What Your Wegovy Diet Plan is Missing (Hint: It’s Not What You Think)
The Balanced Life Blog
by Robin Long
9M ago
Does your Wegovy diet plan include lifestyle changes to build long-term strength and reduce stress and anxiety? If not, it’s time to take a step back and look at your health from a holistic lens. While weight loss can be important, it’s far from the only aspect of life that impacts health.  In fact, your health is made up of many factors including where you live, your education level, your relationships and so much more. Two of those factors that play an especially critical role are long-term physical strength and mental health.  In my 20’s, I thought weight loss was what I needed—a ..read more
Visit website
Breathwork for Trauma: How to Connect Back to Your Body
The Balanced Life Blog
by Kiesha Yokers
9M ago
Breathwork for trauma is being talked about more and more—and for good reason: 70 percent of adults across the globe have dealt with at least one traumatic event in their lives. These traumas can be the result of events or experiences that range from violence and abuse to serious accidents or even exposure to death or loss.  Using deep breathing and various breathing techniques with a trauma-informed practitioner or program can be invaluable for healing. This can be a way to work through the experience, the physical manifestations, and the disconnect from your body that often happens as ..read more
Visit website
5 Deep Core and Pelvic Floor Exercises (That Don’t Involve Kegals)
The Balanced Life Blog
by Robin Long
9M ago
Deep core and pelvic floor exercises are some of the most important for your body, especially if you’re a woman. They’re the reason why I can still jump on a trampoline after having four children! (As long as I don’t have a full bladder and have to sneeze at the same time – ha!) These exercises help you build strength that supports whole-body balance, a flexible range of motion, and postural alignment. A healthy core and pelvic floor also allow for hip and back mobility, greater sexual pleasure, and better digestion—all things most of us want! If you’re doing core exercises only thinking abou ..read more
Visit website
Stop being stuck: FREE workshop on September 10
The Balanced Life Blog
by Robin Long
10M ago
If you’re feeling stuck when it comes to your body, you’re not alone. My new FREE workshop is an opportunity to discover how to cultivate a healthier relationship with your body, food and movement—so you can embrace self-acceptance and prioritize your mental health without sacrificing your health goals.  So many of us are confused by the extremes in the fitness world and have fallen into this body-checking culture. Body-checking is the habit of seeking information about our bodies (weight, shape, size, appearance, etc). And it can be truly harmful to our self confidence. So I decided to ..read more
Visit website
5 Practical Strategies to Listen to Your Body Each Day
The Balanced Life Blog
by Robin Long
10M ago
You may have heard someone say, “just listen to your body” and thought: “How do I even do that?” I get it. Learning how to listen to my body has been a practice of mine for the last decade—and I still have to be mindful about it today. This skill is crucial for maintaining a sustainable health journey in today’s world where we’re often encouraged to ignore our intuition and physical cues. I know you’ve been told, “Push through the pain!” or seen an Instagram post that says, “Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done.” While these sentiments are meant to motivate and inspire, they ca ..read more
Visit website
5 Reasons Mindset is Everything in Wellness and Life (Backed By Science!)
The Balanced Life Blog
by Robin Long
10M ago
You’ve probably seen or heard the phrase “mindset is everything” a lot lately—and for good reason. Your mindset creates the lens through which you think, feel, interact, and behave. In that way, it really is everything—and science can prove it.  For example, recognizing how I perceive stress in my life over the past few years has been incredibly eye opening for me. Understanding when my mindset is coming from a place of lack, scarcity, overwhelm and helplessness allows me to shift to recognizing the challenge while also seeing the many ways in which I can tackle it or make changes to sup ..read more
Visit website
Why Your Self-Love Mantras Aren’t Working (And How to Fix Them)
The Balanced Life Blog
by Kiesha Yokers
10M ago
Self-love mantras sound good, in theory, right? Reminding yourself how brilliant or wonderful you are to overcome your self-doubt is a great idea—but it’s not taking the whole picture into account. This particular ideology says that if you believe in a certain outcome or think hard enough, the universe (higher power, source, God) will present it to you. If that were true, I would be the world’s most patient mother! The thing is, your body can’t be fooled. No matter how many times you repeat a mantra, you can’t overwrite what your body already believes to be true. If you’re quick to abandon ma ..read more
Visit website
Pilates Before and After: How to Reframe Your Health Transformation
The Balanced Life Blog
by Robin Long
11M ago
This is not your average Pilates before and after. You’re not going to find any photos or talk of body weight. For us at Lindywell, the true “before and after” is often felt even more than seen—and this is how we find our members naturally reframe their transformation after joining.  When workouts meet you where you’re at, make movement easier to access, and support your mental health, the before and after goes much deeper than what can be seen in a photo. So come along with me as I share some beautiful transformations from our Lindywell members. You may even find you want to reframe the ..read more
Visit website
8 Pilates Mat Exercises to Make Your Workout More Fun 
The Balanced Life Blog
by Robin Long
11M ago
At Lindywell, we focus on Pilates mat exercises because we love how accessible they are. You can do your workout anywhere and sometimes, you don’t even need a mat! (Our standing workouts are a favorite in the community.) Another thing we love is how fun these exercises can be. Forget workouts that are repetitive, long, and boring. At Lindywell, we always want to make workouts challenging but also enjoyable. I mean, why else would we do it, right? Plus, when we love what we’re doing, we’re more likely to be consistent with it. A win-win! Let’s talk about the importance of building more fun int ..read more
Visit website
Somatic Breathwork and Play: How to Be Mindful With a Smile
The Balanced Life Blog
by Kiesha Yokers
11M ago
Somatic breathwork, despite how it may sound, is not technical or complicated. In fact, if you’ve ever done a breathwork session with me at Lindywell, you’ve already done it!  At Lindywell, we consider somatic breathwork a conscious form of breathing that is intended to help you experience being in your body. It teaches you to breathe fully, oxygenate your body, and become aware of your senses. Somatic breathwork helps shift your mental state while allowing you to return to full and healthy breath.  For example, if I encourage you to sink into the seat below you as you take a deep b ..read more
Visit website

Follow The Balanced Life Blog on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR