7 Exercises to Strengthen Your Balance Practice | The Health Sessions

7 Exercises to Strengthen Your Balance Practice

This article is written by Brittany Waddell. 

Navigating through life is all about balance—balance in your work, your play, your sleep, and even your health and fitness. As you move your way through this physical world, it is necessary to strike a balance within your physical body because imbalances can lead to illness, premature aging, and chronic disease.

Improving your physical balance and well-being is not difficult; with a few well executed exercises on a consistent basis, you will find improved health and improved balance. Follow these recommendations for greater health and wellness, and better balance in life:

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10 Tips for Healthy Living on Budget | The Health Sessions

10 Tips for Healthy Living on a Budget

This article is written by Helen Rogers from The Crossfit Shoes.  

Most people consider that it is really expensive to lead a healthy lifestyle. You can also think that lifestyle changes, like opting for living a healthier life and eating healthier food, hit your wallet pretty hard and such changes won’t fit in your budget.

But is a healthy lifestyle as pricy as you might think? Lucky for you, there are many ways of making nutrition and fitness more affordable today. If you really want to jumpstart a healthy change in your life, here are ten useful tips that help you start and maintain living a healthier lifestyle on a budget.

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8 Scandinavian Healthy Habits We Should Steal from Our Nordic Neighbours | The Health Sessions

8 Scandinavian Healthy Habits We Should Steal from Our Nordic Neighbours

It’s hard to have missed the world’s fascination with the Scandinavian lifestyle. Once mostly known for ABBA and IKEA, Northern Europe is now acclaimed for their effortless cool style, minimalist design and thrilling crime dramas like The Killing and The Bridge. Not to mention that Scandinavian countries rank pretty much every list, from happiest country in the world and best health care and education systems to gender equality.

So what can we learn from our friends in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland? Have a look at these 8 Scandinavian healthy habits we should steal from our Nordic neighbours.

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How Alternative Forms of Therapy Improved The Quality of My Life | The Health Sessions

How Alternative Forms of Therapy Improved the Quality of My Life

This article is written by Trevor McDonald. 

It was 8 a.m. on a Monday morning, and my alarm clock had been buzzing for nearly an hour. I was going to be late to work again. My pain kept me up until about 3 a.m. the previous night, and it was back with a vengeance. Time to pop another opioid painkiller. Could I remember a time when I wasn’t high?

Everything is a little fuzzy, and the pain persists. These pills aren’t working like they used to. I’d stop taking them altogether if only I could. But I can’t…

Not everyone who takes opioid painkillers gets addicted, but many people do. When your pain is chronic, and painkillers are the only reprieve, it’s difficult to avoid addiction.

Like every other fortunate addict, I eventually found my way out. But painkillers were no longer an option. I have scoliosis and suffer from chronic back pain from a bulging disc. Even after dragging myself back from the pits of addiction, I suffered. I wish I could convey how hard it was to go through recovery with chronic pain, but I know some of you know exactly what it’s like. I’m not the only one who has walked this path.

The pain was a constant trigger and it held me back from living a full life. One day, I decided to take control. It’s easy to feel hopeless in the face of adversity. But it’s important to remember that most problems have solutions.

Traditional methods failed me, but I found hope and happiness through alternative forms of therapy. I want to share the methods that worked for me, but I’m a firm believer that everyone is different. When it comes to alternative therapies, especially, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Here are some of the alternative therapies that worked well for me.

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How Yoga Calms Anxiety Holistically | The Health Sessions

How Yoga Calms Anxiety Holistically

This article was written by Manmohan Singh from Rishikul Yogshala.

In this age and era of professional stress and personal troubles, anxiety is the condition that afflicts a number of people. Anxiety is one of the most common psychological disorders affecting people of all ages and gender.

 Medications, counseling, and other forms of therapy have proven to be effective in treating anxiety. But going natural is highly recommended. Yoga science calms anxiety holistically. It equally addresses physical, mental, and emotional anxiety and produces effects that are long-lasting and healthy.  

The Asanas, Pranayama, and Meditation are the core components of yoga that when practiced reduces anxiety and promotes serenity on a deeper level. These three are natural yoga techniques that affect the body,mind, and soul to release the anxiety and stress.  

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