Your Year End Wellness & Lifestyle Review

work in progressAs 2018 winds down, it’s good to look back at the positive progress and lifestyle changes you made. And then build on your personal accomplishments to live well next year.

Step 1: How Far Have You Come?

Where did you start the year with goals or wishes? What obstacles have you overcome and what were your accomplishments? This is the first list you should create for your year end wellness and lifestyle review. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here

Bones: Why You Need to Build Them, and How

Man doing a bicep curlBones—they will help you live well and carry you into your golden years if you care for them. You might take calcium for that, but did you know exercise is bone-building, too?

One thing we can’t escape in life is the passing of time—as our life moves along, the aging process naturally tends to diminish the strength and mass of our bones. In other words, bones tend to become smaller and weaker. It’s one reason people maybe become shorter in height as they get older, and may be more likely to break bones. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here

How to Live Well When You’re Always Busy

inspirational quote- you can totally do thisModern life includes plenty of pressure to get more done and fit more in. Here are some ways you can beat the constant stress and hassle, and live well with your busy schedule.

A great way to start thinking about making a positive shift away from too much busyness, is by defining the “more” you feel you must fit in and get done. Are you looking for more down time, or more free time? Would you like to go more places, or acquire more things? LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here

Learning to Let Go of Body Image Insecurities

woman writing positive affirmationsEver wonder if you’re attractive enough, or feel negative about your body? Building a positive body image is a good way to live well and beat insecurities that get you down.

 

Letting go of a self-critical nature can be tough, especially when we’re surrounded by the kinds of images we tend to find throughout the media, on billboards, in stores and more. It can be hard not to compare yourself to others, and unconsciously decide they are in better shape, thinner, stronger or even happier than you are. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here

Health Benefits for Dog People and Cat People

woman petting a cat and a dogThere are many reasons you love having a pet—affection, protection and entertainment help you live well. Here’s another: dogs and cats can bring fitness and health benefits!

Owning a pet provides a number of healthy perks for the body, ranging from the potential for improved cardiovascular health to a reduced risk of asthma and allergic reactions in children exposed to pet allergens. Not to mention, wellness goes beyond the physical aspects, extending to psychological wellbeing—who hasn’t realized that cuddling with a furry friend truly feels good? LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here