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Hope you enjoyed the video. Wishing you a happy, healthy lifestyle! ~ Bobbi

December 8, 2011 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , , , | Leave a comment

For Health Sake~Use Your Brain

Would you agree that it is hard to stay focused on health, business, etc. these days? Every where you go it is almost impossible to escape the doom and gloom of the media. It is hard not to get caught up in all of the negative things that are happening. I am experiencing this myself. I don’t think any of us are immune to these energies that we are bombarded with from morning until night, but I do have two suggestions and I will share them with you.

1. This is a time that we are all going to have to be more creative in finding, creating or designing what we want. It is a time to be supportive of others as well. Perhaps you have a hobby that you have always wanted to pursue as a business. Now may be the time to consider this. I find that this is a time to get back to basics and to rethink my old ways of doing things and trying to live more within my means as I regroup. If you have lost your job don’t feel shame or that you have to explain. Many things have been happening to good people that is just hard to be “OK with” and just know that you are not alone. Setbacks often open new doors to an even better future.

2. It is very important that we take good care of ourselves physically and spiritually especially in times of stress. I know that it is difficult to sometimes even think of eating when you have the worries of bills, etc. Some people find that it is best to disconnect a bit from what is happening. We do what we can do. Recent research has indicated that feeling rejected, shunned or let down – in some situations may increase certain proteins that cause inflammation in the body. George M Slavich, Phd says “The way you think about the world can have very serious implications for your personal health and well-being.” Arthritis Today, 2/2010.

It is good to concentrate on keeping the physical energy up by eating a healthy diet. But what I think is even more important is to maintain a strong spiritual health. You can do this with meditation. Meditation helps to build a strong inner foundation and helps you to feel calm inside. It can also help to keep the mind from racing.

If you do not already do meditation, I would like to suggest it as the number one best way to calm your thoughts. The easiest way to do this is just to sit down, relax by taking a few deep breaths and continue to follow your breath as you relax. I do what I call a walking meditation…just take a nice walk and stay present as you walk. It is very relaxing. I hope that you have found this helpful or at least interesting. Stop listening to the media and concentrate on what you want to bring into your life. Remember it is what we focus on that multiplies in our lives.

My best to you. Here is to your good health!

February 10, 2011 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , | Leave a comment

You Can Eat Organic Food And Still Save Money!

Eating good healthy food along with having a good attitude about life may not be all there is to staying healthy but it is a great start.

What are healthy foods? Some think that organic food is of the highest quality. I tend to feel this way myself. When I was growing up my parents always planted a garden and they never used the fancy fertilizers…just plain ole compost and manure. If you are a gardener you know the thrill of raising your own food. I guess organic food is something we must each experience for ourselves.

I plant a small organic herb garden every year and include many vegetables as well. I am always amazed at the amount of money I can save by having my little garden. I love to cook with herbs and each special dinner saves me at least $3.00 for the basil, rosemary or parsley. I can just walk out my kitchen door and have my herbs in a flash. A few sprigs of parsley as needed, or mint leaves for my tea anytime I want. I Just use what I need, there is no waste ..or money lost.

I always feel more satiated when eating organic foods. If you shop the farmers markets you may be surprised to find that organic herbs, fruits and vegetables often costs only a few cents more.

To your health!

August 25, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , | 4 Comments

Breakfast: The Best Way to Start the Day

Breakfast is your most important meal of the day. It helps to set the
tone for the whole day, and provides the necessary energy to help you sail through the morning. energized and feeling great. My favorite breakfast, is oatmeal and banana with low fat milk, scrambled egg on arugula leaves and a cup of hot green tea.

Those who eat breakfast, tend to be able to concentrate and maintain their energy levels, better than those individuals who skip breakfast. Research shows, that children do better in school when they eat a good breakfast. Actually, this is one of the reasons for the free lunch programs. When we look at this same research, with the adult in mind, it is easy to see that when we eat a nutritious breakfast, we are functioning at higher levels mentally, physically and emotionally.

Dr Weil, says that we should have a bit of protein for breakfast. In one of his books, he suggests a piece of fish or chicken as an excellent source of protein for breakfast. It is a great way to use left over fish, chicken, pork chops, etc. Just add them to eggs
and create a new recipe.

If you want to keep your body fully functioning, at its highest capacity, and maintain a clear head through out the day, make sure you never ever skip breakfast. Research also shows, that people who eat breakfast, seem to be able to control their weight, and tend to be slimmer than those who skip breakfast. Make eating a good healthy breakfast a priority.

To your vibrant health!

Bobbi Henderson

May 12, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Psychology Behind The Healthy Eating Plan

If you want to live the best life possible you must be healthy.  Live disease free!  To enjoy a healthy life and  maintain a healthy strong body you must eat healthy foods.  Break those unhealthy eating habits.  Breaking old habits is one of the most difficult parts of making this change.  Start with a healthy eating play.

1.  Get rid of all junk food and stop buying them. This includes sweets and beverages.  If you just cannot stand to give up your sweets all at once…keep bites size cookies,  brownies,etc. until you get used to enjoying less of them, then wean yourself off them gradually.  It works.

2.  Start eating healthy snacks like carrots, celery, fruits, whole grain crackers, nuts, etc.  Carry a little box of raisens with you.  They are delicious.

3.  Familiarize yourself with foods,  Knowledge is power. Know what you should eat and why.  The more familiar you become with the foods you eat the easier it is to make the change to healthy eating.  Some foods have a higher nutrient count than others.  Learn about nutrients and how they work in the body.  Then determine which foods are best for you.  It is a given that fruits and vegetables are good for nearly everyone.

4.  Drink a lot of water.  Sometimes it is water our bodies are needing and not food.  If you feel hungry at 3:00 in the afternoon, try drinking a small glass of water and then wait a few minutes before indulging.  Chances are you will find that you can wait til dinner.

5.  Having a regular scheduled meal time  is important.  This will help eliminate rushing, eating on the go or just eating so quickly that you don’t enjoy your food.  You may want to start taking a lunch or preparing things in advance. 

6.  Chew your food thoroughly.  DIgestion begins in the mouth and when food is not properly masticated it hinders digestion.  Sometimes indigestion and gas are the results of eating too quickly and not chewing your food properly.

7.  Practice mindfulness eating.  Be fully present with your food as you eat.  Look at it, anticipate it and savor it.   The food will taste better and you will feel better.  Put the real joy back into eating by being mindful of your food and the pleasure of eating.  If you do this you will find that you do not eat as much and you will enjoy your food more.

8.  Make eating a ritual.  Ritual excites the psychi and makes the situation more enjoyable.  Ritual sets the tone and helps to create the calm space needed to really enjoy your eating experience.

9.  Pretty dishes are really important.  It is amazing the difference a small antique  plate can make when it holds 3 chocolate dipped strawberries rather than the normal half of bowl full.  Another slight of hand and the mind is raised vibrationally….happy and content.

10.  Always check with your physician before changing your eating habits. 

 Take baby steps.  Small steps help to make the process more fun and possibly even exciting…especially if you are eating with someone else.  I have always found there was something sensual about eating with a special person.   The more you incorporate these subtle changes into your life the happier and healthier you will become.  By taking small step you will not feel deprived of favorite foods and it allows time for you to incorporate new and fun foods into your diet.  To a your new healthy eating plan!

 

May 2, 2008 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , | Leave a comment