Healthy Minds

Reading is Beneficial for Your Mind

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. At least that is what the ads have said over the years but an active mind isn’t just something for the young at heart. No matter what your age, you can keep your memory sharper then ever. How? By reading. Yes, you read that correctly, by reading.

Reading sparks the cells in your brain that drive memory and creativity. Even if you only read a chapter a day you want to read “something”. As a child, we learned by reading. We memorized by reading and reciting. It’s not different as we get older. If your memory gets poor it can affect your ability to read and retain what you read. So starting early on in life with reading and constantly improving your mind is important.

Reading replies on your memory and your long-term memory. They go hand in hand. Your body… Continue reading

Keeping Your Mind Healthy and Fit

Our minds are a wondrous creation. The brain is a complex organism. Our minds help us to think and rationalize. We use it to make decisions. So naturally keeping your mind healthy and fit is important to your overall health.

Here are some simple yet effective tips to keeping your mind at peak performance levels:

  • Use your brain as much as possible. As with anything the more you use it the better it gets.
  • Keep your mind active by doing things like crossword puzzles and playing games like Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit.
  • Watch the news and stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world. It will stimulate your brain.
  • Read books or do puzzles.
  • Attempt to learn a new language.

In addition don’t forget to keep your body in top physical shape as a great mine and body go hand in hand. So stay active in the outdoors, exercise… Continue reading

A Life of Peace Awaits You

The holiday time can be stressful. It always seems that there is so much to do in such little time.  Between work, family functions and shopping, this time of year can get overwhelming.  It’s important to maintain balance in your life.

Stress can take its toll on your body. So to preserve your body as well as your sanity, remember to destress by doing one or all of the following:

  • Everyone needs a break from work. Be sure to get up a walk around for at least 5 minutes every hour. You’ll feel more energized and renewed.
  • On your lunch break try taking a walk for 15 minutes. You’re getting some exercise and you are rejuvenating your body so you’ll be ready to finish the rest of your day.
  • Get in exercise whenever and where ever you can. Do a couple of squats while at your desk… Continue reading

Nurturing Your Relationships

Today more than ever it seems as if everyone is part of the rat race. Life is moving fast and everyone seems to have less and less time for one another. Getting with family for dinner is not as common as it use to be. Even the kids are busier today.

photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.netSo how can you keep those family and friend connections close? Remember these simple yet effective tips:

  1. Make an effort to stay connected. It can be through a quick visit to their home or office if you are in the area. Also take time to send a quick email or make a call to them just say hello.
  2. Also take time to forge new relationships with people who share similar interests. This could be a co-worker who you can share lunch with a few times a week. Feeling connected to people outside of work and the chaos of… Continue reading

How to Keep that Healthy Spark in Your Relationship

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Relationships are a part of life. We need that companionship. When you find that one person that makes everything seem right, the world is a good place. However, over time, relationships can go through the course of becoming routine. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it’s in these times that you can see where you may not be as close to the other person as you once were. You m ay not do as much together or take time to talk the way you use to.

We need relationships in our lives. However, these relationships must be healthy and beneficial to our life. Keeping your marriage or dating relationship healthy is essential to the overall life of the relationship. So how do you keep that relationship healthy and thriving? The answer is actually easier then you think. All it takes is some time, dedication and a… Continue reading

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