The Upwild Blog

Five Self Care Rituals to Overcome Stress and Maintain Balance

Five Self Care Rituals to Overcome Stress and Maintain Balance

You make time for work, social commitments and weekly workouts. You even take time to plan your post workout fuel and prioritize your gut health, but are you making enough time for self-care rituals? We rationalize neglecting ourselves by saying things like “there just isn’t enough time” or “too many people need me.” These may all be true, but unless you take time for yourself, you won’t be able to care for your loved ones. It’s that simple. What is Self-Care? Self-care is anything that makes you feel happy, healthy and whole. Revitalizing movement like walking in nature, stretching or...

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Upgrade Your Recovery: Our Top 5 Post-Workout Fuels

Upgrade Your Recovery: Our Top 5 Post-Workout Fuels

Proper recovery is just as important, if not more important, than exercise when it comes to getting stronger, faster and fitter. Diet, hydration, adequate sleep, as well as stretching and light movement, all play vital roles in the repair and growth of muscles post-workout. This discussion will focus primarily on diet and the role food and water play in enhancing recovery and athletic performance. Protein is typically top of mind for most people, but carbohydrates, hydration, vitamins and minerals are also crucial. Below we discuss how each of these will help you recover better and perform at your best. #1...

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The Power Couple of Health and Wellness: Prebiotics and Probiotics

The Power Couple of Health and Wellness: Prebiotics and Probiotics

There are many factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle: diet, exercise and sleep just to name a few, but did you know the bacteria living in our guts can impact our overall health more than any other lifestyle factor? Yep, it’s true. Your gut flora are small, but mighty and can ultimately make all the difference between a happy, healthy gut and one that needs a little extra TLC. The good news is one of the easiest ways you can improve your gut health, and overall health, is by incorporating probiotics and prebiotics into your daily health and wellness...

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