Fall is officially here. I'm enjoying the briskness in the air and the leaves starting to change. It's a wonderful time of year, and also means ski season is around the corner. WooHoo!
Too many people get stressed and upset with things they don 't have control over (such as weather and changing of the seasons). My advice is to change your perspective. A major part of happiness, and stress management is perception, and to embrace your role in how you experience the world around you.
There are many positive, and negative ways to view our world, but you are in control of which options you choose. Challenge yourself to look for ways to create a positive, and growth oriented perspective on situations you encounter. This will create more favorable outcomes for you and those around you. This doesn't mean ignoring the negative aspects, it simply means actively reframing them to a more positive and proactive perspective.
Fall is also a time of year when work can become overwhelming, people spend more time indoors, and stress levels rise. Just like your perceptions, this doesn't have to be a negative time. You are also in control of your daily habits and actions. Choose to do small, simple things each day that will boost your health, happiness, and performance at home and work.
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With those thoughts in mind, get outside, enjoy fall, make great things happen, and take care of yourself in the process. You deserve it!
Yours in Health and Happiness,
Want to get healthy and lose weight? Then relax. It’s true. Relaxing is good for you, and what better day to brush up on relaxation facts.
So relax and read on for tips!
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Want to get healthy and lose weight? Then relax. It’s true. Relaxing is good for you, and what better day to brush up on relaxation facts. So relax and read on for tips!
One of the most important reasons that relaxation is good for you is because it prevents the release of excess cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that your body releases when it is stressed. If you only have small amounts of cortisol, there is no problem. But when stress is persistent, as it is in many of our lives, the amount of cortisol in your bloodstream rises and stays elevated. The result? Weight gain.
When cortisol is released, you begin craving foods that deliver quick energy, such as potato chips, candy bars, pastries, etc. If this were not bad enough, cortisol goes on to store those extra calories as fat, mainly around your abdominal area.
Cortisol also interferes with the hormones that control your appetite; you will find that you are hungry more often and have a hard time staying satiated.
And if that were not enough, cortisol can also cause decreased muscle mass because it lowers testosterone levels. The less muscle you have, the less fat you will burn.
The good news is that intentional relaxation can combat stress and combat cortisol. Scientists have discovered what they call “the relaxation effect.” Specifically, Harvard researchers have learned that deep relaxation causes bodily changes all the way down to our genetic level. For those people who practised yoga long term, their disease fighting genes were active, as opposed to people who did not make relaxation a part of their lives. 
The participants in the study who practised yoga had ‘switched on’ genes that protect them from high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain and even infertility.
But wait! There’s more…
When the researchers in the study asked the non-relaxation practising participants to start using relaxation methods, it only took two months for their bodies to begin changing. Genes that fight inflammation and help prevent cancer began turning on! And the more they practised relaxation, the more improved were the benefits.
The take away message? You can’t afford not to relax. Too much is riding on this. Start now and in just a couple short months, you can be enjoying the genetic benefits of robust health.
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One of the many benefits of healthy eating is improved skin. From fighting free radicals that cause cell damage to protecting from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays to reducing inflammation that results in aging skin, certain foods are known to have powerful effects on the health of your skin.
So the next time you’re at the grocery store, load up on these foods to help clear your complexion and reduce the signs of aging.
Want great-looking skin? Avoid sugars, caffeine, highly processed foods, and dairy products.