13 Exercises to Help You Recover From an Injury
by LISA JEY DAVIS
Ouch! No one likes being sidelined by an injury. But you can cope with some by doing certain rehabilitative exercises (depending on your injury and if your doctor gives you the OK, of course). While these exercises won’t heal your injury, they can make you feel stronger. So if you’re experiencing pain in your knees, shoulders, lower back or hips, follow along with these 13 exercises from Melanie Archer, certified Pilates Master Trainer and owner of Archer Pilates and Wellness in Los Angeles. (NOTE: Get approval from your doctor or physical therapist before doing any of these exercises, as not all of them are suitable for every single injury.
Did you know most laundry detergents use a battery of toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrance?
by: Isabelle Z.
You know that great feeling you get after doing the laundry? It’s always satisfying to check a chore off your list, but that feeling is intensified when your hamper has been spilling over for a few days. And when you inhale that fresh and clean scent emanating from your fluffy towels, it’s hard not to feel a sense of accomplishment.
Unfortunately, you’ve achieved far more than just getting your clothes clean; you’ve also just successfully infused the very items that will be touching your body’s biggest organ – your skin – for a long period of time with a bunch of toxic chemicals and irritating synthetic fragrances. Oops!
Managing Anxiety When Life is Rough
Written By BeWellBuzz
“The shore is a lot closer than you think. Calmer days and peaceful waters are within your reach.”
Catch your breath when life feels totally overwhelming. This post from mindbodygreen.com shares 5 anxiety-calming techniques for not letting life overwhelm you!
Life is overwhelming at times. Sometimes, you feel like you’re drowning—like you’re running out of air and can’t get a breath.
The cause could be anything from failure or disappointment to an abusive partner or parent.
It may be the ghosts of your past: your upbringing, your past emotional wounds, or a damaged view of yourself.
One event triggers another, which triggers another, which creates tidal waves of discontentment and anxiety washing over you. You’re trying to stay afloat, but these internal waves of hopelessness are trying to sink you. Each wave is stronger and more insistent, pushing you deep into the violent tow of the ocean.
Don’t let feelings of helplessness and hopelessness overwhelm you. Here’s how to find your footing in the midst of the storm.