Your heart beats about 115,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. It beats 2.5 billion to 3 billion times in a lifetime. Seems like if anyone deserves a Valentine this month, it’s our heart. Maybe it’s not a coincidence that February is also National Heart Health Month! Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women and men in the United States and … [Read more...] about What are you Getting your Self-Care for Valentine’s Day?
We all have days when motivation fails us. Luckily, as humans we are able to talk ourselves into doing things we know are good for us even when the “don't wannas”' strike. I hope you’ll borrow these reasons the next time you need one to get up and get moving. Did I miss one you use on yourself? Please share it so I can add it to my list. And repeat after me. “I exercise … [Read more...] about 79 Reasons to Exercise Even if You Aren’t Feeling Resolved
Don’t worry, it's not your eyes, it’s Norwegian. "There is no bad weather, only bad clothes." Getting outside is more important than ever. Vitamin D strengthens our immune systems and sunlight increases serotonin which boosts mood. Even if it’s 5 minutes a day, let’s get out there! Step 1- Mask Up A physically distanced walk, wearing masks is a great way to … [Read more...] about Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær.
If I had a nickel for every time I have heard someone say something like “we can’t take another day of _______” over the past 6 months, I’d have a great big pile of nickels. Fill in the blank: Lockdown, working from home, election ads, protesting, online school… It’s no wonder that the CDC reports symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorder increased considerably during 2020, … [Read more...] about Yes, we can. We must and We Will Be Well
There is no denying that the days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. No amount of pumpkin spice can change that. While I welcome this shift, I know the brisk mornings may soon have me reaching for the snooze button and longing for 5 more minutes under the cozy covers. Melatonin, the hormone controlling how sleepy we feel, is linked to light. Shorter days … [Read more...] about How to use Hygge to Embrace the Changing Season