Jul 132017
 

Her sleeplessness had finally gone

 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says:

Learn how much sleep you need for good health.

People will often cut back on their sleep for work, for family demands, or even to watch a good show on television. But if not getting enough sleep is a regular part of your routine, you may be at an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and stroke, poor mental health, and even early death. Even one night of short sleep can affect you the next day. Not surprisingly, you’re more likely to feel sleepy. On top of that, you’re more likely to be in a bad mood, be less productive at work, and to be involved in a motor vehicle crash.

How much sleep you need changes as you age. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend:

Age Group Recommended Hours of Sleep Per Day

Infant 4-12 months 12-16 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

Toddler 1-2 years 11-14 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

Pre-school 3-5 years 10-13 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

School Age 6-12 years 9-12 hours per 24 hours

Teen 13-18 years 8-10 hours per 24 hours

Adult 18-60 years 7 or more hours per night

WHAT CAN HELP YOU?

  • Go to bed at the same time each night and rise at the same time each morning.
  • Make sure your bedroom is a quiet, dark, and relaxing environment, which is neither too hot or too cold.
  • Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping and not for other activities, such as reading, watching TV, or listening to music. Remove all TVs, computers, and other “gadgets” from the bedroom.
  • Avoid large meals before bedtime. *

* National Sleep Foundation Recommendations

Also, natural sleep aids may help.

  • Try herbal teas, such as Chamomile.
  • Try a natural supplement containing herbs and natural ingredients such as calcium, melatonin, valerian, L-theanine, passion flower, spearmint. These ingredients are not harsh, non-habit forming, trusted and reliable.
  • A warm bath before bed can help relax you.
  • Try listening to soothing, calming music before bed.
  • Read a book. That always helps me get sleepy when I can’t sleep.
  • Essential oils such as lavender can have a calming, soothing and relaxing effect.

Proper rest has been linked to optimal immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions. But we live in a fast-paced world. Deadlines, multi-tasking, and worries can make getting the true rest you need difficult if not impossible. In fact a December 2013 Gallup® report found that 40% of adults are not getting the recommended amount of sleep each night.

www.cdc.com

Martha maintains RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com , which is a health and wellness information website that promotes healthy living for all aspects of life (including physical, mental and emotional, financial, and natural) and products for healthy living. For more information contact Martha at marthapmintl@gmail.com or 505-750-7847, or check out Martha on Twitter as MrsProfQuack or RobardsHealthyLifestyles . com on Facebook.

May 062017
 

Back pain makes life difficult.  Back pain can make walking hard and affect thinking.  When you are looking for a back pain rub choose one with:

Camphor – cool to the touch, provides an immediate cooling sensation for sore muscles, helps numb aches and pains
Menthyl Salicylate – speeds blood flow to muscles and helps reduce muscle inflammation and pain
Tea tree oil – from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, has deep penetrating properties
Menthol – stimulates the skins cold receptors producing a cooling sensation that later turns to a deep heating sensation for relief

Be an educated and informed consumer.  Check the ingredients and compare prices.  You will not be sorry.

For more information, contact me (Martha) at marthapmintl@gmail.com, or 505-750-7847.

 

 

Mar 012017
 

When we really haven’t made the decision to change something in our life, it won’t happen. Whatever it is, health, finances, work, creativity, home business, entrepreneurial endeavor, weight, family situation — make the decision to start it, change it, improve it, move it forward, take it to the next level, … . Then do it.

Make It

Make It

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Feb 152017
 
Proactive versus Reactive

 

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In so many areas of life, it’s better to be proactive than reactive.  For instance, stay well versus get well.  There are also many areas of life that involve wellness.   There is physical wellness, mental and emotional wellness, financial wellness, and natural and spiritual wellness.  Being proactive in the important areas of life makes us happier, healthier and more prepared.

Some of those important areas of life might be our personal lives and relationships, our home businesses, our friendships, our work or our even recreation.  I need to take the time to reflect on these and sometimes I have to remind myself to do that.  I always feel better when I do.

Be proactive now.  Call me and we’ll talk about starting a weight loss regime, nutritional supplement routine, changing your home to green, or additional income.  I’m Martha.  My cell phone number is 505-750-7847  and my email address is marthapmintl@gmail.com if you’d rather email me.

 

 

Jul 312016
 

 

 

From my weekly business meeting.

Don’t be upset for the result you didn’t get because you didn’t do the work for it. Pretty simple.

 

“Fight with your strength, not with an other’s weakness because true success lies in your effort, not in an other’s defeat.” – unknown

 

 

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Marrying the Right Person Makes You More Successful

We will never always be motivated. We have to learn to be disciplined. I heard in a spiritual talk many years ago that action breeds motivation and motivation moves us to action. They work with each other. That has proven true over the years in almost every aspect of my life, including my home business.

 

We have two ears and one mouth. When we use them in that proportion, our interactions with people are much better quality. Did you know that CEO’s now are hiring specialists to teach what is becoming a lost art — the art of listening.

 

Action Changes Things. ACT!

 

Warm up to open up.

 

Jul 112016
 

Food additives:  ugh!  Here is some of the latest information.

 

“Deciding what foods to buy was simpler when most food came from farms. Now, factory-made foods have made chemical additives a significant part of our diet.

In general, it’s best to avoid the following ingredients.

  • Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, Saccharin, Sucralose
  • Food dyes
  • Mycoprotein (Quorn-brand meat substitutes)
  • Partially hydrogenated oils (trans fat)

And don’t forget to cut back on sugar and salt, which cause more harm than all the other additives combined.”

From http://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm

 

Jul 112016
 

For those a little shy about starting a conversation, here you go.  It can help our attitudes, our hearts, our customers and our team mates, thereby helping our work from the luxury of our home businesses.  For those of you do something similar to what I do, you know that even though much of the work is done at home, we also need to be out and about, meeting people, conversing and mingling.    mlr

 

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Feb 232016
 

Let’s live our lives on purpose. Let’s know the reasons we do things and the reasons we want things. That becomes the “why” of how we live our lives. When we do this, it helps us to think more clearly about our everyday activities and the roads we take. Our everyday activities are what begin to lay the foundation of our future. Within a decision to start a business that we can do working from the luxury of our own home, change our eating habits to become healthier, change our shopping habits to save money or help the environment, change our reading habits to become a more spiritual person (the list could go on and on, for instance, drinking, cleaning, talking) — within each decision we make, there is a reason (why). Whatever the decision is, it will take some kind of an everyday action to accomplish, so let’s make sure our ‘why’ is strong enough to keep us doing that, because we will need to think about it often. Let’s start today. mlr

 

Do It On Purpose

Ask Yourself Why