Pain changes your perspective on the world. Whether chronic or temporary; stabbing, burning, radiating and dull pain that can make you more hesitant to move outside your bubble of security. You can become withdrawn, your body stuck in survival mode.
When presented with the idea of living holistically, newcomers may balk at the ambiguity of the topic. With its seemingly limitless applications, holistic living can be as big or as small as you want it to be.
The term “self-care” originally appeared in the 1950s and circulated amongst civil right groups for several decades. Then, in 2016, the term exploded into the limelight due to the tumultuous presidential election – according to the New York Times.
Self-care is self-explanatory, but with the Americas’ obsession with overworking in pursuit of personal dreams or “keeping up with the Jones’” can make taking time for oneself an uncomfortable practice.
Health is something you carry throughout your entire life. The ups and downs of jobs, family relations, and hobbies can often distract from health, but its’ importance remains. Health can be taken for granted, and maintaining your health is synonymous with living a full, comfortable life.
Metatarsalgia is derived from the Greek words metatarsal, which are the long bones in your foot, and algos, a Greek word for pain. The ailment is the inflammation of joints in the foot, often stemming from overuse.
Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissue, particularly the skin. Although edema can affect any part of your body, its most common in your hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs.