Health/Well Being

Health/Well Being

Gyms - I Still Don't Get It!

I recently treated myself to a weekend getaway—a spa experience.  It really wasn't all that far from my home, I just felt the need to recalibrate.  I wanted the following:
• Hiking
• Massage
• Clean foods
• Sunshine
• Sleep!
During my stay at this glamorous resort, I'd frequently pass by the gym entrance, as it was between my room and the lobby.  It looked nice, with its flowing fountain and climbing bouganvilla.  So nice in fact, that one day I thought I’d try it out, which is strange because it's been years since I’d actually set foot in a gym.

Rock the Bloat

Have a little too much fun on vacation or on a weekend getaway?  Don't freak out.  Do something about it!
 

De-Stress with these 3 "E-cises"

If you’re feeling stressed these days it’s understandable. Tax time, preparing for spring break, work galore, and very little play can all add up to tight muscles and even tighter waistlines.  
 
The body’s physical response to stress is to go into fight or flight mode. Your heart rate increases, your breathing gets quicker and more shallow, your muscles tense up, and you begin to think about a Mai Tai on a tropical beach in Fiji. The first step is to allow yourself 10 minutes to decompress. These 3 e-cises will take 10 minutes and will have you walking away feeling refreshed and renewed. Mai Tai’s are optional.  

Recalibrate Your Brain with the PMJ Technique - (Video & Podcast included)

Mental Focus is the key to BodyMind Health (Video & Podcast included)
In Outdoor Fitness, you cultivate mental focus just as you develop physical strength and endurance. It’s a component to all the workouts, a skill to develop and hone, a tool to spur you to greater achievements and better health for your bodymind.

 What is mental focus?

Simply, it’s the ability to concentrate on the task at hand, to put your attention on the present moment, without interruption from internal chatter or external distractions.

Reduce Stress in the Great Outdoors

From the original article written by Tina Vindum for Athleta Chi. 
 
It’s the first nice day in more than a week. After days and days of rain, people on the street seem to be less stressed — smiling more, interacting more, and making eye contact. What is it about being outdoors—especially on a nice day?
 
There’s Power Out There!
Mounting research shows the profound effect that fresh air, plants, trees and natural outdoor elements have on our health and well-being.

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