Wellness Archives - DIY Active

Why You Should Spend More Time Working on Mobility

Why You Should Spend More Time Working on Mobility

flexibility, mobility, stretching, quality of life

Mobility Is a Major Player in Quality of Life

We are in the midst of a fitness age—everybody is working out and it’s fantastic. As we busy ourselves in the pursuit of strength and fitness, everywhere from state of the art facilities to the local gym in the butcher shop basement is seeing an upturn in fortunes.

While we are eagle-eye focused on getting bigger, faster, and stronger, we must not forget one essential element of our continuing life and fitness journey: mobility. This is a really important factor in achieving the most we can from every workout and also staying injury-free.

Read more

How to Remain Healthy by Practicing Mindfulness

How to Remain Healthy by Practicing Mindfulness

mindfulness, mental wellness, meditation

Mindfulness Keeps You Healthy

Human beings are always multitasking. They start with another task even before the previous one is over. And why wouldn’t they? There is so much to do and so little time. This is the thought that has become prevalent all over the world—we are busy, and it is making us sick. Mindful meditation is the answer to almost all the health questions our generation has been collectively raising.

Read more

5 Ways Personal Writing Improves Mental Health

5 Ways Personal Writing Improves Mental Health

mental wellness, mental health, wellness, healthy habits, personal writing

Personal Writing Can Help Your Mental Wellness

If you’re looking for ways to improve your mental health, you may not have thought about personal writing. As a child you may have kept a diary, but as an adult it can feel harder to keep the practice up. Personal writing can have many positive impacts on you, though, no matter how old you are. Here are 5 ways you can practice writing for yourself, and see improvements to your mental health.

Read more

Your Brain on Smiles

Your Brain on Smiles

smile, healthy lifestyle, mental wellness, wellness

Smiling Brings out More than Your Eyes

Did you know that the average person smiles 13 times a day? What’s more, when it comes to children, that figure can be as much as 400!

For such a small gesture, a smile can have powerful consequences — both for you and for everyone around you. In a recent study, researchers even discovered that people who smile are perceived as being healthier and more attractive than being the right weight or wearing make-up.

If you have ever wanted to find out more about the science behind your smile, then read on…

Read more

7 Rеmеdіеѕ for Fаtіguе

7 Rеmеdіеѕ for Fаtіguе

fatigue, lifestyle, mental wellness

Not Enough Sleep? You Don’t Have to Feel Tired

Mоѕt people think thаt being tіrеd is just раrt of being аn аdult. In reality, wе ассерt far mоrе fаtіguе thаn іѕ nесеѕѕаrу or hеаlthy. Wе bruѕh оff weariness, muѕсlе асhеѕ, іrrіtаbіlіtу, аnd lack оf соnсеntrаtіоn as ѕіmрlу needing more ѕlеер. Whіlе thе average аdult ѕhоuld gеt about eight hоurѕ оf sleep, уоu ѕhоuld be аblе tо function normally and happily оn six оr еvеn fewer іn some саѕеѕ аѕ long аѕ you are tаkіng good care of уоurself in оthеr rеgаrdѕ. So how can you feel less fatigue?

Read more

7 Simple Ways to Energize Your Mind

7 Simple Ways to Energize Your Mind

energy, mind, mental health

The Best Ways to Energize Your Mind

When 2 p.m. rolls around, does your attention start to wander? Does your productivity level drop? Does your mind feel foggy and unfocused? If you are struggling with mental as well as physical energy, there are a few simple steps you can take that will help you feel immensely sharper throughout the day.

Just as exercise energizes the body, the following 7 simple steps will help you energize your mind and beat that afternoon slump:

Read more

Five Clinically-Approved Do It at Home Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Five Clinically-Approved Do It at Home Exercises for Lower Back Pain

lower back pain, back pain, pain relief, stretching

Treat Lower Back Pain at Home

There’s truth in that old saying ‘plenty of exercising can cure almost any disease.’ Exercising can relieve pain almost instantly (back pain included) and ensure that you do not suffer more bouts in the future.

If you have a history of back pain or have recently injured your back, you might need to consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise. If you are given the go-ahead, you can try different types of workouts, but it is always good to go for what works best for you.

Do not strain too much. Start moderately, then increase the frequency and intensity over time. Check out these tried and proven stretching routines.

Read more

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Pregnancy – Are they Connected?

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Pregnancy – Are they Connected?

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, pregnancy, health, healthy pregnancy

Pregnancy Comes with Concerns. Don’t Let Anemia Be One of Them!

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a condition where the immune system produces proteins, called antibodies, which attack the normal red blood cells. This process results in the destruction of the red blood cells, which leads to their decreased numbers. This causes anemia. The good news is that you can diagnose this and treat it, so inform yourself about this condition here.

Read more

At Home Fitness: Health News, Workouts, Recipes, Lifestyle Tips