Stay balanced what exactly do I mean? I want you to think of a scale. One that measures weight or mass with two suspended plates or bowls equally distanced from the fulcrum. Got it? Now, envision this scale (balanced of course) and use this as your gauge for most everything. For example; in life, if we give too much to others and not enough to ourselves, we begin to feel overextended and temperamental. Learning to say “no” more is actually giving back to yourself.
Exercise is another great example. Lifting weights to build muscle is wonderful for preventing bone loss and supporting a healthy metabolism but if that is all you do, then your body will become stiff and tight. More prone to injuries. Incorporating stretching and/or foam rolling into your routine can help prevent this and also improve body performance. This week are my recommendations to help keep you more balanced, both mentally and physically.
Bosu Balance Pods Set Of Two $34.99
Let me just say these little things are genius. I like multitasking and doing two things at once is right up my alley. By standing on these 6 inch round pods while doing free weight exercises, It forces you to engage your core, which inevitably improves your balance. It’s a win-win situation. Can also be used with bodyweight exercises like squats, planks, push-ups or bridges. Definitely, a must-add part of your workout routine. Bosu.com
LoRox Aligned Foam Roller $53.95
Designed to be a self-myofascial release technique by separating the fibers that form taut bands of tissue that become painful. Fascia is the connective tissue that wraps around your muscles in layers and these layers also attach to your tendons and bones. When they are tight, you know it. Lauren Roxburgh is the creator of LoRox and the queen of fascia if you ask me. Her website is a plethora of information where you will find numerous how-to videos, literature, and other fascia release products. As an avid exerciser myself, the LoRox has been a lifesaver. laurenroxburgh.com
Larq Self Cleaning Water Bottle $95.00
Kills up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses in 60 seconds. This self-cleaning and water purification system uses UV-C & LED light that automatically turns on every 2 hours to clean and sanitize. Also cutting back on plastic bottle consumption is worth its weight in gold. Drink more water to balance out the coffee and wine you may or may not be drinking. livelarq.com
Being able to quiet the mind is also important for your body. Mindful meditation involves focused concentration and being able to put yourself in the moment. Over and over again. Our minds do tend to wander, even more so during stress. With practice, you can learn to utilize these techniques wherever you are. Health experts also believe there are long-term benefits associated with meditation for stress relief as well as, reducing anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. Not sure how to meditate? This website will guide you through it. headspace.com
This week’s obsessions were a friendly reminder to all that in order to endure life as we know it these days we need to stay balanced mentally and physically…share my weekly obsessions by using the social buttons below or by copying the link.
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