As fall approaches, we experience the cooler evening temps and the crisp smell in the air, we start prepping for Halloween, and pumpkin spice flavored items are everywhere 😊. A common, but not often discussed, health concern is SAD (seasonal affective disorder). It is a minor depression resulting from the shorter days. Those who also suffer from depression outside of the fall and winter months may struggle even more during the shorter days. So, for this week, we would like to offer some tips to help you during this time of year.
It’s time to get your zen on because September is National Yoga Month! Yoga is one of the many ways you can get your exercise in, but there’s so much more to it than movement, or asana. Of course, yoga helps engage your body’s strength and flexibility, as well as breath control, but the rewards of yoga extend far beyond the mat. According to the American Osteopathic Association, a regular yoga practice is associated with:
Stop and think about FOOD for a few minutes. Really take 2 or 3 minutes to think about food before reading on. What came to mind? Your favorite foods? Your least favorite foods? A bad experience with a food? The joy of eating certain foods? Enjoying a meal with family or friends? Now take 2 to 3 minutes to think about your relationship to food. Is it a love-hate relationship? Do you avoid the foods you love, and torture yourself with foods you do not love? Do you simply feel confused about food?
Welcome to the Wellness Department at Hirschbach. First and foremost, we want to express our gratitude for all the drivers at Hirschbach; without you, we would not be in existence. One of the ways we are trying to express our gratitude is by providing you a variety of wellness offerings giving you the opportunity to get healthy, be healthy or stay healthy. We know that being healthy on the road is a challenge. We also know it is not only possible, it’s essential. When you are healthy, you are safer, more productive and happier.