30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 29

This simple tip might seem a little elementary, but all too often we tend to ignore the little cues we get from our bodies. Our busy lifestyles seem to pull us in 20 different directions at once and demand that we keep pushing forward without restraint.  But doing so when your body’s innate wisdom is…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 28

Sometimes the most toxic environment you will spend time in is right under your own roof. A major overhaul of you home would be beyond the budget of most people.  Doing so might require replacing off-gassing carpets and mattresses, or swapping out building materials with more natural ones.  And then there is the issue of…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 27

How often do you take a really deep breath during the day?  Perhaps once or twice when you get winded from overexertion? Getting into the practice of deep breathing can increase your energy level by boosting the oxygenation of your blood and cells.  It can also help with elimination of toxins through respiration, as well…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 26

Did you know that kids who grow up around cats, dogs, and other household pets typically have stronger immune systems than those who don’t?  This follows the same logic as getting your hands in the dirt.  You develop a stronger immune response the more you are exposed to small doses of bacteria and other natural…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 25

I talk to so many parents who envy their kids’ energy, flexibility, and range of motion.  It’s true that we lose some elasticity in our soft tissue as we age, and our joints continue to get beat up from normal wear and tear.  But one major reason we don’t move like we used to is,…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 24

Did you ever wonder why the spine is shaped the way it is?  When you look at it from the front, it is straight up and down like you might expect.  But if you view it from the side, you will notice that it has 3 distinct curves, with the neck arcing forward, the mid…

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30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 23

If you’re trying to reach a healthier body weight, one of the most stressful things you can do is to obsess over the numbers you are seeing on the scale.  You need to track your progress toward your goal, but if you are stressing over the scale every day, or several times a day, you…

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