Isn't it just incredible how much energy and lightness of spirit you experience when you have sunshine?! Did you know that humans make 90 percent of our Vitamin D naturally from sunlight exposure to our skin - specifically, from ultraviolet B exposure to the skin, which naturally initiates the conversion of cholesterol in the skin to Vitamin D3. Another source of this Vitamin D3 can be found in Organic Mushrooms. Your immune system and bone health are supported as well. So get up, get out and take a walk in the sunshine! It does a body and mind good!
Gosh, what an incredible dose of peace this morning!!! I am not a medical doctor, however, I would prescribe to everyone time out in nature daily. As little as 15 minutes and the results are remarkable for your health and happiness. There is nothing that refuels and recharges me more than time outside walking, breathing and leaving my to do list by the wayside! This weekend, get up and get outside!
Change! Change is hard, uncomfortable and sometimes difficult. Change is necessary for growth, improvement and repair. I have learned that change is not 'good' or 'bad'. Change just is...a result of choices made, and can be a progression of life. So what areas are you experiencing pain? What changes need to be made? Let me know what you are experiencing and let's walk this out together!
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
Believe it or not, the average American employee will sit anywhere from 7.7 to 15 hours a day without moving. Researchers are now beginning to unravel the catastrophic impact that sitting for long periods of time can cause to human health. Experts have coined the phase "sitting disease" to describe it. This is what the science is saying:T
The University of Missouri discovered that sitting for 3 to 4 hours at a time actually shuts off your body's ability to burn fat efficiently. Researchers discovered that a fat-burning enzyme called lipoprotein lipase loses its ability to be absorbed when you are seated for long periods of time.
According to the Mayo Clinic, sitting is now the new smoking! Sitting too long, up to 3-4 hours at a time, is now equivalent to smoking a pack-and-a-half of cigarettes a day. Yikes!
The British Journal of Sports Medicine determined that individuals, who sit too long--
again, longer than 3-4 hours--significantly increase their risk of disease. But they also found that people who move just a little bit--even fidgeting or getting up from their desks on a frequent basis to get a cup of coffee or taking a flight of stairs--significantly improved their health.
Let's move, more today than yesterday! Little by little progress is important and can improve your health. You are worth it!!
Here's to walking this adventure of life together!
Have a blessed day!!
Try one or all 5 of these suggestions for Renewal:
1. The power of 20 minutes can be experienced in an aromatherapy bath three times a week before bed. Not only does it reduce stress but it soothes sore muscles, cares for the skin and encourages detoxification by opening the pores and stimulating lymph flow-releasing toxins through perspiration. I recommend you use rosemary and eucalyptus to reduce aches and pains, or rose and lavender to help reduce cravings and stress.
2. Take dry heat saunas two or three times a week. Start with 5 minutes and work your way up to 20 minute sessions.
3.Upon waking have a cup of hot water with half a lemon or lime. Sipping slowly. This beverage flushes your liver and kidneys of accumulated toxins and waste.
4. Set aside one day each week to rest, reflect, and regenerate.
5. Take 10 minutes a day to deeply rest your mind.
Self-care is an important aspect of stress management and overall good health.Taking the time out to treat your body like the temple it is has many benefits! Invest in YOU!
People who appreciate small moments of happiness, laughter and joy through the course of each day tend to be happy people who are more likely to be resilient against adversity and more successful in jobs, relationships and health outcomes. A lot of times we get so wrapped up in thinking about the future and the past that we are blind to the goodness we are steeped in currently, whether is is the beauty outside the window or the kind things and love of the people around you. The better approach is to be open and flexible, to be appreciative of whatever good that is found in your daily circumstances. This week practice being thankful of all you have and all you are!
Health & Wellness Advocate helping people achieve a healthy and balanced life, one day at a time.