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Our Health and Our Mind

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When we think about health and our thoughts, it is difficult to comprehend that they are connected. The truth is, our thoughts affect our health. When we feel under emotional and mental pressure, we become stressed, and this is very bad for our health. Our energy is low, and we get headaches, aches and pains, tense muscles, rapid heartbeat, frequently become ill, get depression and are unable to sleep.

Communication is the key. When we are under lots of pressure, we need to get help and support. A problem shared is a problem halved is a useful idiomatic expression.

Eating healthy meals gives our body what it needs, and some foods claim to have stress-busting qualities. A diet of fruit and vegetables, fish, lean meat, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds and not to skip meals will help. Reducing our caffeine, nicotine and alcohol intake will reduce stress as caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and alcohol is a depressant when taken in large quantities.

Exercise is a great way to keep our mind healthy. Exercise releases natural chemicals in the brain called endorphins which help us to sleep better and relieve tension. We should play sports we enjoy or get out for a walk in nature.

Positive thinking is great for our health and wellbeing. When we remove the negative self-talk and approach problems more positively and productively, we will get more achieved because we cope better. So, think of the good things that have happened during the day, not the bad. We should not blame ourselves when things go wrong, work on a solution and not think the worst. We should not be too hard on ourselves; everyone makes mistakes. Above all, laugh with friends and family as it is a great way to lift the mood.

 

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Swedish Beauty Complex Plus

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Swedish Beauty Complex Plus offers unique anti-ageing and performance-enhancing effects. It reduces the daily oxidative damage that occurs inside the body and improves skin moisture and elasticity. It reduces UV damage and wrinkles, helps reduce inflammation and muscle soreness after exercise and improves endurance and strength.

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My New Good Habits

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I have decided to start walking more and using the car less because it not only saves money but helps me keep fit too. I am tracking the distance I walk each day. Buying a Fitbit will be helpful because I am not sure how effective these apps are. Any ideas anyone?

Doing my customer base on foot helps me combine exercise with work. It will strengthen my heart and lungs, improve my cardiovascular system and burn calories, so I can get my body into shape and lose weight. I am a working mother, so it is difficult to find the time to exercise, so this solves the problem for me.

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Healthier Body, Happier You!

Making changes to what we eat makes a life-changing impact on our health. Implementing healthy eating habits that continue throughout our lives, will make a difference to our lifestyles. It does not have to be a massive change straight away, but small improvements can be introduced over time.

Eating a selection of vegetables, especially green ones because they are high in antioxidants and nutrients, will ensure we are moving in the right direction to keep us healthy. Adding whole grains, such as rice, preferable brown because it is more natural than white as less processing is involved, provides the body with a selection of vitamins. Eating healthy proteins such as fish and poultry to grow and repair the body and strengthen immunity.

Both fresh and frozen vegetables are best. Frozen are picked at the height of their season and then frozen. Freezing vegetables helps retain most of their nutrition. Cook them in a variety of ways, grill or steam, because it makes them less boring. Use them as snacks in the form of sticks or even add a healthy dip.

Adding a supplement to our diet is also a way of providing our bodies with extra health-boosting properties it needs.

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The Secret to Longevity

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What is the secret to a long, healthy and happy life? There is a simple routine that we can follow to make us healthier, feel younger and improve our mental and physical health.

There are zones throughout the world with a high number of centenarians. These are areas of Europe, Latin America, Asia and the US. What have these people done differently to everyone else? The secret is, centenarians have lived more active lives. They walk or cycle to work, take the stairs rather than the elevator. They encourage a healthy lifestyle in their social circles, and they take time to relax, de-stress and manage to balance their family life and work.

One of the main factors of a healthy life is food. In the areas of high longevity, they have something specific in their eating habits, and this is antioxidant-rich foods. These foods enable the body to fight disease and control hunger. The people do not eat until they feel full. They exercise portion control. They mostly eat plants, and rarely eat meat.

In the longevity zones, their diet contains vitamins, minerals and fibre. These can be found in fruit and vegetables. Their diet also contains omega 3 which they get from eating fish.

A way to ensure that we are getting enough of the nutrients we need, there are ways we can add healthy snacks and supplement our diet.

wellness packs

shakes

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choco bars

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What is love?

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Love is sharing, with boundaries.

Love is giving, with sincerity.

Love is time, with quality.

Love is good times, with bad times.

Love is family, with friends.

Love is work, with play.

Love is communication, with action.

Love is affection, with self-control.

Love is self-care, with caring for others.

Love is criticism, with constructive.

Love is fun, with responsible.

Love is patience, with understanding.

Love is happiness, with contentment.

Love is freedom, with restriction.

Love is knowing yourself, with finding yourself.

Love is sympathy, with concern.

Love is kindness, with compassion.

Love is influence, without abuse.

Love is acceptance, without judgement.

Love is healing, without pain.

Love is space, without envy.

Love is solving problems, without creating problems.

Love is everything above, without condition.

What does it mean to you?

Author: Louise MacPherson (2018)

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