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Practical PROACTIVE HEALTH Promotion

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Visit Wellness Quest on Pinterest!


Health Care-toons, Health Videos & More!

Wellness Quest has expanded to the hottest social media site today Pinterest!  Visit this fun site for dozens of novel pictures related to Health Vibrancy... Mindbody Videos and engaging Health Cartoons.  I will keep expanding the wellness offers!  

Join Pinterest; it's free and an effective way to motivate yourself and others to seek higher well-being!

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Service to Others (video)




Reaching Out!  
Helping People!



Wellness is moving beyond one’s needs helping others in the community.  What a pleasure speaking to Rotary 100 in Phoenix Arizona about ways to optimize the body-brain through movement and exercise.  Around 150 members and guests actively participated in a lively series of activities showing how to enhance body-brain function.  A group of volunteers led the moving Body-Brain Boogie overview (above) and the spirited Rotary Cheer.  Without any rehearsal, they did a rousing job.  Rotary 100 is an exemplary organization generously reaching out to help others locally and around the world.


Stand at Work – Not Sit



Lose Fat – Gain Productivity

The rage is carrying fitness into the workplace, getting out of your chair where electrical activity in your muscles drop, creating harmful metabolic effects including…less calorie burning, and more fat gathering.  Obesity, Type 2 diabetes rises, while enzymes responsible for breaking down lipids and triglycerides plunge, leaving more fat gathering in the bloodstream.  Patrick McCrann shares the ups and downs of converting an office to a fitter place, and Tim Ferriss shows how he reinvented his office. Both speak of the bountiful benefits resulting from standing rather than sitting hours on end. Get the derriere off the chair!  According to James Vlahos of the NY Times, Sitting is a Lethal Activity



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Science of the Heart


  Heart's Role in Human Performance                            



Read research conducted by the Institute of HeartMath showing how the heart and brain communicate influencing people’s perceptions, emotions, health, and information processing.  Understand how excess stress negatively affects the heart-brain regulating the hormonal, immune and autonomic nervous systems.  In contract, see how positive emotions increases harmony and coherence in heart rhythms improving balance in the nervous system, optimizing overall well-being.

Notice the powerful effects of music on the body-brain.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Roadmap of the Brain (video)


Human Connectome Project

Neuroscience is jaw dropping; each neuron with millions and millions of pathways.  There is no simple redundancy.  We are now exploring the physical sub-straight of memory.  The Human Connectome project will one day show the origins of our consciousness of who we are.  Watch this remarkable video showing how neuroscientists are attempting to map all the neural pathways in the human brain.  One day the physical structure of individual memories and even faulty wiring that may result in some psychiatric conditions will be understood.

Photo taken from the National Geographic

7 Wonders of Water (Slideshow)


Get In Depth 
Health-Benefits-of-Water!

WebMD’s slideshow briefly shows how water boosts your energy, builds muscle tone, hydrates skin, helps you stay slimmer, stay regular, less constipated, and less stressed.  WebMD’s 6 Reasons article is more comprehensive. 

By far the most complete water information is found on the Health-Benefit-of-Water.com; it’s well worth your time!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Breathing Exercises (follow along)


Perform at Your Best!

Do As One website offers five conscious breathing exercises to follow.  Direct your breathing to the sounds and timing shown.   Choose whether to calm, balance, activate, release stress, and move stagnate energy from the body.  LiveStrong.com offers a 5 step technique for deep breathing.  WomentoWomen.com explains the medical benefits of effective breathing; it helps pump the lymphatic system flushing away toxins and other debris from the body.   Many other interesting facts and breathing techniques are given.  OnePowerfulWord is an excellence resource as well

Walk to Better Memory (video)




Keep Your Brain Sharp!



Watch Arthur Kramer, University of Illinois at Urbana reporting his research showing a 15% improvement in memory and attention in 6 months.  Older brains have Neuroplasticity to revise, building new neuro-networks with exercise and mental activities.

  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Get Trim with Jack LaLanne


Be His Fitness Friend!



Watch Jack’s first of 41 free TV Show; showing Trimnastics…what a treat!  Jack is so personable and motivational.  Participating will put a smile on your face while getting firmer, losing weight, being more beautiful and having more snap!  Chair exercises are included.  Jack reveals secrets about himself and he befriends you.  How refreshing!   

Get a natural face lift too!  Here's a bit more on Jack LaLanne.

“Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out.” Jack LaLanne



Sunday, June 3, 2012

Exercise Brain Growth (video)


Maximize Learning at School or Work!

Watch this video showing how exercise grows new brain cells.  See how exercise improves our mood, vigor, and productivity while it decreases tension, depression, aggression, and fatigue.  Exercise increases our capacity to learn by increasing attention, motivation and memory. At the cellular level it increases neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine, serotonin, nor-epinephrin) and neurotrophins like BDNF (Miracle-Gro for the brain) which helps brain cells wire together needed to learn.  Exercise increases vascular flow providing more oxygen and glucose to the brain while helping remove cellular breakdown products.

Dr. John Ratey, clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, author of SPARK answers many questions (e.g., how much to exercise, what kind of exercise works best, why obesity slows learning, how to slow cognitive decline, how the heart influences brain function, and much more).

