December’s Health news

This month let’s talk about reducing your stress, soothing your soul, how you sleep, and the importance of grounding yourself in nature.

So, we’re coming to the end of the year, but I don’t think we’re coming to the end of the pandemic “line.”  It certainly appears that it hasn’t run its course, yet.  What more can we do?  I’ve included in this month’s newsletter articles about being thankful for what we have, and when I look around me, I see a lot of people struggling, and I’m thankful that I am in a position to help some of them.  There is an amusing video of a man playing music for monkeys and how it soothes them; another article talks about how you shouldn’t sleep like an old man or woman.  The fourth article talks about how important it is to have nature, or green spaces in your life, and with so many people staying indoors it is even more important to get outside and see some greenery and walk barefoot in the grass.

 

I do wish you a blessed December, and however you are going to celebrate the holidays, even with fewer people and in a smaller space, I hope you will maintain your enthusiasm and hope for the future. I will be here all month, with both offices open, teaching my stretching class every Monday, and available via Zoom for any coaching you might like regarding health and fitness. Stay positive (and test negative), says Debbie J.  And as Mae West famously once said, “why don’t you come up and see me sometime?”  Dr. Ben

 

Article by George Harris on giving thanks.

https://www.jazzweekly.com/2020/11/a-month-for-giving-thanks-2/

 

Can music calm the savage beast?

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/11/23/thailand-monkeys-piano-concert-paul-barton-orig-vstan-bdk.cnn?utm_term=OZY&utm_campaign=WIYC&utm_content=Tuesday_11.24.20&utm_source=Campaigner&utm_medium=email

 

For better health, don’t sleep your age

AGEING17 NOVEMBER 2020

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03244-x

 

Recent study on the connection between viewing green spaces, particularly in cities, and the effect on attention and stress management.

https://www.psypost.org/2020/11/neuroimaging-study-provides-new-details-on-the-link-between-stress-reduction-and-green-urban-landscapes-58662

 

REMINDERThings to do to protect yourself from the corona virus.

Boost your immune system daily by taking 1,000 mg of Vitamin C, about 10 mg of Zinc, and 2000 IUs of Vitamin D3 or 15 minutes of sunlight.  Drink plenty of water because it’s wintertime and we tend to get dehydrated.  Add a little extra sleep time to combat stress, reduce weight and restore normal function.  Wear your mask indoors, practice social distancing when possible, be kind and considerate to others, “for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” (Plato)

 

FITNESS FOR THE MONTH (AND NEXT YEAR)

“Weakness is a bigger issue than heavy barbell or rock. In fact, the decrease of all the aforementioned attributes are really a byproduct of the root issue: our lack of movement capacity. As such, the most alarming sign humans are weaker than ever is the loss of our ability to move; our physical capability, i.e. our ability to perform tasks vital to our survival and well being.” – Danny Clark

Click here for more information:

https://www.movnat.com/6-signs-humans-are-weaker-than-ever-and-what-to-do-about-it/?utm_source=MovNat%C2%AE+True+Nature%E2%84%A2+News&utm_campaign=d4c07e4f0d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN+11%2F30%2F20+%28Fall+Sale+Msg+2%29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5e4dca9b1e-d4c07e4f0d-411672441&mc_cid=d4c07e4f0d&mc_eid=a27474df35

 

THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH

 

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change”

 

From the song, Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson

 

“God bless us, everyone!” Tiny Tim, in Dicken’s A Christmas Carol

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