Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Which Area of Your Wellness Do You Need to Boost?


Most of us are weak in one or more areas of wellness, especially since wellness is a continuum, one that we need to always try to keep balanced and positive.  I've divided today's post into some of the different areas of wellness.  Choose whichever area or areas you need help with:

Nutrition:
*When perusing a menu, look for these wonderful words:  baked, broiled, steamed, poached, roasted, grilled or broiled.
*WATCH OUT FOR THESE WORDS on a menu:  scalloped, au gratin, battered/breaded, crispy, dipped, saut√©ed, fried, sizzling, tempura, “Just Like Mom’s."

*If you’re trying hard to lose weight, and only lose a half of a pound, don’t be discouraged.  Think of it as two cubes of butter that have melted off of your body!  Besides, you lost, didn’t you?

*Remember:  No amount of exercise can replace poor nutrition. 


*Watch out for diet soda!  A study showed that people who downed at least two diet sodas a day, (as compared with people who had other drinks, including regular soda!) increased their waistlines up to 6 times more!  Maybe the problem is that when people think "diet" soda, they give themselves permission to eat more.

Exercise:

*The only bad workout is one that didn’t happen.

*Think of exercise as meditation in motion.


*A vigorous workout, compared to a moderate one, will help you zap 37% more calories.


*If you don't know how much weight to lift, and you want to make sure you are working on strength and speeding up your metabolism, find a load that you can lift only 8 consecutive times, with good form.  Be sure to rest at least minute before trying another set.-From Self Magazine, September 2011, a study from University of Central Arkansas.

General:

*What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.  –Ralph Marston

*Do you need to give yourself the same advice you would give a good friend?

*A goal without a plan is just a wish.–Antoine de Saint Exupery

*Things don’t change; we change.  -Henry David Thoreau

*If you kinda do it, it kinda works.  When you really do it, it really works.- Author Unknown

*Fill in the blank, (this is called reframing):  Instead of ____________when I feel stressed, I could _____________ or _______________instead.


*There is research out there that has associated gum disease with heart disease, diabetes and stroke.  Good reason to get your teeth cleaned every six months.

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