Technology is a double edged sword. I love how everything is now right at the end of my fingertips, but I do loathe the fact that we are all so plastered to our electronic devices. It’s a fine line between regression and progression. Socializing has turned into social media and physical distance is how far away we are from wifi. It is something we are realizing that we can’t seem to live without. Warmer temperatures (here in TN) mean more chances to unplug and get in some more physical activity….
… I do hope we are all able to squeeze in a few more steps into our days. Working in a nursing home really brings to light the need to make small changes now toward living a healthy lifestyle. Our older generations are suffering from some avoidable handicaps (obesity, diabetes, cirrhosis, etc) that a few extra steps, a few less fast food meals and a few more glasses of water could have prevented. Good role models are what we need to better guide our younger generations. The road might be rocky but there are plenty of folks out there that can help inspire you to make better decisions for the future of you and your loved ones.
On those days when we just can’t manage to disconnect and take a stroll in the great outdoors, here are some blogs that I would suggest checking out again and again.
Maybe it’s the fact that we both had babies this past June, but this is a blog I really feel like I can relate to. She has posts about some great health and fitness products and then she also gives sneak peeks into the life of a new mom. She squeezes in workouts and enjoys iced coffee year round.
I actually started following her on Instagram and fell so in love with her photos and captions that I began reading her blog. It is also pretty cool that she lives here in Nashville and sometimes I recognize some of the places she takes her photos. The Rockstar is even into some of her posts (see upcoming post about Tumeric).
3. Pinch of Yum
This blog was recommended to me as a resource for starting a blog. They have some great tips for starting a blog and their income reports are all the more motivation to maybe … someday… get things rolling! I am also a budget/excel/numbers nut so this plays on my nerdy side too.
I have been looking in on this blog for sometime now and just over the past year or so realized that we knew some of the same people. We are now virtual coworkers and new moms so it is always great to see what she is cooking up! She is a superwoman in the kitchen and has a great social media game.
I am a sucker for a good wedding and a die-hard fan of good wedding food. She specializes in healthy lifestyle changes for brides-to-be and also has some great images and advice coming from her neck of the woods.
I’ve been doing some sunday food prep to ensure that I have some healthy staples on hand at my house and we just got a new water cooler at home to increase our H2O intake. What smooth moves are you and your rockstars making to live a healthy life?