Category Archives : Wellness

Walking Makes you Happy

It’s true – exercise boosts your mood. Studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety. So, for positive mental health, walking’s an absolute must.

Are you Sitting Comfortably in the Office?

Ensure your chair is directly in line with the monitor and your feet flat in the floor. Make sure your lower back is supported better chairs give lumbar support – and remember to sit up straight. Aim to have your shoulders and hands in a straight line. Keep your forearms parallel and level with the […]

Be a Good Role Model

You are the most important influence on your child. You can do many things to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life. Offering a variety of foods helps children get the nutrients they need from every food group. They will also be more likely to try new foods and to like more foods. […]

Fight Your Pillow

Fold your pillow in half, then let go. If the pillow springs back, its in good shape. If it just lays there bent like a soggy potato chip, get rid of it. Its not worthy of supporting your head and neck adequately while you sleep. It’s no surprise that using a pillow that doesn’t support […]

Neurobics for your Mind

Get your brain fizzing with energy. American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks which activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits. Brush your teeth with your ‘other’ hand, take a new route to work or choose your clothes based on […]

Don’t be Afraid to Reach Out!

The best people to understand the challenges you face are others with arthritis. They can commiserate with your difficulties, share encouragement, and give you tips that come from their own experiences. Sometimes, just sharing that you’ve had a hard day and having someone respond, “I understand completely” can help you feel better. As for friends […]

Creativity

Creativity is important for a number of reasons, it’s fun and enjoyable, it boosts self-confidence and doing things that you like reduces stress and improves overall well-being, most importantly it stimulates the brain. Creativity sharpens the brain, which can stem the advance of dementia in old age. The more new things you learn, the more […]