Monday January 8, 2018
Winter Safety, New Year's Resolutions, and Positive Thoughts Coming Your Way
This Month is National Winter Sports TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Awareness Month. January is somewhat of a transitional month for many. After the busy holiday season, many find it a bit more challenging to eat healthier foods (like Noni) along with keeping up with the regimen of activity and exercise in their lives.
It is important to stay active during the winter months and work at keeping your body fit. Some sports you might be considering such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hockey and snowmobiling require safety precaution to minimize the risks. Traumatic brain injuries are a higher risk with such sports so be active and have fun, but be aware of the health risk and take the necessary safety precautions.
I personally would recommend adding any of the Noni lotions (Noni Lavender Lotion, IcyHeat Noni Lotion or Sports Formula IcyHeat Noni Lotion) to you pre and post winter workouts or activities. Applying any of the Noni Lotions before a general workout or sporting event will help stop cramping and muscle fatigue. Melody Toth (retired trainer at the University of Hawaii) lists the many uses of our Noni lotions on basketball, football and volleyball athletes from her personal experience. Click here to read more!
Many years ago, I was working with a carpenter friend (Harry) who had bicycled all over northern India and Nepal through the Himalayas. I asked him one day about his journey and pedaling up 10,000ft mountains. He said: “I would wake up in the morning at the base of a 10,000 foot mountain knowing I would be pedaling all day up the mountain but I learned a trick. As soon as I began my long day of pedaling up the mountain, I would begin thinking of all the good things in my life, how the exercise is benefiting my body, how fortunate I was to be right here on this mountain – never letting a negative thought creep into my thoughts. And all of a sudden, I would find myself at the top of the mountain with no strain or pain – just a wonderful day on the mountain.” I have never forgotten Harry’s words. Food for thought in this New Year!!
This month, I offer up some Food for Thought: Positive Thinking and Good Thoughts to maintain good health. Scientific research has also shown that positive thinking, good thoughts and a good attitude in life (be happy), can affect our overall well being physically.
Remember the age old question: Is you cup half full or half empty? How we perceive our physical and mental environment around us not only affects our mood but also affects the billions of cells that work together to make you and me!!
FROM THE MAYO CLINIC:
Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health.
Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:
- Increased life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Lower levels of distress
- Greater resistance to the common cold
- Better psychological and physical well-being
- Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
New Year's Resolution to All:
My cup is always full, and I will always have a great today and everyday this year!
Aloha from everyone at Hawaiian Organic Noni