10 Random Tips for Today
Here are 10 interesting tips for you. Perhaps at least one of them will help you have a happier day.
- As we age, the amount of acid in our stomach decreases. Drink most of your water between meals, and drink only minimal amounts (8 oz. or less) while eating, to aid in swallowing. This will improve digestion and help to avoid bloating and nutrient malabsorption. Eating slowly, spending about 20 minutes to enjoy your meal, chewing thoroughly, and being relaxed, will also help with healthy digestion.
- Father Mike Schmitz’ Bible in a Year hit the #1 podcast on iTunes for 2 consecutive years. Listeners are of every religious denomination, as well as atheists. In case you’d like to see the recent CBS clip about it, Here’s the link. This podcast may offer hope to you or someone you know.
- In last week’s blog post, I mentioned that I was trying a sleep mask. I’ve decided that it does improve my sleep quality and have continued using it. Increasing melatonin with the darkness is a good thing.
- Easter is just a little over a week away. For those of you who assemble Easter baskets for loved ones, it’s time to begin collecting those special treats. If you need to mail them, best to do so sooner than later for on-time arrival.
- A generosity challenge: next time you enjoy a meal out, over tip your exceptional server and make his or her day. Notice how you feel when you do.
- Increasing your steps by 1,000 in a day, no matter how many you typically do, benefits your health. And don’t feel pressured to hit that 10,000 number. If you are currently doing about 3,000 and hit 4,000, that’s a win! Take the stairs, walk during a 5 or 10-minute work break, vacuum, park farther away from your destination.
- If your climate is still unpredictable and you have gardening fever, pansies like cold weather and would probably survive a big chill.
- Have some goals but not feeling motivated to move toward achieving them? Take action first in order to drive your behavior. Even doing a little something builds positive momentum. Here’s a worksheet to help you.
- Scheduling specific times to enjoy a serving of “junk food” may prevent binge eating and lead to long-term success when it comes to practicing a lifestyle of healthy eating. You don’t need to eat perfectly 100% of the time to make progress. Food restriction may lead to anxiety and stress. Work your way to eating nutritionally dense food 70% to 80% of the time and you’ll probably be in your happy place.
- Success is showing up. Congratulations!
Health Coach Carol
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”– Arthur Ashe
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