Is your skin so chapped it crackles? Does your heart feel like it’s going to break from all the pressure? Are you sick and tired of waking up tired? It’s time you stop ignoring and start adoring yourself. The following list includes conditioning tips to help you renew yourself and start loving YOU better.
Head: A clenched jaw, taut temples and a frown that’s been turned upside down? Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) may be just what you need to get the flow back in your head and face. CST is a gentle, soft-touch manual approach that focuses on alleviating the central nervous system functions – including the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium. The benefits include improved concentration, anxiety relief and an overall sense of revitalization.
Eyes: February is Save Your Vision Month. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) is encouraging you to make an appointment for an eye exam. Eye disease becomes more of a problem as we age. A comprehensive eye exam, and following through with the recommendation of your doctor, can save your eyesight and prevent vision loss later in life.
Face: Quench and feed dry, rough, wrinkled areas of skin by applying 3-4 drops of Organic Rosehip Seed Oil to your face morning and night. The natural essence will help moisturize and soothe dry skin, nourish and hydrate aging skin, balance oily skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. If you’re a runner, skier or outdoor enthusiast, Rosehip oil works great in the winter by protecting your skin from extreme weather conditions.
Heart and Core: Want to help your heart, fix your digestion or diagnose an allergy? You can start by getting a health screening. PersonalLabs.com offers more than 400 confidential medical tests that are fast, easy and affordable without the expense of a separate medical office visit. All tests are confidential and become your property to keep or share.
Arms, Neck and Shoulders: Too much time at the computer can cause forearm muscles to tense up, which can send pain to the neck and shoulders. Take time to stretch them by lifting one of your arms and holding it in front of you, palm facing down. Bend your hand downward and gently pull it toward you using your other hand. You’ll feel tension in the outside part of your elbow and forearm. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Relax and return to the starting position and repeat the stretch with your other hand. Remember to repeat this exercise throughout the week!
Private Parts: February is National Condom month. To help you protect your best asset, LifeStyles® Condoms is introducing WYLD™, THRYLL™ and SKYN® Large, three new condoms joining category innovators SKYN®, THYN™ and KYNG™ to round-out the brand’s premium Signature Collection of products.
Pelvis: Get ready to flex those kegels! A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that exercises designed to build up pelvic-floor muscles can help you avoid incontinence issues later on in life. This works for men, too, as kegel exercises are helpful in strengthening muscles and the foundation of ejaculatory control, giving you the strength and confidence it takes to last longer.
Mind and Spirit: Take a midday break to meditate. With 20 meditations and 3 audio meditations, the new Canyon Ranch iPhone® app will help you maintain your calm throughout the hectic workday. Download it today!
Legs, Knees and Back: Want a long torso and lean legs? Take a cue from Nathalie Portman by adding a ballet class to your workout regimen, twice weekly. No matter what shape you’re in, you’ll lengthen and tone your body and strengthen your leg muscles, as well as your back.
Toes (and fingers, too): Thanks to new FDA approved laser treatments, you can fix troubled finger nails and toes just in time for beach season! Infected toenails are simply treated with pulses of laser light, which is in a frequency that allows it to kill the fungus without damaging the tissue under the nail. Each typical treatment lasts a little less than 30 minutes and requires no cutting, burning or medication. Inquire about treatment options with your podiatrist.