In this Wednesday Wellness:
- Sun Stillness
- The Upper Break
- 5 Foods That Help You Focus
- 125 Healthiest Supermarket Foods
- Nutrition Workshop
Special Shout Out: Congrats to the JH Basketball Team for Taking the Trophy!
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to have coffee in the morning while sitting outside on the back patio. Luckily, there are only trees, the sky and deer in sight. I typically do not raise my umbrella for at least the first 20-30 minutes, allowing the sun to hit my face. It's a happy place... (A chair against the door so the kids can't come out is a good thing too:).
"Sun stillness" does several things. It helps us relax, oozes out our stress, brings some emotional clarity, allows Vitamin D in (sunlight also kills bad bacteria- increases white blood cells- ups our immune system) and counteracts our adult ADD. (For most, there are so many demands on our attention that of course it's prone to deficiency). That's why the practice of stillness is a good one. Add it in your schedule as if it were a workout or an important business meeting, at least once a week.
Think of stillness to mean more than simply having your body be still, as in a physical position. Visualize it being about stilling your emotions, bringing your thoughts to a center, stilling confusion and evaporating mental clutter. It's about a heart and soul position more than a physical one.
Couple that with the sun and you have double the benefits, inside and out. Allow the sun to help melt the stress and recreate healthy cells. For more, click on the title below:
The Upper Break
The best breaks are those that include walking, stretching, taking a lap around the building breathing fresh air (try a walking meeting), feeling the sun, checking your blood pressure in the Coliseum, walk a set or two of stairs, eating a piece of fruit (oranges are liquid sunshine); causing an upper break not a downer break. Steve Harper told me he takes the stairs everyday, and he is on the 5th floor. He states, "It burns calories, keeps me mobile and saves on the electric bill!".
Have energy instilled in your system on your break versus seeing it dissipate! For further assistance, look for the 10 minute office stretches every Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:30.