On today’s episode of American gypC Podcast, we’re discussing radical self-care, Cryotherapy, and new year goals. As you know we love talking about health and wellness on this Podcast and New Years is usually a universal queue to do a status check on your goals and general well-being.
Radical self-care goes beyond just physical health and includes emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is a form of self-care that prioritizes taking proactive steps to maintain one’s overall well-being and happiness.
It involves setting personal boundaries, saying “no” to things that do not serve you, and taking time for self-reflection and self-discovery. It can include practices such as meditation, exercise, healthy eating, spending time in nature, pursuing hobbies and interests, and seeking help from professionals when needed.
The idea behind radical self-care is to create a healthy balance between one’s physical, emotional, and mental needs, and to prioritize self-care as a means of preventing burnout, reducing stress, and improving overall health and happiness. By taking a proactive approach to self-care, we can cultivate resilience, strengthen our relationships with others, and lead a more fulfilling life.
As a form of radical self-care this month, our co-host Merc had a chance to try cryotherapy, which she describes in the podcast. Cryotherapy is a form of alternative therapy that involves exposing the body to extremely low temperatures, typically in a specialized chamber. The temperature in the chamber is usually maintained between -120°C and -180°C. It’s often marketed as a way to reduce pain and inflammation, speed up recovery from injury, improve skin conditions, and boost energy levels and mood. Some athletes and fitness enthusiasts use cryotherapy as a way to enhance their performance, reduce muscle soreness, and improve recovery time after workouts.
Everyone’s needs and definitions of self-care are different, the key is to identify what you need, listen to your body and emotions, and make self-care a regular part of your routine. Tell us what your idea of self-care is in the comment!
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