Ted Talk Tuesday: Making Stress your Friend

Kelly McGonigal’s Ted Talk from 2013 is the most unique talk you’ll ever hear about stress!  We’ve all heard that stress kills.  In fact, for many years, she herself relayed that message to people, along with providing stress-coping strategies. Then she adapted her beliefs, after getting some revelations from a long-term study showing that it’s not stress that kills, but rather, how people react to stress. By changing how we face stress in our lives, we can make our lives healthier and happier.  

Check it out, and let me know what you think about Kelly’s point of view on stress and its positive aspects. 

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10 Mini Health Habits for Women

Improving our physical health is not an “all-or-nothing” proposition. An accumulation of small changes can make a difference. So if you have a few minutes, read on for some mini health habits that will improve your wellness, a little at a time. 

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Time Is On Your Side (Not)

This is the thing I hate about getting older: Time goes too darn fast! It’s downright scary. 

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Remember when you were in elementary school and the school year went on forever? 

As a freshman in high school, senior year seemed a hundred years away. You could barely hang on until you reached sixteen so you could drive. 

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7 Ways to R-E-S-P-E-C-T Yourself

 

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Rejuevenate by getting enough sleep to fill your individual needs. Why do we need sleep?  While we’re sleeping, our brain is kicking in to create connections between brain cells and increasing neuroplasticity, our brain’s ability to change and adapt Lack of sleep can actually make us age faster.* Continue reading

7 Keys to Quick Stress Relief

Ever feel like you’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders?

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Is life leaving you a little jittery? 

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9 Vital Aging Habits for Generation Xer’s

Do you want to avoid tarnish in your golden years?  If you’re in the Generation X age group, right now is the right time to prepare for quality longevity.  Don’t fall for those old age myths and stereotypes – we have more control than we think we do!  Take charge – you won’t regret it. 

Check out these tips, gleaned from the experts who study this kind of stuff:  

  • Keep working! Okay, so you have to retire eventually.  Well when you do, don’t just SIT AROUND. Retirement is a great time to reinvent your life, so stay active.  Go back to school, take online courses, advocate for your favorite cause, write a book about your life. . . . Not only will you keep your brain cells active, you’ll have fun doing it.  Active aging is good for our health and happiness.  

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5 Action Steps to take for your Health’s Sake

5 Ways to take positive action for your health’s sake

  • Make physical activity a part of your life.  Have you ever heard of NEAT  (non-exercise activity thermogenesis)? NEAT is simply all the things you do that burn calories throughout your day:  pace, fidget, lift and carry, stand, stretch, take a walk on your lunch break, climb stairs . . .believe it or not, simple movement can make a difference in our health. 

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