The Benefits of Camping for Your Mental Health | The Health Sessions

The Benefits of Camping for Your Mental Health

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.

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10 Summer Essentials for a Fun Staycation | The Health Sessions

10 Summer Essentials for a Fun Staycation

Ok, you’ve got your bathing suit, shades and sunscreen covered. But which other summer essentials do you need to turn these warm months into a fun and relaxing time?

No matter if you’re hitting the beach or hanging out in your backyard, here are 10 must-have items for a summer to remember.  

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Go Natural: 4 Health Benefits of Organic Health Care and Beauty Products | The Health Sessions

Go Natural: 4 Health Benefits of Organic Health Care and Beauty Products

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.

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6 Simple Practices to Restore Your Inner Balance | The Health Sessions

6 Simple Practices to Restore Your Inner Balance

This article is written by Stella Thompson Green.

When you are dealing with chronic illness, an unhealthy lifestyle can gradually erode your strength as well as overall wellbeing.

A poor diet, chronic stress, irregular sleeping patterns and inadequate exercise can lead to physical, mental and emotional difficulties over the course of time. Investing time and effort in changing your habits for the better is worth the trouble. A more balanced approach to living pays off in healing our bodies, balancing our minds and soothing our emotions.

Adopting healthy habits can make you feel more energetic and in balance with yourself. Follow the simple practices listed below in order to relieve stress and boost your mood.

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Life in the Slow Lane: 21 Ideas to Embrace Slow Living | The Health Sessions

Life in the Slow Lane: 21 Ideas to Embrace Slow Living

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

Those endless Summer days are a perfect invitation to adopt a Mediterranean pace of slow living, with time for siestas and home-cooked family meals al fresco. With the sun on your face and great company, what more could you need?

In our fast-pace world, taking time to slow down, savor the moment and enjoy simple pleasures has become a luxury. The notions of “you only live once” and “living your best life” has given many of us a sense of urgency. Every moment has to be seized and used productively. Combined with technology that tempts us to be ‘on’ and connected at all times, there’s little room left for slow living. Time even wrote a notorious piece about the Dutch concept of ‘niksen’ – which literally means doing nothing – as if sitting still and staring our of the window is something revolutionary.

But when you’re living with chronic illness, you’re probably used to life in the slow lane. Having little energy, reduced mobility and requiring lots of rest usually means taking things slow. Because slow living due to health problems isn’t a choice, you might feel sad, angry, frustrated and some real FOMO.

But going faster isn’t always better. Slow living has some serious benefits for your health and happiness. Here’s why you should embrace a slow lifestyle – and how to do it. 

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