• Susie Csorsz Brown

Wellness Newsletter #176

“The scars you share become lighthouses for other people who are headed to the same rocks you hit." ~ Jon Acuff


Physical Health Eat Well In general, we tend to be in a state of borderline dehydration. Turns out, the more processed your diet is, the greater your need for adequate hydration. https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a36012714/link-between-processed-foods-and-dehydration-study Be Active I like to do barefoot workouts, so long as they are not uber jumpy. https://www.shape.com/fitness/tips/benefits-barefoot-training? Let's move! Jumping ladders + plank challenge 5-10-15-10-5 We have four different exercises that we go through using this structure of reps. In between each group of reps, we stoke up the cardio burn by adding in a 50-second interval of jumping rope. So round 1 = 5 reps squats, 5 push-ups, 5 bridges, 5 toe touch crunches, then you do your jump rope. Round 2 is the same with 10 reps, etc. You don't actually need a jump rope; just move your arms as though you do have one, and jump your feet. If you do have one, all the better! Exercises in this workout: • Squats • Push Ups • Bridges • Toe Touch Crunches http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/8056965 Spiritual Health Being aware of our inner voice, our inner dialogue can help us to focus on being more positive - in outlook, in voice, and in general. https://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/display/articledisplay.cgi?aid=76925&aff= Mental & Emotional Health Yeah, you're an adult now, so that means you do NOT get to lay down on the floor and have a tantrum, even if you have had a bad day. I know, I hear you. Developing Emotional Resiliency skills will help you to get up off that floor. https://www.verywellmind.com/emotional-resilience-is-a-trait-you-can-develop-3145235 Social Health So 'Happy house, happy spouse' is literally a thing. AND, better, you can use this to your advantage if your significant other (or child!) is being a grouchy-pants. https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/emotional-contagion-moods-marriage-relationship Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook No matter how Groundhog Day-ish our lives feel at this point, dinner is always a THING. I am tempted to just do the same thing over and over but the inner creative chef in me rebels. How's your family dinner planning going? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/11/the-stress-free-family-meal-plan Happy Monday! Hope you had a good weekend. Today's link is for something that I have been trying to do recently, for my own peace of mind: taking screen-free days. I do my best to stay off screens on Sundays, and I really do feel better. Especially with working and schooling from home, we are on screens all day, every day. Taking a deliberate break once a week feels like a little gift of face time with my family. https://www.seattleschild.com/raising-good-eaters-seattle-parents-share-their-best-tips/ New recipe: Dairy-free caramels with nuts and dark chocolate that ACTUALLY tastes good? Yes, that is possible. This makes enough to share if you feel you can part with any of them! https://www.heprecipe.com/post/date-caramel-chocolates New post: Don't get so focused on the end goal that you miss the finer details along the journey. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/the-forest-and-the-trees Be your best, friends s

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