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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Serve, Smile, Repeat

May 30, 2024 10:00AM ● By Kris Urquhart
Kris Urquhart, Publisher Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast

"I have a new lease on life!" exclaimed my husband, Jim. We've recently taken up pickleball, discovering not just a sport, but a vibrant community. It has been a blast to learn something new together. This popular game has allowed us to meet new friends and challenge ourselves both mentally and physically. It’s exciting to engage in a sport that offers great cardio while also being a ton of fun.

This journey into pickleball has brought into sharp focus the holistic aspects of health—how physical activities can revitalize us, not just physically but mentally and emotionally. The benefits we've experienced resonate with the insights shared in Uplifting Men's Emotional Health [page 16]. The article emphasizes how physical activity, especially in a social setting, can greatly alleviate mental health strains. Dr. Reef Karim notes, "Physical activity can help reduce anxiety and depression, so sports activities that draw men together such as softball, surfing, or martial arts can offer a win-win situation." Playing pickleball has been fantastic for us—it mixes exercise with a mental refresh, all in a fun, social setting.

Catching up with an old friend who was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year really drove home the importance of taking preventative measures. Luckily, his cancer was caught early and successfully treated. Now, he’s embracing a supportive plant-rich diet to stay healthy. This experience aligns perfectly with the insights in Prostate Protection: A Look at Holistic Cancer-Prevention Strategies, highlighting the powerful role food can play in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Alongside our men’s health focus, explore these inspiring articles. Rejuvenate your energy with  A Dose of Life Force: The Ins and Outs of Intravenous Therapies and make this your child’s best summer yet with Secrets to Summer Success: Giving Youngsters the Vacation They Need. Gain insights into cutting-edge longevity strategies with Jeffrey R. Gladden on Cracking the Code of Longevity. Discover how surfing can lead to strength, balance and bliss and pet owners will find tips in Cannabidiol for Dogs: Tips for Successful CBD Treatments. Enjoy our online exclusives at including Season of the Sacred Masculine, Green-Home Design Tips: Healthy Options for a Sustainable Sanctuary  and Building Quality Muscle: How Diet and Resistance Training Can Help 

So, as you flip through our pages, may you find that perfect balance of health, happiness, and pickleball—or whatever your heart finds joy in doing!

Here's to finding your game! 
Kris Urquhart, Publisher