January is often the month we set goals, and let’s be honest, after 2020 many of us are looking for a fresh start. Unsurprisingly, a December 2020 YouGov poll found that exercising more or improving fitness was the most common 2021 New Year’s resolution. Much like everything, gyms shuttered in early 2020 due to COVID-19, throwing a wrench into many people’s goals. Whether … [Read more...] about Why Vitruvian Fitness May be My New Gym in 2021
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.
On 9/11 many children attending school in lower Manhattan witnessed planes flying into the Twin Towers and the aftermath. A number of those children were severely traumatized, experiencing nightmares and physical symptoms following the attack. Their whole world and sense of safety were shaken by what they saw. Psychologist Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, describes how art therapy … [Read more...] about Personal First Aid: How to Survive in Ordinary and Extraordinary Times
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