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Keep it clean

Keep it clean

If someone is poorly in your house, make sure to keep everything clean. Especially items like cups, glasses or towels - things that are touched regularly - to avoid transferring viruses.Image by kia

How to avoid a cold

How to avoid a cold

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

Healing Soup

Healing Soup

‘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...

Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking

Creative thinking engages different parts of our brains than normal and acts promote production of new neurons which are super important for keeping up a healthy central nervous system.   Image by Jess Hunter

Smile

Smile

Smile more: It’s linked to calmed blood pressure, quicker stress recovery, improved immune function, lifted moods and acts as a natural painkiller.    Image by Rebecca Jensen

Creativity, Flow and Meditiation

Creativity, Flow and Meditiation

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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