Jun 082018
 

 

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We all have the ability to think in various capacities. With that ability comes the responsibility to take in knowledge, analyze it, draw conclusions, remember it, use it again to make decisions, etc. There are things we can do protect our thinking ability. Here are three ways:

  1. Be careful what knowledge you take in. Not all knowledge is accurate, so it is possible to analyze and mediate upon inaccurate knowledge. Do your research and only spend your valuable thinking ability on accurate, correct and good things.

  2. Keep your thinking ability active. Keep learning, no matter how old you are.

  3. Be willing to accept new ideas and adjust your thinking when necessary.

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It is also possible for our thinking ability to be affected by stress, lack of sleep, mental and emotional distress, health and many other things. For instance, those of us with fibromyalgia may find ourselves coping with brain fog which affects our ability to think clearly. For that reason, it is also important to take good care of our health. Three ways to protect our thinking ability in this way are:

  1. Get enough sleep. Most people need between 8 and 10 hours of sleep each night to be able to think clearly and wisely.

  2. Control your stress levels. Excess and continued stress is dangerous and can interfere with your ability to think with a clear mind.

  3. Eat healthy. Get the necessary nutrients your body and brain need to function at the best level they can. Take good nutritional supplements and eat balanced, nutritious meals. Take your time choosing and eating delicious and healthy food.

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These are just a few examples of what you can do to protect your thinking ability. When you are looking for healthy, effective and unique nutritional supplements to help with that balance, I would be happy to show you about the ones my family and I use.

You can contact me at marthapmintl@gmail.com , or call me at 602-243-5642 (Phoenix) or 505-750-7847 (cell).

 

Jul 132017
 

Her sleeplessness had finally gone

 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says:

Learn how much sleep you need for good health.

People will often cut back on their sleep for work, for family demands, or even to watch a good show on television. But if not getting enough sleep is a regular part of your routine, you may be at an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and stroke, poor mental health, and even early death. Even one night of short sleep can affect you the next day. Not surprisingly, you’re more likely to feel sleepy. On top of that, you’re more likely to be in a bad mood, be less productive at work, and to be involved in a motor vehicle crash.

How much sleep you need changes as you age. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend:

Age Group Recommended Hours of Sleep Per Day

Infant 4-12 months 12-16 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

Toddler 1-2 years 11-14 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

Pre-school 3-5 years 10-13 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

School Age 6-12 years 9-12 hours per 24 hours

Teen 13-18 years 8-10 hours per 24 hours

Adult 18-60 years 7 or more hours per night

WHAT CAN HELP YOU?

  • Go to bed at the same time each night and rise at the same time each morning.
  • Make sure your bedroom is a quiet, dark, and relaxing environment, which is neither too hot or too cold.
  • Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping and not for other activities, such as reading, watching TV, or listening to music. Remove all TVs, computers, and other “gadgets” from the bedroom.
  • Avoid large meals before bedtime. *

* National Sleep Foundation Recommendations

Also, natural sleep aids may help.

  • Try herbal teas, such as Chamomile.
  • Try a natural supplement containing herbs and natural ingredients such as calcium, melatonin, valerian, L-theanine, passion flower, spearmint. These ingredients are not harsh, non-habit forming, trusted and reliable.
  • A warm bath before bed can help relax you.
  • Try listening to soothing, calming music before bed.
  • Read a book. That always helps me get sleepy when I can’t sleep.
  • Essential oils such as lavender can have a calming, soothing and relaxing effect.

Proper rest has been linked to optimal immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions. But we live in a fast-paced world. Deadlines, multi-tasking, and worries can make getting the true rest you need difficult if not impossible. In fact a December 2013 Gallup® report found that 40% of adults are not getting the recommended amount of sleep each night.

www.cdc.com

Martha maintains RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com , which is a health and wellness information website that promotes healthy living for all aspects of life (including physical, mental and emotional, financial, and natural) and products for healthy living. For more information contact Martha at marthapmintl@gmail.com or 505-750-7847, or check out Martha on Twitter as MrsProfQuack or RobardsHealthyLifestyles . com on Facebook.