Fun Self Care activities in Rock Hill and Charlotte

Fun Self Care activities in Rock Hill and Charlotte

Self Care Activities for college students and anyone young and old
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In hale Exhale Breathe.

In hale deeply, exhale slowly.

Proper rest and Self Care is so important. In a society where we are always on the go, running to work never catching a break and doing so much for others we often forget the most important person ourselves. In order to give our best in the classroom, at work to our families friends our animals we must first be equipped mentally physically and emotionally.

Below are 6 fun tips and activities that you can begin to incorporate into your routine to gain balance.

Listen to your body relax and practice some of these tips.

1. Get a massage at a studio in Charlotte

Periodically these businesses have promotional sales and discounts throughout each month.

As a college student you can use your student ID to most of these places and receive great discounts.

You may also sign up for Groupon.co using your student email to see more discounts on a variety of items.

Bluebird Studio $29

Massage Life Studios $35

One or Three 60-Minute

One 90-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage

Tranquility Point Therapeutic Massage $39

One 60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage

The 90 minute is $39 the 60 minute is $29

2. Take a Paint and Wine Class for 1 or 2 at Charlotte's Wine and Canvas for only $20!

3. Play Games with your friends or roommates

Play a game that requires you to think, that requires you to get your mind off of assignments work and relationships. Call your friends up order a pizza clean your space and form into teams. Make it fun, but competitive. This ensures your blood to circulate and pump throughout your body in a good way while you concentrate on playing the game.

UNO, Spades, Monopoly, Bingo, Wheel of Fortune are a few suggestions if you don’t already have your own to get you started.

4. Go to a Sauna

This is very relaxing for people who love to be warm and enjoy a tingly heat sensation.

Do this with a friend because if you become too comfortable you may forget you are in a sauna and may want to lay down. This could be dangerous so don’t fall asleep here.

Charlotte has cool affordable saunas in different facilities including fitness centers.

Speaking of the gym this brings up my next tip go to the gym.


5. Fitness Center

There's nothing like a 30-45 minute workout to get you feeling energized relaxed and like you accomplished something for your body.

Spend some time here at least three days out of the week and drink plenty of water eat apples and other healthy organic fruits and veggies to give your body what you need to produce your best workout. Your body will thank you later.

6. Detox from Social Media

We all feel the need to post highlight reels from our daily lives especially if we did something exciting, such as a boat ride, hiking, traveling or visiting an important beautiful site.

But studies have shown that it takes a toll on our mental physical and emotional health as it plays a pivotal role on our minds.

While doing this taking a break from this you can become better at organizing your life. You can plan fun trips, spending more time praying and meditating and also reading more books.

The great Eleanor Brown once said,

“When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others in a mighty way without being overwhelmed. You cannot serve from an empty vessel."

Practice more self care as it can be very rewarding for a long fulfilling life.



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I Weigh Over 200 Lbs And You Can Catch Me In A Bikini This Summer

There is no magic number that determines who can wear a bikini and who cannot.
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It is about February every year when I realize that bikini season is approaching. I know a lot of people who feel this way, too. In pursuit of the perfect "summer body," more meals are prepped and more time is spent in the gym. Obviously, making healthier choices is a good thing! But here is a reminder that you do not have to have a flat stomach and abs to rock a bikini.

Since my first semester of college, I've weighed over 200 pounds. Sometimes way more, sometimes only a few pounds more, but I have not seen a weight starting with the number "1" since the beginning of my freshman year of college.

My weight has fluctuated, my health has fluctuated, and unfortunately, my confidence has fluctuated. But no matter what, I haven't allowed myself to give up wearing the things I want to wear to please the eyes of society. And you shouldn't, either.

I weigh over 200lbs in both of these photos. To me, (and probably to you), one photo looks better than the other one. But what remains the same is, regardless, I still chose to wear the bathing suit that made me feel beautiful, and I'm still smiling in both photos. Nobody has the right to tell you what you can and can't wear because of the way you look.

