Sunday, June 30, 2013

Take Off Your Shoes!

Shoes can bring toxic chemicals into your home; which can be on the soles of your shoes. To avoid bringing toxic chemicals into your home, remove your shoes at the door.

What Are ProBiotics?

Probiotics can be found in unpasteurized foods such as plain unflavored yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso, pickles, tempeh, kimchi and kombucha tea.

Natural ProBiotics

Probiotics can be found in unpasteurized foods such as plain unflavored yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso, pickles, tempeh, kimchi and kombucha tea.

Also, Univera has AloeDolphilus, which is an excellent probiotic.  Just email me for more information.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Improve Your Outlook!

If you want to improve your outlook on life, spend time with people who have a positive, optimistic attitude.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Only Have Useful and Beautiful Items in Your Home!

"Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful."
William Morris

More Benefits of BreastFeeding!

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, breastfeeding has many benefits for infants. Breast milk has disease-fighting antibodies that help protect infants from germs, illness and SIDS. It can lower the risk of ear infections, stomach viruses, respiratory infections, atopic dermatis, asthma, obesity, diabetes, childhood leukemia and necrotizing enterocolitis (a gastrointestinal disease in preterm infants).

Breast Feeding Benefits!

Breastfeeding is beneficial for the mom as well as the infant. In moms, breastfeeding is linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and postpartum depression.

Benefits of Being an Optimist!

According to Dr. K. Warner Schaie "Optimists tend to get involved in activities that stretch themselves, while pessimists may opt out and say, 'It's no use.' And if you stop doing things, your mental skills will eventually decline. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy."

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How to Eat An Elephant? In Very Small Bites!

Eliminating clutter can seem like a monumental task. Break it down into small sections and conquer it a little bit at a time.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wishful Thinking? Doesn't Work!

Wishful thinking will not result in getting what you want. It is essential if you want to change your habits, to deliberately take baby steps every day towards what you want.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Nutritious Breakfast?

Create a nutritious hot breakfast cereal by cooking old fashioned oats with ground flaxseed, add banana slices, raisins, a few walnuts, sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle a little almond milk.

I also like to add blueberries!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

What Are the Benefits of Flaxseed?

Flaxseed has many nutritional benefits. It is high in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein and antioxidants called lignans.

Flaxseed Ideas?

Ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil can be added to wholegrain cereals, smoothies, muffins or pancakes or sprinkled on salads or yogurt.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Don't Eat Junk Food!

"I don't eat junk food and I don't think junk thoughts."
Peace Pilgrim

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Get Your ....... In Gear!

Any fast paced movement can increase your heart rate. A simple exercise you can do anywhere is with your feet together, jump from side to side, landing with your knees bent. The wider you jump and the lower you squat into the jump, the harder you will work.

What's Your Basal Metabolism Rate?

Did you know your basal metabolic rate drops approximately 2% every decade after age 20 and drops approximately 5% every decade after age 40? Moderate to intense physical activity can boost your basal metabolic rate.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Check Your Heart Rate!

An easy way to ensure your heart rate is within 65% to 85% of maximum is to wear a heart rate monitor while doing cardiovascular exercise.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just Take Baby Steps!

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh studied 56 overweight, sedentary women for 20 weeks. They found the group who performed multiple 10 minute sessions of exercise throughout the day were able to stick with the program and lost more weight than those who exercised 30 to 40 minutes at one time three times weekly.

Be Ready for Exercise....Anytime.....Anywhere!

Keep a pair of workout shoes at your office or in the car as well as a pair at home so that you can be prepared if you find a few minutes for a brisk walk or jog.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Need Quick Energy?

If you need a quick energy boost, take a few minutes to expose yourself to light either by stepping outside in the sunlight, being near a brightly lit window or turning on some extra light in your work area.

Listen to the Music!

A study from McGill University found that listening to music that moves you triggers the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in your brain that also heightens the pleasure you get from sensual experiences like food and sex.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Thnki First!

According to Dr. Jan Garavaglia, many accidents are the result of thoughtless or reckless behavior, such as riding motorcycles without helmets, diving headfirst into bodies of water without knowing the depth, and using drugs and alcohol unwisely.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Exfoliate Your Skin Naturally!

Exfoliate skin naturally by combining ½-cup coarse sea salt, with a few tablespoons of olive oil and 3 drops of lavender oil. Massage the salt mixture over your entire body from the neck down, rubbing in a circular motion, rinse off the mixture in the shower.

Check Your Behavior!

Accidents (unintentional injuries) are the 5th leading cause of death according to the CDC. Think before you act, to evaluate the riskiness of a behavior.