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Ways to overcome sedentary (inactive) behaviors

Sedentary behaviours are not merely a lack of physical activity but sitting and lying as the dominant mode of posture and very low energy expenditure. Activities included in sedentary behaviour involve energy expenditure at the level of 1.0-1.5 metabolic equivalent units (METs) (one MET is the energy cost of resting quietly, often described in terms of oxygen uptake as 3.5 ml/kg.min)....

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The ABCs of self-care

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, self-care means to simply “care for one’s self.” The idea is sadly overlooked more often than it should be. For instance, someone starts something new, and in learning this new set of skills or tasks, one can forget about themselves. This can include but is not limited to morning...

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Establishing inner peace

“When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness…we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  These last few years have ignited a major shift amongst the collective. With stress, anxiety and depression at an all-time high, many have come to realize the importance and power of...

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Take a pause

I promise it’s not Greek; however, sadly, self-care is something that we sometimes overlook. I define self-care as taking a moment to care for you. Often we tend to so many people, places, and things that we forget or overlook the importance of tending to our needs. Friends, know that it is not selfish...