taking a nap and napping at work

A study done by recruiting firm Accounting Principals indicates that 39% of American employees are napping at work. The sandman must be working a day job!!! NAPPING AT WORK, TAKE A NAP

But don’t call these people lazy. There are actually potential benefits from taking a nap, such as improved memory, creativity and cognitive ability.

If you are considering napping at work, set an alarm for 20 minutes. Sara Mednick, author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life, says that at about 30 minutes of sleep, we fall into the deepest form of sleep, slow-wave, and we may return to work in a fog. It is hard to adjust back to the real world if we wake in the middle of slow-wave sleep.

You might also look at the reasons why you feel the need for taking a nap. What has your diet been like that day? How much and what quality of sleep did you get last night? Are you on a regular exercise program?

Here are some helpful habits to develop to encourage better sleep that will help to eliminate the need for a nap at work:

☼ Eat a good breakfast with quality protein
☼ Have a midmorning snack that does not contain a lot of sugar.
☼ Make sure your lunch is a healthy one, avoiding beef, pork or other hard-to-digest foods.
☼ Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each day.
☼ Establish a regular bedtime and stick to it.
☼ Exercise at least 4 times per week. Do this at least 2 hours before your newly established bedtime.
☼ Take time to meditate or just get quiet in your mind for 5 minutes per day.

In general, take good, balanced care of yourself.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about immune system health.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about immune system health.

When the immune system is mentioned, often peoples’ minds go to extremes, thinking of AIDS or some other devastating condition.  Many immune system disorders are life-changing or life-threatening.  But everyone should be concerned about maintaining a healthy, strong system of defense against invaders to the body.

Your immune system is at work 24/7 to guard against foreign intruders to your body so that you don’t get sick.  This activity can help keep you from getting the sniffles, a cold or a more debilitating condition such as the flu or even hepatitis.

With the immune system up and running strong, these invaders are stopped before they can get a foothold on your cells and begin to destroy them and make you sick.  There are cells that run reconnaissance missions looking for the intruders.  There are immune system cells that take the information from the others and create antibodies to kill them off.   There are immune system cells that simply “eat” the invaders on site, inGet Healthy a search and destroy mission. These are only a few of the activities that the immune system does.

 

We also have to be aware of some things that can impact the system’s ability to do its job.

Age

            Stress

            Fatigue

            Nutrition levels

            Healthy activity levels

Obviously, we cannot do anything about our age, but the others are lifestyle related and we can take actions in those areas that will help to build up our immune systems and fight off illness more effectively.  De-stressing your life and getting plenty of sleep are very important.  Taking time for an effective amount of exercise without going to the extremes is key to keeping your defense mechanisms mobile.  Getting enough of the right nutrition is a challenge, but can be done with supplementation when eating right is not happening.  The good news is that all these changes or adaptations to our lifestyles have many side benefits.  Targeting your immune system will help you to enjoy better health in other areas of your life.  Just pay attention to your body and notice the improvements.

Shaklee Corporation produces a couple of products that work directly with your immune system.   Click Get Healthyhere to learn about Nutriferon and Defend & Resist. Shaklee also offers a money back guarantee.  Try it here.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.252.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about benefits of Ginger.

Shaklee Distributor in Dallas, Dallas Health Helpers, talks about benefits of Ginger.

 Ginger is a root/underground stem that has many health benefits.  Today it is used in America primarily as baking condiment, but there are many properties to this plant that should be looked at and considered more closely.

Ginger has long been known as a digestive aid, but there is so much more.

Ginger is related to onions and celery and they all have interesting and potentially valuable bioactive compounds that may impart some health benefits.  It contains some natural plant chemicals that work against inflammation.  Many chronic diseases are driven by inflammation, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, obesity, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and even skin wrinkling.  These “phytochemicals” are also valuable in boosting immune system functioning-especially in combating viral infections.

Other possible desirable affects being studied include heart disease benefits, lowered cholesterol, and blood clot prevention.  Studies are also in the works on ginger’s beneficial effects on female cancers such as ovarian cancer.

Incorporating ginger into your diet:

►       Chop or grate it into sauces, dressings or right on top of your salad, poultry or seafood.

