A conversation on anti-aging and health is incomplete without the inclusion of mental health and nutrition. These are two of the most pivotal areas that can help or hurt our wellness efforts and routines.
In 2020, we had to take our health into our hands more than ever before. We’ve had to manage the stress of the pandemic from our homes, and get creative to make up for the health and beauty treatments we’re missing out on.
In stressful times, self-care becomes more therapeutic, especially if it can allow us to get out of the digital space and recharge. Creative and artful pursuits are very powerful tools we can use to feel better and boost our meditation practice.
How can we combat low to medium anxiety and depression? Why do women play a pivotal role in the health of our society?
In part 2 of my conversation with health economist, expert advisor, consultant, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, we talk about products and practices that help us manage stress, and how to bring me-care into the kitchen.
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
How aging affects our hands and feet
As we get older, we start to experience pain in many areas of our bodies, but particularly in our hands and feet. Aging also dehydrates every part of our body but particularly our elbows and the soles of our feet.
Why health begins (and ends) in our kitchen
The kitchen is the center of the home health hub. If we can keep our kitchens healthy, that trickles down into every facet of our health from our fitness to how we feel. A kitchen filled with unhealthy food creates an unhealthy household. If we fill our kitchens with nutritious food, it’s easier to opt for something healthier.
The versatility and benefits of journaling
Journaling has multiple applications and it can fit into any area of our lives. We can apply journaling to our stress relief attempts, our gratitude practice, tracking our weight loss, fitness, skincare and even travel.
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist, advisor, healthcare consultant, and trend-weaver for clients in the business of health care at the intersection of health+technology+people. She works with health stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem on strategy, scenario planning, policy and health care reform, and environmental analysis.
Jane also blogs at Health Populi, contributes to Huffington Post, Tincture and Medium. She has been named one of 30 Health IT Influencers to Follow in 2020, One of the Biggest Influencers in Digital Pharma and Top Health IT Advocate of the Year to name a few accolades.
Activities and Hobbies
- Ali Edwards (Insane crafting and activities site)
- Midori Monthly Traveler’s Notebooks
- JetPens for my Japanese monthly lined “Traveler’s Notebooks”
- Peek at Jane’s ABCovid19 Journal
- HP Sprocket Printer
Can’t Live Without DIY Me-Care
- Benefits of a Paraffin Pedicure (Article)
- LCL Beauty Deluxe Digital Paraffin Bath (midrange price)
- Therabath Professional Thermotherapy Paraffin Bath Paraffin
- Paraffin Wax Refills (lavender scent)
- Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21 Amino Acid Exfoliating Peel Pads (use on elbow and heels)
Nutrition, Cooking and Kitchen Tools
- Emotional Balance from Gaia Herbs
- Vitamix Explorian Series E310 Blender
- Oxo Can Opener
- Oxo Jar Opener
- Oxo Metal Steamer
- The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook
- The DASH Diet Mediterranean Solution
Mental Health Teletherapy Resources
*Some of these are FSA or HSA reimbursable or may be covered by your insurance benefits. Remember, each insurance provider is different so be sure to check your benefits or reach out to your claims department for additional information and requirements