Saturday, June 30, 2012

Health Tip: Strength training...

Strength training is an excellent way to reduce your risk for injury as you age. Strong muscles support and nourish bones and joints and hold them in good alignment. Weak muscles are more prone to injury.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Health Tip: Owning pets...

Studies have shown that owning pets has many benefits. Pet owners have a longer life expectancy and are more likely to survive heart attacks than individuals who live alone. As people pet their animals their blood pressure and heart rate decreases.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Health Tip: Goals...

To keep focused on your goals, write them down and post them where you can read them often. The more clear your goals, the easier it will be to accomplish them.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Health Tip: An Excellent form of Physical Activity...

Pilates is an excellent form of physical activity which increases strength and flexibility. It has been shown to be effective for people of all ages and physical conditions.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Health Tip: Laughter...

Laughter has many benefits: it gives your heart, diaphragm, abdomen and facial muscles a good work out and releases tension. Find ways to bring laughter into your life, watch funny movies, read comic strips, or enjoy watching children play.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Health Tip: Stress Reducer...

If you are looking for an inexpensive and quick stress reducer, listen to music, sing or hum your way through work or stressful situations. Music helps you relax and release stress.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Health Tip: Weakened Immuned Systems...

Researchers at Ohio State University found that couples that are nasty and sarcastic with each other during fights have weakened immune systems.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Health Tip: Reverse osmosis...

Reverse osmosis water filters purify drinking water. They remove dirt, odors, chlorine, chemicals, lead and other metals, salts, nitrates and fluoride from water.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Health Tip: Don't mix ammonia w/ chlorine bleach...

Did you know that you should never mix ammonia and chlorine bleach? These two chemical when combined create a deadly gas.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Health Tip: Create your own natural disinfectant cleaner

To create your own natural disinfectant cleaner: Combine 2 cups of warm water with 15 drops of grapefruit seed extract and pour into a spray bottle. Grapefruit seed extract also whitens tile, tubs and sinks.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Health Tip: Pineapple Salsa...

To make Pineapple Salsa: Combine 1 small chopped pineapple, 1 diced red onion, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, a 2 inch piece of gingerroot finely chopped and 1 tablespoon of chopped mint. Mix well and chill.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Health Tip: Pineapple...

Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which is a potent anti-inflammatory. It is also rich in vitamin C; this combination helps the body heal faster from bumps and bruises and eases pain from arthritis and sore throats.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Health Tip: Hydrate with water ...

To prevent diluting your gastric juices, drink no more than 4 ounces of liquid with meals. Hydrate with water at least 15 minutes before eating.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Health Tip: Eating in a hurry...


Your body will be unable to properly absorb nutrients if you eat in a hurry or are in an angry or stressed out state.  To center and calm yourself before eating, take several slow deep breaths and chew your food slowly and thoroughly.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Health Tip: Source of beauty, joy and strength...

What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.~Henry Miller

Friday, June 15, 2012

Health Tip: Fatigue reduces after exercise...

A Northern Arizona University study found that mood improves and fatigue reduces after only 10 minutes of exercise. If you don't have time for a 20-30 minute workout, start your day and end your day with a 10 or 15 minute workout.

Health Tip: To achieve emotional balance...

To achieve emotional balance it is necessary to uncover and express your hidden emotions such as anger, resentments, frustrations, and fear and replace those with forgiveness, love, joy and hope. Negative emotions will negatively affect your health.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Health Tip: Regular physical activity...

Regular physical activity promotes health and improves the functioning of the digestive system, stimulates lymphatic flow which promotes elimination of toxins from the body and supports the immune system.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Health Tip: Basil Leaves...


Basil leaves are rich in oils that decrease inflammation and destroy harmful bacteria. Add fresh basil leaves at the end of cooking to keep their flavor and nutrients intact.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Health Tip: Metabolic...


The key to maintaining metabolic balance is to maximize nutrition and to eliminate toxins.~Dr. Elson Haas

Monday, June 11, 2012

Health Tip: Loneliness...


Loneliness has been shown to shorten ones lifespan while having plenty of friends improves health and prolongs youth.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Health Tip: Social connections...


A Harvard University study found that people with few social contacts were 2 to 3 times more likely to die during the following 9 years than those people with more social connections.  Having a healthy lifestyle does not counteract the effects of loneliness.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Health Tip: Optimum health..

Maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal system is crucial for optimum health. A stressful lifestyle may affect digestive enzyme production, reduce gastrointestinal motility and interfere with overall function of the gastrointestinal system.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Health Tip: Mothballs are used ...

Mothballs are used to kill moths, eggs, larvae and should be kept in an air tight container in order to ensure no harmful vapors are released into your home. If you store clothes in mothballs make sure to wash them before wearing and avoid contact with mothballs on your skin.

Health Tip: Cruciferous vegetables...


Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage contain phytonutrients which help cleanse the body of cancer causing substances.  They are also a good source of beta carotene, vitamins C and E, folate, and calcium.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Health Tip: Aromatherapy ...


Aromatherapy can be an effective method to promote health and wellness.  Essential oils of plants may be placed on your temples, back of neck or acupressure points to promote well-being.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Health Tip: Smell...


Research has shown that smell has a strong influence on our bodies and minds. Stimulating the olfactory nerves inside your nose will activate the limbic system of your brain, which is associated with mood and memory.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Health Tip: Colorful Flowers...


Colorful flowers have been shown to elevate mood, combat stress and promote relaxation. An easy way to brighten your mood is to place a colorful bouquet of flowers nearby.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Health Tip: Brussels sprouts...


Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrients. They contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E and K, beta carotene, folate, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, fiber, Omega 3 oil and protein. 
With all these vitamins and minerals they help boost your immune system.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Quote for today: Truer than true...

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ― Dr. Seuss

Friday, June 1, 2012

Quote for Today: Courage...

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.~John Wayne