Uncontrolled anxious thoughts can be harmful to our health, in many ways. Let's control our thoughts and help ourselves.
— Martha Robards (@MrsProfQuack) October 10, 2017
Walking has so many benefits. It’s good for physical health, but it also is good for emotional and mental health. It can be done with very little cost and in so many different ways. Walking with a partner is a good way to help each other keep to the routine. Families walking together regularly will making habits that will last, and can even become a family tradition.
The CDC says,
Walking is a great way to get the physical activity needed to obtain health benefits. Walking does not require any special skills. It also does not require a gym membership or expensive equipment.
The physical benefits can include weight loss, and an increase in stamina and muscle endurance. You can help your weight loss efforts by taking an exercise bar about 30 – 45 minutes before you walk. I use one that jump starts my body’s fat burning process and helps me get through my 45 minute walks.
Build up your walking routine slowly. If you overdo it, it can result in sore muscles or even shin splints. Always do warm up exercises and cool down exercises, stretching your muscles slowly and carefully.
If you do over-work your muscles, use a good muscle cream to help sooth sore muscles and for deep, soothing pain relief. I use a good one that contains camphor, menthol, methol salicylate and melaleuca oil.
If the weather doesn’t allow you to walk outside, go to a mall.
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For decades, DEET has been the most popular active ingredient in insect repellents. This article from Scientific American offers some interesting insights into reasons why you may want to look for some alternatives.
Fully 25% of the subjects tested experienced negative health effects that have been linked to the use of DEET (diethyltoluamide). It goes on to suggest that DEET can cause diffuse brain cell death and behavioral changes in adults.
It can also cause rashes and skin irritation, numb or burning lips, nausea, dizziness and difficulties with concentration. So the ingredient that scares off mosquitoes should scare off humans, as well. There are some new alternatives that are virtually risk-free.
The risks to children, as you might imagine, are even greater.
Quantum Health tells us here to be wary of using DEET on children and NEVER use it on infants. Children are more susceptible to subtle brain changes because their skin is more absorbent and their developing nervous systems have a higher potential for harm.
Did you hear the story of a group of young teenage friends driving around looking for Volkswagen “bugs” and spraying them with repellent? Just good fun, huh? Not so fast. As a result of inhaling the repellent, one of the backseat passengers was vomiting for nearly a week and eventually had to be taken to the emergency room for treatment. So avoiding use AND any access is the best precautions you can take.
There are, as I said, new alternatives to DEET that have been proven highly effective. My Company has developed and manufactures a completely natural insect repellent using essential oils. The dangers of DEET exist whether absorbed through the skin or through inhalation. When there are effective alternatives available, does it really make sense to expose yourself and your family to the dangers that DEET threatens?
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says:
“Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors.
But some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both.”
There are things a person experiencing these feelings daily can do to help themselves. Read more about ideas you can use to help yourself or a loved one who is experiencing this.
RHL does not provide psychiatric, psychological, or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Simply ideas and information.
Listening is a skill that helps us in so many areas of life, including the businesses we conduct from our own homes. Whether we have this luxury or not, all need to work on this. In communications education, it is taught that communication is the foundation of good business. When we work from home, it is just as important (maybe more ).
When we listen to our members, customers, team members, work mates, team mates and leaders, we learn. When we learn, we can help more. mlr
Take positive action today. Taking a positive step towards a plan, a work responsibility, a home business goal, a team member, a friend in need, a family member –whatever it is — helps our frame of mind, our attitude and our activity. mlr
In so many areas of life, it’s better to be proactive than reactive. For instance, stay well versus get well. There are also many areas of life that involve wellness. There is physical wellness, mental and emotional wellness, financial wellness, and natural and spiritual wellness. Being proactive in the important areas of life makes us happier, healthier and more prepared.
Some of those important areas of life might be our personal lives and relationships, our home businesses, our friendships, our work or our even recreation. I need to take the time to reflect on these and sometimes I have to remind myself to do that. I always feel better when I do.
Be proactive now. Call me and we’ll talk about starting a weight loss regime, nutritional supplement routine, changing your home to green, or additional income. I’m Martha. My cell phone number is 505-750-7847 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d rather email me.