There is no magic number that equates to health. In the second photo (and the cover photo), I still weigh over 200 lbs. But I hit the gym daily, ate all around healthier and noticed differences not only on the scale but in my mood, my heart health, my skin and so many other areas. You are not unhealthy because you weigh over 200 lbs and you are not healthy because you weigh 125. And, you are not confined to certain clothing items because of it, either.

This summer, after gaining quite a bit of weight back during the second semester of my senior year, I look somewhere between those two photos. I am disappointed in myself, but ultimately still love my body and I'm proud of the motivation I have to get to where I want to be while having the confidence to still love myself where I am.

And if you think just because I look a little chubby that I won't be rocking a bikini this summer, you're out of your mind.

If YOU feel confident, and if YOU feel beautiful, don't mind what anybody else says. Rock that bikini and feel amazing doing it.

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11 Things You NEVER Say To A College Girl Trying To Get Into Shape

Just never talk about a person's weight.

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When my family and friends joked that I was going to gain 15 pounds in my freshman year of college as a result of the "Freshman 15," I thought it was what it was supposed to be: a joke. However, as the year has come to an end, I realized that I actually did put on a couple of pounds, albeit it wasn't the predicted 15.

As I told those that I wanted to get into an ideal shape for my body, I was met with some insensitive and ignorant remarks. Everyone thought that I mean just losing the weight I had put on.

1. "You walk to all of your classes, why aren't you losing weight that way?"

My legs are more toned than they ever have been before. However, most of the weight I have been gaining has gone directly to my gut (annoying!) and walking does not remedy that. Unfortunately, I have to stick to ab workouts.

2. "But you look fine to me!"

I don't feel healthy to myself. I'm not trying to stay in shape for anyone else, just myself, thanks. I appreciate you trying to make me feel better about my body image but I know something has to be done.

3. "I didn't gain any weight in college."

Good for you. I did. I'm trying to do something about it.

4. "Just stop drinking."

I don't drink. Really, the only liquid I consume is water or iced tea. I don't like soda and alcohol makes me nauseous way too easily.

5. "Isn't the gym free on campus for students?"

Yes, but some people don't like working out in front of others. I am one of those people. My friend lives in an apartment complex that has their own gym and almost no one is ever there but not everyone has that luxury. Also, some are busy and do not have time for a quick jog or to stretch.

6. "You should try this diet/pills/exercise routine."

I am thankful that you are trying to help but my diet is just eating healthy and having a few cheat days in between. I know what exercises work best for me and I am just not taking pills. Bodies adjust differently.

7. "Don't starve/force yourself to throw up."

Trust me, I know. I'm trying to lose the weight healthily. If you do find yourself practicing unhealthy eating habits or realizing your body image is deteriorating, the NEDA Hotline is (800) 931-2237. Please reach out if you are going through hardships.

8. "Won't you have to buy a whole new wardrobe?"

If I drop (or even add) a size or two. We grow out and grow tired of clothes on the regular, what's the difference if you have to buy some because of a weight change? Plus, who doesn't love buying new clothes?

9. "Just eat healthier."

Didn't think of it! Options are limited at college where the dining halls don't offer all that much that is actually good for your body. Now that I'm at home, it's easier. But I'm already trying to eat healthy.

10. "You've evened out since the last time I saw you!"

This is code for you've put on some weight. I hear it mostly from older relatives because my friends will flat out tell me if I've gotten a little chunky.

11. "You're just stressed."

Personally, this one gets me livid. I do admit that when I am stressed or anxious, I do turn to food for comfort but when I am delighted and genuinely happy, will my body magically revert into a fit state?

Sadly, no.

Honestly, I am just trying to get my body back into shape. For me, that means cutting back on greasy foods and kicking a bad habit of sitting on my butt all day. For others, it could mean more or less. As long as your body is in good physical condition and you are content, the number on the scale and others' thoughts shouldn't matter. Take care of yourself.

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