How to Embrace a Healthier, Better You

If your life is feeling unappealing and blasé, there may be an unfortunate reality that you aren’t living your best life. Like many others out there, there are probably many things in your life that you wish were better; however, it is not always easy to know how to get this process started. While sweeping changes to your life can have a big impact, small behaviors, manageable moves, and little improvements can make all of the difference. If you want to improve your life, here are a few things that can help you have higher levels of satisfaction, fulfillment, and happiness.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Getting Back Into Exercise After Time Away

Have you ever gotten into a great workout routine, only to find yourself out of it shortly thereafter? The good news is you are far from alone. Just because you fell out of practice doesn't mean you can't get back to it. Even though the world of exercise can be intimidating or overwhelming, there are plenty of ways to navigate it to make sure you're successful in your journey. If you're ready to start feeling better, getting stronger, and making exercise a part of your life again, you might find the following three tips for getting back into it both inspirational and useful.

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Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer in both physical and mental health. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.

5 Ways to Create Good Daily Habits

Creating some good habits to incorporate into your day can seem daunting but there are ways to make it less intimidating. Try out a few of these suggestions to build better daily rituals to promote a healthy, more fulfilling, and satisfying lifestyle.

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Paisley Hansen's picture

Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer in both physical and mental health. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.

How Breathwork Can Change Your Life

In our modern age of chaos and strict schedules, we often neglect the internal balance between body and mind. When we think of getting in great shape or becoming healthy, our first thought is to spend hours in the gym and hundreds of dollars spent on 'healthy' food.

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My name is Donna Jo and I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I love sports (especially softball) and I’m a home security guru. After working many years for a home security company I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of being a writer. That’s what has brought me here today. I hope y’all enjoy my content!

 

5 Things I'm Doing to Keep Me Sane While Nestling in Place

I was traveling and on holiday when the pesky virus unfolded into a full-blown pandemic.

I went from mild consternation to great foreboding – mainly for fear that I might not make it back into the country.

I boarded one of the last planes out of Costa Rica, just before the frontiers closed.

Today, I nestle at home with a full larder and a fidgety mind. How can I stay relevant and at peace in the time of pestilence and social distancing? I found five things that are keeping me on track and focused on what’s important.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

5 Natural Ways to Strengthen Your Mind

Scientists are still discovering the extent of the mind’s capacity and capabilities. Its neuroplastic nature was only recently discovered, and opposed to the popular belief, the human mind can be developed and strengthened to function optimally. Here are five natural ways to enhance your mind’s performance.

1. Meditate     

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Erika Long's picture

Erika Long loves corgis, curry, and comedy. Always searching for the next great snuggle, flavor, or laugh, she inspires people to live their best life now. When not writing, Erika can be found at her local brewery dominating Harry Potter trivia night.

 

Yoga for Posture and Digestion - Backbends for All

Neck pain, back pain, slouched shoulders, and fatigue will all slowly and easily disappear with this supported backbend which really really is for everyone. And yes, that means you. Whether you have never tried yoga at all or are an expert yogi, these easy, supported poses are an addition to any regular or burgeoning practice. The elongation of the front of the torso, with support, counters the hunched over office/class/home spine crunch that contemporary living induces. Let full cleansing breath and increased circulation help your systems find balance and ease.

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Kiki Flynn's picture

Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

The Importance of a Daily Routine and How to Keep One of Your Own

by Harper Spero | HealthPerch

Many people reject routines because they would rather be adventurous, go with the flow, and keep their schedules open-ended. But there’s something to be said about keeping a routine: It can improve overall health, well-being, and productivity.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Zen Cheating

Many people drink alcohol, eat ice cream, and smoke cigarettes. All of these habits affect health negatively by reducing energy levels and taxing the body. What about these bad habits that die hard?

One way to rid yourself of a bad habit is by walking through—not away from—it by using a concept I call “Zen Cheating."

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Sam Page's picture

Named one of the “Top 5 Trainers in Los Angeles" by Ranker.com, Sam Page is the owner of Sam Page Fitness (www.sampagefitness.com) and the force behind PeaceLoveLunges.com. He can quickly identify problem behaviors through motivational interviewing, and uses science, exercise physiology, and 10 years experience as a coach to produce red carpet results. 

