It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are here; Halloween, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, the list goes on. Tis the season for reflecting on how grateful and thankful we are. Back in October, we showed our support for Breast Cancer Awareness by teaming up with Bright Pink to raise money for Breast Cancer research.
This November, we are embracing the Thanksgiving spirit and taking the time out to say “thank you!” to our extended friends and Nekdoodle® family.
Health and Happiness
One of the very first skills a beginning swimmer learns is floating. The Nekdoodle® facilitates effortless floating with additional head and neck support. Drifting and floating, not necessarily swimming, provides a relaxing experience that has effects similar to a full body massage. Not to mention, cortisol, a hormone closely correlated with perceived stress, has a natural tendency to reduce during floating.
This holiday season, one of the things we are being extra thankful for is something we all take for granted; ourselves. So many of us are often frustrated, depressed, or stressed from life’s curveballs. We forget that the key to life is simply to have fun. Take a little “you” time without technology. Facebook, or other distractions, and just relax. A little meditation in the water can have huge intrinsic benefits.
Let’s face it; we would be nothing without your loyal support and enthusiasm. When we set out to create a product for head/neck support in the water, and a safety tool for those who need it, we believed in our product and it is truly uplifting that others believe in it too. We have felt the support from amazing people and groups such as Angelfish Therapy and ATRI, and we see the excitement in our community at events like the AOAP Annual Conference and Exposition, and the 2016 San Joaquin Asparagus Festival.
We are grateful that as long as there is a tomorrow, there is something exciting to look forward to! The New Year grants all of us a fresh start; a golden opportunity to set personal goals, form healthy habits, and adopt lifestyles we can revel in and enjoy. Nobody’s perfect, but we can all improve each and every day to be the best version of ourselves.
The Nekdoodle® is a second chance in and of itself. For some, it supplies motivation to get in the water just one more time. That “one more time” can be so important for self-confidence for future endeavors. Being able to swim and gaining proficiency in the water is a huge emotional and physical hurdle for many people.
Once you know you enjoy the water, you can take it one step further. If physical health and aquatic fitness is an adventure that you are ready to try, then we have just what the doctor ordered. Check out our Workouts for the New Year blog to get started! Working out in the pool is a great way to save joint and bone stress, avoid getting sweaty, and to have fun at the same time.
Even with a combined industry experience of over 50 years, we still look forward to every year to come. We cannot thank our fans and contributors enough for believing in us, and our mission. Thank you for your support in making Nekdoodle® something that truly helps and uplifts us all.