Many people think that to get in shape, they must hire an expensive professional trainer or invest in some really pricey gear. But everyone can enjoy a morning run on a regular basis. However, some people don’t run because they think it’s a complicated process! Fortunately a morning run is one of the easiest ways to stay fit and there are several DIY tips you can do to ensure an amazing run.
Luckily, they have also brought numberless opportunities to diversify our workout. We can use apps to monitor and track our sports-related metrics and benefit from thousands of planned training sessions.
But with so many mobile apps on the market, it’s hard to decide which one is the app we seek.
In my life coaching practice, I work with clients on self-care regularly. I have yet to find anyone who hasn’t benefitted from a little (or a lot) more self-care. Self-care is a broad term that means different things to different people. When I talk to clients about self-care, what I want to know is how much energy and what efforts they are making to be attentive to their own needs, to advocate for themselves, and to have down time and relaxation in their lives. Unfortunately if we don’t make this a priority ourselves, it usually means it’s not going to happen at all.
I know very few people who don’t find it a challenge to regularly take time for self-care. You might be shocked to know that I struggle with this as well. I’ll often tell myself that I’ll do a meditation just after I get all my work and chores done — and by then it is bedtime. Or I’ll help everyone with everything, even when I don’t have the time — instead of just being honest and saying, “I’m sorry but I can’t commit to that right now.”
So, what is the deal? We all know the benefits of having our needs met, and we all want to thrive. Sometimes the disconnect isn’t with knowledge, but with application. How can we motivate ourselves to take time for self-care, instead of just pushing on and powering through?
Do you always wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and fatigued? Where and how you sleep affects how you feel in the morning. What most people don’t know is that the biggest contributor to a good night’s sleep is a good mattress. Mattress, darkness, temperature, and mindset all determine how well you will sleep. And, above all, how relaxed you feel each and every morning.
Unknown to many, having a poor night sleep is the beginning of your physical and mental issues. These include, but are not limited to, backaches, fatigue, irritability, and heart disease. So, as food and clothing are basic needs to you, so should a good sleep system. A dark, cool room with a solid bed and a good mattress should also be part of the basic needs for every person. Failing to sleep well will not only be harmful to your general well-being, but also reduce your concentration levels and impact your overall performance.
It’s a common situation: your physical activity of choice has resulted in an injury, but you do not want to sacrifice all the progress you have made. While a sports injury may keep you from competing or performing at your regular capacity, it is not a reason to forgo exercise altogether. You can continue to train and maintain, or even improve your results with modified activities.
Dieting is a laborious and often anxiety-ridden process spent wringing our hands over every calorie that we ingest. And articles about dieting are usually even worse. Rather than offering any kind of encouraging advice, they tend to focus on the all the things we shouldn’t do, rather than the things that we should. This kind of negative advice gets you nowhere. Nine times out of ten, you make drastic, unsustainable changes to your diet that you renege on after a month. Here are five ways to diet without even trying—the trick is, you’ll be embracing a lifestyle that’s diet-friendly, rather than trying to live like some sort of carbohydrate-restrictive monk.
Broccoli sprouts are three- to four-day-old broccoli plants. Despite being so “young,” these little sprouts can be more beneficial than whole broccoli. For instance, broccoli sprouts contain 10-100 times the amount of chemo-protective compounds found in regular or mature broccoli. They fit perfectly into a healthy lifestyle and help you improve the overall quality of life. If you’re dealing with some health condition or want to prevent various illnesses, broccoli sprouts can help you out.
So, what can broccoli sprouts do for you? Scroll down to see their amazing health benefits.
Shrimp in curry sauce with rice makes for an easy-to-cook meal. Shrimp is well-loved around the world not only for being delicious and nutritious; it’s also very popular among cooks because it is so easy to prepare. It only takes about 4 to 5 minutes to cook shrimp on a stove top.
In fact, you will be surprised to learn that cooking shrimp curry isn’t that difficult as it seems. Shrimp in curry sauce with rice would only take you 15 to 20 minutes. It can be a very flavorful and satisfying lunch or dinner, even if you are in a hurry.