A technology fanatic since his time at Apple, Sam was one of the first trainers to offer remote online guided training to people around the world using his app, PocketSAM. He continues to educate and inspire others with regular speaking engagements at wellness conferences across the country, and is a regular contributor to MensFitness.com, Passport, DNA, HIV Plus, and The Advocate. Sam is certified in Executive Protection, CPR/AED, and First Aid, and is active in the Buddhist, LGBT, and SMART Recovery communities in LA. In his free time, Sam enjoys documentaries, playing flag football, and hanging with his Yorkie, Max. He is founder of Athletes for Humanity.

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04/23/2021
If your life is feeling unappealing and blasé, there may be an unfortunate reality that you aren’t living your best life. Like many others out there, there are probably many things in your life that... read more
Woman in exercise clothes overlooking a railing.
03/23/2021
Have you ever gotten into a great workout routine, only to find yourself out of it shortly thereafter? The good news is you are far from alone. Just because you fell out of practice doesn't mean you... read more
A child in yellow coat looks up at painted yellow wall that says BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
02/05/2021
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In our modern age of chaos and strict schedules, we often neglect the internal balance between body and mind. When we think of getting in great shape or becoming healthy, our first thought is to... read more
Woman sitting on her floor with laptop computer
06/26/2020
I was traveling and on holiday when the pesky virus unfolded into a full-blown pandemic. I went from mild consternation to great foreboding – mainly for fear that I might not make it back into the... read more
Woman lying on side in front of blue sky
08/14/2019
Scientists are still discovering the extent of the mind’s capacity and capabilities. Its neuroplastic nature was only recently discovered, and opposed to the popular belief, the human mind can be... read more
Clay sculpture of woman sitting and desk with computer.
02/10/2017
Neck pain, back pain, slouched shoulders, and fatigue will all slowly and easily disappear with this supported backbend which really really is for everyone. And yes, that means you. Whether you have... read more
Day Runner schedule open on table with flowers
09/04/2015
by Harper Spero | HealthPerch Many people reject routines because they would rather be adventurous, go with the flow, and keep their schedules open-ended. But there’s something to be said about... read more
11/13/2014
Many people drink alcohol, eat ice cream, and smoke cigarettes. All of these habits affect health negatively by reducing energy levels and taxing the body. What about these bad habits that die... read more
Smiling man with messenger bag standing among crowd.
04/23/2021
If your life is feeling unappealing and blasé, there may be an unfortunate reality that you aren’t living your best life. Like many others out there, there are probably many things in your life that... read more
Woman in exercise clothes overlooking a railing.
03/23/2021
Have you ever gotten into a great workout routine, only to find yourself out of it shortly thereafter? The good news is you are far from alone. Just because you fell out of practice doesn't mean you... read more
A child in yellow coat looks up at painted yellow wall that says BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
02/05/2021
Creating some good habits to incorporate into your day can seem daunting but there are ways to make it less intimidating. Try out a few of these suggestions to build better daily rituals to promote a... read more
Woman outdoors in a field blowing seedlings from her hand
12/10/2020
In our modern age of chaos and strict schedules, we often neglect the internal balance between body and mind. When we think of getting in great shape or becoming healthy, our first thought is to... read more
Woman sitting on her floor with laptop computer
06/26/2020
I was traveling and on holiday when the pesky virus unfolded into a full-blown pandemic. I went from mild consternation to great foreboding – mainly for fear that I might not make it back into the... read more
Woman lying on side in front of blue sky
08/14/2019
Scientists are still discovering the extent of the mind’s capacity and capabilities. Its neuroplastic nature was only recently discovered, and opposed to the popular belief, the human mind can be... read more
Clay sculpture of woman sitting and desk with computer.
02/10/2017
Neck pain, back pain, slouched shoulders, and fatigue will all slowly and easily disappear with this supported backbend which really really is for everyone. And yes, that means you. Whether you have... read more
Day Runner schedule open on table with flowers
09/04/2015
by Harper Spero | HealthPerch Many people reject routines because they would rather be adventurous, go with the flow, and keep their schedules open-ended. But there’s something to be said about... read more
11/13/2014
Many people drink alcohol, eat ice cream, and smoke cigarettes. All of these habits affect health negatively by reducing energy levels and taxing the body. What about these bad habits that die... read more