Being aware of how you move as a lifelong practice can transform the way you experience life in a human body. In this post, I share three entryways to practice moving with awareness.
You may have been a couch potato for most of your life, but now, if you’re middle-aged and envisioning a healthy retirement, you’d better change your ways. Moderate-to-vigorous exercise can mitigate some effects of aging, including poor sleep quality and cognitive decline. Research generally supports this claim, so especially if you’re prone to insomnia, you’ll want to check this out.
Your muscles may become stuck in a pattern based on how you use them. “Tight” muscles may be locked long (like your neck when you look at your phone all day) or locked short (like your hamstrings from sitting all the time). Stretching with resistance communicates to the nervous system directly, letting the body know that it is safe to reset or lengthen a muscle.
Have you heard of bone broth? With it's many health benefits, it’s starting to become the next health food craze. Benefits support digestive, immune, muscular skeletal, hair, skin and nails. Bone broth reduces joint pain and inflammation as well as calms the mind and promotes sleep. Find out more and how to make this delicious and nutritious broth.
It seems like doctors, nutritionists, scientists, and other health experts are always at odds over the optimal diet. Should we be eating Paleo or vegan? What about raw or cooked food? Are carbs or fat the next “untouchables”? Are we avoiding gluten, dairy, sugar, or all three? The list of questions goes on and on… However, there are two things that seems to be a mainstay in every recommended diet, and that all health experts seem to agree are an...