So a long time ago I heard that you need 11 hugs a day to be healthy. I thought this to be interesting and to make sense but didn't know why. Today in my news feed I was hit with the why. A hug (and I mean a real heart felt hug) releases oxytocin (yes like the drug they give women in labor to move things along). Oxytocin has an anti-anxiety affect. It may also increase empathy (connecting with others) and emotional intelligence which may make us happier. Go get your hugs! Tanner ShultzFunctional Fitness- For Stronger Living
While the world is moving at very fast pace, stress can be counted amongst one of the most common behavioral trait of humans on Earth. Being busy and running to make both ends meet, we often tend to overlook our mental and physical health.
HAVING A STRONG MIND COULD HELP YOU REACH THE FINISH LINE.
If you're looking for an edge in your next race, look no further than your own head. Sure, having a strong body is important; however, at a certain point, you may not be able to control how far or how fast you can run. But you can always control how you mentally approach those miles. Use this four-step process, developed by a Navy SEAL Commander and member of the Nike Performance Council, to become a mentally tougher runner.
Think like a ChampionThis month, I have been reading “How Champions Think In Sports and in Life”, by Dr. Bob Rotella, a well-known sports psychologist. The book explains that a successful life is based on how you perceive yourself. Wow! If you take a hard look at that factor, it can be an intense review. But, let’s keep it a bit lighter for the beginning of 2016.
Jason Ferruggia is of the most knowledgeable and respected fitness guru's in the industry. Feel free to check out his website listed below, followed by my post addressing the common concern of hormone imbalances and proper remedies.
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As Jay noted, sleep is crucial for recovery, both mentally and physically. Personally, I have seen great results from supplementing with Isatest: improved sleep, quicker recover, increased stamina and additional strength gains.
As this year comes to a close and we are ready to begin the New Year, most of us vow to make major changes in the coming weeks. We attempt to live a healthier life, without taking the time to reflect on what that “healthier life” will look and feel like. We think we need to change everything at once, but the fact is this is not realistic and we find our willpower depleted after a few weeks and give up.
It's a crazy time of year! Celebrations, shopping, food, food and more food! Sometimes the last thing we think about is ourselves. It's times like these when focusing on your well being is vital. I am not suggesting a full out detox but just small ways to keep yourself sane during the holiday season. Here are 6 easy SMALL things you can do during this busy time of year.
1) Take an Epsom salt bath: nothing fancy just 1-2 cups of plain Epsom salts to a warm tub. Ok if you want to indulge a bit add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil.