Much of the world’s attention has been focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but we don’t want to lose sight of the big picture. That’s why our monthly for theme for April centers around going "Back to Nature" to help you reclaim your ideal state of health. Learn more about how the following practices can help to enhance your everyday experience, get you to your long-term wellness goals, and enhance your ability to withstand whatever health challenges come your way.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage can help to relieve tension and ease muscle pain, which in turn can reduce the amount of cortisol (stress hormone) your body produces. Cortisol can have many negative effects on your body's function, so it naturally follows that there are numerous health benefits associated with keeping cortisol levels in check.
Silver is known to limit the growth of certain pathogens that are toxic to the human body, and silver can be used safely as an immune supplement. Colloidal silver is an inexpensive alternative for fighting infection without the potential side effects common to pharmaceuticals. However, only true colloidal silver is effective.
Standing Row Challenge
The standing row exercise targets the latissimus dorsi, your largest back muscle, to increase strength and improve posture. Invest a few dollars in a set of resistance bands and follow our 30-Day Challenge to integrate this simple, low-impact exercise that can done practically anywhere into your regular routine.
How to Perform a Standing Row
•Find a fixed object that you can wrap the exercise band around securely.
•Attach the band around the object, then move back to create tension in the band.
•Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, with one foot a little in front of the other, and then bend your knees slightly.
•Pull the band towards you as if you are rowing a boat while keeping your shoulders back.
•Keep your elbows close to your sides as you row and pull the handles back to your body.
•Contract and flex your back muscles at the peak position and then slowly return to starting position.