►       Snack on candied ginger or make it your dessert.

►       Pickled ginger can be used as a condiment.

►       Drink freshly brewed tea steeped with a thumbnail piece of chopped ginger daily.

►       Dried powdered ginger is more potent than fresh and can easily be used in cooking or sprinkled directly on foods.

 

Shaklee Corporation produces a product called Stomach Soothing Complex.  This product, containing ginger, peppermint, anise and fennel, works in a matter of minutes to alleviate stomach pain and discomfort.  This is an example of side benefits as opposed to side effects of drugs. Shaklee also offers a money back guarantee.  Try it here.

 

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.252.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

 

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas asks are your vitamin supplements safe?

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas asks are your vitamin supplements safe?

In November, 2011, the FDA filed a permanent injunction against the manufacturer of vitamin supplements in Pennsylvania.

It seems the company had been in violation of the cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice.)  The company had been sited with two warning letters in 2004, one for labeling and/or promoting a dietary supplement that contained androstenedione as an ingredient, and the second for dietary supplements that are labeled to contain materials that are sources of ephedrine alkaloids.

In 2006, US marshals seized the company’s Lipodrene dietary supplements said to contain ephedrine alkaloids.  The company also failed to report serious, adverse events associated with their products. One individual who consumed their products reported high blood pressure spikes, hospitalization and a mild heart attack.  Just because a product is well advertised and marketed does not mean it is safe.

Users of Shaklee products, the company I proudly represent, can rest assured that each and every one of our products goes through a thorough testing regimen before it goes to market availability.  In fact, the average time span from idea to production for marketing is about 2 years for Shaklee products.

  • Shaklee makes sure the product is safe and that it works. Period.
  • Shaklee has never had a product removed from production because of safety issues.
  • Shaklee runs over 100,000 tests each year to maintain the safety and efficacy of our products.

Can you find another dietary supplement company who does that?  The next time you think to buy vitamin supplements, be certain you know that each and every ingredient in the product is safe and is delivered in safe amounts.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214   252   9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee distributor in Dallas asks What’s in your wallet? Er, medicine cabinet

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee distributor in Dallas asks What’s in your wallet? Er, medicine cabinet!!

Many of us can open our cabinets in the bathroom and find a plethora of over-the-counter medications.  These may range from the simple aspirin to products for stomach ache to diarrhea to joint pain. There are cold remedies, ointments for fever blisters and acid reflux  remedies. And this is only the over-the-counter list.

How do we avoid having all these cures that aren’t really cures at all.  Generally, all the aforementioned products may simply attempt to have an affect on the symptoms, not a cure for the original condition.

Let’s look at some natural steps we can take to help avoid and possibly prevent the need for over the counter symptom soothers.

First of all, if you have a headache stop and think about the amount of water you have drank during the day and how good has your nutrition been for the day?  Enough water and good-for-you food can help prevent that headache from starting.  If you have a stomach situation going on, what have you eaten out of the ordinary?  Under what conditions? (Stress) Have you eaten good fruits and vegetables with good enzymes in them?  If not, you might want to add EZ Gest and Stomach Soothing Complex to your medicine cabinet, or more appropriately, to your vitamin regimen.  Throw in some daily OptiFlora for good Probiotics to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Got muscle soreness and joint pain?  Again, are you getting enough water?  Are you warming up before exercise?  Try Joint and Muscle Pain Creme, Joint Health Complex and Pain Relief Complex.  Used daily from your vitamin shelf, the latter two offer amazing results very quickly that will stay with you and prevent future occurrences.

Tired of eating toasted oat cereal that claims to help lower cholesterol? Add to your vitamin shelf Cholesterol Reduction Complex, which has the FDA approval to claim that it helps lower cholesterol. No may; it helps.

These are just a few things you can do to prevent lessen the need for over the counter drugs that may only mask symptoms and do nothing for the root cause.   Be aware that these suggestions are not meant to diagnose or treat illness.  Contact your physician if you are unsure.

Increase the size of your vitamin shelf in the kitchen and use that medicine cabinet for important things in your bathroom–like hair gel!!

 

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214  252  9596 or email us  at Tim at Dallas Health Helpers dot com  to learn more about vitality and health.