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Physical Health Eat Well
Maybe mindful eating is for you. Maybe it isn't. But why not tune in to what might work best for you? https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/how-to-start-mindful-eating Be Active
I typically do appreciate (to a degree!) a little bit of muscle soreness after a workout, but ... turns out it isn't a very effective indicator. A better indicator? Increase in strength. https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/9k4gvy/being-sore-after-a-workout-doesnt-mean-your-muscles-are-growing Let's move!
This is a combination of workouts, making an Alphabet soup. First a 5 minute EMOM, then a fast-paced HIIT, finishing with a 5 minute AMRAP. Ready? http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/8091883 Your EMOM (every minute on the minute) will be: 10 x squat thrusts 10 x low side shuffle (sitting low and staying low, shuffle three to the right and then back to the left three. Each way counts as 1). Repeat the moves at the top of the minute for 5 minutes. The timer will move on the the HIIT portion. You know all of the moves. Your AMRAP (as many reps as possible) consists of the following moves: -4 rounds of 1 star jump + Narrow squat and tap your foot front, side and back. You'll do a star jump between each leg, so a total of 4 star jumps. -16 twisting mountain climbers (8 each side) -8 leg drop + toe touch crunches Move through the three moves as many rounds as you can in the 5 minutes. Spiritual Health We get a lot of 'should do' additions when it comes to wellness. And, honestly, nothing makes me more stressed than someone telling me something I should do. Someone talking about what they do that is so amazing? Great ... but especially if you can remember that just because it works great for them does not mean that you need to do it for yourself. https://www.thecut.com/2019/01/i-dont-want-to-hear-about-anyones-meditation-routine.html Mental & Emotional Health Healthy eating is not only about food. It's also part mental. It's important to know what works for you, and also important to know when and how to ignore the rules that society pushes. https://www.self.com/story/healthy-eating-should-include-mental-health-too? Social Health Sometimes it is about what you don't say as much as your presence that makes all of the difference, especially to a friend or loved one who is grieving. https://www.thecut.com/2018/11/what-to-say-to-someone-in-grief.html Posts from FB/Blog Happy Monday! A link today to highlight different ways you can reuse common items that you might otherwise throw away. https://www.toadandco.com/blog/sustainability-update/20-things-you-can-reuse-at-home? New post: A recipe for an Asian sauce that is so very yummy even your pickiest big and little person will eat it. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2019/02/05/Recipe-Asian-sauce-bowl-directions New post: It really is important to tell those you appreciate just how much you appreciate them, and why. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2019/02/07/A-note-to-my-eldest-teenager Be your best, friends s