Though it may be harder to come by these days, laughing it up does wonders for your health, so I urge you to indulge every day. Just like getting good sleep, eating your veggies and daily exercise, laughter is an essential, particularly now, when it’s so easy for our chaotic world to drag spirits down.
Now, millions of people are rushing to upgrade their health habits to build immunity so they’ll be ready to fend off the next viral spike should it come (and it probably will). That’s at least one positive sea-change to come out of our current pandemic era. A great way to start is by removing the toxins that undermine it, and topping that list are the endocrine disrupters (EDs).
One of the best ways to get away from it all quickly and easily is with meditation. It’s free, easy to do and can be done anywhere you can find a quiet spot. Meditation’s benefits are legion – it helps cultivate adaptability, resilience, and reduces reactivity (as well as the lashing out that can accompany it), while offering brain and heart protection; better immunity, mood, sleep, feelings of calm; reduced anxiety, pain sensitivity, etc.
To power through all those pandemic-generated Zoom-calls, hours of parenting, and tending to the rest of our busy lives, we need energy and plenty of it. But for a lot of us dealing with "crisis fatigue," that much needed energy is exactly what's in short supply.
No matter what long-term changes COVID-19 may bring about in this country, one thing is for sure: it’s imperative that you keep your body moving and stay fit throughout the pandemic and beyond. Not doing so comes at too high a price, the weaker your body is, the easier it may be for the virus to get a foothold inside it, and the worse the outcomes if you do get sick.
When you’re not a natural in the kitchen or you’re short on space or you’re feeling pressed for time, it’s easy to slide back into old cooking-averse habits. But if you simplifying the process and have the right tools, you can, dare we say it, idiot-proof your cooking at home skills. Here are a few tips on how to do just that, and a few good reasons why you should.