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Happy New Year’s
The New Year always brings new resolutions, so if your new year’s resolution is to exercise more or exercise routinely, then a good way to stick with it is by using a fitness tracker.
Fitness trackers are great because they accurately record objective data about your workout, including the pace, distance, intensity, and duration of your exercise. Some even record heart rate, number of steps taken throughout the day, and the number of calories lost during a workout. This data is then sent to an app on your phone or computer where you can access it easily and see your progress. Not only are you able to see how much exercise you have done, but because of this one is able to set goals and stay motivated to keep exercising.
Fitness trackers are easy to locate; you can find one anywhere that athletic equipment is sold, or you can always just use your smartphone. Most smart phones have an in-phone fitness tracker app, and if you don’t like it, you can download one you do like. Fitness trackers and fitness apps are simple, easy tools that you can use to keep up with your New Year's resolution.
"Deep breathing can help you prevent and manage your stress. It can reverse the impacts of the fight–or–flight response, such as increased heart rate and blood pressure. Breathe...
- When stressed calm yourself
- Before an important task to increase focus
- Each day check-in with yourself
- When you anticipate stressful moments
4-Count Belly Breath
You can do it whenever you want, and you don't need any special tools or equipment – all you need is your breath. The next time you are stressed, take a few breaths to stimulate your body’s natural relaxation response with deep breathing. Keep calm and breathe on. Print this list of breathing exercises to help you practice the 4 count belly breath".
Article: Take time to breathe. San Francisco Health Service System. Retrieved February 2, 2022, from https://sfhss.org/well-being/take-time-breathe
Spring: The season of new beginnings
Spring is the season that new life and regrowth
Spring is the season during which the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months. During spring, dormant plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake.
What most people call spring relies on the astronomical definition of the word. Defined by the angle of Earth's tilt toward the sun, astronomical spring relies on equinoxes and solstices to define it. Spring is generally considered the period between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.
Equinoxes are days during the year when day and night are almost equal. There are two equinoxes each calendar year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The spring or vernal, the equinox occurs around March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere and around Sept. 22 in the Southern Hemisphere.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), spring is one of two times when the Earth's axis is not pointed toward or away from the sun. In the Northern Hemisphere, the North Pole is tipped at its greatest angle toward the sun during the summer solstice, which occurs around June 21. In the Southern Hemisphere, around December 21, it is the South Pole's turn to be nearer.