Hormonal balance is a buzzword in today’s wellness culture. For about $50, you can subscribe to anything from a “hormone balancing” workout, to a juice cleanse, to an expensive regime of supplements. But the only thing you can be sure about with these sorts of programs is that they are gimmicky and ineffective, and that … More 5 Ways to Balance Your Hormones, Naturally
1. Body image as a coping mechanism Most diets begin and end with body dissatisfaction. I say this because the motivation to start a diet almost always involves some component of wanting to change our bodies, and most diets end because compliance is pretty much impossible after a while, leading to rebound weight gain and … More 5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)
Is it just me, or does it feel like fitness influencers are a little excessive? I don’t mean the way they market themselves, or share on social media. (I follow quite a few of them for new ideas!) No, I mean the message they’re preaching, the workout plans they’re endorsing, and the recommendations they make … More How Much Exercise Do We Really Need?
One of the ways I make it through the afternoon slump (or morning slump, or any time of day slump…) when napping isn’t an option is by working while I walk on the treadmill. Back when the gyms were open, I’d rarely spend my time there actually “working out” except for during the winter when … More Responding Gracefully to the Unexpected
More energy: Exercise strengthens the heart muscle, which allows it to work more efficiently throughout the day. When our hearts pump blood efficiently, they conserve energy and are less likely to become fatigued, keeping our muscles and brains well-oxygenated throughout the day. When are hearts have more endurance, so do we! Less stress: Regular exercise … More 10 Reasons to Exercise (Unrelated to Weight)