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TIPS for a better week

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1. If you feel like eating but are not sure if you’re really hungry, ask yourself if you’d like to have an apple. If the answer is ‘no’, you’re most likely bored rather than hungry.

2. Exercising before going to bed makes your muscles burn more calories during the night.

3. Crying releases excess stress hormones and is scientifically proven to ease mental strain.

4. A mid-day nap improves your memory and reduces the chances of developing heart diseases.

5. If you’re feeling anxious and stressed, eat a melon. Melons help relieve anxiety and stress, plus they boost your metabolism.

6. Start learning a new language or how to play an instrument. These actions help slow down the brain’s aging process.

7. While driving, chew mint or cinnamon-flavored gum. It has been proven to reduce feelings of frustration by 25%, increase your vigilance by 30%, and makes the drive feel 30% shorter.

8. You can ‘program’ your brain to be happy in a simple way: think of three things you’re grateful for every day. Do this for 21 days and you’ll notice the change.

9. Skipping a meal can cause you to gain weight. Your body thinks you’re going through a famine, which causes it to work in energy-saving mode and makes burning calories more difficult.

10. Listening to music regularly is said to reduce the chances of developing a brain tumor.

11. Drink two cups of cold water before a meal, as this boosts metabolism by up to 30%.

12. If you suffer from headaches or mental stress, lie down next to a wall with your legs elevated and leaning against the wall at a 90-degree angle. Maintain this position for 5 minutes.

13. Running for half an hour a day will help you reduce 0.5kg (1 lb) of fat a week.

14. Drinking a lot of water during the day helps you sleep better at night.

15. Women who walk for an hour each day reduce their chances of getting breast cancer by 15%.

16. Make an effort to eat a home-cooked meal at least 5 times a week. A recent study found that this may extend your life by a whole decade.

17. If you’re trying to quit smoking, try the following method: every time you feel the need to smoke a cigarette, lick a tiny bit of salt. The urge to smoke should pass within a month.

18. A cold shower can help relieve depression and also helps keep your skin and hair healthier.

19. If you’ve stayed up all night, take a 15-minute nap before sunrise.. It will trick your body into thinking it slept enough. (Don’t do this too often.)

20. Having a pet reduces stress, improves mental functions and extends your life expectancy.

21. Make an effort to be organized. The more organized you are – the less likely you are to suffer from Alzheimer’s.

22. The first day of the week defines your thinking patterns for the week. It’s best to exercise during that day, to assure a healthy routine.

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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