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Sunday, March 29, 2015

15 One-Minute Health Boosters

15 One-Minute Health Boosters




Do you want to improve your health, but lack ideas and motivation? Perhaps you feel sluggish and want to restore your enthusiasm for daily living. Try out these 1 minute health boosters and see how little time and effort it takes to nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

1.Drink a tall one, an 8 oz. glass of water several times during the day. This will keep you hydrated, helps digestion, and makes skin dewy fresh.

2.Eat a half cup of beans, an excellent source of protein and fiber, to help you rev up energy, maintain regularity, without fat.

3.Splash your face with cool water to revive yourself, instead of drinking a cup of coffee and jarring your nerves.

4.Plan daily goals for exercise. It takes less than a minute to reserve time for this self-care practice on your calendar. Exercise pays off by reducing stress, helps keep you fit, and elevates mood.

5.Take a deep breath. Deep breathing eliminates anxiety and sends nourishing oxygen to all parts of your body.

6.Snack on a serving of fresh sweet peas for a change of pace treat. This healthy veggie has more vitamin C than 2 large apples and more protein than a whole egg or a tablespoon of peanut butter.

7.Take a 20-20-20 break. Every 20 minutes disengage from your computer screen by standing up and looking at what’s going on 20 feet away from you. Do this for at least 20 seconds. This saves eyesight and prevents eye and body strain.

8.Use eye drops to refresh your eyes at least two or three times a day.

9.Say “no” when you need to. Bowing out of tasks you really don't want or need to do enables you to prioritize your time, energy, and resources. It allows you to focus on meeting your own needs more effectively. In the long run, setting boundaries avoids building up resentments and stress.

10.Set water to hot (above 140 degrees F) when washing sheets, pillow cases, and towels to kill dust mites. Hot water washes can remove pet dander and pollen residue and makes laundry fresh smelling as well as clean.

11.Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen which is non-nano (SPF 30 or above) to face and body every day to reduce chances of getting skin cancer and sun damage. Wear UV protected sunglasses to cut down on exposure to radiation and protect sensitive skin around your eyes.

12.Shed shoes at your front door. Discover how easy it is to keep carpets cleaner and cut down on the amount of environmental pollutants you track into your home.

13.Hug a bud to get those good feelings flowing. Kiss your significant other, and compliment your kids to spread the love and nurture each other. Laugh often. It reduces stress and prevents "dis-ease."

14.Stretch by reaching for the sky, bending over to reach for your toes. Stand tall and roll your shoulders. Stretching relieves sore muscles, reduces tension, and relaxes shoulders, neck, and body.

15.Create a mental gratitude list. Give thanks for your blessings and see how fast it improves your mood and sense of well-being.



Wishing you good luck as you follow through on these one-minute health boosters. They have worked really well for me, and can work for you too. Begin today to increase your health quotient by adopting these 15 wellness techniques gradually. Please let me know which ones are in your daily routine already. Are there any you're reluctant to try? Let me know about those too. When you follow this blog, you'll be updated when a new post appears. Thanks for your interest. I so appreciate you!

Before you move on, please check out this link to my website. Find out how activities in my woman's interactive journal, Colors of Joy: A Woman's Guide for Self Discovery, Balance, and Bliss can enliven your spirit and improve your sense of well-being.

The quote for today follows:


"Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
Anne Wilson Schaef

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10 comments:

  1. HI Nancy,
    This are some excellent tips and can be very helpful to living a healthy lifestyle. The only one I question is #11 about the sunscreen - I believe it is very important that we get enough of sun - it helps depression and the body to stay healthy. Using a organic or DIY sunscreen can be helpful when we are going to be over exposed but you can do that naturally by going out in the sun at the proper times of the day - such as in the morning before 10 and later in the day when the sun is not dangerous. So many of the commercial sunscreen have toxic ingredient that are carcinogenic and cause other health problems.

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    1. Thanks Marla for your comments. I know what you mean about sunscreen. I have questioned this myself. My dermatologist thinks it's best for people to wear sunscreen at all times. I believe it's especially important for me to wear it, because my skin is light, it burns easily, and I live in Tucson (sun is very strong). I use a sunscreen that contains uncoated non-nano zinc oxide and is 98% organic, unscented, and free of chemicals. For today, I think wearing it is the best way to protect against skin cancer. Everyone has to be their own health advocate and do what they think is best for themselves. Appreciate your view. Warm regards, Nancy A.

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  2. Hi Nancy,
    It only takes a minute to improve the quality of our lives and that of others. Thank you for taking the time to create this easy to implement list of actions that can make such a significant difference if practiced regularly! I especially love the idea of getting up from the computer for a 20-20 break and hugging a bud! I am so delighted that you shared your 15 One-Minute Health Boosters with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it. I'm pinning and sharing.

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    1. Thanks Deborah for your comments and help spreading the good word about a plant-based healthful lifestyle. I enjoy the wealth of information I discover at your blog party and Website and love the creative ideas and new recipes I discover by blog hopping. Warm regards, Nancy A.

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  3. Great list. I'm on a writing retreat and it's always easy to do these things when the pace is smooth. More of a challenge other times. Thanks for the reminders. I especially like the 20-20-20.

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    1. Thanks Ethel for your feedback. I use the 20-20-20 health break tip each day and it really helps with productivity. Strange how taking a break often helps with endurance. Have a great writing retreat. Hugs, Nan

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  4. A great feel-good list! I am happy that it is customary to take of your shoes before entering a home in Sweden. I have always wondered way the shoes should stay on?
    If I feel cold I use slippers or wool socks indoors.

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    1. Thanks Charlotte for your comment. I do the same thing. Fuzzy socks and slippers too keep me cozy and my floors nice and clean. Be well and wishing you a beautiful weekend.
      Warm regards,
      Nancy A.

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  5. This is just the positive post I needed to read today! It doesn't have to take a lot of time to be healthy if we seize moments like these! Thank you so much for sharing your healthy, happy and inspiring "15 One-Minute Health Boosters" at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

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  6. Dear Deborah, My pleasure to join in at the HHG and N Party Blog Hop. Such fabulous posts! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess. I appreciate you. Warm regards,
    Nancy A.

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