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.
In a world where the use of many prescription drugs and medical procedures are at an all-time high, people are seeking alternatives to conventional medicine. Alternative therapies refer to treatments that have not been scientifically tested for effectiveness, or whose effectiveness has not been shown despite scientific testing.
Whether it’s chronic back pain, insomnia, difficulty losing weight, or a host of other complaints, proponents of alternative therapies suggest conventional medicine may not always be necessary or enough, and in some cases may not even be as beneficial as alternative therapies.
Are you craning your head forward or slumped in your chair as you read this? If so, you may be doing your body harm. Sitting in a slumped position doesn’t just look sloppy. It reduces your lung capacity and can lead to high blood pressure, digestive issues, and muscular imbalances. And it’s not just your body that suffers. Slouching is linked to low self-esteem and depression.
When most people try to fix poor posture, they unintentionally create more muscular tension, which can lead to dysfunction and pain. Keep reading to understand why sitting at your desk encourages bad posture, and discover the best way to sit at work to improve your health and well-being.
It’s always nice to learn there are proven benefits to a beloved hobby, and given all reading does for us, it seems like this is a hobby very much worth cultivating.
Reading is reading, right? To an extent, yes. Reading of any kind requires you to make connections, but a book with chapters—as opposed to, say, a newspaper article—generally requires more memory and increased critical thinking. This kind of work creates new neural pathways between regions of your brain, and that can lead to quicker thinking. So, reading something short and simple won’t necessarily be as beneficial as something that requires a deeper, longer read.
No matter how substantial the swap, each change you make to reduce single-use plastic can have a positive impact on the environment.
*Remember always to use up what you already have at home, don’t run buying something you don’t really need. Part of the zero-waste movement is to avoid consumerism, not to support it 😉
Read on to learn how to start your journey to a zero-waste home!
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