Why hello, and happy Monday to you! I hope that your week is starting off on the right foot.
I am not going to lie; despite my best efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle, I have been feeling under the weather this week. It has been a struggle to keep food down, let alone get a post out.
With that being said, please forgive me if the following musing is a little unconventional. The dehydration has left me in a bit of a brain fog to say the least.
It is that time of year again; the holidays are wrapping up, and everyone is scurrying to get their "New Years Resolutions" in order.
While I openly welcome any opportunity to meditate on the meaning of life, or reason to ruminate on resolutions--Personally, I don't buy in to all of the hype surrounding "New Years Resolutions". I believe that any given day can be a springboard for change. In theory, we should all continually be striving to be the best versions of ourselves. I am not trying to be a "Negative Nancy", I just feel as though you can (and should) evaluate your life more than once a year.
Fall brings us so many wonderful things: cool crisp air, beautiful vibrant colors, pumpkin patches, APPLE PICKING (one of my all-time favorite activities!), baking, luxurious “warm” scented candles, pumpkin spice lattes, farmers markets, sumptuous pampering rituals, craft fairs, and the renewed ability to pair boots with layers upon layers of cozy earth tones.
As of late, I have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a rather troublesome shoulder. I have had problems with instability, chronic aching, numbness, tingling, and an intermittent sharp searing-burning pain that radiates to my neck, bicep, and opposing shoulder girdle. In other words, there is a whole lot of "ouch" going on in that joint.
This injury started about six months ago in a strength and conditioning (Bodypump) class. During the offending session, a series of seemingly innocent factors created the perfect storm for potential trauma.
Let's set the scene...
Since many of us attend work in some type of capacity, it seems only natural that I would spend some time focusing on worksite wellness.
In theory, we would all like to work for innovative companies like Google that place a premium on healthy work-life practices. Their offices promote creativity, and are housed in amazing facilities that provide “the works” in regards to employee wellness: in-office recreation rooms, snack stations, fitness centers, slides, scooters, ping-pong tables, great health benefits, flexible schedules, you name it!
Health is an all-encompassing term for a harmonious balance between spirit, mind, and body. It is an ever-evolving entity that touches every aspect of our lives. It is our relationships, our jobs, our friendships, our workout routines, our diet, our body composition, our genes, our religion, our physical habitats, our hobbies, our sleep habits, our stress levels, our relaxation techniques, our experiences, our attitudes, and ultimately our outlook on life.
According to a leading expert on Preventative Medicine Dr. Ornish, leading a healthy lifestyle boils down to four things:
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Registered Nurse and Personal Trainer in the lovely state of Colorado.
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