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Plant Based Nutrition Primer (video)



Bring whole plant-based nutrition to life!



Victor Van Epp's VIDEO does a master job explaining how a plant-based diet promotes health, reversing heart disease, diabetes 2 and obesity while preventing stroke and cancer.  It is also less polluting to the environment.  For example, 70% of the grain we grow in the USA is used to feed farm animals; it takes more than 2400 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat; you would save more water not eating one pound of meat than not showering for 6 months.

Elite athletes achieve peak performance in all sports, including strength sports eating plant-based diets. Plants offer all the protein, calcium, omega 3s, amino acids, and vitamin D needed to keep us healthy.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Sugar-Sleep-Water (video)



Science Behind OFFICE Body Brain Optimization!


  
WORKING at the COMPUTER or SITTING for LONG?

Keep your body and brain functioning at the highest level.  Troy Busot, explains the science behind sleep, sugar and water in maintaining your creativity and energy.  Speaking to web and social media program designers, graphic designers, and others who tend to sit and labor for extended hours, this talk hits home!  Excellent information!



Thursday, January 12, 2012

SINGLE Best Thing to DO for Your HEALTH! (Video)




Clever, Factual Presentation 
is Research-based!



Entertaining and highly informative whiteboard illustrations by Liisa Sorsa helps Dr. Mike Evans make his point, showing the ultimate way to seek higher physical, mental, emotional and social well-being.  Watch this 23 and ½ Hours presentation – then take 30 minutes to fulfill the challenge!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Body Brain Boogie WELLNESS Blog: New Brain – New You!

Body Brain Boogie WELLNESS Blog: New Brain – New You!: 15 Big Ways the Internet is Changing Our Brain Consider the impact of the Internet on your body and brain’s well-being. An i...

New Brain – New You!



15 Big Ways the Internet 
is Changing Our Brain


Consider the impact of the Internet on your body and brain’s well-being.  An interesting blog article from OnlineCollege.org suggests ways computers and Smart Phones are changing us.   

Consider how these changes effect our physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.  Reflect on ways we can utilize technology to enhance our life!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Body Brain Boogie WELLNESS Blog: Night Before Wellness

Body Brain Boogie WELLNESS Blog: Night Before Wellness: Night Before Wellness by Jeff Haebig T’was the night before wellness, all through the place, not a person was stirring it ...

Night Before Wellness


 Night Before Wellness
by Jeff Haebig



T’was the night before wellness, all through the place, not a person was stirring it was a disgrace.
My program was started with thoughts of health care, I hoped many people soon would be there.
Nutrition was taught but despite what I said, visions of junk food danced in their heads.
And rather than walking or running their laps, most people wanted their long winter naps!
When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter, as people discovered they were getting much fatter.
Away to the gym they flew like a flash, it seemed to appear they were having a bash.
The moon on the breast of their heart throbbing chests, glistened in sweat and was I impressed.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear, they replaced Gatorade with pretzels and beer!
I offered a food course so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it would do the trick.
More rapid than eagles to my food course they came, but when it was over they were eating the same.
Eggnog, French fries, butter and cream, so high in cholesterol I wanted to scream!
No dashing with salt they all heard my call, yet despite the warnings they dashed away all.
I offered new courses to which they all flew, but sensed their frustration and I felt some too!
And then in a twinkling they asked for some proof, they thought that my teachings were only a spoof.
I went ahead and turned things around, I taught them new health skills which seemed more profound.
Like relaxation from head to their feet, they thought biofeedback was really a treat!
And target heart rates, CPR too, positive thinking when feeling blue.
A bundle of skills which help prevent ills, they thought my health lessons no longer such frills.
Their eyes how they twinkled, dispositions how merry, complexions like roses, they're no longer wary!
And then it was time for budget review, with probing questions like, “How did I do?”
The tightening purse string drawn up like a bow, for me to get money I would have to show …
A total health program so mighty, yet lean, The examiner looked rather uptight and mean.
The stump of his pipe he held tight in his teeth, and his cancerous smoke was too much to breathe.
He had a broad face and oversized belly, that shook when he laughed like he ate too much jelly.
He was chubby and plump I thought to myself, and hoped that my programs wouldn’t be shelved.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his pen, led me to think that my programs would end.
He spoke not a word but went straight to his work, then all of a sudden said he “felt like a jerk!”
He wished to lose weight and give up his smoking, I felt so elated I almost was choking!
I sprang to my feet to my team gave a whistle, “We’ll plan you a program that surely won’t fizzle!”
The last words exclaimed as we ended the night, “Wellness quest to all, and to all much delight!”

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Spread the Sunshine! (Music Video)



Bring Me Fun! Sunshine! Love!




Join the Jive Aces; swing your day towards happiness with a lively song sung by Ian Clarkson, with spirited dancers and musicians expressing their flair for wellness.  Stand up, click your fingers, tap your toes, and catch the body-brain boosting beat throughout the day.


Monday, December 12, 2011

14 Safe Ways to Change Your Brain




Enhance Your Health Too! 



Jam-packed with wellness ways to optimize your body-brain, with interesting links to articles, studies, and app… even a "Come On Man" funny video clip.  Thanks Kaitlyn for this handy article.