HelpGuide.org Offers some Simple Steps to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep. Sleeping well directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life. Fall short and it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even your weight.
Did you know that stress breaks down your immune system? Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and flu are in full force. Not only can hand-washing keep you from spreading germs and getting sick but so can finding time to relax! What are some ways you keep yourself healthy?
6 ways to avoid catching the flu
1. Eat your veggies
2. Say no to sugar
3. Wash your hands and try not to touch your face when your hands aren’t clean.
4. Work out
A warm glow and sense of connection aren’t all you get from volunteering: It can improve your mental health and help you live longer too. A leading researcher explains why.
Most of us know that if we eat our fruit and veggies, exercise often, and avoid smoking, we have a better chance of living longer and healthier lives. But your doctor may not have told you there’s a link between volunteering and health. Published recently in BMC Public Health, the paper finds that volunteering is associated with lower depression, increased well-being, and a 22 percent reduction in the risk of dying.
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An Exercise For You: Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold the there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.
Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags. Then try 50-lb potato bags and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a few minutes. (I’m at this level)
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.