Routines can provide us with stability that helps us organize not only our day, but our minds. But if your day-to-day life is bordering on hum-drum and you find yourself daydreaming about something different, you may be in a rut.
You don't need to make any drastic life decisions to get out of a rut, though that's the solution we often see at the movies or on television.
Today I'll share 3 ways to get out of a rut.
Many of us have hectic schedules, and trying to sleep enough, exercise enough, and eat well feel like another full time job.
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Today I'll talk through some common challenges we encounter at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and talk through some solutions. I'll also share my own challenges with cooking for one and some things I've found to help solve my problems!
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Injuries come in all varieties - from fender benders to runners knee - and not only impact our favorite activities, but every part of your life, like basic self-care and sleeping. Read on to learn about battling the emotional toll, financial hit, and lingering pain that result from accidents and injuries.
Living with diabetes is more than managing blood sugar levels. It also involves adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors, though traditional recommendations might be adapted to suit you better.
If you’re having trouble with some of the standard recommendations you hear in the media or read about online, here are a few tips that can help you prioritize and adopt these behaviors.
I’m sure you’ve heard of diet detoxes. Going on a “cleanse” is a pointless activity, as your body has a built in detoxification device – your liver! In contrast to limiting your diet down to the bare minimum, eating a well-rounded diet, sleeping enough, and moving more will let your body work the way it should.
But the idea that you need a break from the toxic things in our everyday world applies to other things in your life, like reliance on digital tech, a messy house or office, or a toxic social life.
No matter how much you love your job, chances are you don't love sitting all day.
Even with more offices adopting standing desks and treadmill desks, it's not great to do that all day either.
So how can you counter the unfavorable aspects of sitting all day?
It’s difficult to start a new habit, and starting a regular exercise routine is no different. However, if you have a chronic health condition, an amputation, or an injury, the typical blog posts about eating your macros, building your fitness model body, or other appearance-focused information isn’t where you need to start.
Physical activity, which is any movement we do with our body (exercise being one of them), is beneficial for nearly all persons in preventing disease, preventing progression, and managing symptoms. Physical activity can also exacerbate existing conditions or lead to new injuries if approached too vigorously. For example, regular activity can help with the pain of fibromyalgia and fatigue of chronic fatigue syndrome, but too much too fast can worsen the symptoms.
Let’s get you started on the right track.
Nearly 1 in 8 adults in the United States care for an aging parent and support their own children. These "sandwich generation" caregivers are also present in other Western countries, with 1 in 25 adults in the United Kingdom juggling childcare and taking care of an older or sick parent.
Caregiver burnout is a very real hazard that contrasts the rewarding moments of taking care of loved ones. It's a state of extreme exhaustion - emotional, mental, and physical.
Having enough time in the day is one of the many challenges of caregiving, especially if you're employed. Here's 3 tips to balance the financial responsibility of caregiving without contributing to even more stress.
Rest and recovery is just as important for your fitness performance as your workout.
If you don’t give your body plenty of time to recover in between your workouts, you risk overtraining syndrome., characterized by persistent fatigue, mood disturbances, and decreased athletic performance.
With regular training, your body recovers from the acute fatigue in a few days.
Functional overreaching and non-functional overreaching require longer term recovery with days to weeks to months before progressing to overtraining syndrome, resulting from inadequate rest and recovery while in a state of overreaching.
Many adopt a “no pain no gain” and “push through” mentality – but implementing that practice in your training increases your risk of overtraining and therefore risk of injury. If you want to train tomorrow or next week, take care of yourself today.
Here are a few ways you can recover well and get better results from your workouts.
Good habits are hard to make and bad habits are hard to break. Today I highlight 3 bad habits that are worth your time and effort to break!
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