Meditation and how it can help you

At this time and more than ever, people are searching for a deeper meaning to their life. At the same time, more and more people are becoming sick, anxious, struggling to cope with daily life which, directly affects the quality of their mental health. With that in mind, have you considered the last time you gave yourself permission to stop, step out of the rat race

There will always be times in our lives when we have a lot on our plate and for a few months we can cope, and channel that time into producing something worthwhile. However, continued lengths of time without addressing the balance can have catastrophic consequences to our state of health, especially, our capacity to think clearly and generate great work. That directly affects our relationships, working environment and family unit and our own ability to function.or a while, take a breath, assess or contemplate, on practically anything.

Our emotions are our inner guide, and when paid attention to and understood can bring a wealth of information to our lives so that we know how to take much better care of ourselves.

The Working Mind Meditation- “Lamrin” the tools from Tibeten Buddhist meditation training help us pay attention to the purpose of our feelings and how to take control of them. If we track the root cause to those feelings which frighten us and hold us back we can reduce our anxiety, reduce everyday stress, increase inner happiness and develop our intuition and improve our focus.

Here are some of what one can learn in meditation

  • How to Creating our safe place to learn how to meditate.
  • Work from a place of your own inner wisdom.
  • How to quieten the Monkey Mind.
  • The difference between right and wrong thought.
  • The working Mind Meditation
  • How to protect your own mind.
  • The benefit of Mantra and a whole lot more……
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Hot flushes getting you down?

This was shared with me by a client’s husband this week who was experience chronic sciatic pain which I have managed to get under control.

He said and I quote;

“My wife and I were out shopping, we arrived home pleased with our efforts and shortly after my wife asked if we could turn the heating down”. The heating was not on she was in a raging heat, felt drained, really down and soaked right through to the point she needed a shower and changed her cloths.”

That got me thinking what do I know that may help you get an anchor on your raging heat post festive period. Its so draining to your life force contributing to low mood. Well as a 51-year-old woman and a health practitioner for many years I have learned just how much my own body resonates with eastern philosophy and treatments such as acupuncture and ancient cupping etc. The one ingredient sure to rage your body heat is refined sugar found in sweets, cakes and biscuits and all the wonderful treats at this festive time including the booze.

Here are two tips I want to share with you which I found worked for me.

1. Change from drinking cold water to room temperature water or even mildly warm boiled water. Why, because heat dissipates heat.

Help with hot flushes
Help with hot flushes

 

2. Time out and sit for a while with your feet in a bowl of hot water- a foot spa ( without scolding your feet ). The water needs to be about 3 inches up from your ankle bone. After about 5 minutes massage the inside of your shins along the meridian lines with a little oil and relax. Listen to a beautiful piece of music to help you unwind and chill.

Try these for a few weeks and see how you feel. They work for me and just might help you.

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Calling all menopausal women – How to keep your body heat under control this Christmas.

Menopause management

Reduce your body heat

How to keep your body heat under control this Christmas.

This was shared with me by a client’s husband this week who was experience chronic sciatic pain which I have managed to get under control.

He said and I quote,

“My wife and I were out shopping, we arrived home pleased with our efforts within a short timer my wife asked if we could turn the heating down”. The heating was not on she was in a raging heat, felt drained, emotionally low and soaked right through to the point she needed a shower and changed her cloths.”

He commented how awful it must be to contend with.

That got me Janie, thinking what do I know that may help you get an anchor of raging heat this festive period.

Well as a 51-year-old woman and a health practitioner I have learned over the years that my body resonates with eastern philosophy and treatments such as acupuncture and ancient cupping etc. The one ingredient which rages heat is refined sugar found in sweets, cakes and biscuits and all the wonderful treats at this festive time including the booze.

Here are two tips that I know worked for me.

1. Change from drinking cold water to room temperature water or even mildly warm boiled water. Why, because heat dissipates heat. Cold water will not cool you down.

2. Time out and sit for a while with your feet in a bowl of hot water- a foot spa ( without scolding your feet ). The water needs to be about 3 inches up from your ankle bone. After about 5 minutes massage the inside of your shins along the meridian lines with a little oil and relax. Listen to a beautiful piece of music to help you unwind.

When you are ready dry your feet and resume your day.

Try these for a few weeks and see how you feel. They work for me and just might help you.

 

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Are you embarressed to go to the Gym?

If the thought of going to a gym fills you with dread and anxiety then my studio just might be the solution for you, if you need help with an exercise program or have never exercised in your life.

