51 Of The Best Benefits Of Rebounding Exercise

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Do you want to have some fun while you are getting a fantastic workout?

I have a hard time finding an exercise routine  I actually enjoy.

I love physical activity — walking, biking, hiking, dancing, etc. But a regular “exercise program” feels like work to me.

My problem is finding a morning routine, or a combination of routines, that I actually enjoy and that will work with my life, the weather, and my fitness level.

I did a bit of research and discovered a mini-trampoline exercise, better-known as rebounding.

And boy was I blown away by the myriad of health benefits of rebounding by doing this fun jumping-around-thing we did as kids.

So I went out and bought myself a mini rebounder trampoline and have discovered my go-to cardio exercise.

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7 Healthy Real Food Alternatives to Whey Protein

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If you’re working with weights to build muscle, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of using whey protein, and maybe you’ve already used it.

Maybe you even have a favorite brand.

But you’re also open to healthy and more affordable substitutes for whey protein.

After all, high-quality whey protein doesn’t come cheap. And you shouldn’t have to go broke or into debt to build muscle and improve your overall health.

And since we usually find real food more satisfying than most protein supplements – smoothies, shakes, and bars – it makes sense to focus on those rather than alternative protein powders.

With that in mind, we’ve created this list of seven healthy and affordable real food alternatives to whey protein.

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13 Poems About Grief That Offer Solace And Support During Loss

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Looking for the best, most comforting poems about losing a loved one?

You’re not alone.

Just looking through condolence cards at a local store is unlikely to help you find just what you’re looking for to express the complex emotions of grief and loss.

I mean, it could happen.

It just probably won’t. 

You don’t want to read dozens of variations on “We’re so sorry about your loss.”

You want something that makes you think, “Finally… someone gets it.” 

The poets featured in this post clearly understand what you’re going through.

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The Ultimate Self-Care Checklist Of 101 Soothing Actions in 2021

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When life is stressful and resources are dwindling, it’s all too easy to justify ditching self-care in order to whittle down your to-do list.

But what about your self-care list?

If you don’t have one, I can pretend to be shocked, but I probably won’t pull it off convincingly.

Most of us cheat a little (or a lot) on self-care when we’re stressed. 

But, ironically, that’s when you need it most. 

No matter how busy your life gets, you need a daily self-care checklist to stay on the right track without sacrificing your health and well-being. 

Use our ultimate self-care checklist to create one that fits your life and makes it better.

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15 Emotional Self-Care Ideas For Stressful Times

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During stressful times, it’s often hard to take the time you need to focus on yourself.

Work and life responsibilities may get in the way of your health and well-being, making it difficult to manage your emotions.

If you frequently feel angry, depressed, or anxious, you may need to devote more time to your emotional self-care.

While many people find it easy to deal with their physical needs, your feelings can directly impact your overall health.

Stress leads to an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Learning how to take care of your inner world may help you improve your overall health while giving you a foundation for dealing with challenging situations. 

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How To Stop Anxiety From Spiraling Out Of Control

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Anxiety is awful.

It is one of the worst mental and physical feelings in the world.

You literally want to jump out of your own skin. Inhabiting your body is like living inside of a live-wire suit with no means of escape. You are buzzing, overstimulated, and filled with a vague sense of dread.

Living with anxiety feels like that moment when you see a speeding car headed straight at you — only that moment lasts for what feels like an eternity. Your “fight or flight” systems are in full activation mode.

There's a heaviness in your chest. Your palms might sweat. Your heart is racing. You feel the urge to pace the floor, shake your foot uncontrollably, or rock back and forth just to dispel some of the anxious energy.

You might try to take some deep breaths to calm down, only to feel the anxiety rush back in like a tidal wave.

You may have other physical symptoms, like digestive problems, headaches, trembling, and insomnia.

Internally, your world is pinwheeling out of control.

You can't stop ruminating and worrying about phantom problems and unseen boogeymen. To add to your worry, you fret endlessly about your anxiety. “How long will this last? Why is it happening? How can I make it stop? Please just let it stop.” You feel out-of-control and helpless.

Concentrating on the most basic tasks feels like a Herculean effort. All of your focus is devoted to not falling on the floor in a quivering heap of tears and panic.

When so much energy is devoted to just getting through the day, you don't have much left over for work, relationships, and the things that normally bring you pleasure.

Everyone feels some anxiety from time to time. But when anxiety becomes your constant companion, when you find it looming larger and larger in your daily life, then you must take action before it becomes completely debilitating.

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How Many Calories Do You Burn While Walking?

They say laughter is the best medicine when it comes to mental health, but what about physical health?

Hippocrates believed walking is man’s best medicine, and if you’ve spent any amount of time at the local park, I’m sure you’ve witnessed people “taking their medicine.”

Not only is walking inexpensive (unless you do it at the gym), but it’s easy to do with a friend, your dog, or alone.

Walking not only gives your leg muscles a workout, but it also gives your heart (cardio!) a workout while you burn calories and lose weight.

Whether you try to walk a certain number of steps or a certain amount of time, it’s always good to get up and walk.

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Need To Talk To Someone? 10 Qualities Of A Caring Confidant

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I have never been someone who can keep my problems to myself or deal with them quietly and stoically.

If something is going on in my life that's difficult or painful, I have to talk about it with someone. Talking about it helps me to process the situation, and it relieves the tension and anxiety that comes with ruminating.

I'm not always looking for a solution from the other person. Sometimes I just need a listening ear so I can unpack all of the emotions and gain more clarity about the problem.

Unfortunately, it took me a while to discover that not everyone is a good confidant. There are some people in my life with whom I can share the most private and painful feelings without concern. But there are others who are not empathic, trustworthy listeners.

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