The summer months are jam-packed with activities, and if you have children, then chances are you are hustling from one thing to the next. And then, as soon as the end of August rolls around, the little ones are off to school, leaving you in a quiet house free of chaos for most of the day. After three months of spending quality time with your kids and grand-kids, it can make you feel like you have a case of empty nest syndrome once they head off to school and are immersed in a multitude of sports and activities. Here are some helpful tips for adjusting to the schedule change, and you just might find that some ‘me-time’ is just what you needed.
There is something about the summer months that just screams PARTY. Maybe it’s the extra vitamin D that our bodies seem to readily absorb, or the fact that we can simply throw on a pair of flip-flops to go to just about any social gathering, or maybe it’s the fact that the season is so brief that we try to cram it all in while we can. Regardless of the reason, if you found yourself slipping from the tight grip that you had on your diet in the spring, then we have a few tips for getting you back in gear now that summer is over.
Transitioning from one season to the next can be challenging, but there is definitely some excitement in the air with the start of each new seasonal juncture. If you’re like most people, your summer is filled with vacations, BBQ’s, and fun in the sun, so naturally, when September rolls around, it can come with a bit of mourning. But, we have some tips for conquering the transition and embracing the sometimes chaotic moments of a new routine. Like most things in life, the key to success is supporting and nurturing yourself through times of change.
The majority of people go through some type of back pain in their life. Whether it’s due to pregnancy or simply an aging body, back pain can be brutal on your build. And while you may think that the last thing you need to do when you are experience pain is to move, stretching may be the best thing for you. It is the key to preventing and helping ease pain. We all are well aware that exercise is good for the body, but stretching often gets pushed aside, when it is a main component to our daily physical activity. Stretching helps prevent future episodes of pain or injury, you want to be sure that you are executing the stretches properly.
In a recent post, we talked about some of the necessary steps to take when recovering from surgery. Today we will talk about what happens at home, following your procedure.
Recovering from a recent surgery is never an easy feat but knowing how to tackle the recovery process will make it go by a whole lot easier. Rotator cuff and labral repair surgery usually requires being in a sling for three to six weeks. In most cases, patients will be able to go back to moving actively at six weeks post-surgery and patients who plan ahead and make a few changes at home will have an easier time recovering. Like most things in life…preparation is key. It’s in your best interest to obtain a few items to ensure you are comfortable, and practicing personal hygiene with the non-affected arm is a must to move your recovery along with ease. Your best bet is to focus on the following three areas:
As if it’s not hard enough to motivate ourselves on our own, negative people are like pesky flies, landing on us every time we start to feel good and at peace with our goals. The unfortunate news is that there is no avoiding the naysayers, as they are everywhere. They are lurking in the aisles of grocery stores and starting up conversations about their own failed weight loss attempts, they are that aunt at a family reunion who believes weight loss is not possible because of genetics. And there are of course the many billboards targeted at us all…begging us to give in and eat that bowl of ice cream because it will make us feel good. Of course, it will make us feel good, but only for a few seconds. These are all situations that you will be faced with on your journey to tackling a major goal. It’s hard, we aren’t going to lie about that, but here are a couple of things that you can do to help navigate your way through the harsh words and naysaying tales.
If you’ve ever tried to tackle a long-term goal, then there is a good chance that you’ve been on the receiving end of some negative banter from those who weren’t on board with you bettering yourself. It happens to the best of us and there is really no avoiding the naysayers. They are everywhere, and they have a way of seeking out those who are most vulnerable. While you are bound to bump into someone negative on a daily basis, there are ways to drown out the noise.
Like most things in life, sleep is different for everyone. Some of us have the ability to melt into our pillows and fall into a deep slumber in a matter of seconds, while others have trouble shutting off the mind and resting the body, no matter how many sheep they count. While sleep is important for everyone, it is especially important for older adults due to several factors. Not only does a good night’s sleep improve concentration and memory formation, but it also helps your body repair cells that were damaged during the day prior. The repair of these cells refreshes your immune system, which ultimately helps prevent disease.
While making a bucket list can be a fun thing to do, it can also be a bit overwhelming. How do you decide what is of utmost importance to you and when do you begin to tackle those items? We’ve made it easy by providing you with some key steps for executing a plan to successfully launch your own personal bucket list.