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Inside Insight, Issue #008 -- Health Womans Health And Wellness
March 02, 2007
to March 2007 Edition of Health Womens' 'Inside Insight' Newsletter.
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March is upon us and Easter 2007 is just around the corner. How quickly the months fly by. It's hard to believe that we are almost a quarter of the way through the year already.
I want to announce a change to the way Inside Insight will be delivered in the future. You may recall that when you originally signed up, you were asked to offer feedback on the structure of Inside Insights and on its frequency. That is, whether you wanted to receive four ezines in one or as separate publications.
Due to popular demand, as from March onwards, Inside Insight will be delivered on an 'as and when' basis. The benefit of this means you will receive news and updates promptly, rather than waiting once a month.
A second benefit is that you will receive individual mailings on a particular subject, rather than have everything delivered at once (which is the present format).
Please don't worry about being bombarded with numerous mail outs - you will not. I will continue to observe the very highest respect for, and value of all my subscribers.
Please do continue to send in your comments and feedback on how Inside Insight can continue to go from strength to strength. This is most appreciated.
In the meantime, I wish you all the very best for Easter 2007.
1. Healing Thoughts, Healing Actions:
2. Living Fit: Financial Health And Wellness Dimension
3. An Apple A Day - Is Eating Healthily Better For Weightloss Than Weight Loss Exercise?
'Cooks Corner': Three Delicious Easter Recipes For You
4. Beauty And Beyond: A Definition Of Health And Beauty
How To Manage The Different Parts Of 'Self'
Last month we discussed the issue of how you go about building rapport with yourself. In this issue we're going to take that one step further and consider how to manage the different parts of yourself.
When we talk about healthy lifestyle, healthy living and health & fitness, it's easy to assume that it is in the context of your physical health. Health and fitness however is as much to do with emotional wellness, as it is to do with healthy living or having a healthy lifestyle.
I am sure that many if not most of you can relate to the scenario where you feel that 'one part of you want to do xyz, yet another part wants something else'.
This is a normal experience and can often indicate that you're not fully in a state of internal rapport with yourself. Here's an example of what I mean:
Financial health and wellness dimension
Financial health can be defined as a 'state' of wealth that can be achieved by individuals or families - irrespective of income levels. Three key elements of a financial 'state' is, that it can be created, it can be conserved and it can be lost
Not only will financial health and wellness vary between individuals, it will also fluctuate between times and changing life circumstances. For instance, a couple may find that their one-income household budget that was being stretched to its limit, become far less so once their children leave home.
As in the good practice of wellness monitoring your physical and emotional health, it is important to establish a gauge by which you measure your financial health and wellness.
Optimum health - whether this refers to your physical dimension of health or to your financial health, is underpinned by good habits of creating movement - 'exercising', 'assessing', 'feeding/ nourishing' and 'reviewing' your wellness. These habits will contribute in bringing about awareness, health and vitality in that particular health dimension.
How do you apply these habits to your financial health dimension? Since, how you perceive will influence what you subsequently do, before you can attend to the practicalities of making changes, you first need to develop a healthy awareness of your personal circumstance and what you're doing about it. For instance:
Are you pursuing a healthy loss weight goal?
There are two key factors associated with any weight loss or diet weight control plan. These are, dieting to lose weight, or weight loss exercise.
When you think about weight loss or how you will maintain your healthy weight, do you think only in terms of pursuing a weight loss diet, or just weightloss exercise or, do you look at the bigger picture and set your goals for achieving both!
Do you ever wonder which of the two approaches might be most effective for you? Many of you will already be aware that a combination of both a healthy loss weight diet and weight loss exercise is recommended and has been shown to be the most healthy and successful way of maintaining a healthy diet and weight control.
However, when it comes to making a choice between dieting to lose weight and weight loss exercise, recent research shows that a healthy diet or weight loss dieting is by far the better approach to achieving your healthy loss weight goal.
According to an Australian review of 43 weight loss studies dating back to 1985, (The Cochrane Library journal), relying on exercise alone to help you lose weight while you continue to eat unhealthily is a false economy. The review cites:
Hey ladies! Easter 2007 is just around the corner and to help give you a head start, I have three delicious Easter recipes for you.
If you're a diabetic, don't forget to consult the previous issues of Inside Insight for your yummie diabetic dessert and meal recipes. You'll find some real treats that will contribute toward your Easter Staple.
Healthy Eating Tips:
1. Sugar And The Aging Process
Did you know that excess sugar is also a cause of premature ageing. Over time, consuming too much sugar can result in a process known as glycation, which at a molecular level can damage collagen in skin, cartilage, and ligaments, making them lose their elasticity.
If you're eating in the evening, include a good portion of lettuce, which contains sleep-inducing lactucin.
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A Definition Of Health & Beauty?
There are clear distinctions between the concepts health and beauty and, being 'beautiful'. The two are as far apart as 'chalk and cheese' and I'm going to show you why.
Health and beauty seems to be on just about everyone's lips in the sense of aesthetic qualities, or in respect of beauty treatments or beauty cosmetics . This is of course in stark contrast to the true definition of health & beauty, or beauty - that is said to:
'engender the experience of positive reflection and meaning of one's existence'.
1. Combating The Aging Process
Did you know that excessive alcohol can block the production of the body's antidiuretic hormone? Yes, too much drinking will dehydrate your skin, making it more prone to wrinkles.
Alcohol also widens the blood vessels, thereby increasing the blood flow to your skin. This then lead to thread veins, a reddened (drinker's nose) and the skin condition rosacea, which causes a red rash or flushed complexion.
What's Smoking Got To Do With Aging
Carbon dioxide - which is present in cigarette smoke, is known to cut off peripheral circulation - that is, the small blood capillaries that feed the skin.
Smoking also stops the body's absorption of vitamin C, an antioxidant which is also an essential ingredient for the growth of new collagen.
By quitting smoking, you will be helping your skin to retain its healthy appearance.
Hope you've enjoyed this edition. Do look out for the next edition of Inside Insight, which as usual will be of a similar high standard you have come to expect. In the meantime, I would appreciate you referring Health Womens 'Inside Insight' on to your family and friends. If a friend did forward this edition onto you and you like what you read, why not subscribe and get your own to enjoy the full Member benefits.
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Until then, remember....
"There is no giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps" (Peter A Cohen)
"It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean" (Anthony Robbins)
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