Thursday, August 4, 2011
Take a few minutes to relax after eating. You don't have to sleep....but just relax. Sit quietly, close your eyes, relax. WHY? Because immediately after eating, the body's energy is focused on digestion. So for those 10-15 minutes it's best to not try to do anything that would require energy to be focused elsewhere. Give your body the 15 minutes it needs to get the digestive process going...after that, you'll be more productive and able to focus on the tasks at hand, and you may actually minimize heartburn and other digestive problems.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Just a little something to put a smile on your face....why? Because the act of smiling and laughing will actually improve you mood, attitude, health and social life! Get healthy! Laugh!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Here's a great tip to de-stress. Slow Down. Sounds too simple, right? But have you ever noticed that sometimes you eat faster than you should? Does anyone ever comment that you walk like you're in a race? These things are totally sub-conscious...we do them a few times and then our brain takes over and assumes that they need to be everyday, all the time, habits.
Slow down. Take a deep breath. Make a conscious effort to relax while walking. Put the fork down in between bites. Chew. Have a conversation. Slow down. Take the time to mentally and physically relax.
Remember, when you move through life so quickly, you miss out on so many of the things that bring joy, comfort, beauty and enjoyment to life. Take time to smell the flowers. Don't go through life so quickly that you forget to live!
If you have an example of how you have re-trained your brain/body to slow down, I'd love to hear about. Please share it in the comments for this post...your experience may help someone else on their path to true health!