Exercise is a great way to fast-track your self-care routine. It provides benefits for your physical, medical and emotional health. If you’ve put yourself on the backburner for too long, here are reasons why you need to invest in this type of self-care now.
Diabetes is a difficult diagnosis to get. If you have diabetes, no matter which kind, you’re going to have to learn how to manage it for the rest of your life. If you don’t, you’re facing loss of limbs, blindness or even death.
Fortunately, many have succeeded before you, so you can manage it, too. First, ask your doctor what steps to take to keep your diabetes in check. She will be able to set up a plan for you to keep your blood sugar level and your body healthy.
Making a personal vow to lose that post-Christmas weight probably doesn’t make a lot of sense if you’re not one who likes running or working out in the cold or running on ice-covered paths. In fact, lousy weather is enough to convince a lot of people to postpone their vows until the spring. Of course, by then it’s too late: a winter of inactivity and overindulgence puts them right back where they were during the holidays - overweight and miserable.
Do you ever hear people complain about being an adult? It happens all the time! People often claim they "don't want to be an adult" or they "can't adult today". There seems to be an ever growing number of people who want to take a pass on their grown-up status to hide in a pillow fort, avoiding the world instead.
When it comes to healthcare, some people use poop to tell the health of a person.
They can run tests of it to screen for disease and the like. There is even a scale of hardness for poop that is used in the medical world. It’s called the Bristol Stool Scale (because that's where it was made and the people who made it were probably hoping to have something cooler than a shit rating system named after them…)
When it comes to introspective and personal realizations…. well…
I’ve learned some cool stuff from feces.
If it makes it any less weird, it wasn’t my own shit!
It was dog shit.
Yoga is especially helpful for those recovering from addictions to nicotine, alcohol, and opiates. When observing recovering addicts at six months and a year post treatment, those in mindfulness programs for substance abuse were shown to have fewer days of substance use or drinking and to be less likely to relapse than those in 12-step programs and psychoeducation. Furthermore, yoga was equally as successful as group psychotherapy in reducing drug use.
It’s easy to decide that you want to make your health a priority —but what’s not always easy is crossing that finish line. The truth is that becoming the healthiest version of yourself doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming. With a few mindful adjustments to your everyday routine, you can turn your healthy choices into habits that will last a lifetime!
I have yet to ever meet someone who enjoys the feeling of a hangover.
If I do ever meet this person then I promise I will capture them for science!
There are a lot of people on this planet. At least one of them is bound to enjoy hangovers…
In the meantime...
the rest of us are swapping hangover remedies and our best tips to avoid them.
The obvious answer is that if you don’t want a hangover then you shouldn’t drink!
Alternatively, you can stay within a limit or space your drinks out with water.
While this is very practical advice, there is one obvious rebuttal: we’re human.
Stress can turn lovely people into shitty human beings.
It’s hard to be a considerate and likeable person when your brain is short circuiting and your body feels like it’s on fire and/or turning into stone. It’s not fun for anyone.
So if stress sucks so much then what can we do about it?
Unfortunately we can’t control all of the stressful situations in our lives.
But there are several things we can do to make them more manageable.
The mat matters.
If you’re dripping sweat in a class and you can’t even hold the poses because you might as well have just rubbed Crisco all over your mat, we have a problem. If your mat is too thin, it’s going to cause stress on your joints. If it’s too think and not dense enough, it can affect your balance. The type of mat that’s right for you depends on your practice and your environment.