Health + Fitness

Nine Fun Ways To Get Thirty Minutes Of Activity

Nine Fun Ways To Get Thirty Minutes Of Activity

Yes, there are fun ways to get thirty minutes of regular activity. When we’re young, we move our bodies in play all the time and don’t think about exercise. As an adult, however, the thought of physical activity doesn’t sound like much fun at all. It’s recommended that adults do 150 – 300 minutes of exercise a week. Thirty minutes a day puts you safely in the middle of that range. Nobody wants to spend thirty minutes every day working out, but you can get in your physical activity in by doing something that you enjoy. Here are some easy…

Socializing Under Lockdown – Is It Possible?

Socializing Under Lockdown – Is It Possible?

We need not begin with a long preamble discussing just how COVID has upended all of our lives, as this can sometimes feel a little insensitive. Being under lockdown is no fun… or is it? You may be struggling with working from home and feeling unable to go and enjoy the things you used to. Of course, tragically, some people have lost family members and are struggling every day with that. This isn’t to discount your issues under lockdown or their worth at all. That being said, complaining and understanding the difficulties we face are two completely separate considerations. Socializing…

Your Guide to Reduce Pain and Increase Energy Gain

Your Guide to Reduce Pain and Increase Energy Gain

Want to reduce pain and increase your energy? Are you frequently feeling fatigued, sore and suffering from more aches and pains than usual? You’re not alone, so we discuss some simple steps here. It can be difficult to wake up with a spring in your step and a positive mental attitude each morning, and who could blame you! As we get older we often look for ways to reduce pain and increase energy. Tiredness, aches and pains are all warning signs, sent out by your body to get you to act; to try and convince you to change your life…

Fun Activities To Improve Flexibility For The Whole Family

Fun Activities To Improve Flexibility For The Whole Family

Maintaining flexibility is so important as you get older because it protects your joints and helps to increase mobility so your risk of falls is reduced as well. But did you know that maintaining flexibility is equally as important in children? When a child hits their growth spurt, they lose a lot of flexibility, so if they were not very flexible before, they may have a lot of mobility issues. These problems will carry over into their adult life, which is why it’s important that they improve their flexibility while they are still young. Unfortunately, convincing kids to do flexibility…

Future Planning When You’re Stuck At Home During Covid

Future Planning When You’re Stuck At Home During Covid

Are you future planning? If you’re anything like most people, the recent COVID19 pandemic and lockdowns have caused you to take a step back. Perhaps you are reconsidering some of the things you used to take for granted in everyday life. Most of all, there has been a big resurgence of interest in “seizing the day”. Future planning will allow individuals to pursue their dreams in a way they might have been neglecting, back when things were last “normal.” Are you stuck at home for the time being, due to the lockdowns or for any other reason? Here are some…

A Guide To Staying Calm In A Household Emergency

A Guide To Staying Calm In A Household Emergency

Staying calm in a household emergency is a skill that few possess. However, if you are an adult in a family with children, staying calm is going to be an important part of the recovery process. Emergencies can include all kinds of scenarios, from fires to floods. Below, we’ll give you the tools you need in order to stay calm in a household emergency.  Come Up With A Plan For Any Household Emergency Now  Make an effort to come up with a plan for various household emergencies now, before you need it. In an emergency, you may feel like you…

Optimizing And Encouraging Your Personal Health

Optimizing And Encouraging Your Personal Health

Keeping on top of your personal health, to the degree that you’re able, is perhaps one of the most important tasks to maintain. However, this task is often beset with challenges. The state of global affairs in 2020 is by no means excluded from this list. Learning how to not only keep on top of your personal health, but to do so ‘healthily’ in itself is an important task. After all, sometimes we can be mistaken or go overboard. It is very easy for someone to lose weight using methods so drastic that their overall health is reduced. For instance,…

5 Ways to Maintain Your Well-being Throughout This Pandemic

5 Ways to Maintain Your Well-being Throughout This Pandemic

Are you struggling to maintain your well-being through this pandemic? It’s a strange time. Everyone is forced to stay isolated, so it’s impacting the mental and physical well-being of many people. Are you one of them? These tips will help. During any pandemic, it’s essential to follow a suitable self-care routine. Without caring for your mind and body, you could come out of the lockdown feeling drained and not 100% yourself. But where do you start? If you feel that your well-being is starting to become affected by the lockdown, here are some top tips you can use: Don’t Neglect…

What Are The Signs You Need To Lose Weight?

