Mind & Body by Samantha Nichole

Mind & Body by Samantha Nichole

Thursday, June 17, 2010

5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about getting your daily take of vegetables, drinking water, and working out in moderation. The little things in life matter. With that being said, I have come up with a list of 5 simple ways to take care of yourself. Enjoy, and please comment.

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1.Wear a seatbelt. According to autoweb.com “the NHTSA estimates that 9.500 lives are saved each year by wearing a seatbelt.” Enough said.

2.Turn off the TV. Get off the couch! Spend time with family, do something outside, or simply relax without the company of electronic entertainment.

3.Think positive. Check out this article I found on MayoClinic.com (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/positive-thinking/sr00009). According to the article,
“Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health.” I know it may not always be easy, but try to think on the bright side.

4.Talk less on your cell phone. Studies have found that cell phone usage correlates with brain cancer and tumors, and this information is abundant - it can be found in several different reliable sources such as Science Daily, Medial News Today, and Cancer.org.

5.Avoid alcohol in excess. Alcohol is a depressant, and can alter one’s judgments. However, alcohol in moderation can sometimes be beneficial. When dealing with red wine, a study found that people who drink in moderation have a boost in brainpower, and “moderate drinkers had 23% reduced risk of mental decline compared with nondrinkers.” That’s a drink for thought. This article was found at the Web MD website: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/wine-how-much-is-good-for-you.

Until next time,
Samantha Nichole