Self-care

We may not think of it, but water can have a large impact on our overall and day-to-day health. As I’m sure you may know, it is important to hydrate regularly in order to preserve adequate mental and physical functions. Many of us do not pay attention to how much water we are drinking and how this can be affecting how we feel and what is happening inside of our bodies. In fact, very few epidemiological studies have even been done on fluid and water intake (1).

Post by Parsley Health  Research and anecdotal evidence has shown that stress is the greatest threat to pregnancy, but also the prenatal period, the postpartum period, menarche and menopause.  It’s much more prevalent than the Zika virus or fetal alcohol syndrome. More importantly, stress is ubiquitous. No one is entirely free of it. And, like any toxin, it’s potency is directly related to the dose.  

By Julie Sacks, Meditation Teacher & Well-being Entrepreneur It’s that time of year when we all think about setting our intentions for the year ahead. Wouldn’t it be great if we could commit to just one life changing habit that would naturally help all our other goals fall into place? Well, I believe that one habit is meditation. If meditation were a pill, we would all take it. It has no downside, only an upside. There are numerous benefits, such as better sleep, stress management, slowing down the aging process and increased energy and productivity – just to name a few. The countless benefits of meditation have been well documented by many credible sources, including Harvard Medical School, UCLA, NYT’s and CNN.

The beginning of the year is without a doubt one of the best times to think about new resolutions and goals. Within the Top 10 Resolutions we find... quit smoking, go to the gym, eat better and of course, lose weight. Good, all this is important. However, we suggest thought that goes beyond a specific health objective. Resolution for 2017: Make yourself a priority How much time do you devote to work on a daily basis? And to your family, your partner, your friends? And how much time do you devote to yourself?

Self-care is a crucial part of life. It can make the difference between feeling cool, calm, and collected or wanting to pull your hair out every time something else gets added to your to-do list. During the holidays, this is truer than ever. Though the holiday season can bring a lot of joy, many Americans feel that they are more stressed at this time of year. Instead of accepting being stressed as part of life create some small (but significant!) self-care habits. Remember, stress can even affect your pelvic floor! We’re not just talking about getting your nails done or spending 20 minutes meditating every morning (though these are greats ways to practice self-care). The kind of self-care we like to practice during the holidays is more about allowing your whole life to be centered around your own well-being. Why? Because you can’t take care of others if you don’t feel your best. Here are 6 self-care tips that will make this the best holiday season ever.

Stress affects everyone and, while small amounts of stress are a normal part of life, chronic stress is not. But being stressed all the time can do a lot of damage to your emotional wellbeing and, for women, your pelvic floor. Ok, so your pelvic floor might be the last thing you think about when you’ve got a million other things to take care of. We understand but, real talk, your pelvic floor should be something you’re concerned with. A strong, healthy pelvic floor can help you stay in shape, give you confidence, and keep your entire reproductive system operating at it’s best. So how does stress affect your pelvic floor? Read on!

October is the month for Breast Cancer awareness. It’s the perfect opportunity for us women to learn more about our bodies, to take prevention seriously and to build healthy habits, such as performing regular breast check ups. This October, Bwom has partnered up with the Keep A Breast Foundation to raise awareness about the importance of prevention. For every exercise plan that you buy at Bwom, we will donate 50% of the proceed to Keep a Breast to help them with the common goal of raising awareness about the importance of breast cancer prevention and healthy habits. Find out these 3 ways to practice prevention and lower your risk of breast cancer:

Author: Erin Jackson, JD, MA There are two floral potholders on metal stirrups, adding to the lunacy of the situation.  Lying there in a paper gown that makes a crunching sound as it collapses into the paper rolled over the table, I reluctantly slide towards my doctor, who’s gesturing for me to come closer. I’m here for myself, for my intimate health. So I gingerly extend each foot to a stirrup, resting them on the potholders. Peering over my knees, I notice that I didn’t even match my socks this morning, and then my doctor’s head appears between the potholders.  She grabs her light, moves its glare between the potholders, and gently taps my knees. “Just relax your knees now.”