It’s very obvious that getting back to nature can almost instantly bring a feeling of calm and contentment, but now research is showing that hiking outdoors can change our brain health. Research shows that our environments can increase or reduce our stress levels. Stress can impact our bodies by affecting our nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. It can also affect our emotions making us feel anxious or mad. As a
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Wouldn’t it be great if all companies offered their employees clean food in their cafeterias, lunchtime aerobic classes, walking programs for coffee breaks, stretch breaks, a meditation room, or just an activity room to have some fun, and let go for an hour to re-energize? There are some companies who actually do offer all of these things for their employees but it’s certainly not the norm in today’s work force.
It’s very common now to sit at our desks and work during our lunch hour. What ever happened to going out for lunch with our co-workers or joining our friends in the cafeteria for an hour? We have so much to accomplish during our work day that we sometimes feel entitled to sit at our desk and get as much work done as we can. Job satisfaction and increased productivity
Yesterday I took a day off from exercise and that’s why you didn’t see a post from me. Why did I take off? Because I simply wanted to. As I mentioned in my post on Thursday, I’m not a numbers person. I don’t weigh myself, I don’t measure my body fat, and I don’t feel the need to count calories. To take it a step even further, if I don’t
Hiking provides so many benefits to us both mentally and physically. Getting on the trails can prove to be more beneficial than a regular gym workout as the variables can change with each hike. The combination of taking a vacation to reduce stress along with the physical benefits of improving your cardiovascular fitness, are bringing people to take hiking vacations all over the world. Hiking outdoors can also bring you
As you start to think about your next vacation, combining both activity and relaxation components can be beneficial for your mind, body, and soul. Gone are the days of lying on the beach, drinking unlimited pina coladas, and lining up for the buffet line if you’re looking to maintain your body weight and vibrant health. There are still many ways to enjoy an active vacation with that will allow you
I hope you’re not looking for an actual ‘quick fix’ type secret. You will end up being quite disappointed. The secret isn’t Dr. Bernstein’s or any other specifically itemized diet. The secret isn’t the bowflex, or any other piece of fitness equipment The secret isn’t P90X or any other group exercise program. And there is no magic pill you can ingest that will make the fat go away and the