Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s pretty simple isn’t it? On average, a person will breathe 12 breaths each minute, totaling 17,000 breaths per day. It’s a function that is second nature, and we don’t even think about it. Now, place one hand on your chest and one hand on your belly. Which hand moves when you breathe in? Does your chest rise with each breath? Or, do you feel like your chest and shoulders are relatively quiet and your belly expands?
Low back pain is a common phenomenon in the world. It’s a condition that can be a constant complaint to some people, and an episodic annoyance to others with no definite solution in sight. But, a lot of times those who deal with low back pain on a regular basis, resign themselves to the pain and the inconvenience, feeling that even if they win the battle against one flair-up, another incident is just around the corner. So why fight it? Why not just surrender?
Water—it’s pretty important. It covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and makes up roughly 60% of a person’s body weight. We are constantly reminded to drink plenty of it on hot days and when exercising. But, why is water so important to our well-being? How do we know when we need to drink water, and how much we should drink each day? Simple questions, right? But, it’s often the simple things that get overlooked.
What’s your favorite color? Do you prefer the bold hues of red, orange, and yellow? Or are you drawn to the serene and calming shades of blue, green, and purple? Color is a key player in many choices that we make from the decision of which shirt to wear in the morning to which car to buy. But, do you ever pay attention to the color foods that you eat?
We live in a fast paced world that is dictated by clocks—alarm clocks, time clocks, etc. In an environment where each moment is accounted for and bouts of freedom are few and far between, it can be difficult to live a truly balanced lifestyle. Some things must go when schedules get packed with meetings, sports practices, and school functions. It becomes difficult to maintain a diet filled with proper nutrition, a steady exercise regime, and even a regular sleep schedule.