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Sleep & Music

Sleep & Music

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

Drumming

Drumming

Want to be as fit as an athlete but don’t have any interest in exercising? Play the drums. It help’s with dexterity and having greater control of your body.   Image by Clark Ramos

Happy Habit

Happy Habit

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 & Recovery

Music & Recovery

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

Lift Your Mood

Lift Your Mood

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

Reading & Stress

Reading & Stress

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 

Reading Books

Reading Books

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

Meditation

Meditation

There is evidence to prove that meditation reduces depression symptoms, stress, hostility, anxiety and improves sleep, academic performance and social skills. These health benefits of meditation apply to all ages though, along with several other benefits which can include reducing the risk of heart disease and reducing blood pressure &...

Sugar

Sugar

The recommended daily amount sugar for adults is 90g, but that's consisting of both naturally occurring sugars and added sugars. If you have too much sugar in your diet it overloads your liver and can cause potential damage to your liver, much like the effects of alcohol. Eating too much...

Onions

Onions

Onions can be used to ease an ear infections, soothe a bee sting, tea made out of it can treat a cough and the juices can give glowing skin. Image by mignonettetakespictures

Walking

Walking

Walking has so many benefits. It’s super underrated as a form of exercise but it’s suitable for anyone, of any age, of any fitness level. When you consistently do it it’s been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease, asthma, type 2 diabetes and some cancers....

How to floss

How to floss

The trick to flossing is to hook the floss around your teeth in a > shape and wipe up so you’re pressing against the tooth otherwise you’re not maximising the process. It's also best to floss pre-brushing as you get the cleanest teeth.   Image by Katie Merchant

Near-sightedness

Near-sightedness

Lots of screen time might lead to being prone to something called ‘myopia’ which is the term for near-sightedness. It’s on the rise with children and teenagers and it’s been found that you need to see at least three hours of daylight a day to combat eye damage you might...

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Give blood to help high blood pressure, your blood may thin a bit in the process and therefore require less effort to pump around the body. 

Tick season

Tick season

If you have a tick, get rid of it as soon as possible because Lyme Disease is more likely to be transferred the longer the tick is on the body. Look out for flu like symptoms and/or a red rash around the bite. It’s quite easy to get them out...

Fragrance & Skin

Fragrance & Skin

Use fragrance free products as fragrances are one of the biggest causes for skin reactions and inflammation. If you find you have acne, or skin that is easily aggravated try and find fragrance free products.  Image via Pinterest

Less Furniture

Less Furniture

Get rid of some of your furniture. It may sound crazy but sitting on a chair or sofa is not the best position for the body. Observe how toddlers and kids naturally sit down, one of the most healthful positions is shown in the picture above. Working and playing with...

Tea & Stress

Tea & Stress

'There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea' - B. Heroux Whilst trying to find out if English breakfast tea was actually good or bad for me (no proof of either yet). I did discover that there is scientific...

Ear Infection

Ear Infection

Who would have thought that this works so well? We have managed to get around antibiotics with a simple onion.This is how it works: 1. Chop an onion.2. Put onion in a teabag (sock also works).3. Seal the teabag and hold over a steaming kettle. 4. Use headband to hold...

Nuts

Nuts

Nuts are good for your heart and a good source of protein. Walnuts seem to be on top of the list for our kids. We let our kids crack them open with a piece of wood or a stone from a very early age (no accidents so far) - that...

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