The world is still fighting against COVID-19 and while certain countries have lifted the strict measures that were in place to help flatten the curve, others are still imposing lockdown on their citizens seeing as how the pandemic is still not slowing down in their area. In case you live in a place where the quarantine is not over, you need to be aware of the fact that you have to work on your mental and physical wellbeing in order to come out of this whole situation healthy. Here are some steps you can take.
A road trip can recharge your soul, but all those sedentary hours in a car can wear on your body, especially if you’re the driver. More often than not, you arrive at your destination feeling exhausted, even when all you did was sit there and push the gas pedal with your foot. Not to mention, road trips can be particularly hard on the low back and hips, which makes sense since you’re spending long periods of time in a seated position.
Fortunately, there’s a way to treat your body and be more mindful to help reduce the feelings of stagnation that come with being on the road — car yoga.
Next time you’re on a long road trip or simply stuck in commuter traffic, refer back to these simple car yoga moves to get you through the drive and arrive at your destination more relaxed.
Research shows regular morning exercise can help us make better food choices throughout the day, be more focused, alert, and productive at work, and sleep better at night, amongst other notable benefits. While it sounds like a novel idea, working out soon after you wake up can feel impossible. But, there are some tried and true ways to help you form and stick to a morning workout routine. By reframing your goals and focusing on creating a new healthy habit, A.M. running, lifting, or yoga—or whatever activity you like—can become a reality. Read on to learn how morning workouts can benefit you plus ways to make them happen.
Stretching before bed is one of the best ways to release that built up tension and get the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while. Most people know to stretch before and after exercise, or in the morning to energize themselves, but there’s actually a ton of reasons to stretch before bed as well.
Posting up at a desk for eight or more hours a day can do a real number on our bodies. Extended sitting not only has prolonged health risks, it can make you feel stiff, achy, and uncomfortable in a matter of hours. The good news: Yoga can help. By incorporating a few yoga poses into your daily work routine, you can stretch out the muscles that get tight and sore with all that sitting—no mat or form-fitting pants required.
Yoga doesn’t have to be limited to a studio. Incorporate these poses into your workday to help prevent the aches and pains that often accompany a 9-to-5 desk job. Read on to learn how.