Dodge Those Germs This Winter With These Helpful Tips.
Once Thanksgiving has passed, we generally tend to think the winter season has arrived.
Winter is typically a refreshing time of year that many eagerly await. Living here in Florida, I can’t say I love the cold, but I do look forward to the cooler days we have during fall and winter. Don’t get me wrong, we often do get down to freezing during the winter months, but I don’t miss the snow and biting cold!
Still, for most, winter does bring the colder temperatures, the beautiful blankets of snow over the landscape, the festivities with family and friends, and the anticipation of a brand new year right around the corner.
Staying on Track During the Holidays.
But to get to our final destination, we must hang on.
They say that success and failure are down the same path. You just need to keep going without giving up to get past the failures and to the success. And that can be hard.
I’m not here to tell you it’ll be easy. It won’t be. But it is possible to stick on that path, as long as you don’t give up.
It is important to determine what is a “mistake” to you.
How Nature Walks Make Your Life Healthier: Several studies and research have shown that people who walk a lot in the woods or parks have reduced stress level compared with those people who walk in cities.
As part of my research I created this info-graphic “How Nature Walks Make Your Brain Healthier.”
The graphic mainly talks about:
• Why city dwellers need more walks.
• How walks in nature can boost your immunity.
• Why there is a need for more parks in cities.
• Physical benefits of walking that could improve your body.
• The benefits of Japanese forest bathing.
Could exercise really help you prevent migraines? I am a huge proponent of regular exercise as a prophylaxis for migraines. This has been such a “migraine reliever” in my own life.
Let’s talk about exercise for a few minutes.
According to the American Headache Society, regular exercise can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. It states that, “When one exercises, the body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Exercise reduces stress and helps individuals to sleep at night. Stress and inadequate sleep are two migraine triggers.”
Indoor Workouts You Can Do When The Weather Is Chilly
For many areas throughout the country, during the warm summer months, nothing is as enjoyable as an outdoor run in the sunshine, taking a dip in the local pool or rolling out your yoga mat in your favorite local park. But when the Autumn breeze starts blowing and temperatures drop, we have to get creative and intentional about indoor workouts to get us through the cold months.
Even though fall is pretty much upon us, here in Florida, it is generally at least October before it cools down enough to make outdoor activities more enjoyable! We often wish it was cooler. I think for many Floridians, we workout indoors more throughout the summer – especially in the gym, because of the extreme heat and humidity during the summer months. Others opt to run or walk much later in the evening after the sun has done down.
5 Things I Do When Going on Vacation to Prevent Migraines. As we get nearer and nearer to the end of the school year, our minds begin to focus on vacation. What a great time of year. We all look forward to that time away – rest and relaxation! After a whole school year or a hard fall winter and spring at work, we are definitely ready for a break. However, for those of us who suffer with migraines, taking a vacation can be a little more of a challenge as we have to prepare a little more than most people when planning a trip.
So, here are a 5 tips/ideas to help you while you are on vacation.