First, thanks to everyone who contributed to our Winter Warmer Fundraiser! Thanks to your help, we were able to build 150 kits to hand out to the marginalized members of our community on December 20th. These kits included toques, ski gloves, chapstick, soap, socks and menstrual hygiene products – essentials to those without stable housing.
A New Year often means resolutions! Many people make goals to work out more or eat better, or just take better care of themselves overall. Personally I have recommitted to my physical yoga practice, making more food at home, and improving my mediation practice.
Increasing physical exercise can be challenging when it’s cold outside; however, there are many benefits including increased serotonin (which helps those who are affected by SAD), increased immunity and also increased your body warmth! You can get these benefits through outdoor winter activities either alone or as a group (cross country skiing or snowboarding, for example), or even just getting on your yoga mat at home.
What healthy habits are you trying to build this year?