Mindful Moments Meditation with DJ Class6

Today, we will recognize the need to TRY before predicting a futuristic failure. Do the meditation below.

Today’s Workout: Pilates

Pilates is a great addition to your usual workout routine. With its slow, purposeful toning and strengthening movements that nurture flexibility, it’s the perfect balance to more high impact workouts like running or HIIT.

Benefits of Pilates

  1. Great for building a strong core. At the heart of pilates lies a focus on building a strong and stable core. The exercises engage deep abdominal muscles, along with the muscles of the back and pelvis. A strong core not only aids in better balance and alignment but also forms the foundation for overall strength and mobility.
  2. Improves posture and balance Modern lifestyles, often characterized by prolonged hours spent sitting, can wreak havoc on our posture. Pilates exercises work to counterbalance the effects of sitting, leading to improved spinal alignment and reduced strain on the neck and shoulders.
  3. Promotes lean muscle development. Weight lifting has its benefits and is encouraged to achieve optimal wellness. Pilates moves away from building bulkiness and encourages the lean muscles to become stronger.

Try a strengthening pilates workout below.

*Always consult your doctor before starting any workout routine.

Nutrition: Are You Dehydrated? 10 Signs You Need to Up Your Water Intake

Drinking water is one of the most important things you can do daily to maintain good health. And since our bodies are made up of 70% water, it’s only fitting that we must replenish and hydrate regularly.

Dehydration can be the result of a number of factors, including diarrhea, fever, excessive sweating, and frequent urination caused by underlying health issues like undiagnosed or uncontrolled diabetes. 

Signs of Dehydration

  1. Muscle cramps due to the body depleting the muscles of water.
  2. Headaches
  3. Fatigue: when you’re dehydrated the blood vessels directs available water from organs like the heart and brain, causing the rest of the body to slow.
  4. Dizziness caused by low levels of electrolytes.
  5. Dark or foul-smelling urine: Urine should be pale yellow with little-to-no odor.
  6. Dry mouth, lips or skin
  7. Bad breath due to low levels of saliva
  8. Sudden confusion coupled with other symptoms like fast pulse, fever, slow or rapid breathing or uncontrolled shivering.
  9. Sudden hunger or food cravings due to a low functioning liver.
  10. Skin that lacks elasticity. If you grab the skin on the back of your hand and it doesn’t snap back in place quickly when you let go, drink up.

Lastly, always drink good quality water and avoid tap water. Read more about water here.

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