Mind Body Soul
October, 2021 - Issue #204
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Sauna Use isn't just for Stress - it's Essential to your Health
You probably already know that relaxing in a sauna is great for stress reduction and makes your skin glow, too - but what you might not know: It's also a proven partner in your health! According to Finnish study, visiting saunas like those found locally at The Sweat Shack can reduce the risk of heart attack by as much as 63 percent. Also exciting: The Mayo Clinic reports that regular sauna bathing in a Finnish-style sauna is a therapeutic measure in fighting off sickness and many types of disease. Sauna use isn't just a self-care luxury - it can be essential for your health.
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Sometimes, it is
"What's Outside" that Counts

by Angela Parretta

There's no debate: each of us deserves to be treated with respect and kindness - and who we are "on the inside" will always be endlessly more important than what we look like on the outside.
Now, with that being said: How did you feel the last time you pulled on an outfit that flattered you in all the right ways?
While we rightly don't want to be judged by what's on "the outside," if our insides feel better based on our clothing - all the better!
I remember my heart beating faster the moment my mom agreed to buy me my first pair of Jordache jeans. I was in high school and the morning I pulled them on before heading off to campus still stands out in my mind like it was yesterday. That feeling of confidence, happiness and yeah - sass! - carried through the entire day... and every other time I wore that denim. If I close my eyes, I can still smell and feel them on my skin.
Those pants were a game changer for me. As a teen, I struggled with all the "normal" stuff - and I'm not exaggerating when I say that those dang jeans were absolutely a boost to my mental health.
Fashion can immensely impact how we feel about ourselves, how we feel throughout the day and how we interact with others. I hope this is a reminder to you to wear what brings you joy and confidence - because feeling great is always in fashion.
Angela Parretta is the owner of Drenched, a fitness studio and lifestyle brand headquartered in Valencia. Right now, take 15 percent off your first purchase at The Boutique at Drenched.
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