Armpit detoxing is exactly what it sounds like, detoxing your armpits! Basically, you make a special “mask” just for your pits which has a great impact on your lymphatic system. As you know, we use deodorants daily to prevent odor and, mostly, sweating. Most deodorants contain specific chemicals that are going directly into our blood stream, as well as our lymphatic system which can eventually increase the level of toxins in the body and cause some disruptions (yuck!). Specifically, most deodorants contain aluminum, an anti-perspirant to prevent sweating that has been linked to damaged DNA and other health issues. So, first things first, I think it’s definitely time to opt-in for aluminum-free deodorant and take safer precautions to your health.
We all have it, whether it’s physical or emotional, about our jobs/careers, relationships, the world…but what do we actually do to reduce our stressors daily, so we can live a more powerful life?
The things is, unfortunately, stress is always going to be around us. It’s inevitable, although there are ways to help manage stress so it doesn’t effect our physical or emotional health!
Being that it’s Stress Awareness Month, I want to give you five of my favorite, simple and effective ways to help you de-stress every day, so that way you are setting yourself up to optimize your health and performance!
Do you stretch?
I used to think stretching was just something I had to do while at gymnastics or before track practice and I absolutely hated it. Mostly because it was painful, in an obvious way, but I also thought it was lame and not necessary.
I found that most people, even athletes, agree. We tend to think stretching is tedious, not fun, and, let’s face it, doesn’t look very cool. On the other hand, we also seem to think stretching is only good for before or after a workout.
[p.s. that’s actually wrong]
I’m here to tell you that stretching is one of the most beneficial things you can add to your health routine in 2019 and it requires very little work AND time!
This year, my beautiful grandmother, AKA Nanny, turned 80, and she’s still as vibrant and healthy as she was as far back as I can remember. Today, we talked about life, health, happiness, fear, family, relationships, and all the challenges that life sometimes brings us and the ways in which we choose to deal with failure and be vulnerable enough to tell our stories and share our natural gifts with others.
It occurred to me that I am so lucky to have 80 years of wisdom to learn from, so I took advantage and put together a compilation of Nanny’s best tips on living a full, healthy life in this crazy world.
The most amazing thing about this woman is her openness to continue to learn and grow as a person, as a mother, a sister, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and even, get this, a fiancé!
When it comes to the fitness/exercise industry, we can easily become intimidated, confused, or otherwise you literally have no idea where to start.
Let’s face it . . . we’ve all been there!
I was a competitive gymnast for years and competed track and field in high school. When all of that ended it was hard stepping out of my comfort zone of having sports to back me up and keep my body moving. I was insanely intimidated and had no idea where to even start. Not to mention, I wasn’t that interested to exercise outside of sports.
That was until I learned the hard way that moving my body was important.