Health & Wellness Resources

5 Bookmark-Worthy Health and Wellness Websites – This website hosts a plethora of physical fitness education articles organized by category for easy navigation. There is something for everyone on this site – If you’re just starting out and curious about all things physical activity and fitness, or a seasoned weightlifter and looking to improve your knowledge base, you’ve got to check out this fitness resource. – A physical therapist, and one of my favorite professionals in health and wellness, Dr Jo has spent many years helping people with at home exercises and tutorials for pain relief and much more. She has a website as well as a YouTube channel, and when I am trying to explain things to my clients, I often reference her videos. Bonus, her site is user friendly, with videos and text, organized into pages for each area of the body (ex: back, neck/shoulder, hips, etc.), and she does it all for free! – This website hosts several articles, podcasts, and blogs on movement. One of my favorites on this site is “Seven Pathways For Getting Out of Pain” by Todd Hargrove, the author of Playing with Movement.

The seven pathways according to Hargrove are:
1. Rest
2. Strength training
3. Mobility (e.g. stretching, dynamic joint mobility drills)
4. Coordination/motor control (e.g. corrective exercise, pilates)
5. Mind-body/awareness (e.g. meditation, yoga, Feldenkrais)
6. General health (diet, general exercise, sleep, stress reduction)
7. Manual therapy (e.g. massage, mobilization, manipulation)

Check out the website and article to read more. – This is an excellent resource for mental, physical, and emotional health and wellness. Mindfulness is not only being mindful of our own thoughts and emotions, but also of our movements, how our bodies feel, our sleep quality, and of others around us. When we are mentally, physically, and emotionally mindful, it pours out into the world, and improves our lives and the lives of others around us. Check out this resource for meditations, sleep tips, and several helpful wellness articles. – Yoga with Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness at no cost to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes across the globe. She is one of the top health and wellness professionals I recommend following. I’ve been subscribed to her YouTube channel from her earlier days & she is nothing short of a phenomenal yoga instructor. Adriene teaches the fundamentals and tools of yoga, and various approaches, including yoga in your PJ’s curled up with a blanket (yes, there is restorative yoga for those sleepy/burnt out days too!). She also has several 30-day yoga programs, and shares new content regularly. She does have a paid membership called Find What Feels Good for those interested in accessing her premium content on any device with no ads, but her website and YouTube channel bring wellness to comfort of your home at no cost to you!