How To Face Challenges & Stress To Find Healing Inner Peace

When faced with challenging times in life, where and how do you find healing and inner peace? They say when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. What if you could get through stress and  challenges faster and better? Here’s how you could face stress and challenges to find healing inner peace.

 

As everyone of us has at one time or the other discovered, these challenging phases in life sometimes come double or triple! These are the times we feel things are so bad that they possibly cannot get worse.

And they do! For a while at least!

For me, sometimes, just before I go crazy the way gets easier!

 

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Why Diabetes Does Not Mean A Death Sentence

Having diabetes does not mean a death sentence for you.You fight it, adopt healthy lifestyle choices to gain and maintain a happy and fulfilled life, even with diabetes. Regular exercise, check up, relaxationgood food and support from a well-being coach can  have a good life despite diabetes.

True, diabetes is a serious long -term condition. But it does not necessarily mean that you can`t live a good, fulfilled and productive life. You can still live a good life with diabetes. Continue reading “Why Diabetes Does Not Mean A Death Sentence”

7 Ways To Navigate To The Happiness Within You!

Life flies by. Whether or not we choose to seek, hold onto and live in the happiness within us! No matter the past, today is a new day to nurture your  well-being . Try these 7 ways to navigate to the happiness within you .

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Feel Like Giving Up On Life? Not An Option! You Are Tough!

Feel like giving up on life? Not an option! How will you say – “I did all I could”?! When the going gets tough, the tough must get going! Yes, stormy times happen. When nothing in life seems to be going right. That is, life is not going your way! Keep going!

 

At the end of the day, when all is said and done, whatever happens, you can say – “I did my best“. I gave that challenge all I had in me to give”! So, giving up is not an option.  Continue reading “Feel Like Giving Up On Life? Not An Option! You Are Tough!”

How To Power-Walk Your Way To Better Health & Well-Being

Can walking keep you healthy? A major study suggests you can power-walk your way to better health and well-being with fast 30-min walks, five days weekly, reducing your weight more effectively than other forms of exercise.

According to lead researcher Dr Grace Lordan, writing in the Journal Risk Analysis: “ Given the obesity epidemic and the fact that a large proportion of people in the UK are inactive, recommending that people walk briskly more often is a cheap and easy policy action”.

This latest research was conducted by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

About 50,000 participants took part in the annual Health Survey for England between 1999 and 2012, using questionnaires, followed by a nurse visit.

Measurements, including Body Mass Index (BMI) were taken.

Research Conclusions 

  1. Taking a brisk thirty minutes’ long walk a day, five days a week is more effective than other exercise methods at keeping your weight down.
  1. Women of all ages who walked regularly were found to have particularly benefited by becoming a dress size smaller.

They lost 4.3cm (1.7in) off the waist.

  1. Men who walked regularly, thirty minutes or more per day, lost 3.3cm (1.3in).
  1. Men and women over the age of fifty experienced stronger benefits than younger people.
  1. Men who took brisk walks of thirty minutes, five days a week, four weeks long had a reduction of one unit lower than average BMI (Body Mass Index).

For women this value was 1.8 units.

  1. Exercise/sport participation for the same period of time was effective at keeping weight down, albeit at a markedly reduced rate of BMI 0.3units (men) and BMI one unit (women) lower than average.

Body Mass Index is a way to determine a person’s risk of developing diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart diseases.

BMI is your weight (in kg) divided by your height squared (in metres).

A person with a BMI of over 30 is classed as being obese.

One in four persons in Britain is obese.

Findings from previous researches

Walking can reduce your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure, more than running.

What You Need To Do To Get Health Benefits 


To get health benefits health benefits health benefits that would outweigh what you get from other keep-fit activities like running, working out at the gym and swimming you have to do this:

You have to ” power walk”, walk briskly for at least thirty minutes, enough to raise your heart rate and make you sweat!

To conclude, it is my opinion that for any exercise to be effective, it has to be something you can incorporate into your life, until it is part of your lifestyle!

Therefore,for this exercise form to work, for the long-term, it’s got to be something that you can do regularly and  enjoy. It’s no good if you will not keep doing it, until it becomes part of your  lifestyle.

Which of these factors do you think would make “high impact”(brisk half hour) walking difficult-

  1. Not used to long, brisk walks
  2. No space for this type of walk
  3. I’m too busy
  4. Walking is boring, no socializing
  5. Too difficult- I get out of breath

 

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To Your Optimum Health & Well-Being,

Have a great week.

Cecilia Scheyerle, MPharm