The Ultimate Self-Care Checklist Of 101 Soothing Actions in 2020

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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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31 Therapeutic Journaling Prompts For Mental Health

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Therapeutic writing prompts can be a great way to cope with anxiety and stress. They can provide an outlet to vent about problems or challenges, and they can also provide a welcome distraction.

Some people use journaling as a grounding skill, while others can use it to lift their spirits and remind them of positive things. 

Use the following journaling prompts for mental health to unburden your mind and get your creative energy flowing.

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Review Of The 5 Best Recumbent Bikes For Seniors 2020

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As a senior, your aches and pains might get in the way of your desire for an active lifestyle. Fortunately, exercise bikes offer a safe way for you to stay in shape.

The best stationary bike for seniors is the recumbent exercise bike. Its design provides plenty of back support and limits strain on the knees and hips.

You'll naturally appreciate these features that give you the means to maintain muscle mass and get a cardio workout without aggravating your existing physical issues.

In fact, regular exercise could ease arthritis pain, control your weight, and support your immune system.

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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 emotional state 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 yourself emotionally may help you improve your overall health while giving you a foundation for dealing with challenging situations. 

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7 Healthy Real Food Alternatives to Whey Protein

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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51 Of The Best Benefits Of Rebounding Exercise

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 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 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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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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19 Healthy Living Tips To Dramatically Upgrade Your Lifestyle

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Sometimes one small lifestyle change can improve your health vastly over time.

I know this from personal experience.

After changing a few areas of my life, I was able to improve my focus, concentration and patience with others.

For me, it was sleep. I used to stay up late—usually for no reason, just staring at my phone—and then would have to get up early for work the next day.

As you can imagine, I felt tired all the time. Something had to change. I got myself into a steady evening routine, which helped me get around eight hours of shut-eye each night.

I stopped looking at my phone an hour before bed and instead journaled for a few minutes. Reflecting on my day helped me relax and prepare for the next.

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