Physical activity is now considered one of the “big four” lifestyle factors (along with smoking, nutrition and drug abuse) that have major effects on health. In 2015, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges put out a report summarizing the benefits of exercise, calling it both a “miracle cure” and a “wonder drug.” The report observes that regular exercise can prevent dementia, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression, heart disease and other common serious conditions — reducing the risk of each by at least 30%. This is better than many drugs.
We all need to chill out sometimes. It’s an undisputed truth–and in today’s hyper-active world, it’s now more important than ever to find a sustainable balance between work and play.
Bergamot essential oil is derived from the bergamot orange, a fruit endemic to the Calabria region of Italy. You may already be familiar with its citrusy flavor–it is most notably used in Earl Grey tea! However, this isn’t the only place that bergamot can be found. In fact, bergamot is probably already a part of your everyday life. It is a common ingredient in perfumes, food and drink, and even medicinal products.
The vast majority of people now spend at least 40 hours a week sitting in a chair, staring at a screen. That is also a fairly generous number, considering most people get home from a day of work just to sit back down and watch tv or get on their computer at home. Spending this much time sitting in an unnatural position, as sitting in a chair is, without any movement leads to numerous health problems. Back pain, tightness in your hamstrings and legs, neck pain, heart problems, the list goes on and on. To help you avoid these
Depression and Anxiety are among the most prevalent mental illnesses in the world and seem to be rising in numbers every year. They can often accompany one another and can be particularly…
It’s an interesting predicament, isn’t it? Few of us are born with massaging skills, yet virtually all of us love to give and receive good massages. Because of the many benefits of massage—relieving pain and reducing stress—learning to give a better massage to yourself or your partner can be profound, and everyone can do it.