Audacious Health Readings..
Wouldn't you rather choose to be happy? A positive attitude not only improves your mood, can also lengthen your life, decreasing major health concerns. Harvard School of Public Health researchers have determined that optimistic individuals were approximately 50% less likely to experience an initial cardiovascular event compared to their pessimistic individuals.
We've listed below FIVE TIPS FOR RESETTING A POSITIVE FRAME.
At Audacious Health we frequently observe the relationship between one's feelings and levels of stress and its impact to health.
Previously we talked about five top tips for Healthy Eating Habits, i.e. Eat your food slowly; Sit whilst you eat; Enjoy what you eat; Plan your meals; and Portion control your meals.... How did you go? Were you already following these habits? Below we've listed another five healthy eating habits to help you with "spring cleaning" your health this Spring.
* AVOID OVEREATING
Eating slowly and controlling portions will help with avoiding eating too much.
We have all heard the expression "you are what you eat". So, making healthy food choices, i.e. what we eat, is important. And just as important is "how we eat" or i.e. our eating habits. good eating habits will support us to stay on track with maintaining our diets and digestive systems. Below we've listed our top Healthy Eating Habits for you to consider if you aren't already doing this...
*EAT YOUR FOOD SLOWLY Chewing your food versus scoffing it down makes a difference.
Flying overseas sometime soon? Great - travel is fantastic right?
Travel is great - jet lag isn't.
Below are our TOP 12 TIPS to avoid travel stress and jet lag and have you arriving (and returning) in top shape:-
1. Keep hydrated(water + electrolytes) - alcoholic drinks don't count to your hydration budget, sorry
2. Wear comfortable loose clothingon the flight - also good if you attend an "all you can eat" buffet (wink, wink)
3. Take on board a cardigan and a scarf in case you need to
IT"S OUR FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR!! Why are we shouting - because Christmas in July is back. We missed Christmas in July last year and frankly Christmas in December just isn't the same. So what is Christmas in July all about - It's all about us saying "thank you" to you our lovely customers, followers and subscribers.
To express our gratitude for you we have written you a little poem.
I heard that you were hurting; something wasn’t just quite right
It might have been a backache; a heartache or your sight
Sleep – are you setting yourself up for good night’s sleep?
I don’t know about everyone else, but I have had some difficulty with sleep in the last week. Sleep is a topic we’ve often mentioned – why – because it is so important. A lack of sleep negatively affects your wellbeing, and with a less than ideal mental and physical state, it starts to negatively impact other areas in our lives - like forgetting things, doing things slower than normal, etc.
So, during winter, we suggest that you maintain good digestive health, maintain exercise and keep up good sleep habits so that you wake well rested and energized for the day.
We all would like to have less stress in our lives. It is good to stop and reflect on how our lives would improve if we had less stress. Make a list of the reasons for wanting less stress. This list will be what motivates us to actually implement some changes and take action to reduce stress and to cope better with it.
For example, when I have less stress, I will have more energy. With more energy, I will:-
* spend more time playing with the kids
* improve efficiencies at work
What is Qi Gong and how can help with stress?
Often find ourselves overworked, stressed and fatigued. One of our favourite ways to help manage stress and improve our energy is to have a daily practice of Qi Gong.
Qi Gong is a ‘moving mediation’ practice that is over 5000+ years old. The movements (like Tai Chi) are soft yet powerful, working the breath and working the energy meridian channels. There is mindfulness in the movements whilst being in a state of relaxation.
Goodbye Summer. Hello Autumn in Australia - March, April and May
For a lot of people, this is their favourite season of the year? Why?
- it isn't too cold or too hot
- comfy candies and knitwear
- autumn leaves
- calmer days, less wind
- warmer meals like soups and stews
- great range of seasonal fruit eg avocado, apples, pears, bananas, custard apples, kiwifruit, pineapple, pawpaw
- and veges eg beetroot, asian greens, broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, silverbeet, sweet potato
- end of daylight savings.
Well, it is my favourite season, but I would say that given April is my birthday month.
TIME AND FIVE GREAT WAYS TO USE IT….
One of my favourite movies is the Justin
Timberlake movie “In Time” from 2012. If
you haven’t seen it, in brief, it is about a futuristic society in which people
are genetically modified to “expire” on their 25 birthday – unless
they are able to acquire more time credits from some means eg income or
obtained from someone else’s time, thus making time a very valuable commodity
indeed. No, I think you will have to
watch the movie to get what I am saying…