13 May Express yourself for better health
How are you doing? While that’s sometimes a straightforward and short conversation, it’s important to recognize that now more than ever, it might be a loaded question for you. And that’s ok. Forbes published an article a couple of years ago that takes us deeper about sharing:
There are three main pillars of self-expression, each of which is important in allowing you to authentically express yourself. They are:
• Emotional self-expression
Read The Benefits of Expressing Your Emotions to learn so much more.
On a much less scientific note, but definitely a fun one, have you ever heard of the game High, Low, Buffalo? It’s a wonderful conversation starter for adults and children to share their experiences from the day or week. It’s easy to remember and facilitate.
Ask someone to share their:
- HIGH from the day or week
- LOW from the day or week
- BUFFALO: a random, funny, or interesting thing that happened that day or week
Exercise/Workout Spotlight: Compound Exercises
Compound exercises are exercises that work multiple muscle groups at the same time. For example, a squat is a compound exercise that works the quadriceps, glutes, and calves.
You can also do compound exercises that combine two exercises into one move to target even more muscles (for example, a lunge with a bicep curl).
RECIPES FOR THIS WEEK
Keep up those push-ups and squats. The next add-on exercise is 10 mountain climbers. You got this!
By Victoria Emmitt RD