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Struggling to Think of some New Year’s Resolutions?

New Year Resolution 2017

Here are some for you to consider.

 

Take some fresh air and exercise

To help our body function properly, sunlight is very important. Sunlight triggers in the body the production of vitamin D. Therefore, going out and about for a minimum of 20 minutes every day means you’ll avoid being deficient in that so important vitamin. In the summer months, it’s a good idea not to apply any sun protection for the first 20 minutes to half an hour so that you get your sun shot! Afterwards, you then, of course, have to either protect your skin or go in the shade.

What’s more, when you exercise, your body releases chemicals/hormones called endorphins. These endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body hence we call endorphins ‘the feel good hormones’. They also help with pain relief. For years, it has been recommended to exercise 30 minutes minimum/day, but today scientists say that it’s not enough and that people may need to exercise two to four times more than the recommended to prevent heart failure. I would say that if you have a sedentary job and sit at your desk for 8-10 hours, then it makes sense to think that 30 minutes physical activity per day wouldn’t be enough. On the other hand, if you are very active as part of your work, or if you are a mum with young children your active lifestyle might add up to your daily physical activity.

 

Increase unrefined food in your diet (ideally daily)

Refined food is devoid of any nutrients which means it won’t nourish your body. It’s like putting diesel in a car that is designed to run on petrol. The difference is that the engine of your car will break down if you fill the tank up with the wrong fuel, meanwhile, your body will adapt to anything you do with long-term consequences, though.

The key is moderation and good planning.  

 

Have a regular body MOT to keep your vehicle (body) in check

We pay for our car to have yearly checks and if something does not function properly, we will take our car to the mechanic for repair. Right? Always remember, your body is your vehicle that is allowing you to go everywhere you need to, which without it, you wouldn’t be able to achieve anything in your life.

What about pausing for a second and think about this! This is the only body we are going to get in this life..there is no second chance; no turning back because once the damage is done, reversing might not be possible. It’s worth taking the time to make some realistic lifestyle changes and treat your body with love and respect.

Look after this vehicle of yours, keep it strong and healthy and go to the ‘mechanic’ a few times a year. Find a therapy that works for you and stick to it.

 

Hug, kiss and laugh often

Hug a tree, kiss your dog if you have one, if you don’t, get one! They are well worth all the trouble..and just laugh because life is too serious already, you don’t want to add more to it.

When we laugh, our body produces a cocktail of hormones, including endorphins, the ‘feel-good hormone’, laughing will make you feel better because you’ll bathe in the happy chemicals

 

Have fun bedtime with your partner as often as possible 🙂

This article is worth the read apart from a few grammar mistakes. It seems that we don’t have to do anything else as having regular sex covers absolutely every need that the body has in order to be healthy! WOW..I read it and most of it makes sense to me so let’s keep it up! Ha

 

Do any activities that relax you

Painting, singing, dancing, meditating, reading, running or having a drink with friends can be an activity as long as it makes you focus on something else for a while.

 

No stimulant (alcohol tea or coffee) for at least 2 days/week

Your liver is in charge of detoxifying, therefore the more toxicity you ingest the more work it will have to do. Would you work 24/7, 7 days a week for months ahead? Give your liver regular breaks for long-term benefits.

 

Take stock of what you have in your life, not what you don’t have

Feel gratitude for what you have, no matter how you feel. It will make you feel better and realise you have more than you thought.

 

Forgive people, it’s the way forward!

Channel your anger into doing or achieving something positive which will turn your anger into strength and power to achieve whatever you decide to do or fight for injustice.

 

Smile 🙂

Smile even if you don’t feel like it.The more you smile, the more you will feel like it because when smiling, you’ll release the same hormones as when you laugh, exercise or have sex, endorphins which will make you feel good and also help lower your stress level. Sometimes you can make someone’s day by smiling at them in the street or wherever you are. You never know what other people who are crossing your path are going through. Your smile could positively impact that person far more than you would have imagined.

Think with your heart as often as you can.

I hope this will help you get the most out of 2017 and more…

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR for 2017!

 

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