With these and other tools I've learned to trust that yoga, dance and other movement are so much more than a physical practice. We heal our minds and spirits along with our bodies as we celebrate ourselves through movement.
Paul Sullivan's "Getting Workaholics to Stop and Recharge" is another welcome addition to the swelling tide of popular and academic articles focused on the balance between life and work. But the piece does one thing very poorly: put wellness within a reasonable reach.
I'm not a yogi by any means (my flexibility, or lack thereof, is laughable), but I've flowed through enough Vinyasa classes to know my way around Warriors and Chaturanga. Still, when I walked into a Bikram studio for the first time last fall, I felt out of my element.
"I define connection as the energy that exits between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; ...
Life is about more than "just add water" and "heat and serve." We don't need to rely on a processing industry to eat, and we don't need to condemn our children to lives as constrained and skill-less dependents.
As a mental health therapist and individual who has learned how to accept and appreciate my own body, the following are my tips for working towards body peace.
While intentions are in the right place, the sort of "all in" attitude isn't sustainable and often leads to burnout, then quitting altogether. Here is a two-step approach that will help you avoid fitness burnout and will refresh your motivation to stay on track for better long-term results.
The bottom line is that most people aren't getting enough sleep, and lack of quality sleep costs businesses directly through lost productivity.
Add this mobility exercise into your work day and you'll immediately feel the benefit in your hips, shoulders and back. The first time I did it, I cracked my own back and immediately felt my posture improve.
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Are you one of the legions of z-les...
In the mirage of a man I lost my life, and in the projection of another I built one. Both came down at a different pace and weight. This is the crux. I now stand in that ugly place of believing in myself and my ability to do the impossible, and I am still not able to leave this room.
Try these subtle exercises you can do at your desk without announcing your workout to your coworkers.
Chemotherapy quietly kills most everything in its path. It's a price one must pay. It's the "heavy artillery" of medicine, as my brother put it. I am grateful and thankful I had the opportunity to have had access to this treatment. Without it I would not be here today.
When diving in a little deeper with a client of mine, I found the top reasons why their employees did not engage and were not achieving their health goals. The first was that they did not have time. Second, they were too stressed out at work.
My approach is different. It's about creating certain habits that address the issue so your body wants to be thin. Then it requires no discipline at all. I will go on record saying this, and I've said it many times: Once your body wants to be thin (though it can be easy or hard to get to that point), it is effortless to lose weight.
When you spend time fighting cancer, you really begin to realize what's important to you. The little things in life become a lot less relevant, while the major parts of your life become almost equally irrelevant unless they play a part in your survival plan.