Today’s #PleasantActivity is COLORING - no longer just for kids! Coloring can reduce anxiety, improve focus, and help you achieve #mindfulness!
Research shows #anxiety levels dropped when people worked on coloring pages.
Like meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts to four on the present moment.
It can help reduce boredom and #ReduceStress, calming down our amygdala (related to fight or flght response) and turn on the parasympath
Don’t let the #weekend derail your wellness goals! Here’s how to have a great time AND up your health game! TIP 1: DON'T DITCH THE ALARM Yes, it is great to sleep in, but within reason! Your body thrives on #routine and if you oversleep, you’ll actually feel more tired. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours a night for most people, so try to stick to that. TIP 2: MOVE YOUR BODY Research shows that people log the least hours of physical activity between Friday
Want a great weekend hack for better #wellbeing? Get cooking - it’s good for your mental AND physical health! There are so many benefits to #cooking: It encourages good nutritional decisions. When you cook for yourself you are more aware of what you’re putting in your body and it makes you more #mindful of your food choices. It helps your #brain stay sharp. Cooking involves creativity, following instructions, and multitasking and trains your executive function, according t
The holiday season is just around the corner. What will you do to stay #healthy and well this year? I’ve got some ideas! STICK WITH YOUR ROUTINES. The holidays are not an excuse to break from your usual wellness routines, such as #exercise, eating whole foods, and doing your mindfulness activities. Tackle your holiday months the way you would any other time of year. With all of the holiday parties and special occasions, plan ahead to ensure that you keep up with healthy eati
Today I’m setting my rules to make the most of your #SundayFunday. Are you in?
1ST RULE OF SUNDAY FUNDAY: Thou shall do something fun! And truly fun, not “my job is also fun.” Do something with no agenda!
2ND RULE OF SUNDAY FUNDAY: Thou shall not complain. Make a commitment to stop negative thinking or complaining about what’s not going right. Instead, practice gratitude all day long. To extend this further, don’t tell people what NOT to do. Instead, tell them what you
Take just 5-10 minutes today for a #mindful walk. It’s restorative to your brain, soothes and calms, and helps you to organize your thinking, shift your attention, and enjoy the present moment. A randomized controlled study showed that participants between the ages of 18-65 who reported moderate to high levels of #stress experienced significant decrease in distress and increase in quality of life after 8 sessions of mindful walking (Teut et. al., 2013). Another study found t