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“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden

Citrus Oils Are Happy Oils!

Besides smelling amazing, citrus oils like bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and orange offer many health benefits. Limonene or D-Limonene, a natural compound found in citrus oils, has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Citrus oils have a positive effect on the lymphatic system, which helps your body detoxify. This can also help with problems such as poor circulation, allergies, cellulite, and fluid retention. The scent of citrus oils is a great mood booster, and you can add these oils to dish soap, hand soap, a carrier oil (for massage), or room freshening spray to enjoy them all day long!

Benefits of Resistance Training

Many people associate resistance training with strictly muscle growth, but there are many other benefits from incorporating this type of training into your exercise regimen. Resistance training builds strength and tone to help protect your joints from injury. It improves balance to help you remain independent and reduce the chance of falls. Resistance training helps with weight management, as your body will burn more calories when you gain more muscle mass. Talk to your doctor to see if you are healthy enough to begin resistance training. An exercise professional can then help you develop a safe and effective program.

Fear of Falls Causes Unsafe Behavior

When someone is fearful of falling, they start to avoid everyday activities by staying at home and doing less. This lack of activity leads to loss of strength, reduced muscle tone, and loss of coordination and balance. This physical deterioration increases the risk of falling and if a fall does occur, it further heightens the fear. Turn your fear of falling into positive actions; remain active, exercise regularly, use assistive devices such as walkers or grab bars and wear sensible shoes. Consider joining a group session designed especially to teach balance exercises for fall prevention.

Product Review: Anti-inflammatory Releaf

ACTIVE RELEAF strives to inspire active wellness through the use of Mother Nature’s remedies. Offering a variety of applications from topicals, to tinctures, capsules and soaps, ACTIVE RELEAF’s plant based products can help support the inflammatory related pain of sore muscles and stiff joints. For fastest relief, their topical relief stick utilizes broad spectrum, cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract combined with the additional power of essential oils increasing the anti-inflammatory properties to help combat stubborn aches and discomfort. To support more chronic inflammatory response from within, look to their tinctures and capsules for ongoing support.

Healing Through Blood Flow

BEMER is changing the way we think about our health, challenging our understanding of the human body, and empowering us to reach optimal physical condition in a natural, non-invasive way. If micro-circulation to each cell is improved, cardiac function is enhanced, strength and energy increase, mental acuity and concentration are improved, detoxification processes improve, stress is reduced and sleep improves! ALL 100 trillion cells in the body are affected by blood flow, so ALL cells have a chance at healing. Imagine feeling better tomorrow than you do today!

Allergy Season Is Back

Many people suffering from head pressure, itchy eyes, and a runny or stuffy nose this allergy season will find only temporary relief, or no relief at all, from over the counter remedies. Alternative approaches, such as nutritional supplementation and Biofeedback focus on more than just symptomatic relief. They enable the body’s ability to remove existing allergens imbedded in the sinus tissues, thereby minimizing the histamine and inflammatory reactions. This stops the over-production of mucus that the body makes to try and push the allergens out. Take a different approach this allergy season – treat the cause, not just the symptoms.

Work-Life Integration During COVID-19

Many of us have a new way of working. Working at home with kids, your spouse, pets or others. Some are working at our regular job with loads of new procedures and others are looking for new work. Navigating a new normal can be tough but it is the perfect time to start practicing integration skills. Here are some tips that will support your health and performance career and family wise. 1) Set healthy boundaries for work and life, practice saying no when you need to. 2) Prioritize and schedule YOU time every day. 3) Unplug during meal or family time. 4) Prioritize both work and family tasks every week. Cut out tasks that are not going to support your health or productivity. Stay well and remember, that to do well, you must first be well.

Building a Child’s Mental Health

How will you contribute to your child’s mental health this summer? All it takes is your time, and presence. Designate jobs for money earned so they have a sense of purpose. Ditch the basement time with electronics. Enjoy and explore the outdoors together, whether it be a walk, bike ride, picnic, park or pool time. Build up your relationship with your presence, without opening your wallet. Children remember and cherish the time you have spent with them. It also fosters a caring environment where they may feel safe and a sense of belonging. Enjoy your family, enjoy your summer.

Spring has Sprung

With the warm weather upon us many have begun spring rituals of raking, mowing, and digging. Here are a few tips that you can use to minimize your chance of developing repetitive strain. Rotate tasks and only perform that task for a limited amount of time. Try switching tasks every 15 minutes and continue rotating so it gives your muscles a rest while working the other. Use ergonomically correct tools for the job. When possible, bring work surface to you instead of bending over it. Try not to bend at waist but bend at knees to prevent back injury.

Nurture Your Four Aspects

Our four aspects – mind, body, spirit, and soul – require nurturing and attention throughout the day. Our mind and body are self-explanatory – both require nurturance in their own way. Our soul is our connection to our higher self, or whatever aspect you pray to. This connection is as unique as you are! Our spirit is what makes us truly unique – who we are day to day, and this above all requires our individual attention and connection to be whole. It’s possible that depression results when we lose the vital connection to these aspects. What will you do today to nurture them?