Finding Peace In A Time Of Turmoil.

Make A Choice To Turn Off The Panic

I felt like my peace was being taken from me, that each day I felt more anxious and worried about my family and myself. I would look outside and wonder if it was the beginning of the end. I realized that fear not faith was entering my life.
I found myself falling back into old habits that gave me false comfort. I had worked hard to get past these and improve my health and wellness for a while, so it made me sad to see myself using them as a crutch again. (Nothing more sinister than too much chocolate and chips) But I knew it was for the wrong reasons.

I woke up this morning and the sun is still in the sky, the birds are chirping and its a new day. Just because we are staying home more doesn’t mean we can’t find the good in each day. What will bring you more joy and happiness in your day? Creativity!

Find Your Creative Inner Child

Remember when you were little and you sat in the grass making a daisy chain, creativity in your life brings joy and hope. Creativity can come in many forms. It can be listening to music that you like, going for a walk and really noticing nature around you. It might mean cleaning out those closets that you have been meaning to for so long and getting rid of old clothes, making room for the fresh and new. For a long time I thought I wasn’t creative, because I came from a family that has artistic ability, such as drawing and painting. I can’t do either very well, but I am a part of creation, therefore I am creative. So now I am walking each day listening to podcasts or youtube videos that inspire me. I have jumped on the old treadmill in the basement that used to be a clothes hanger, and listen to my favourite music. I may even try some yoga at home later today. There are a lot of videos online that you can use! What about that hobby that you keep looking at in the basement but don’t do anything about? I have a sewing machine and fabric downstairs that has been there for 10 years. Maybe since I have the time, I should actually try and sew something. I also like to create inspirational posts for my pinterest board. These things lift me out of any kind of low mood, and make me think upward. This is not a time for panic, but to have faith in something bigger than yourself.

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Stay Connected With Others

The 2 meter rule feels so odd at times. People you would normally walk up to and have a conversation with, you are simply waving from a distance and walking the other way. It can feel very lonely. Make sure you call your friends, facetime, talk to your neighbour even if its over the fence. In times like these human caring and friendship is needed the most. There is always man’s best friend!  Thankfully dogs can’t get sick with this, so feel free to hug them many times a day!

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Choosing Faith over Fear

I feel like I have flowed in and out of faith my whole life.  Sometimes going to church, sometimes feeling like I have fallen away.  Ultimately there is a river that flows deep within me that is the truth of what I believe.  I need faith and God in my life to bring peace and especially in times of fear and panic.  I haven’t gone to a church building in quite a long time, so watching videos of services or listening to podcasts is not new to me.   I really enjoy listening to

The Journeywomen podcast 

Leon Fontaine Podcast and youtube.

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The Gym Is Closed, Now What?

My daughters and I like to go to the gym 4 to 5 times a week.  We alternate between spin class, yoga and lifting weights.  It helps us to stay fit both physically and mentally.  With the closure of the gym, its time to find some options that we will still enjoy, but will also provide a good workout either at home or outside.

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As a precaution most of the gyms in the city are closing down, at least for a period of 3 weeks.  So where does that leave us for working out?  There are some great workout videos you can do at home!

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Here are some videos that I recommend:

1.Shred-It With Weights By Jillian Michaels.

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2. Flow Yoga Interactive Series

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You can also go for a walk, bike ride or hike outside.  Its actually a good way to relieve the stress and get some exercise.  As long as you keep the 6 foot rule, you can go outside with your family and enjoy the day!  We took some time and went hiking.  It was great to get outside and breathe in the fresh air, while having quality time together. Remember that its also important to dress according to the weather outside!  Make sure you have breathable fabric and good shoes!  If you live in the sunbelt, a hat is always a good option as well!  As it is hard to get to the stores right now, with the Corona Virus, we ordered some fitness clothing online here!  

Hopefully this virus will pass quickly and the gyms will reopen in a shorter amount of time.  In the meantime, it feels like we are all meant to slow down a little, maybe even appreciate life a bit more.  Enjoy the outdoors again, really take time and listen to our families and build relationships again.

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Essential Oils Featured Favourites!

I thought it would be fun to feature two Essential Oil favourites, so you can learn the health value of each!

The First Essential Oil I am featuring is called Lavender!

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Lavender:  This is a very versatile oil. Its refreshing and has a relaxing scent that brings about a sense of calm, which we all need sometimes!

To give you an idea of its health benefits I have listed them here  Lavender is used to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis

  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic
  • to help relieve headache

 

The second Essential Oil that I am featuring is a blend called Joy.

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Joy is an uplifting blend of pure essential oils that creates energy and happiness for those days we need a lift!

How to Use

Diffuse, directly inhale, or dilute and apply topically

 

Essential Oils in the Joy Blend:

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) – Uplifting and relaxing. It is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood.

Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) – May increase relaxation. Balances male and female energies. It also restores confidence and equilibrium.

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) – Its aroma lifts the spirit and releases negative emotions.

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) – It is emotionally stabilizing and uplifting.

Lemon (Citrus limon)  Has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68% dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. In his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Valnet wrote that Lemon is a tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system.

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) – It is emotionally uplifting.

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) – It is emotionally uplifting and supports the body’s natural emotional state.

Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) – It is calming and relaxing. It aids in maintaining emotional health.

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) – It can help reduce nervous tension and that uneasy feeling that occasionally arises.

Rose (Rosa damascena) – It is stimulating to the mind and creates a sense of well being.

If you would like any more information on Essential Oils, you can visit my website:  https://www.myyl.com/lisamaslykhealth

Or send me an email to:Lisamaslyknaturals@gmail.com

 

 

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Top 10 Best Exercises For Weight Loss 2017

 

Source: Namita Nayyar (WF Team)
With increasing stress and a sedentary lifestyle, regular exercise is becoming an essential component to stay healthy & fit. Weight loss is an extremely personal journey that doesn’t look or work the exact same way from one person to the next. The best exercises for weight loss, have certain elements in common: They’re generally high-intensity and they burn a lot of calories in a short duration.

Weight Loss 2017

1. Weight Lifting:

There is not one but multiple reasons why a woman should lift weight. Moderate weight training can increase a woman’s strength by 30-50%. A woman who strength trains two to three times a week for two months will gain nearly two pounds of muscle and will lose 3.5 pounds of fat. As lean muscle increases so does your resting metabolism and you burn more calories all day long. A research has found that weight training can increase spinal bone density (and enhance bone modeling) by 13 percent in six months. This, complimented by adding calcium daily, can be a woman’s best defense against osteoporosis. Weight training can increase glucose utilization in the body by 23 percent in less than half a year. It has been observed that women in their 70’s and 80’s have built up significant amounts of strength through weight training and studies show that strength improvements are possible at any age.

2. Jogging:

This exercise can be your golden ticket to get lean if balanced with a healthy low-fat diet. You can lose weight by jogging for 20-minute sessions with a personalized workout plan. According to the American Council on Exercise, a person weighing 150 pounds burns about 272 calories in 30 minutes when jogging at a pace of 5 mph. Picking up the pace and jogging at 6 mph, he will burn about 340 calories. A 30-minute jog at 7 mph will equate to about 391 calories in a person weighing 150 pounds. A person who weighs more has to work harder and thus will burn more calories. In 30 minutes, a 200-pound person jogging at 5 mph will burn about 363 calories, about 454 calories when jogging at 6 mph and about 522 calories when jogging at a pace of 7 mph.

3. Tabata:

If your biggest excuse for skipping a workout is being crunched for time, Tabata is your dream come true. It’s designed to be four minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that consists of 20 seconds of all-out effort, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times, explains Shanon Squires, an exercise physiologist and human performance lab coordinator at Colorado University Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

4. Yoga:

This can be a secret weapon in your weight loss path because it keeps you flexible and healthy for your other, more intense workouts (like that boot camp class). But that’s not all. Yoga requires balance and stability, which promotes functional strength, and it helps our mental health. Aim to squeeze it in at least once a week. And if you can’t make it to the studio, there are plenty of flows you can do at home.

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5. Hula Hooping:

This is a best cardio workout for weight loss designed to do at home for about 40 minutes. This workout requires constant push- pull contractions in your core muscles, at the sides of your waist, glutes and thighs. Choosing the right hoop is a must and you need to make sure you have the right size. Start off on your weightloss workout, by putting one foot in front of the other and shift your weight back and forth. If you are a beginner start with some basic moves and you can move on to advanced moves. Any combination of moves for 30 minutes thrice a week for 4 weeks will burns major calories and help you lose 3 to 6 inches all over your body. This workout is one of the best regime for turning belly fat off the body. This workout helps in toning arms, abs, back, and legs.

6. The Bear Crawl:

Unlike the other exercises that directly burn calories, the bear crawl modifies the position of the pelvic muscles involving leg muscles to burn calories. The benefits of this exercise is that it works your whole body (with a specific emphasis on your shoulders and core), and building your quads more than a regular straight-legged push-up position.

7. Skipping:

Use this cheap, portable tool to get your heart rate racing! Warm up with a light 3-minute skip with the rope. Do 100 traditional jumps (both feet leave the floor at the same time, and no extra hops in between), Once you finish, immediately do 100 jump rope sprints (think regular jumping rope but at an even quicker pace) Repeat steps 2 and 3, but follow this format: 50/50, 21/21, 15/15, 9/9. If you want more, work your way back up the ladder until you reach 100/100 again

8. Cycling:

Besides being a cardiovascular exercise that burns calories, cycling also strengthens your muscles – particularly your hamstrings, glutes and quads without too much risk of injury. The stronger your muscles are, you’ll burn loads of calories in a short amount of time doing intervals, and your metabolism will be up for the next 12 hours, meaning you burn extra calories over the course of the day.

9. Lunges:

They are a great strength builder for everyone from the beginning runner, to the 5K racer, to a seasoned marathoner, to the biathlete, to the serious bike racer. They are one of the most important exercises for the thigh and buttocks. This exercise burns maximum calories, shape and define a greater percentage of your total mass and provide phenomenal cardiovascular benefits.

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10. Swimming:

You can burn over 750 calories in an hour of swimming and you’ll work all of your major muscle groups. As with most workouts, it helps to go in with a plan.

Incorporate these Top 10 Exercises for 2017 in your fitness routine to get a desired body shape.

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