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Diet Choices for Hair Health

Dedication to personal health and wellness requires evaluating the content of our body’s intake, in hopes of achieving the optimal outcome: our healthiest, best selves. As we incorporate new workout routines or forms of exercise to make our bodies stronger, we often overlook the importance of the strength of a different body part: our hair. […]

Posted in Complete Well-Being, Productivity, Stress

How To Stay (Physically and Mentally) Healthy during COVID-19

As the months of March and April were primarily spent at home as an effort to flatten the curve, we each took steps to create a new sense of “normal”—developing new routines that could function under social distancing policies and federal restrictions.  As a result of the Coronavirus, feelings of emotional distress have arisen around […]

Posted in Breathing, Meditation, Sleep, Stress

How To: Get The Beauty Sleep You Deserve

Sleep is an essential component of life: we need sleep to function, to feel well-rested, and to establish separation between our days. But, while sleep is important, it is not always easy to achieve a good night’s rest. In fact, millions of Americans struggle with sleep deprivation.  Before going to bed, people often run through […]

Posted in Fitness

Think Twice About Skipping an Ab Workout

Doing ab and core exercises doesn’t just have to be for the looks. Strengthening both parts can actually be very beneficial for your well-being. Your core is different from your abdominal muscles, which is more of an outer core. The core consists of muscles around your torso and pelvis—including the front, back, and obliques.  Your core […]

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Barre through Ages

Barre class is a rigorous workout that blends elements from ballet, pilates and yoga and the primary equipment is the bar. Barre was created in London by a ballerina as a rehabilitation exercises after a back injury. The exercise technique addresses multiple areas of your body including your arms, legs, core, and glutes.  Barre is usually offered in class settings and novices receive close instruction from an instructor (Check out our Beginner Barre). The method is low […]

Posted in Breathing

Breath-ful-fillness

Pranayama is defined as controlled deep rhythmic breathing. The underlying principle of this practice aims to form a relationship amongst one’s emotion and breathing. To put it differently, breathing affects emotion and emotions are affective on breathing. The Caravan Wellness video Alternate Nostril Breathing is an exercise inspired by this yogic technique, with benefits that effect mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions, particularly with students (Singh). According to the 2018 mindful breath awareness study using 22 University of Manchester students, the state of wellbeing is the incorporation of an individual’s physical, mental and emotional health faculties. Participants of the research study were […]