If you had to name a cozier feeling on a cold day than cuddling up with a bowl of homemade chili next to the fire (or in front of the TV watching football), we’re guessing you’d have a pretty hard time doing it. But if you’re like some people who seem intimidated by making chili, take a chili-pill and relax: It’s way easier than you think!
We’ve finally reached a point in health culture where fat is no longer demonized. In fact, consuming healthy forms of dietary fat is now recognized as critical for maintaining ideal body weight, proper organ function, long-lasting mental health, and overall well-being.
Good news: maintaining a consistent mobility and flexibility routine can improve your performance, shorten your recovery time, and prevent injury. Better news: it only takes about 5-10 minutes per day on a consistent basis to see results!
If you want to mix up your training, a 15-30 minute swim sesh may be just what you’re looking for. Never thought about jumping in a pool before? Consider that everyone from elite level athletes to senior citizens utilizes weekly swimming to maximize their physical potential.
Our wrists are super important. Virtually everything we do with our hands requires both a stable and mobile wrist. This joint contains at least 10 bones (8 carpal bones plus the ulna and radius) plus tons of ligaments and connective tissues. It serves as the protective passageway through which nerves, muscles, and other tissues pass from our forearms into our arms. But, most of us will only rarely perform exercises intended to strengthen our wrists and forearm muscles, if ever. In fact, we may only think about our weak wrists when they are giving us trouble!
Do you know what a shoulder shrug is? If you just responded by making the classic “I don’t know” gesture (palms up and shoulders lifted up toward your ears), then believe it or not you’ve already got part of the movement down!
Yoga has been shown to help with so many health problems that it’s a wonder more doctors aren’t “prescribing” it as medicine. From anxiety to arthritis, PTSD to chronic pain, yoga and its associated mindfulness and breathing exercises have helped millions of people reclaim their health.
There’s something about spin classes that can be a little intimidating. Maybe it’s the high energy music playing throughout the studio. Could be the fact that some participants seem to know what they’re doing, which can make newbies a little nervous.