Category: Movement

I love to quote my friend Gabrielle Roth who says that the “greatest way to still the mind is to move the body” Our bodies were made to move. Although modern technology may be making our lives easier on many levels, it is also making us more sedentary and we just don’t move nearly enough as we should be.

Movement can be energizing, strengthening and calming, but most importantly, it is an essential component to staying healthy and vital and one of the key factors to aging well.

In this section, you will find posts on exercise, yoga and other forms of movement vital to your overall well being.

5 Ways To Cleanse Your Body This Fall

Want to feel guided and supported as you combine all of these detox tips? Sign up for our upcoming Be Well Cleanse fall workshop!

Just Breathe

Feeling overwhelmed? Intentional breathing can help quell your anxiety. Try these four breathing methods.

Treat Your Gut with Foam Rolling

Efficient digestion is the key to radiant health. Unfortunately, many of us experience bloating, constipation, and belly discomfort — all signs of a sluggish or stressed digestive track. When digestion is slow and imbalanced, we have problems with elimination — which is a key way our bodies flush out toxins — and disease thrives. Even common colds and skin issues can be traced back to imbalances in the gut.

How to Stop Overcommitting Your Time

Veronica Arreola’s schedule seemed to sneak up on her. Her job at the University of Illinois at Chicago required long hours, and she did some pro bono freelance writing for a local nonprofit. Weekday mornings, she drove her 6-year-old daughter to school and picked her up after work. She also fit in errands, housework, and social obligations. It felt manageable—but just barely. She was constantly running behind schedule.

Forever Fit

Getting older doesn’t have to mean retiring from your favorite activities and sports.
Here’s your guide for staying fit for life.

I’m 70. There, I said it.

None of my previous milestone birthdays — not 40, 50, or even 60 — got my attention. But 70 did

Healthy Habits for Summer Skin

There are a few lifestyle changes I make every year when summer starts. We all want to look and feel our best during the summer months, and my little mental checklist makes me feel at least a little more in control and prepared during swimsuit season. Here’s my list of healthy habits for summer-ready skin from head to toe.

8 Ways to Fight Jet Lag

One of summertime’s greatest joys? Travel to faraway places. One of its biggest headaches (other than the TSA lines)? Jet lag. It’s the traveler’s equivalent of a hangover, with the main difference being that you probably had no fun getting it, and the pain will last longer than the alcohol-induced kind. And why does jet lag still have such power over us?