If you’re like most people, you feel compelled to say yes to nearly everyone and everything. While this “yes behavior” seems like it would make you feel good about yourself, it actually does quite the opposite. When we feel like we have to say yes to everything, we zap our energy and end up feeling resentment for the people and activities that we said yes to, when we really wanted to say no. A lot of this behavior stems from the fact that the majority of us are major people pleasers and we fear ruffling anyone’s feathers. Here are a few tips for putting yourself first and avoiding the people-pleasing trap.
As we said before, foam rolling can be done on even the smallest, most hard-to-reach muscle groups. Here are a few more techniques to get your blood flowing…
While foam rollers have become a staple in both gyms and homes, they don’t always get used often enough. If your foam roller has been gathering dust under the couch, it’s time to pull it out and try some of the top techniques used to better circulation, hydration and recovery time. And the best part about foam rolling is that it applies to every single muscle group. Here are a few of the go-to muscle-specific moves, recommended by both doctors and fitness pros.
Whether it’s at your physical therapist’s office or your local fitness facility, surely you’ve seen foam rollers. While these cylindrical foam tools can look a bit intimidating, they are extremely powerful when it comes to pain relief and recovery. Here are a few reasons why foam rolling does every body good.
Back in the day, people only got massages when they were on vacation or when they took an annual visit to a luxury spa. Nowadays, after much research supporting the benefits of massage, these 30 to 75-minute sessions are becoming more popular and for good reason. Not only does massage therapy work by relieving tight muscles, but studies have shown that it is linked to treating anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, sports injuries, myofascial pain syndrome, stress-related insomnia, soft tissue strains or injuries, and fibromyalgia.
When we have busy lives, we often forget about taking care of ourselves. Instead, we put everyone else before us. While this seems like the ultimate sacrifice that one can make, it takes a major toll on our bodies and minds and will result in both resentment and poor health. Since we never think to pamper ourselves, it’s always a bonus to receive a gift that is geared toward our health. That is why we are going to give you a few more healthy gift giving options to hand out this holiday.
For most people, the holiday season can be a very stressful time. As soon as the Halloween costumes are stashed away and we applaud ourselves for not dipping into the candy corn, it’s time to think of Thanksgiving. If you are tasked with being the host to your family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner then you most likely won’t have a lot of downtime before the big day.
Osteoporosis affects such a major percentage of the population, especially women, which is why it’s immensely important to tackle the disease early on. If you fail to look out for yourself now, the disease can cause a major disruption in your quality of life at an older age. Like most things in life, taking a proactive approach is key to your long term health. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid osteoporosis.
Most know that osteoporosis has something to do with the bones, but what exactly is it and how can you know if you are at risk for it? We are going to start out by offering you a little bit of education on the disease. Known as a bone disease, osteoporosis occurs when your body loses too much bone or no longer makes as much bone as it did before. While the level of the disease can vary quite a bit from person to person, it is essentially a weakening of the bones, which can ultimately lead to fractures resulting from minor falls. Believe it or not, osteoporosis can get so bad that even a sneeze can cause bone breakage.
If you find that you have trouble correcting your posture, there are a few exercises that will help you build the strength and flexibility you need to stand and sit correctly.