Wellness Tips

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Headspace

I know the research about meditation and mindfulness and I had tried in the past (unsuccessfully) to start a mediation practice–but this app has really helped me and jump started my current practice.

Dr Weil

Dr. Weil's Breathing Technique

Dr. Weil’s breathing technique is REALLY helpful in stressful situations –I share it with all of my students and colleagues. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four. Hold your breath for a count of seven. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.

Gaia

Streaming Yoga Online

I am a runner at heart and yoga does not come easy to me.  I remember being so surprised at how DIFFICULT it is!  The stretching is so helpful and restorative yoga feels so good.  I also realized once I started doing it–why it is important to be, just you, in your body.

FitBit

FitBit - Fitness Tracker

Invest in a fitness tracker and you will not be disappointed.  I love my Fitbit Surge as it tracks my runs with a gps–but I also believe there is something to be said for being held accountable.  Once I put on my Fitbit, I looked for opportunities to walk to increase my steps.  I purposely took the stairs and I “friended” my husband to keep abreast of his steps–so I could beat him!