Tag Archives: exercise

5 Weekend Self-Care Activities to Support Your Health Goals

self-care activities for the weekend

Are weekends your nemesis when it comes to your health goals? Does your social calendar lead to one too many adult beverages, lengthy binge-watching sessions from the couch, or skipping your weekly trip to the grocery store? The problem is, the domino effect of those choices can leave you feeling behind and unprepared by the […]

October Self-Care Activities

It’s fall, y’all. Pumpkins and leaves and lattes are a given, but what’s your game plan for getting and staying healthy this month? Use Living Upp’s 8-dimensional self-care framework as a guide, and add these ten suggestions to your October self-care list. (And here are 366 other random self-care activity ideas.) Get a Flu Shot […]

5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

key lime margarita

Almost 50% of Americans are actively trying to lose weight, yet overall success rates remain low—at around 20%. The good news is, you don’t have to lose a ton of weight to cash in on the health benefits. For example, losing just 5% of excess weight can reduce your risk for developing diabetes by a […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 266): Coordinating a Walking Meeting

Two smiling friends at the summit of Poo Poo Point

On day 266 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I coordinated a walking meeting. Over the course of my professional career, I’ve done my fair share of networking. More often than not, making a new connection has involved grabbing a cup of coffee or tea and exchanging an expanded version of the ever-popular elevator pitch, with […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 177): Stretching

gray yoga block on a hardwood floor

On day 177 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored stretching before bed to unwind after a long day. At a recent yoga class, I learned a new pose: the supported bridge. And it’s my latest obsession. Stretching offers many health benefits, such as improving posture and reducing muscle stiffness. I’ve noticed in recent years […]