25 Exciting Ways to Get More Daily Steps In | The Health Sessions

25 Exciting Ways to Get More Daily Steps In

Walking is probably the easiest, cheapest and most accessible kind of exercise. And yet, going for a 30 minute walk every day will improve your heart health, boost your brainpower, ease joint pain and help you maintain a healthy weight. Not to mention that you often get the added benefits of being outdoors, like fresh air, vitamin-D producing sunshine and better immunity.

When you’re living with chronic illness, walk training is also an effective way to increase your mobility. And, as a result of being able to go places again, your quality of life may improve. Because even in our sedentary society,

But compared to dancing, gym classes or playing team sports, walking can seem a little boring. Especially in the early days of your recovery journey, when you have to drag yourself outside and don’t have the energy to wander far from home, your usual walk around the block can becomes monotonous.

The good news is, there are plenty of ways to make your walk training more fun. Of course, a lot depends on your current fitness levels and the area you live in, but most of these tips can be adapted to fit your needs. So take a look at 25 exciting ways to get more daily steps in!

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11 Healthy Snacks to Beat the Midday Slump | The Health Sessions

11 Healthy Snacks to Beat the Afternoon Slump

When it comes to healthy eating, there’s one pitfall I struggle with: healthy snacking.

Especially when the afternoon slump rolls around, I crave something sweet or salty to give me a little energy boost. And of course, a banana, boiled egg, unsweetened yogurt or green smoothie would do just fine, but I love a crunchy bite – and apparently, I’m not the only one.

So if you’re looking for quick & easy snacks that’ll bring just a little extra joy to your day, then take a look at these 11 healthy snacks to beat the afternoon slump. 

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Back-to-School Season: The Adult Guide to Getting Back on Track | The Health Sessions

Back-to-School Season: The Adult Guide to Getting Back on Track

Does the end of Summer still feel like back-to-school season, even now that you’re an adult? You’re not the only one.  The media dubbed September “the new January”, because for so many of us, the beginning of Fall has the same new-year feeling, with fresh starts, clean slates and empty calendars.

After a relaxing Summer, how do you get back on track with school, work and healthy living while keeping your mood and energy up?

I’ve rounded up the best advice from the archives to make the most of back-to-school season as a (chronically ill) adult!

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27 Subtle Ways to Optimize Your Home for Healing | The Health Sessions

27 Subtle Ways to Optimize Your Home for Healing

This blog post contains some affiliate links to resources you may find useful, at no extra costs to you. All opinions are my own. 

You know how you’re trying to cut down on sugar but suddenly find yourself reaching for the cookie jar on the coffee table? That’s because your living environment plays a bigger role in the choices you make every day than you probably realize.

If you live in a neighborhood with side walks, bike lanes and greenery, for example, you’re more likely to be physically active than people who don’t have easy access to these recreational facilities. And it’s no coincidence that supermarkets place big brands at grab-level and impulse buys at the counter – that’s all to seduce you to buy more.

It’s not just your ZIP code that affects your behaviour, mood, stress levels and overall health, but your home environment too. When you have a bowl of candy on your desk, chances are you’ll mindlessly eat much more than you’d planned. Thankfully the reverse is also true: putting a fruit bowl in the kitchen encourages you to get your vitamins in. That’s exactly why James Clear, best-selling author of Atomic Habits, advocates to design your environment to work for you, not against you.

By making a few changes at home, you can make it easier to create and stick to healthy habits, and break bad ones. Think of environment design like a subtle nudge in the right direction. Especially if chronic illness forces you to spend a lot of time at home, you might want to make some easy changes to your interior so you can effortlessly make better choices.

Here are 27 subtle ways you can optimize your surroundings to best support your health and happiness.

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The 5 Health Apps You'll Want to Download | The Health Sessions

The 5 Health Apps You’ll Want to Download

This blog post contains some affiliate links to resources you may find useful, at no extra costs to you. All opinions are my own. 

It can be pretty daunting and confusing to monitor your symptoms, uncover patterns and potential triggers, and then take action to improve your health and lifestyle. That’s when health apps come to your rescue!

Thanks to modern technology, you can now access helpful health tools anywhere anytime. No matter if you want to sleep better, ease your pain or track your menstrual cycle, there’s an app that can help you manage your illness and optimize your health.

Have a look at these 5 health apps you’ll want to download. 

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