Category: social wellness

MAKE HALF YOUR PLATE VEGGIES

A simple hack for healthy eating (and portion control) is to make half your plate veggies at each meal. ~ fourwellness.co

STAND UP EVERY 30 MINUTES WHILE WORKING

Reduce the harmful effects of sitting (like at your desk job) by standing up and moving around a bit every half hour. ~ fourwellness.co

FILL YOUR HOME WITH HOUSEPLANTS

Houseplants help to cleanse your indoor air (sadly, it probably needs it!), they’re pretty, and research even shows they improve mood, creativity and problem solving! ~ fourwellness.co

SMILE!!!

This might be a difficult thing to do these days. But, find a way to smile every day. When you smile, you trigger stress reducing hormones in your body, while increasing mood enhancing hormones. SO SMILE!!  

Take a Power Nap!

Did you know that napping is one thing many of the centenarians (100+ year olds) on the planet have in common? That’s right! The people at bluezones.com interviewed hundreds of 100+ year olds to find out their secrets. It turns out that “down shifting”… Continue Reading “Take a Power Nap!”

Do a Crossword!

The wellness tip for today is to workout that brain! This isn’t exclusive to crossword puzzles. Anything that challenges your brain will help keep amyloid plaque at bay. Amyloid is plaque that builds up in the brain and causes Alzheimer’s disease. You can find… Continue Reading “Do a Crossword!”

Eat Dark Chocolate!

I’m actually not a huge fan of dark chocolate, being a milk chocolate girl! Unfortunately, this tip is exclusive to dark chocolate, because milk chocolate is too high in sugar. You can find the research for this tip HERE. “Scientists in London have discovered that… Continue Reading “Eat Dark Chocolate!”

Improve or Prevent Age-Related Cognitive Decline with Exercise

Love it or hate it, exercise is part of life. I’m on the side of “hate it”. I really don’t like to exercise and usually find any excuse to avoid working out my body, and, as it turns out, my brain as well. Researchers… Continue Reading “Improve or Prevent Age-Related Cognitive Decline with Exercise”

Exercise for 51 minutes…per week!

We obviously want to aim higher than 51 minutes per week. However, even a few minutes everyday, according to an article published by the American College of Cardiology, can help. Something is better than nothing! “For as little as seven minutes of sweat a… Continue Reading “Exercise for 51 minutes…per week!”

Sprinkle lavender essential oil on your pillow. Just a drop or two can help induce a sense of calm. ~ fatherly.com

I’m a bit behind schedule this week. I normally do a lot of my blogging on Monday’s, but had the day off yesterday with my better half. When I saw this tip, with my history of insomnia, I knew I had to share! I… Continue Reading “Sprinkle lavender essential oil on your pillow. Just a drop or two can help induce a sense of calm. ~ fatherly.com”

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