Thanks to COVID-19, spending time outdoors has been more popular than ever this past year. Many of us took up outdoor activities and camping, or even went all-in with the 1000 hours outside challenge or the Nordic concept of open-air living. But there are lots of reasons why we should keep this ‘trend’ going, even – or especially! – if you’re chronically ill.
This article is written by Jemma Louise Hunt from A Wellness Tale.
Many of us turn to walking as an introduction to exercise following months and years of being housebound by chronic illness. And in the early days, the first tentative steps towards movement are enough to keep us fully motivated and inspired. There is triumph in circuiting the garden for the first time, and pride in ambling up to a neighbour’s house and back, because nothing beats the euphoria of smashing your earlier walking goals.
But healing in chronic illness is never linear and there are often setbacks. Maybe through enthusiasm or sheer determination you walked beyond your current exertion limits, weakening your body and its capabilities? Or perhaps you have reached the peak of your current abilities and a long, frustrating plateau ensues?
It is at this point we might begin to lose motivation, and if the exhilarating and celebratory moments of our early achievements no longer encourage us, what can we look to for inspiration going forward?
This article is written by The Healthy Patron.
According to Henry David Thoreau, “We can never have enough of nature.” Recent studies not only prove this, but they are proving how being in nature can improve your mental health.
One of the best ways to enjoy nature is to go camping. It allows us to unwind from the modern day stresses we experience and rejuvenate our energy levels.
Below we will list a few benefits of camping and your mental health. Once you read through these we hope you decide to spend a weekend out in nature. We have and we think it helps.
This article is written by Sarah Smith.
Health care and beauty products have come a long way in modern times. From the old fashioned products that rose to prominence in the 1920s, we have created a massively diverse range of products. Customers have more choices than ever before, and navigating the endless choices can be confusing.
People are pushing for natural, organic, and healthy options more than ever before as new science shows how manufactured chemicals can be detrimental. There are numerous benefits to using organic health care and beauty products, for the consumer and the planet.