What Are The Signs You Need To Lose Weight?

It’s personal, but do you need to lose weight? In these COVID-19 times, gyms and health spas are closed with more people finding it difficult to exercise. And binge-watching Netflix can lead to us eating more snacks. So what are the signs you need to lose weight? For some people, the need to lose weight is when they can’t fit into their favorite jeans or notice their abdomen is protruding over their waistline a little more than it used too. For others, it’s something they just accept as the natural part of the aging process and feel powerless to combat…

After The Lockdown is Lifted, Will You Be A New You?

After The Lockdown is Lifted, Will You Be A New You?

Post COVID-19, when the lockdown is lifted, what version of your current self will you be? How effectively are you using this time to make desired changes? Can you come out of lockdown being better than before? The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all profoundly. Even those of us who are lucky enough not to have been infected by it directly. Most of the world is living and working in a state of isolation that will chnage when the lockdown is lifted. We’re all experiencing the emotional and psychological effects of social distancing and self-isolation in real time. Bereft of…

Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Ideas To Make It Easy

Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Ideas To Make It Easy

Are you tired of living a life that is wasteful? Is 2020 the year for living a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Living a more sustainable lifestyle is something more people than ever are doing. However, you may feel a little overwhelmed thinking about all the changes you may have to make. You have taken the biggest step because you have decided to change. So focus on some smaller changes. Doing so will make things easier as you embark on the steps to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Making Simple Changes For Your Eco-Friendly Lifestyle So with that in mind, here are…

Mindfulness: Ways To Clear Your Brain of Clutter

Mindfulness: Ways To Clear Your Brain of Clutter

Mindfulness is a buzzword you may have heard more and more. It can mean “being in the moment” and generally being aware of your environment. It can also mean clearing your brain of clutter. But how do you do that? The brain is crazy, right? It’s full of so many different pieces of information. If you tried to log it all down on paper, your entire home would be caked in the stuff. That’s kind of the opposite of mindfulness. Our minds are capable of so many good things. Therefore, it’s a blessing to be able to engage it every…

Back Pain Could Be Caused by 7 Bad Habits

Back Pain Could Be Caused by 7 Bad Habits

80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. Sometimes this can be a natural effect of aging. However, more often it is the result of lifestyle choices and bad habits. To help you to avoid back pain, here are just 7 bad habits that could be worth ironing out. Poor posture can lead to back pain Posture is the way in which we hold our bodies while sitting and standing. Many of us develop poor posture, which eventually leads to back pain through stress on the spine. For instance, hunching at a desk often leads to…

Lifestyle Changes: Could Moving House Be Your First Choice?

Lifestyle Changes: Could Moving House Be Your First Choice?

Lifestyle changes may often be on your mind whether you realise it or not. Perhaps you want to change your diet, your fashion, even your friends. However, one change may be the key to really having the lifestyle you crave. Do you often think about lifestyle changes you’d like to make? Perhaps you wish you could swim more but don’t have access to a pool. Maybe you wish you lived a few minutes walk from the beach so you can swim there. In many cases, those who choose to live in a rural area have different ambitions from those who…

11 Smart Ways To Eat Comfort Food The Healthy Way

11 Smart Ways To Eat Comfort Food The Healthy Way

Eating comfort food can be a great joy of fall and winter, but it can also mean developing unhealthy habits that can be difficult to shake off. It’s much better to develop healthy habits so that you can have a sustainable, healthy lifestyle year round. Below, you’ll find 11 suggestions that can help you to eat comfort food the healthy way. Take a look and you’ll realize that you don’t have to be ‘all or nothing!’ #1 Make Smart Swaps In Your Recipes Start by seeing if there are any smart swaps you can make in your recipes. For example,…