Baby It’s Cold OutsideDec 31, 2020 09:30AM ● By Kris Urquhart
I’m a Florida girl. When the weather gets a little too chilly, my morning walk routine goes out the window. My northern family members would laugh, but I am acclimated to our warmer climate and being on a cold walk is not appealing. I’ve learned to change it up by streaming online fitness or yoga classes, dance warmups and keeping some weights on-hand for some toning. I don’t have a strict routine; I tend to choose based on my mood and demands of the day.
This past year trainers and instructors have been motivated to get more creative. Our local yoga studios and coaches are connecting via online streaming providing that personal connection to those at home. For many, this change in approach is working. “Results have been going through the roof because my clients are more likely to dive into healthy routines and meal plans with my daily guidance,” says fitness trainer Ridge Davis in Staying Fit in 2021
To help your new year resolutions for health, we have gathered Healthy New Year Savings. These local practitioners are extending special offers to help you start of the year with healthy lifestyle options. Our feature article, Integrative Hospital Care, notes that emotional factors play a role in what motivates us to be healthy. If you need encouragement to nurture your body, mind and spirit our local practitioners have options to boost your immune system, relieve pain, and even look your best in Self-Care Actions for Creating Health.
In this special health and wellness issue, we take a look at how hospitals are embracing holistic modalities as well as options for kids, pets and nutrition choices. Find tips on how to cultivate long-term eating habits rather than dieting. Discover how choosing a holistic pediatrician can offer solutions for treating the whole child. Learn how integrative veterinarians are treating pets by finding the root cause. And be inspired with ideas for healthy living on a tight budget. This month as we kick off the New Year, let’s support each other to improve our health for a better year ahead.
Here’s to optimism, health, and 2021 – a New Year!
Kris Urquhart, Publisher