This is the perfect time to check in on how you’re doing with your 2021 goals for the year. Are you where you’d hoped you’d be in terms of your progress … or are those goals a distant memory? As we’ve taken a deep dive into aging this month, it can be pretty eye-opening to realize that your goals are about SO MUCH MORE than what size jeans you’re wearing.
Let’s talk about a topic a lot of people feel uncomfortable talking about: DIGESTION. When it’s working great, life is GOOD! And when it’s not, well … you can feel bloated, gassy, sluggish, and just plain BLAH.
When was the last time you got together with friends or family and had some fun?! There’s important research about shows that social time can help you live longer. First, a little background. You know stress isn’t good for you, right? That includes feeling lonely and disconnected.
Have you ever heard that saying, "It's not just the years in your life, but the life in your years"? Here's an eye-opening and fun "what if" exercise to bring that saying to life – YOUR life! It harnesses the power of visualization to help MOTIVATE and INSPIRE you!
Here's a test that can give you a hint about how well you are aging. If you’ve done this test before, it’s worth doing again to make sure you’re still on track. It’s called the sit and stand test. It was designed by Brazilian researchers, and their study shows it can help predict how long you’ll live (or … more precisely … how long you will NOT live).
Here's a little assignment for you that might lead you to a delicious weekend project! Go into your kitchen and look inside your pantry...and then open up your fridge and take a look in there, too. What’s inside can make a BIG difference in how you age. A lot of times people talk about what you SHOULDN’T eat – like sugar, processed foods, etc. – because they are linked with a higher risk of disease.
Do you ever feel like creating healthier habits (working out, eating better, etc.) is a lot of harder than it should be? Hang on, because this has got some news for you that might make you feel a whole lot better about it! In fact, over the next few weeks there will be some powerful info that makes creating new habits a whole LOT easier.
Here is a tasty tip for you today to help you get more omega-3 fatty acids. This is pretty huge because if you don’t like fish – or limit it because you follow a plant-based diet or worry about mercury contamination – getting enough omega-3s can be challenging, to say the least.
Have you ever heard the Buddhist saying, “Chop wood, carry water?” It’s all about how being mindful while doing everyday tasks can cut down your stress level and maybe even boost your happiness. The idea behind it is that rather than rushing through all your boring daily “to-dos” just to get them done, you can find peace by being present and “in the moment.”
Stress can be a HUGE "a-ha" moment when you learn exactly how your body responds to stress. It helps you understand what you can do to calm your body so you feel instantly more balanced and more in control – and why that's so important!