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Gratitude: Not Just for Thanksgiving

We’ve discussed the importance of mindfulness at length. Especially today, implementing a mindfulness practice can be transformational for your mood and help prevent the impacts of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Gratitude reminds us of the positive things we have and distracts from those we don’t. This mindset goes hand-in-hand with mindfulness and can be an excellent strategy for your personal practice. How can I implement a gratitude practice? Start by thinking through the verbal “thank you”s you say throughout the day. As you go about your day, really think about it when you thank the person holding the door or bagging your groceries. Don’t just go through the motions of instinctually saying “thanks” without thinking about it.  After some time...

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3 Exercises For Skiers To Become Slope Ready This Winter

Avid skiers and beginners share one thing in common: there’s nothing worse than pulling a muscle or getting injured on one of the first few runs of the season, Discover how to successfully prepare for the ski season this winter by conditioning important muscles to become prepared for a winter full of injury-free fun. Your quads, calves, and glutes all play an important role in handling the various types of terrain you’ll encounter on the slopes. Get fully prepared for the season by trying the following three exercises so you don’t end up sore after your first trip out!  Squats Your quads play an essential role in skiing, so it’s crucial that you pay attention to them and condition them...

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