Maybe you just need an exercise prescription subject to your ability and skills and current state of fitness.

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We understand from the amount of publicity on the news and in the news papers just how important exercise is for mental health or shall I say ” your mind health” because of the chemicals it gives off in the brain aids in feel good hormones being released through out your body.

Everyone can do something to help themselves feel better mentally, even if that’s as simple as walk by the sea.

If you need a kick start or help with starting a fitness – health and well being program then email me at info@virtual-healthclub.com

 

 

 

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“Prolonged stress can have an adverse effect on your health”

Work related stress

Work related stress

“Prolonged stress can have an adverse effect on your health”

We all know that many chronic diseases can be prevented through some simple lifestyle changes and sitting behind a desk all day will not prolong your life.

Apart from the fact that after sitting down and then deciding to go for a run can bring about unwanted injuries caused from sitting for too long to movement without the appropriate attention to warm up and stretching.

Make the shift- move your body -improve your physical and psychological wellness and extend your life.

Personal Wellness training with a holistic and dimensional approach brings out the best in YOU because it is tailored for you!

 

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News: VHC launches Skype Personal Training Service

Virtual Health launches Skype Personal Training Service.

Virtual Health was initially for those individuals who are embarrassed to go to the gym and who were time poor. However, after much nurturing and managing the highs and lows of business, this week I have launched a new personal training concept “Personal Training” through Skype.

Some of our old clients have been in touch this week and live outside the UK or are not in our area and wondered how I could help them as we have previous training history and they didn’t want to train with anyone else or was unable to find the suitable trainer.

Skype seems to be our solution to staying in touch on scheduled training and keeping my valued clients in good shape.

So when you have a moment take a look at our re branded site at http://www.virtual-healthclub.com and or drop me a line on email: info@virtual-healthclub.com

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GOUT – What can I do to help myself?

GOUT – What can I do to help myself?

Food choices play a huge role when you are trying to control episodes of gout. Gout can be extremely painful and some of the most common problems can be from our western diet.

Below are some suggestions in your quest to combat a gout episode.

Stop drinking alcohol such as beer and wine.

Abstain from drinking coffee.

Drink plenty of water

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Test your acidity levels in your body by investing in a packet of urines strips which will report your acidity levels. Check them on the chart provided.

Your PH levels will probably report a low PH reading and high levels of acidity. Balancing the P H in your body requires you to eat foods which act as an Alkaline to neutralise the acid in your joints. Alternatively you can make an appointment to see your G P and ask for a diet sheet and by following the choices of foods start the process of reducing the painful symptoms you are experiencing.

Making sure you understand the effect of your food choices are having on your body can help keep your body and your immune system in harmony.

 

 

 

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Leafy Greens

Leafy greens such as spinach may in fact be one of the best leafy grees we have access to. Spinach is known for being rich in vitamin K and folate content.

Spinach is packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and fiber, helping to improve and aid digestion.

Rich source of Vitamin K

Aiding digestion

 

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MENTAL HEALTH- HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THIS HAPPENED TO YOU?

      If this happend to you - Jane Cooper

How would you feel if this happened to you?

If your loved one is showing sign of reduced brain function then if you want to keep them for longer obtain an early diagnosis.

Early diagnosis is crucial in preventing the escalation of the first signs of memory loss especially if it can be kept at bay for as long as possible. There is no known cure for dementia at this time so consider doing what is best by them.

Further information about what to do when you suspect a loved one showing signs of memory loss can be found here in the publication REG here at https://www.justcallmereg.com

It’s all about Alzheimer’s disease, solutions, support and information on the biggest curve ball you will ever be thrown in your life.

REG…details the exact blue print in easy to manage bit size chunks. Follow it and the publication will assist you in gaining an insight into the system in what you need to do, when and why before it is too late.

Please share this on social media if you find it useful- Thank you

 

 

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WEAK PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES ?

If your pelvic floor muscles are weak you will be unable to respond when your body performs dynamic exercises.

Most of us have heard of the pelvic floor muscles but few practise them as much as 3 times a week.

They are there to protect the pelvic organs and embarrassing leakages.

To strengthen your pelvic floor muscles you need to do the exercises three times a day and up to ten sets of ten second holds with also ten short strong contractions daily for about 12 weeks.

Pelvic floor problems are not age related some teenagers also suffer from bladder and bowel control as well. Teenagers, who are heavily into sports at school such as gymnastics for example tumbling, can also experience a weak pelvic floor due to the force on the pelvic floor when landing as does running.

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