Motivation, Self care and recovery, Weight Loss

Balance

woman walking on fence

Life pulls us in many different directions. Countless demands and responsibilities seem to control us, rather than the other way around. If we don’t get it all done and look perfect while we’re doing it, we feel guilt, shame, and even worthlessness, that we don’t “measure up” and are therefore a failure. If this is you, it’s time to rethink what it means to be in balance.

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Self care and recovery

Active Recovery: Refresh, Restore, Re-energize

Did you know that no matter how hard your workout might be, the real changes happen when you’re not exercising?

The reason is physiological: when you exercise, your muscles actually experience microtrauma – tiny tears in the muscle fibers. Afterwards, “satellite cells” begin to fuse to the damaged tissues to repair the fibers, making them stronger than before. But this process only happens when at rest – therefore making recovery just as important as the workouts you do.

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Self care and recovery, Wellness

Meditation is for Everyone

When you hear the word “meditation” what comes to mind? Buddhist monks chanting for hours, new age hippies burning incense, pagan religions? There are so many misconceptions about the practice of meditation, because over thousands of years, people have taken this simple act of sitting quietly and just breathing, and made it into something more. Meditation can be whatever you choose it to be. For me personally, it’s a science-backed wellness practice that really helps keep me balanced.

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Injury Prevention, Self care and recovery

Hurts So Good: Why You Should Foam Roll

Foam rolling is one way to perform what’s technically known as “self-myofascial release” or SMR. Learning how to perform basic SMR techniques on yourself can reduce your chances of repetitive stress injury, minimize muscular soreness, correct muscle imbalances and improve your overall flexibility, function and performance.

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