When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. — Marcus Aurelius
Research has shown that the most successful people in the world share similar morning habits. Many of these habits involve establishing a healthy start to the day. To find the extra time to add these healthy actions into your day, it’s recommended that going to bed at night and rising in the morning 5 minutes earlier, each day for a week.
Consider adding one of the following healthy morning ideas to your new routine each week.
- Avoid sensory overload for the first half hour in the day and leave cell phones, TVs and other electronic devices off.
- Drink water immediately after waking to help start your digestion and hydrate your body.
- Open the blinds and if possible spend a few quiet moments outside.
- Take 5 minutes to stretch, breathe deeply and listen to your body.
- Spend 5 minutes doing one of the following:
- Reading something positive or motivating
- Write in a journal
- Listing things that you’re grateful for
- Listen to music
- Repeat positive affirmations to yourself
- Take a few minutes to review your plan for the day and prioritize based on importance.
- Eat a healthy, fresh and well-balanced breakfast.
When you are able to approach your day in a purposeful and calm manner, the benefits will last throughout even a hectic day. The healthy actions in your morning will compound and spread, positively affecting your entire life.
School’s out for the children in Windsor and Essex County and many parents and caregivers are wondering how to keep their kids active this summer. Perhaps you want to limit the time your children spend on electronic devices, keep their brains active, encourage creativity and build family memories.
We suggest creating a healthy and active summer bucket list as a family.
Here are some fun, healthy and low-cost considerations for your family’s summer bucket list.
- Visit a farmer’s market and see if your family can make a full day’s healthy menu from only local products
- Create a goal of how far to walk along Windsor’s Riverfront
- Challenge your family to bike a lengthy portion of the Greenway
- Walk all the way from the Visitor’s Centre at Point Pelee to the very tip of the Point
- Be “junk food free” for an entire week
- Work together on a low-cost backyard project, such as building a campfire pit, a fairy garden or a pallet project
- Disconnect everyone from wifi and cellular data for a day and spend the time working on a family project or playing board games
A bucket list can create lasting family memories, and adding healthy challenges may just become healthy habits.
Let us know your healthy bucket list items! Good luck and enjoy!
We can get stuck in a negative frame of mind from even one bad experience. This negativity can affect your outlook, personal interactions, and overall satisfaction of life.
Social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood demonstrates why we tend to focus on the negative and what can be done to have a more positive outlook on life.
Can you change your thinking for a happy, healthier life?
- Look for the positive in all situations
- Write down a few things each day that you are grateful for
- Share positive experiences with others
- Forgive, be compassionate and move on
We wish you health and happiness.
For some Good Friday and Easter Sunday hold deeply religious meaning and for others, Easter is a time to celebrate new life, health and happiness with family and friends.
However you celebrate Easter week-end, the team at Huron Church Chiropractic and Family Wellness Centre would like to wish you a happy and healthy Easter.
Our office will re-open on Wednesday, April 19th.
You’re busy. You give it your all. Your to-do list seems endless. You’re pulled in a million directions, trying to keep up with work, family and household demands.
Are you truly taking care of yourself?
Practicing self-care not only benefits you but also everyone and everything in your life.
Here’s a little inspiration for improved self-care:
- Make good sleep a priority. It’s how your body recharges and heals itself.
- Plan and prepare healthy meals in advance as a family activity. Give your body the fuel it needs to meet the day’s demands.
- Take time for yourself every day. Exercise, take a walk, chat with a friend, try meditation or read.
- Let go of comparisons. Everyone has unique gifts as well as struggles.
- Be proactive with your health. Visit your doctor, get a massage and see your chiropractor regularly.
Remember that perfection is not only unrealistic, it’s also subjective. Instead of striving for perfection, congratulate yourself on doing your best.
We’ve compiled a short list of some healthy inspiration for you.
If you wait for perfection, you’ll never get anything done.
What would you try if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
Trust farmers more than chemists.
Health is not valued till sickness comes. ~ Thomas Fuller
Stress is the trash of modern life-we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. ~ Danzae Pace
Don’t allow stress to steal the beauty from your life.
What keeps you working towards improved health? How do you stay motivated? We’d love to hear your advice… please leave a comment below.