15 Minute Challenge

3 Simple Ways to Get a Good Night's Sleep and Stop Counting Sheep

Posted by Valerie Henderson on Mon Nov 16 2020
If you’re reading this, we’re guessing you occasionally have trouble getting enough shut-eye at night. Well, join the bleary-eyed, exhausted crowd. A whopping 75% of adults in the U.S. have difficulty falling asleep, wake up too early, or both. And the older we get, the more unattainable a great night of sleep feels. Fortunately, we have three simple solutions for a more satisfying slumber. Read More

15 Minute Challenge: Exercise for Couch Potatoes

Posted by Valerie Henderson on Mon Nov 16 2020
It’s easy for anyone to slip into a sedentary routine over the course of a long winter, but caregivers are at an even higher risk of lethargy: Half of adult caregivers say it’s difficult to balance work and caregiving, 75% find the effort to be at least moderately stressful, and more than 50% find it to be overwhelming. It’s no surprise, then, that many caregivers simply can’t find the time to exercise.Read More

15 Minute Challenge: Focus on Flexibility

Posted by Valerie Henderson on Fri Nov 13 2020
As a caregiver, you’re used to stretching a dollar and stretching your patience, but what about stretching your body? It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the demands of caring for someone else that you forget to care for yourself. In an effort to help you do just that, we’ve created a new weekly series where we explore activities that will help you relax, recharge, and renew in 15 minutes or less.Read More

15 Minute Challenge: Just Breathe

Posted by Valerie Henderson on Fri Nov 13 2020
Whenever, wherever, and however long you practice mindful breathing, the most important thing is to take some time to focus on yourself, reduce acute anxiety, and—to paraphrase Ray Charles—say “Hit the road, stress, and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.”Read More