Morning Stretches: Stretches to Start Your Day Right

Picture this: you wake up in the morning and instead of reaching for your phone first thing, you reach one arm up in the air, stretching your spine gently. You repeat with the other arm, and immediately feel your mobility increase. Congrats! You’ve started your morning stretching routine and are on your way to a restful day. Unfortunately, most people do not start their day with some morning stretching, but instead dive right toward their cell phones. Deloitte shows that 43 percent of people check their phones within five minutes of waking up, and 17 percent check their phones immediately after opening their eyes. Using your phone first thing in the morning can have negative effects on your overall productivity. Kick that habit to the curb and start your day a new way, with some light morning stretching. Not sure how to start your morning stretching? We’ve got you covered. Start with an Upward Stretch Interlace your hands and press your palms straight up. Make sure to squeeze your biceps in toward your ears and …

Easy Hand Pressure Points Guide

Applying pressure to different points in your body can have a beneficial effect to your overall well being. Try utilizing five pressure points on your hand today: Small intestine 3 Lesser place Yao tong xue Joining valley Fish border Lesser Place Need something to battle winter blahs? This point helps battle fear, sadness, worry, agitation and anxiety. The lesser place pressure point is located on the bottom outside of your palm, on the opposite side of your thumb. Fish Border Feeling less than 100%? This point helps with headaches or throat pain. The fish border pressure point is located on the edge of your thumb ride, just on the outside of your hand. Small Intestine Give yourself some r&r while hitting this point. This helps with stiffness, back pain, occipital headaches, red eyes and hand pain relief. The small intestine point is located on the outside of your hand, right next to the pinky finger joint. Joining Valley This point does it all! Applying pressure helps with sinusitis, nose bleeds, sore throats, toothaches, allergies and …

Creating an Easy Wellness Routine

While many eschew the New Year and the intentions that many set – we embrace steps in the right direction. A new, popular intention set for 2021: creating a wellness routine. 2020 was a whirlwind, leaving many people needing grounding and a way to anchor their days. A wellness routine balances your week by providing an outline for self care and recovery needs. Customize this easy wellness routine for whatever works best for you and your schedule. A Four Step Wellness Routine Don’t want to start an entirely new routine? That’s totally fine! Try starting small with a simple morning routine, or wind down with a nighttime routine. Another tip: try adding in different parts of this simple wellness routine throughout your week and see which resonate with you. A wellness routine is meant to be updated over time. Create a Workout Routine A workout routine can include trying out your favorite classes (virtually) or prioritizing a daily 30 minute walk outdoors, but regardless of choice, working out is essential for promoting wellness and overall …