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February 18, 2019

Drinking 1.5-2 liters of water a day is necessary for hydration of our tissues, cells of the body, and to ensure good glandular secretions. A lot of discomfort and unpleasant symptoms can be avoided with a sufficient daily consumption of water.

To help you drink more water you can use Fun App that calculates our water requirement according to our weight and even sends you friendly reminder. 

Drink more water applications to try:
Daily Water
Drink water reminder
Plant Nanny
Waterlogged

February 19, 2019

Daily Stretch

Hip Flexor Stretch On Wall
Type of Pose: Pre-Workout, Post-Workout
Hold for 2 minutes total.
Stretch Benefits: Elongates thigh muscle, stretches and opens the hips and improves circulation to legs.

Find a wall and face away from it. Stand on your knees and step your left foot forward placing it flat on the ground. Put your right knee against the wall with your shin on the wall. Bring your hips towards the wall to stretch your right quad. Breathe here for thirty seconds and then push your hips away from the wall for thirty seconds. Switch sides and repeat the same thing to stretch the left quad and hip flexor.

February 20, 2019

Daily Stretch

Upper Spine Stretch
Type of Pose: Morning, Post-Workout, Evening
Hold for 1 minute total
Stretch Benefits: Improves digestion and increases energy. Reduces stiffness in the spine that can cause pain. Stimulates the abdominal organs.

Start in a plank position as if you are going to do a pushup. Keep your right leg straight and swing it under and across to the left. Lower your torso keeping your chest facing the ground. Walk your hands to the right to twist the middle back and lower your chest to rest on your folded arms. Breathe here for thirty seconds and slowly walk your hands back to the mid-line of your body and lift your body to switch and do the same thing on the other side.

February 21, 2019

Daily Stretch

Deltoid Stretch
Type of Pose: Post-Workout
Hold for 2 minutes total.
Stretch Benefits: Reduces pain in the neck and shoulders that come from tight muscles. Improves shoulder flexibility.

Begin laying on your stomach and bring your right arm out to a 'T' directly in line with your shoulder with your palm facing down. Gently lift your left hip to roll towards your right hand. It's important to keep the right side of your head resting on the ground so your neck muscles can relax. You can bend your left leg and place your left foot on the ground for stability. Relax and breathe in this position for one minute and then do the same thing on the other side.

February 22, 2019

Did you know you can self-impose a sleeping disorder?  Psychophysiologic insomnia is one of the most common and difficult types of sleep disorder to treat. When you worry about not getting enough sleep, lying there thinking about it can start a cycle of sleeplessness and anxiety that can cause weight  gain, stress and insomnia.

The next time you've had no rest, try not to stress about it when you get back under the covers the following night. Reading a book, having a warm bath and listening to music can help you stop thinking about sleeping, and actually give you some shuteye before you work yourself up into a larger issue!

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The Holistic Triangle represents the necessity of maintaining the balance of your Mind, Body, and Soul. Being the most structurally sound shape in the Universe, each arm of the triangle is connected to and supports the others. For the triangle to remain equilateral, the Mind, Body, and Soul all need to be in optimal condition. At Daily Life, we understand the intricacies of this fine balance. We work to provide you with tools, strategies, and resources that you can use to maintain your Mind-Body-Soul balance and achieve your ultimate potential and happiness - daily.

What is Wellness Culture?

At Daily Life, we help shed light on the small choices that become our daily habits. We offer helpful tips about how best to care for your body’s unique needs. Wellness is about having the tools to deal with stress, having wisdom about how your body is affected by your environment and knowing what exercises and foods are going to give you the best energy.

Wellness is not as simple as eating healthy and exercising regularly - it’s much more than that. Wellness means taking control of your health and happiness, and that process will look different for everyone. At Daily Life, we’ll help you discover old and new wellness techniques that will help you prevent illness, keep your energy up, and improve and maintain your overall health long-term. We offer recipes, fitness, exercise, and yoga tips, and resources for fun, simple, and effective ways to stay healthy. Here on Daily Life, you can learn how to take control of your health and energy - for good.

Fitness Articles

How to Make Fitness & Exercise Part of Your Daily Life

Humans have only been sedentary for a very small part of the history of our species. Our bodies are designed to move. Without movement, most people start to develop health problems, both physical and mental.

Everyone’s lifestyle is different. Everyone’s body is different. Things change every single day. At Daily Life, we’re committed to meeting you where you’re at by offering you ways to fit exercise and movement into your unique lifestyle.

How Does the Body Burn Fat?

When we increase activity levels, the brain sends a signal to the body to use the energy stored in our fat cells from the unused calories we have consumed. As we create a habit of exercise, the metabolism, which stimulates the process of burning fat into energy, will start to work at a faster rate. This means that exercising regularly contributes to a higher resting metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more fat throughout the day, even when you aren’t exercising.

The body burns the most fat when we exercise, when we move during daily activities, and when we digest our food. The body also burns more fat if we have more muscle mass, which means building muscles can help you lose weight. Plus, the endorphins released into the body when we exercise make us feel good, lower stress and inflammation, and improve motivation, which helps us to continue exercising. Keep exercise simple and consistent, and watch the transformation of your own emotions and energy.

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Nutrition Articles

What Does the Body Need to Stay Healthy?

The human body needs adequate water, nutrition, movement, rest, sleep, and relationships with others to function its best. If we neglect our physical health, the body begins to deteriorate little by little, and certain systems will malfunction to alert us that we need to pay attention to how we treat ourselves. Neglecting mental health over time can also lead to physical illness. We’ll let you in on a secret: Being physically fit without working to maintain the health of the mind and the soul will never allow you to reach optimal levels of health. At Daily Life, we can help you balance all three so you can achieve your unique picture of optimal health.

How Does Nutrition Impact Your Body?

Nutrition is the fuel that allows your brain to compute and gives our body the green light to perform. Exercise and nutrition are equally important in your daily lifestyle; your body’s systems are constantly interacting with each other, and they all require nutrition and movement to function optimally.

We at Daily Life are here to guide you as you begin to prioritize a healthy diet in your personal development. Along with articles about nutrition, we offer you one new recipe to try out each week in our Feed Your Body Friday series.

Beauty Articles

Beauty & Wellness in Your Daily Life

When you begin your path of personal discovery, you might find yourself spending time worrying about how you look. We understand! That’s why we’re here to help you understand that wellness is about the energy in your body; the way you feel, not how you look. So many people who appear beautiful struggle with health and wellness. We want to change that.

Taking care of your body boosts your energy and your mood, and yes, it does improve your appearance as well. At Daily Life, we want to help you understand that beauty is only a side-effect of wellness.

How Does the Body Change as We Age?

Aging is an exciting and empowering process - it is nothing to fear or be ashamed of. At Daily Life, we work to dismantle the idea that aging is something to be prevented. Rather, aging is something to celebrate!

The habits we have today and throughout our lives affect the way we age. It’s no secret that nutrition and exercise play major roles in the aging process. When we exercise, we deliver nutrients to our cells that contribute to the skin’s elasticity. As we age, we lose muscle mass at a faster rate, which means that our resting metabolic rate also diminishes. Having a regular, daily exercise regimen such as yoga, which is easy on the joints, means you can enjoy better health and appear more youthful as you get older. Practicing meditation and using powerful mental techniques to keep your minds sharp means you’ll become wiser as you age and continue to improve brain function; research indicates we can get smarter with age with the adoption of healthy habits. At Daily Life, we’ll help you start developing those habits today.

Yoga Works for Any Body, at Any Age!