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10 Tips To Jack Up Your Mind, Body And Spirit


Its All In Your Attitude

There is now evidence of a biological connection between a positive sense of wellbeing and reduced risk for disease among middle-aged men. As Muhammad Ali puts it: To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are. Attitude is real power.

Sleep Quality

Its the quality, not the quantity that matters. According to new search, eight hours of sleep mean nothing if they are interrupted. Brought on by stress, lack of exercise or dependence on drugs a disturbed sleep cycle not only robs you of energy, it can steal a few of your living years.

Liquid Asset

Are you drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day? Health experts say we are often dehydrated before we feel thirsty. So quaffing plenty of H2O seems to be on of the easiest way to wellness. Water is essential for your organs to function efficiently. Your liver and lymphatic system require water to help flush out toxins accumulated from the processed foods we eat.

Juice Therapy And Flossing

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you dont have time for a sit-down breakfast, try a glass of freshly squeezed juice. If you use your imagination and vary the fruits you blend, you will never make the same one twice. Flossing reduces the risk of oral bacteria traveling into the bloodstream and weakening other parts of the body.

Pep Up

When your energy level drops in the mid-afternoon, nibbling on apricots can pep you up. Apricots contain potassium, a mineral that is vital for assisting in muscular contraction and maintaining the fluid and electrolyte balance in body cells. The daily recommended intake is 2,000 mg.

Immune Strengthening Diet

The avian flu, SARS outbreak were wakeup calls to boost our bodies natural defense mechanisms. Foods that support the immune system are rich in vitamins A and C, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin E and zinc. Vitamins and minerals can lower cholesterol levels, help wounds heal faster, increase resistance to colds and flu and fight the effects of ageing.

Supplements

Take supplements like spirulina, wheatgrass and chlorella. Spirulinas antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce cholesterol. Wheatgrass is considered a blood purifier and rejuvenator. Chlorella is effective in improving immune functions, treating high blood pressure, and may protect against, UV damage, thickening of artery walls and UV damage.

Be Happy And Sing

Apparently, simply being happy at work and at play may help boost immune systems, lower the risk for developing illnesses down the road. This happiness-health equation appears to be a mind-body link that is dependence of lifestyle choices, such as smoking, drinking or exercise. The best time to lift your voice is when you dont feel like doing so it lifts the spirits like nothing else can. Next time someone asks you to sing, do so, even when you dont feel like it.

Solving Daily Problems With Laughter

The first line of defense against any disease is laughter. Science has found that every cell in the body has a receptor for the substances produced when we laugh. In other words, every cell is influenced by how we feel.

Quiet Time Alone

Is your life in a rut? We live in a warp-speed world. To void burning out, you may need to go away to rejuvenate and regain your health. Or you can simply do it in your own home. Try scheduling daily quiet time to reflect and listen to that still inner voice that has been trying to help, but is often neglected. Tell everyone you will not be contactable, take the phone off the hock, and concentrate on you.
 

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