Just 10 more days until Christmas, and if you’re like most, you still have some items left on your shopping list (if not the whole thing!) Here are some great health-conscious suggestions for last minute gift ideas, most under $50. Finding the right gift for that special someone can often be a challenge, but when it comes to crunch time, Christmas shopping can really get overwhelming. To add to your worries, you haven’t been able to come up with any good gifts ideas for the health and fitness minded targets on your list. Or maybe you’re the healthy one and you’re looking for the perfect inspirational gift idea for those.
Oh the irony! When we were kids we wanted nothing more than to stay up late and never go to bed. It felt as though going to sleep, whether at night or for naps, was more of a punishment than a necessity. Little did we know then just how much sleep we actually needed. As we get older, and we find ourselves wanting some much needed rest, the need for more sleep becomes less important than getting quality sleep. Recent studies and science have shown that the need to meet minimum sleep requirements is, in fact, vital to our health, no matter what our age. Why We Need Sleep.
You live in Orange County and you lead an active lifestyle. Maybe you’re a runner from San Juan Capistrano or enjoy working out at the local gym in San Clemente or Dana Point. You might be a professional or semi-professional athlete in Laguna Niguel or maybe you enjoy an occasional tennis match or round of golf on the weekend at one of our beautiful local courses. This describes many active and healthy people who live in South Orange County. It also describes many of my clients. While living an active lifestyle is good for your health, it also comes with inherent risks as well. No matter what your physical activity.
As a Neromuscular Therapist and health practitioner, I will often speak with clients about daily exercise as a way of staying fit and preventing injury. If you’ve read my Healthy Guide to Great Hiking Spots in South Orange County, you know that hiking is an activity that helps me stay fit and that I suggest to others. But for many, that kind of strenuous exercise isn’t possible due to injury or fitness level. Or maybe they just don’t have the time to spend an afternoon hiking around our local hills. Living in South Orange County, we are afforded some of the most beautiful weather anyone could ask for and we.
How Your Smart Phone is Hurting Your Body I recently had some relatives visiting from out of town who had driven down to visit me here in Orange County from the San Francisco area. When they arrived I noticed that one of them was rubbing her neck and wincing in pain as we spoke. Of course, being the always-on-the-job, Neuromuscular Therapist that I am, I asked about it. She indicated that she had spent most of the seven hour trip from the Bay Area to my home in San Clemente, getting caught up on work on her smart phone. She was now experiencing major neck pain and an excruciating headache.
Sagewood Wellness Center – Health, Wellness and Balance As a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Wellness Practitioner, maintaining balance in body, mind and spirit is a subject that I often discuss here on my blog as well as with my clients. This balance is also the basis for Integrative Mind-Body Therapy which I employ in assisting my clients. I believe that living a balanced lifestyle will typically provide the best health results. Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy journey, and we could all use some inspiration to support us along the way. With this in mind, I wanted to share 25 quotes that relate to health, wellness and yes, balance. They resonate.