Sunday, October 2

Wellness

Health and Wellness: Balance problems? Three signs it could be ‘in your head’
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Health and Wellness: Balance problems? Three signs it could be ‘in your head’

As we get older - balance problems tend to creep up on us. Everything from poor vision to weak muscles to stiff joints can have an impact on how steady we are on our feet. Activities like Yoga and Tai Chi are great for improving balance because they help you to focus and become more aware of how your body is moving. Having a strong core and leg muscles are also key. But what if you’ve been working on all of these areas and your balance still hasn’t improved? There’s one other huge contributor to balance and it’s called your vestibular system. It’s one of our three major balance systems and it’s located in your inner ear - literally in your head. Your vestibular system is responsible for sensing movement and changes in your head position and when it’s not working properly, it will definit...
Can mouth taping really help you sleep better?
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Can mouth taping really help you sleep better?

TikTok is your one-stop shop for ‘WTF’ wellness trends, and mouth taping is one of the latest. The practice involves gently sealing your lips shut with specialist tape (no, not that old roll of Sellotape you found in the drawer) before going to bed at night, to encourage nasal breathing and prevent snoring. The #mouthtaping hashtag currently has 25.4 million views on TikTok, and if social media wellness ‘gurus’ are to be believed, it will change your life. One user with 68,000 likes on his post says he’s been taping his mouth shut for two years, claiming it’s helped with snoring, energy levels and sore throat/jaw on waking. Health and beauty influencer Isabelle Lux claims that breathing through your mouth gives you bad breath, gum disease, cavities, brain fog and a weakened immune syste...
Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming
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Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming

A breeze is playing through the palm fronds while aquamarine water laps at the white sand. On another sun-drenched day at the Maldives' first destination wellness resort, Joali Being (Joali.com), guests are zenning out on the meditation deck and inside the sound therapy room, heating up in the sauna or immersing themselves in sub-zero temperatures in the cryo-chamber. Me, I'm chatting to director of wellbeing, Susanne Fisch, about quantum physics. "The latest research is really being embraced by the wellness industry," she says, explaining that treatments such as sound therapy and energetic healing are informed by the work of quantum physicists. "It is looking at the electromagnetic fields that your heart and brain emit, how to get your energy and your vibrations aligned so you feel groun...
Health & Wellness: Six low-carb lunch ideas for work
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Health & Wellness: Six low-carb lunch ideas for work

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Using a break at work to dart through a nearby drive-thru for a burger and fries is often fast and convenient but unhealthy. Fast food is often filled with empty carbohydrates that can cause insulin spikes and knock the body’s natural insulin responses out of balance. Understandably, a number of workers are depending less on fast food for lunch and bringing their own healthier, homemade midday meals to work. According to The Huffington Post, about 85% of people bring a lunch to work more often than they buy one. If you’re thinking of jumping on the homemade lunch bandwagon, listed below are six low-carb meal ideas to consider. #1 Honey-Mustard Chicken Salad If you’re interested in a meaty salad that’s tasty and easy to prepare, this may be the rec...
The 6 non-negotiable wellness secrets J-Lo swears by (including affirmation cards and holistic weight training)
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The 6 non-negotiable wellness secrets J-Lo swears by (including affirmation cards and holistic weight training)

Jennifer Lopez is all we care about right now. After surprising us all on Sunday with a picture posted to her Instagram of her lying back in bed, looking blissfully happy, alongside the caption “Sadie! #iykyk [if you know, you know']”, it was quickly confirmed the singer had married old flame Ben Affleck at Las Vegas' Little White Chapel. Ever since, we've developed a deep fascination with all things Jennifer Lopez, from her wedding manicure shade to her incredible fashion prowess. The star is currently honeymooning with her new husband in Paris before gearing up to host a lavish wedding for family and friends at Ben’s mansion in Georgia (excited, us?). So how, at 53, does Jennifer look so damn good… and what can we glean from her beauty and wellness regime to look as fantastic as she do...
Wellness exercises to get you through gloomy days
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Wellness exercises to get you through gloomy days

It’s another payday and we are (in all senses of the word) spent. After a high-stress work week, it is all too easy to barrel through a weekend without having done any sort of recuperating, but self-care is a must for even the busiest workers. Take a point or two from this week’s Lifestyle Inquirer Editorial Picks of wellness practices, curated by Fitness expert Mitch Felipe Mendoza, so you’re back and ready to go for whatever life has in store for you. Enjoy your weekend, readers! 1. Outdoor walking Being in touch with nature while you move can keep you calm and reduce loneliness. Diverting your attention to the trees, clouds, sand and the land can remind you how great life is. At the same time, doing something about your health by exercising can improve your energy and really make you ...
Health and wellness: Are flip flops aggravating your plantar fasciitis?
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Health and wellness: Are flip flops aggravating your plantar fasciitis?

Now that summer is here - it’s flip flop and sandal season for many. Unfortunately, this also typically results in a rise in foot pain and plantar fasciitis cases. One of my readers recently wrote to me and asked about this. Here’s what Jennifer wanted to know: “Now that I’m wearing flip flops again, I noticed that my plantar fasciitis is acting up. Is there anything I can do? Do I need to stop wearing flip flops?” This is a great question Jennifer. In order to answer your question, let’s look at a few reasons why plantar fasciitis occurs in the first place. Ideally, if you can stay on top of your plantar fasciitis and/or prevent it all together, flip flops won’t even be an issue. Read the full story at seacoastonline.com
10 top wellness breaks for a stress-free summer
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10 top wellness breaks for a stress-free summer

A change is as good as a rest – but there’s much to be said for the added benefits of massage, yoga, forest bathing, or trotting along a Spanish sierra while the cicadas reach their crescendo. Holistic and experiential holidays are booming, and as the dust settles on our post-pandemic angst they are expected to be an integral part of our travel plans going forward. Get the full list at Independent.ie
Women and wellness
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Women and wellness

March and May are two months of the year when women, especially mothers, are honored and celebrated. We cornered a group of strong J&J Philippines executives and asked for their insights on women and wellness. “Women are natural caregivers and decision-makers, and I take it to heart that I am responsible for ensuring that my family’s health and well-being are always at its best,” said J&J Philippines head of technology Therence “Tet” Lim. “It’s important to expand this further to our communities to ensure that they can act as a strong support system, so that women can feel more assured that their families are healthy in all aspects. Empowering women to get involved in the health and wellbeing of families is crucial to the success of elevating the health and well-being of all famil...
What people consider ‘wellness’ is changing, MindBody CEO explains
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What people consider ‘wellness’ is changing, MindBody CEO explains

The fitness industry is recovering from the shock of COVID-19, and gyms are finding that some pandemic-era trends are subsiding while others are sticking around. "It starts with how the consumers think about wellness," Mindbody and ClassPass CEO Josh McCarter said on Yahoo Finance Live (video above). "And we say that COVID really created this global wellness imperative where people think about wellness differently." According to Mindbody's 2022 Wellness Index Survey of 16,000 individuals, 78% of respondents said that wellness was more important than ever and nearly half of those surveyed cited mental well-being as a top reason to exercise. These findings suggest that the definition of wellness has broadened: It's now more about "integrative wellness," McCarter said, which encompasses ot...