In the spirit of staying on top of my blog, I've also been attempting to stay on top of my health. It's all about balance, right? A little work, a little play, and a combination of both at the same time. When I am not working out, I feel like poop. I blame it on years of dancing for hours a day.
Since my husband and I are trying to budget wisely, I unjoined the gym.
If I spend money working out, I need to spend it on dance classes. In
the midst of this, I found bodyrock!! It's high impact interval training
that you do at home-- or the park. It's great, and I love adding a
warm-up and cool down to the workouts, too. Check them out!! (they retweeted a tweet of mine this week. I got a little excited, haha)
In my pintrest browsing, I found this article about taking Epsom Salt
baths. I knew they were great for sore muscles, but I had no idea how
interesting learning more about them would be.
1. Epsom salt is composed of magnesium sulfate.
2. Because of over farming, a lot of our soil is depleted of its
magnesium, therefore we don't obtain the amount of magnesium our bodies
3. Calcium needs magnesium to be absorbed at a 2:1 ratio.
4. Magnesium also aids in improving our circulatory system, kidneys,
increases serotonin(mood improver), and helps our nervous system
communicate with our brain.
And to think, we aren't getting enough of it!
By taking three Epsom salt baths a week, we can absorb a significant
amount of magnisium through our largest organ, the skin. We can
neutralize the unfiltered bath water with a half cup baking soda, steam
up the bath room with as hot as you can stand water, and detoxify
ourselves as well. I'm giving it a go, excited to see if I feel
different after a few weeks of Epsom salt baths.
And, of course, keeping on track with bodyrock and my eating habits.