How to Work Your Way Up to Walking 10,000 Steps A Day | The Health Sessions

How to Work Your Way Up to Walking 10,000 Steps A Day

When you’re healthy and fit, you don’t realize how essential it is to be able to move around on foot. Walking is probably just a boring activity you mindlessly do.

It’s not until you become ill or injured that you discover that being able to walk places is key to living a ‘normal life’, even in our sedentary society. Pain, dizzy spells, shaky legs and extreme fatigue can make the simplest moves difficult, from browsing the aisles of the supermarket to getting across the parking lot or going on a day out with friends.

But even many able-bodied people don’t get the recommended 10,000 steps a day in. No matter what your current fitness level is, there are doable ways to gradually increase your walking stamina. 

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The 2 Most Important You Need to Ask Yourself to Get Healthier This Year | The Health Sessions

The 2 Most Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself to Get Healthier This Year

So you’ve decided that this will be the year that you’ll gradually get healthier.

You probably have an idea in mind how you’d like things to turn out: running your first race, feeling fabulous in your bikini next summer or exude a Zen-like calm in the midst of chaos. If you have a chronic illness, you may simply dream of having less pain, more energy and being able to pick up your favourite hobby again. But where do you begin to make this happen?

Here are two questions to ask yourself when you start creating your action plan to get healthier.

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3 Morning Exercises to Start Your Day with a Bang | The Health Sessions

3 Morning Exercises to Start Your Day with a Bang

This is a guest post by Sarah Jacobs from Lea-p.com

Waking up early and doing a bit of exercises can help boost your overall mood and productivity all throughout the day. This is because exercising helps release happy hormones (serotonin) from your brain and can also improve blood and oxygen flow into your brain – making you more active and feeling positive for the day.

Going out for a walk or a short jog is the best kind of exercise in the morning because you get to breathe in the calm and fresh morning air, go around your community and entertain yourself with the outside view.

However, not everyone is lucky enough to live in a good neighborhood. If you are living in an apartment in the middle of the city for example, walking or jogging outside is not exactly an inspiring exercise with all the honking cars, busy pavements and unshaded concrete streets. There are however different exercises you can do inside the house – and these can also improve your mood and productivity too.

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The One Yoga Pose A Day Challenge | The Health Sessions

The One Yoga Pose A Day Challenge

“If you practice yoga once a week, you will change your mind. If you practice yoga twice a week, you will change your body. If you practice yoga every day, you will change your life.” – Unknown Two months ago, we welcomed our son into the world. I feel immensely thankful that my once struggling … Read more >



Two Birds, One Stone: 4 Healthy Habits with Multiple Benefits | The Health Sessions

Two Birds, One Stone: 4 Healthy Habits with Multiple Benefits

Healthy living can feel like a lot of work, especially when you start your wellness journey with full enthusiasm, trying to add every advice to your health repertoire: moving your body regularly, upgrading your food pattern, quitting bad habits like smoking or drinking, adopting natural wellness rituals and a daily meditation practice.

How do you find the time and energy to fit that all into your already busy schedule?

Well, partly it’s a matter of setting priorities of course. We’re all guilty of mindlessly browsing the net, binge-watching series and being busy for busy’s sake. If that’s the case, you could try things like the Power Hour Method to get a healthy head start on your day. But if you lack the necessary ‘spoons’ to do so – or you have little ones running around who make a dedicated morning routine impossible – you can also add multifunctional healthy habits to your day.

A multifunctional habit is a helpful behaviour that serves more than one purpose. In other words, you get multiple health benefits from performing one single routine. 

For example, by doing your groceries on foot, you combine a necessary chore with a brisk walk, fresh air and hopefully some sunshine. Plus, you can’t thoughtlessly throw ‘great discount offers’ of not-so-healthy food items in your shopping cart, because you’ll have to be able to carry everything home eventually.

So which multifunctional habits could help you lead a healthier lifestyle in an effortless way? 

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