How is it back to school time already! Even though I'm not a student and don't have any kids heading back to school, September still always feels like a fresh start. It was a busy August, and I have to admit that the summer kind of passed me by this year. I sadly realized this weekend that I haven’t been swimming even once! Hopefully we'll get a few more weeks of summery weather, but I'm also a little excited for all the fall things (and Halloween - the most wonderful time of the year!). Here are a few updates and favourites from August.
Well, I'm a little late on the March review post. Time has been flying and I've been completely slacking on the blog posts. While it would be nice to stick to a consistent posting schedule, I’m determined to have this blog remain a fun hobby, so I’m not going to stress out about it! From past blogging experience I know I lose interest when it starts to feel like a job.
So I’ve decided to do a monthly focus for March on mindfulness - and I’m pretty excited about it...maybe partly because 'Mindful March' just sounds so catchy! I’ve been interested in meditation and mindfulness practices as a way to reduce stress and anxiety for a few years. Meditation has proven to be a very helpful tool for calming my worry-prone brain! During March I’m going to look at ways to incorporate more mindfulness into my everyday life.
How is January already over!? This month flew by! I'm going to try and get into the habit of doing a monthly review post to keep on track with my wellness goals and also any random favourites, finds or fun memories from the month! Here we go...
Have you heard of time restricted eating? I was introduced to the idea last year when I first started following the work of Dr. Rhonda Patrick. Dr. Patrick is a biomedical scientist who runs a great website and produces podcasts and videos about health, nutrition longevity and aging - so many interesting topics! One of her repeat podcast interview guests is Dr. Satchin Panda who researches circadian rhythm and the health benefits of time restricted eating. Time restricted eating is basically a form of intermittent fasting, and appears to me to be by far the easiest method to follow. When I learned about the opportunity to participate in an app-based research study I was in!
I go through phases where I like to spend an embarrassing portion of my free time reading blog posts and articles about health and nutrition and fitness...and no, we don't have cable. In the past few years, gut health, the microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics seem to have become very popular topics. Apparently, keeping our resident …
If you've been wondering what this ketogenic diet fad is all about, then this post is for you! After much reading and research, I did a 30 day experiment with this style of eating. Today I’m sharing more about my experience, my results and what I learned!