Part of the reason helping other people helps improve your mental health is because it helps you stop thinking about your own problems for awhile. You also make more social connections and see immediate positive results. All good things.
My wish for each of you is a healthier year in 2012! If I could just put that in a box and wrap it up, I'd send it to you. But good health is something you have to acquire for yourself. So here are some ways to get healthier and lower your risk for breast cancer at the same time.
There are a wide variety of foods that you can eat to boost your health. What it boils down to is this: get it fresh when you can; cook veggies quickly, but meat slowly, use whole grains, cut down on fat, sugar, and salt. Spice it with powerful antioxidants and combine complementary herbs and spices. Be picky about what you drink and modest in your portions. Avoid junk and fast food. Now read up to find out some good choices!
Reduce your risk and add years to your life - now isn't that appealing? Here's two habits to kill off this year: tobacco and alcohol. There are so many great non-alcohoic drinks you can use, and some of them are even good for you! As for smoking, my friends are trying Chantix, nicotine patches, and getting support. Put out the fire and skip the liquor - live longer and healthier.
Move it, use it, or lose it! Exercise, especially when done on a regular schedule, lowers your risk for many diseases, improves your circulation and your overall health. Exercise helps you drop those extra pounds and start looking and feeling healthier! Learn how much you need to move it, and how that's going to benefit you.
Shedding your extra pounds comes with many benefits. You can reduce sleep apnea, joint pain, breathing problems, and your overall estrogen levels. All the fat, especially in menopausal women, stores excess estrogen - the hormone that fuels 80% of all breast tumors. So get some help with weight loss and feel the healthy difference it makes in your life.
As 2012 is quickly approaching, you might as well bring in the new year right by eating healthy. Whether you are celebrating at a friend's party -- or having one of your own -- try some of these delicious, cholesterol-friendly foods at your New Year's Eve party.
Want to bring a dish to your party that's sure to cause a buzz? Try one of these ten scrumptious, low-fat dishes. Not only will everyone want the recipe because they taste great -- they can also be used as a heart-healthy treat anytime of the year.
With the new year rapidly approaching, many people are taking the opportunity to create a fresh start, which I heartily encourage! Now is the time to start thinking about what you would like your life to be like, if you could just change a few things--or even just one! This newsletter brings a wealth of resources for deciding on changes you may want to make, or small things you can add, to create a 2012 that may just be your best year yet! (Next week we'll focus on how to make those changes stick, but now is the the time to dream.) As always, if you'd like more stress relief ideas during the week, join us on Facebook or Twitter. Enjoy the rest of your year!! --Elizabeth P.S. Please have a safe and happy New Year's Eve!
There are so many things to enjoy about the holiday season, but there are many stressors as well. Let's take all the great things that make us happy during the holidays, and expand them into the new year for a year of less stress and greater happiness. Here's how!
There are many changes that can be made during the yew year that can make us healthier as well as less stressed. The following is a list of changes you can make that will affect your health, increase your longevity, reduce your stress--or all three!
Certain changes can really decrease your stress levels, and several of them are very simple to make. Here are 10 changes you can make that can create a more relaxed, more enjoyable 2012. Which might work best for you?
Every year, many people set New Year's Resolutions for themselves--plans for changes in one's life that can bring less stress, greater health, and increased happiness. (I recommend that people set goals rather than resolutions, in order to avoid new year perfectionism, burnout, and frustration that sabotage success.) What are your new year's resolutions? What do you really want in life? Share your new year's resolutions and tell why they're important, and see what others are planning for the new year!