Brain Healthy

Mental Health Monday

It is no secret there is still a stigma concerning the topic and issues of mental illness. But there is hope on the rise of which new techniques, experts, studies, and new approaches are helping to remove the stigma! A recent article on phychologytoday.com includes a write up by Christopher Bergland where he explains that the secret to our well being (including a healthy mind) can be found in evolutionary biology.
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He continues to explain that the 7 Habits for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy body are nothing more than simple lifestyle choices.  Here are the 7 Habits listed as described in the article.
  1. Daily Physicality:
  2. Intellectual Curiosity:
  3. Foster Creativity:
  4. Human Unity:
 
 
Keeping the brain healthy.  Studies have shown that ‘Learning’ keeps the brain healthy: Mental activity can stave off age related cognitive and memory decline.
 
 
Brain energy massage and visual stimulation of the brain. Did you know the eyes are an extension of the brain?  Flickering lights have been used in the past to influence the brain.
Brain energy massage: Visual areas of the brain are capable of reacting to impulses going from the retina. Read more info here:  http://www.visnsoft.com/energy-massage.htm
 
Learn more about this interesting topic here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5858282/
 
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Wellness Wednesday: Tips and Plans On How To Stay Healthy

Wellness Wednesday:
 
Do you find yourself struggling to find convenient ways to maintain better health? The daily challenges of family, kids, meal preparation, commitments, careers, and others can definitely take a toll. There are so many resources online that provide tips and techniques that can help you manage the daily things in life. So I compiled several ideas from various resources to help you with journey to better health and take control and get yourself back on track. You can make this as difficult or as easy as you wish. Maintaining good health is not easy, it takes work, discipline, and time but can be a worthy investment. This is an investment in you, and your life.
 
Here are some ideas and I hope you will find these to be helpful.
 
  1. Source:  Military.com:  10 Tips To Stay Healthy.
    1. Schedule time with friends and family where it does not involve eating.
    2. Think of food as fuel and not as a gift.
    3. When eating out, find three things that are healthy on the menu.
    4. Do not eat food near or around your office or work.
 
 
  1. Source: gijobs.com:  Ways to Stay Healthy After The Military.
    1. Develop a Post Separation Plan. (More Info Here) http://www.gijobs.com/pt-in-the-civlian-sector/
    2. Take Ownership of your own Healthcare
    3. Keep Stress Level Low
 
 
  1. Source: Samueliinstitute.com Make sure to get enough healthy sleep.
    1. Find ways for a better connection between your mind and body:  Consider the following therapies below:
  • Progressive relaxation
  • Music therapy
  • Yoga
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture