Health + Fitness

detoxifying-foods

Cleansing from the Inside Out: Top Detoxifying Foods for Renewal

The idea of eating detoxifying foods might feel like a fad. It’s often linked to trendy teas, shakes, powders, herbs, juices, or supplements that claim to remove all the toxins from your bloodstream in a “miraculously” short amount of time.  Although it’s been co-opted as a marketing tactic by the diet industry, as a nutrition […]

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are rest days important

How to Ditch Burnout and Embrace Rest Days in Your Routine

The importance of recovery days cannot be overlooked. In most health-focused conversations, people and experts are often quick to focus on cultivating habits around physical activity, movement, or nutrition. While both of these are important (very important!), there’s something that gets easily overlooked: rest days. I was totally caught off guard when I got my

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body disconnection

What is Body Disconnection? Plus 5 Questions to Discuss With Your Friends

Body disconnection is all too common in a world that has trained women to ignore, repress, and control their bodies. Instead of hearing what your body has to say, you learn to follow external cues and guidance. And I know that maybe this doesn’t sound so bad—why not listen to the experts?—but it is problematic

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body image affirmations

How to Infuse Your Workout With Body Image Affirmations (And Why You Should)

We think about body image affirmations a little differently here at Lindywell. I use them often while guiding our workouts. Members will hear me say: “Meet your body where it’s at,” or “Take a moment to thank your body for all it’s done for you today.” I say this to remind them that, not only

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self trust

Why Self-Trust Matters So Much for Your Wellness Journey (And How to Build It)

Self-trust is critical to the success of your wellness journey for so many reasons. First and foremost, in our culture of influencers and “health experts,” it can be overwhelming to know who or what to believe. I’m a trained professional in the health and wellness space, and I still find it hard to know what

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principles of neurplasticity

Principles of Neuroplasticity 101: How to Change Your Health Habits

The term “principles of neuroplasticity” is less complicated than it sounds. It simply means the brain can change, both structurally and functionally, to help you recover from head injuries, cope with traumas, or even create healthier habits. This ability to change the brain is called neuroplasticity and it hinges on the idea that you have

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gratitude affirmations

How to Turn Gratitude Affirmations Into a Powerful Daily Practice

I’m not going to tell you that saying gratitude affirmations is the cure-all for feeling grateful. Quite the opposite. It takes intentional and consistent practice to turn your affirmations into something meaningful and impactful. I talked about this in a recent blog post about cultivating an attitude of gratitude. In doing this, you not only

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