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Choose Wellness, Issue #001 -- Aug/07
August 05, 2007
Hello and Welcome

Here is the first copy of your Free 'Choose Wellness' monthly news - helping you with your wellness choices.

Thank you for the interest you have taken in my website and thank you for subscribing to my newsletter 'Choose Wellness'.

I hope you will find it worth taking the time to read each month - I will endeavour to keep it varied and interesting.

Would love you to pass on the website address to others so that those who are interested could subscribe to 'Choose Wellness' also.

By subscribing they will, of course, be able to download a free copy of "The Science of Getting Rich".

As I have been 'working from home' and have been 'out of the workforce' for some years now, I look forward to using these 'jottings' as a way of keeping in touch and developing some new friendships. I'd love you to keep in touch with me also - let me know if you have some useful tips or something you'd like to share.

Choose Wellness

Have you noticed just how much 'health and wellness' is in the news these days? Not a day goes by when we don't hear or read about some aspect of our health.

We are well and truly into the predicted 'wellness revolution'!

Which brings me to a question. Just how well are you? Are you experiencing 'real wellness'?

It is possible just by making a few simple changes to our lifestyle to experience the joy of total wellness.

Did you work your way through the orange on the website to rate yourself on the 'wellness' scale? It's worth taking a few minutes just to think about the different areas of your life - who knows, there may just be room for some improvement - and the one to benefit will be YOU... and the ones around you.

We are, more and more, being urged to take active responsibility for our own health. Increased health-care costs and the fact that the incidence of disease is increasing leads me to believe that we need a complete re-think about what is actually a 'disease-care' system.

We have come to rely so much on the medical profession and the drug industry to 'fix' everything and there appears to be little incentive for physicians to keep us well rather than wait to 'treat' the disease that inevitably develops. I fully believe that the declining nutritional value of our food, and the fact that so many people eat the wrong foods anyway is having a very detrimental effect on our general health.

I could go on and on about this subject!! - you can find out more on my website where I discuss nutrition in general, what foods we should be eating and the need to supplement for continued good health.

"The importance of nutrition and the benefits of dietary supplements to health promotion and disease prevention have been documented increasingly in scientific studies"

Preamble of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, 1994.

Whatever happened to "I'm going outside to play"

I read this article just recently and have posted it on my website.

This is something that I've been concerned about for sometime, as I compare my childhood days with those of my grandchildren. We used to come home from school (on foot or cycle), have a bite to eat, and then out in the yard or street to play. Children nowadays, (especially if they live in the city) often have very little space to play, and spend a lot of time on the computer or just watching TV. Mind you, they do usually have access to very well equipped playgrounds and park areas (to which they must be taken) and often a swimming pool in their own backyard.

Health Tips

Here are a few Health Tips, courtesy

  • "To achieve health, you must focus your mind on health. See yourself as healthy, fit, and energetic NOW.
  • "Stress has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, accelerated aging and type 2 Diabetes. Many people cope with stress by bingeing on junk food or other addictive habits. A healthy alternative to decrease the effects of stress is to make sure you get enough sleep, lower your fat intake, increase your consumption of antioxidant rich fruits and veggies, surround yourself with supportive people and exercise regularly."
  • "For midday snacks, think of apples, oranges and pears rather than cheese and nuts. A one inch cube of cheese can have 100 calories and can be 70% fat, while an apple has about 20 calories, almost no fat and is rich in fiber."

Laugh for your health

Because laughter, is so important to our health also, here is a story that may give you a laugh and I think is quite fitting. (Just by the way, the children jumping for joy on that page are two of my happy grandchildren.)

This little story came from a book "Ghosts of the Broads & Owd East Anglian Humour" published in 1984 by the East Anglian Magazine and found recently in a charity shop.

"Two brothers, both bachelors, used to live near Woolpit. Their name was Theobold, locally pronounced 'Tebbled'.

One of them was very ill and near his end, and when the doctor called he said,

"Ah poor fellow, he's gone",

But a weak voice from the bed announced:

"I een't dead, doctor".

Whereupon his brother said:

"Howd your tongue. The doctor know better'n you"."

Searching the Net

Do you search often on the web? If you do, you should think about joining AGLOCO. I recently joined just because it was recommended to me. I liked the idea behind it and it is proving to be an exciting new Internet concept and worth promoting.

You may or may not realise that advertisers, search providers and online retailers are paying billions to reach you while you surf, and AGLOCO thinks you deserve a piece of the action.

It's costs nothing to join and everyone gets to share some of the profits!

What's the catch? No catch - no spyware, no pop-ups and no spam - membership and software are free and AGLOCO is 100% member owned.

Privacy is a core value and AGLOCO never sells or rents member information. You can read more about it by clicking here.

Honestly Woman - The business magazine with heart.

This is a great little magazine published quarterly by Brisbane's Bev Ryan and focusing on women doing business 'with heart'. 'Heart' being one or more of: passion, guts, social conscience, ethics, eco-awareness.

This is a magazine that is free of pretension, image and expensive trappings, and one that speaks to the millions of women, regardless of age, going about their business every day with an enormous amount of heart.

The articles are written with "wit, humour and depth and reflect life in all its colours." To obtain your free copy go to the website. I can recommend it.

Understanding your Computer

If you would like to have some of the mysteries of your PC and the Internet explained to you in plain English, here is a great site for you.

Next month look out for an article about 'Sleep Apnea' a condition that affects many people and some hints about controlling 'blood pressure' without drugs.

Until then keep well and remember 'healthy cells = healthy bodies'.

Sincerely Jane

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