomplished. I’m going back for more!
Hiking is a wonderful activity that is easy to start and continue, due to its varied and customizable nature. Hiking can help you to lose weight, clear and ease your mind and build a healthier body.
Do you have a nearby or favorite park that offers hiking trails? Well, then go take a hike!
I’ve enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a goal of mine for over year!
I’m so excited!! I hope you’ll follow my journey (on this blog, on facebook, a phone call, e-mail, in person etc…) as I make real my dream to work in the wellness industry – to make the world a better place, and share what I’ve learned along the way.
My Health Coach training allows me to help people learn and become passionate about health and wellness. Whether you’re interested in learning about nutrition, want to lose weight, reduce stress, launch a meaningful new career, or even change the world, I’m training thru the Integrative Nutrition to empower you to transform your life and achieve your personal and professional goals.
At Integrative Nutrition I’m learning from a comprehensive curriculum that covers over 150 dietary theories and combines counseling techniques with real-world business training. Its unique nutrition philosophy takes a holistic approach to wellness and enables me to encourage clients to consider relationships, work, exercise, and spirituality as essential to building good health