The most common advice is the most tried and tested. To avoid catching a cold, make sure you wash your hands frequently (wash them for at least 20 seconds, with soap). Get plenty of exercise. Eat healthily and seasonally. Keep your body well rested. Image by Best Wishes
‘Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.’Soups and broths are great when you’re feeling poorly. They’re easy to eat and are a source of vitamins, minerals, calories and proteins. They’re helpful at providing fluids and electrolytes as well as giving off steam which can help clear relieve...
Doing something creative has a similar effect on the brain to meditation and can decrease your stress. Even just witnessing creative acts can be calming - think of visiting a concert or going to see pieces of art work in a gallery. Image by catam
Trouble sleeping? Listen to classical music. It has been shown to effectively treat insomnia and can help induce a meditative state as music beats can alter brainwave speed. Image by Sarah Van Looy
You can train your brain to be more positive. Our minds are wired to think negatively as a form of protection but making smiling a habit can help our brains to create more positive thinking patterns. Image by Kathleen Motoa
Music aids in physical recovery after exercising, speeding up the time it takes to get past an ache or pain. Slow music relaxes the listener but any tempo of music helps with the healing process. Image by hongu
Smiling with intent has the ability to improve your current mood. Your brain checks in with what your facial muscles are doing and begins to align your mood with what’s going on on the surface. Image by Jessica Perez
Researchers at the University of Sussex found that reading for 6 minutes can cut the level of stress you might be feeling in half. Image by Isabel Marcelo
Read books - on average avid readers live up to 2 years longer than non-readers. It can improve memory, increases your capacity for mental activity and increases your ability for empathy. Image by Anna Louise
We have a child with a milk protein and egg intolerance. The process of figuring it out was painful. The weight loss, rashes and the exhaustion in our baby as her immune system tried to fight it. I have heard of many similar stories since then. The thing you can...