Weekly Tips for May 2, 2010

Posted on 02. May, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN -  You want to be GREEN and help the planet, but don’t have the time? Now you do! On May 6, 2010, The SHRED-RED-FED event is being held in Carlsbad, CA.  On Thursday, you can shred your papers, donate blood, recycle your electronics and donate to San Diego Women’s Resource Center.  Not a local, start your own SHRED-RED-FED event. Better yet, clean out the basement, closets and garage and do your own donations, ask some neighbors to pitch in, too.  This is a great way to get all of these “chores” done in one stop!

2. HEALTHTop 5 Daily Habits for Your Longevity.

It takes 14 to 21 days of repetitive behavior to form a new pattern in your brain. Once the pattern is formed, it becomes an automatic behavioral response. As you develop new healthy habits, they will begin to replace bad habits. These healthy lifelong habits are adapted straight from the time-tested traditions practiced by centenarians all around the world, and I can say with certainty that they will transform and rejuvenate you!

Eat five small meals a day.

In the Western culture, meals are taken three times a day, but it is much better to eat five smaller meals. When you eat smaller portions five times a day, you deliver a steady stream of nutrients, blood sugar, and energy to your body throughout the day. Additionally, eating this way is less taxing on the digestive and metabolic systems and also reduces your risk of heart disease.

Climb the stairs instead of using elevators.

The health benefits of a daily exercise program cannot be stressed enough. Regular exercise can help promote physiological well-being, strengthen the immune system, maintain joint mobility, increase energy – and the list goes on. Look for opportunities all through your day to work in physical activity. Power-walk, run, or ride your bike instead of driving. Begin a daily tai chi practice. Join a gym and actually go! Practice safely and watch your health results pile up.

Laugh it up!

We know from research that laughter and joy boost immune functions, especially the production of the natural killer cells that help protect the body from illness and cancer. Laughter also increases the release of endorphins, compounds that give you a sense of well-being, in your brain. Without a doubt, joyful people live longer and healthier lives.

Drink 8 glasses of water every day.

Water is essential for all healthy body functions. Centenarians from around the globe cite their native water as the source of their health and longevity – and the scientists agree with them. What they all have in common is pure water sources located far from any city, free from chemicals and toxins. Choose filtered water; the best filtration processes are the ones that use activated charcoal, which removes the impurities but leaves the water-soluble minerals. Also, do not store water in plastic containers because the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can leach into the water.

Unwind with meditation.

Stress is the root cause of most of the diseases that shorten our life span. In our modern society stress will continue to increase – unless you find techniques to manage it. Meditation is the best way to release tension and revitalize your being. It teaches you to breath properly, which is critical for eliminating up to 70% of your body’s toxins and wastes. It also quiets your mind, lowers your stress hormones, and teaches self-discipline, which is a necessary attribute to achieving your health and longevity goals.

Try this beginning meditation:

Sit comfortably on a chair or the floor. Breathe naturally and close your eyes. Each time a thought appears, put it inside a balloon and let it fly up into the sky and disappear. Do this until the thoughts are exhausted. After a bit, your body will feel very light, and your mind will become still. The first few times it may take a while, but it will get easier and faster with practice.

I hope you use these healthy habits for years to come! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.  May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

3. RECIPE- Cinco De Mayo Frittata.

Ingredients

4 potatoes, peeled and cubed (or 2 potatoes and 2 turnips)

1/2 onions, sliced

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

6 egg whites and 2 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup cooked ground turkey cooked with taco seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

3/4 cup shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese

Directions

1.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2.In a cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft.

3.Stir in eggs, drained potatoes, turkey, salt and pepper. Cook until eggs are firm on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Top frittata with shredded cheese and place in preheated oven until cheese is melted and eggs are completely firm, about 10 minutes.  Serve with side of red and green salsa and whole wheat tortillas.

Best wishes for an exciting Cinco De Mayo and Mother’s Day week.  Keep your thoughts, feedback and suggestions coming.  Love, love, love to hear all of them! Try to meditate daily, preferably in the morning, deep breathing is good for any situation!

3 Responses to “Weekly Tips for May 2, 2010”

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