You will be delighted with health, beauty and wellness truths that will liberate you from past, limiting preconceived notions. So, file them in your memory. And retrieve these reminders to serve you well.
Nagging is good
It’s true—especially when you nag yourself. To be driven is a good thing. And to keep reminding yourself about matters and goals important to you can only result in triumph, not tragedy. How does one perfect the art of nagging the self?
Positive talk is the single, most effective tool for success available to you–for free
Here are its benefits:
1. Affirmations are positive words lined up together, designed to neutralize negative thoughts and feelings.
2. Experts say that even if you don’t believe what you’re saying to yourself at the start, eventually those positive words will be absorbed by your subconscious and become strong programming.
3. By declaring things out loud, you expand your aura and corresponding electromagnetic shield.
4. Affirmations improve one’s self- confidence.
Before: Loser’s Phrases
I have a problem
I give up
I don’t know what to do.
Life is tough
After: winner’s phrases
I have an opportunity
I never quit
I know I can handle it.
Life is challenging
A glass a day
If you’re one of those who have not picked up the habit of drinking alcohol, just like me, here’s something that may change your mind. And mine!
Doctors always talk about moderation. Bingeing on alcohol isn’t good, but drinking one glass a day could fend off heart disease and prolong your life.
There have been French studies which drew a welcome conclusion: Red wine lowers heart disease. Yet, other studies show that a can of beer, a cocktail with 1½ ounces of liquor, or a glass of white wine or champagne are all equally protective of the heart. Studies by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School in Boston revealed that moderate drinkers reduce their heart disease risk by 30 percent, as compared to non-drinkers.
Alcohol increases the good cholesterol or HDL (high-density lipoprotein). It also helps sweep away bad cholesterol or LDL (low-density lipoprotein).
Safe alcohol drinking
How to keep alcohol a safe beverage:
1. Know your limit
2. Be reminded that woman weigh less than men. This means it takes lower amounts of alcohol to get women drunk than men.
3. Eat before drinking. This slows down the alcohol absorption by your body.
4. Drink slowly. Allow your one drink for the day to last longer. Don’t gulp it down.
5. Drink water as your chaser.
6. If after one glass you still want another, switch to grape juice. It contains resveratrol, the chemical produced in the grape’s skin which fights off fungus.
Warning: Pregnant women and people on medication should not drink. Consult your doctor.
How do you maximize your defenses against illness?
1. Reduce calories. By lowering your calorie intake, you lessen the oxygen your body requires for digestion. The result: less free-radical formation.
Sadly, oxidative damage happens when you eat. So if you consume less, you invite less free radicals. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should starve yourself.
2. Don’t overdo your workouts in the gym. Remember you’re supposes to train, not strain. Muscles require extra oxygen during exercise. And there is a by-product created—oxidative damage. This is the reason why athletes who over-train get sick. Does this mean that you should not even exercise? No!
Scientists believe that the minimal damage caused by moderate exercise is far out-weighed by its benefits. The message here is to exercise moderately.
3. Give up the bad habits, like smoking and bingeing. With every puff, you inhale huge amounts of chemicals into your lungs. And by overloading on alcohol you are wiping out your body’s reserves of vitamin E and beta-carotene. This will lead to cirrhosis and liver damage.
4. Breathe clean air. Find a place in the forest or by the sea and inhale fresh air. By taking a break from city life, you leave behind the pollution, as well. Each time you inhale good, clean air, you are prolonging your life.
5. Great start. Even if you have never eaten breakfast before, just do it.
By eating 3-5 regular meals a day, you are giving your body the energy it needs constantly, not erratically.
Don’t have a midnight snack. This will make you lose your appetite next morning.
Make it a habit to have cereal. Choose a brand that’s high in fiber and low in sugar.
And yes, you may have a pancake if it’s cooked in very little oil. It’s big on energy and low in fat.
Affirm today: “I believe in me”
Love and Light!
Reference: “Age Erasers for Women,” Prevention Magazine, Rodale Center for Women’s Health