With daylight savings comes an extra hour of sleep, but how about another proven pick-me-up in the morning? In addition to the daily cup of coffee, early birds should also consider fresh-cut flowers.
Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that study participants reported being happier and more energetic after seeing flowers first thing in the morning, especially in the kitchen. The overall study results showed that flowers positively impact people emotionally at home, causing them to feel less anxious and more compassionate. Participants even reported a boost of energy that lasted through the day.
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As the lazy days of summer draw to a close, it's likely you're finding your to-do list has reached a length of world-record proportions. With so much on your plate, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself.
Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, recommends you take at least 10 minutes each morning and dedicate them to creating a healthier you. She's developed several simple and easy tips that can boost your mood and productivity before even stepping out the door.
"Ten minutes may not seem like it will make a difference, but it’s plenty of time to get your day started off right," says Bonci. "It's important to remember that living a healthy lifestyle is a life-long commitment -- that doesn't necessarily need to take a lot of your valuable time."
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Try this simple step by step process to discover a wonderful way to start the day.
Start the day slowly. Jumping out of the bed to start the day is very common, but we'd never expect our car to rev up cold, so why expect yourself to do this? Take it easy.
Observe how a cat wakes up from its sleep. It curls up and stretches awake. Even birds take a few seconds to take flight once woken up from sleep.
Reflect on some good thoughts first. This is a very refreshing way to begin. Those with kids will find it satisfying to spend a few minutes with them. If not, spend a few minutes observing nature. In fact, now the urban areas have more birds than villages, listen to their songs, and if you have a garden look at it, or you might have a plant growing in your balcony; see how it is growing. You do not need half an hour to do this, surely a few minutes can be spared for yourself.
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In Shanghai, Joe decides to do as the locals do and start the day with some Tai Chi in the park. This ancient practice of movement and meditation gets him ready to meet his co-host, Tianran, at her home.
Tianranâs family is very welcoming, and teaches Joe to use chopsticks. Tianran, a former gymnast, promises to take Joe to the circus school for a class later on. First, she wants to take him on a tour of Shanghai, starting with the citys most famous landmark the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. At the top of the tower, the duo takes in a breathtaking view of Shanghai. For a closer look at the city, Tianran and Joe take a Huangpu River Cruise and decide to investigate even closer by going under the river in the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel.
Feeling hungry, Joe and Tianran break for lunch at a popular dumpling restaurant in Yu Garden. Stepping outside the restaurant, they enter an oasis the YuYuan Garden. They wander through the park and stop to look at The City Temple of God, where Joe lights some incense. Exiting the Garden, Joe is drawn to a herbal medicine stall, perhaps to find an energy booster for the circus class he will soon be taking! At the circus school, a Shanghaiese acrobat gives Tianran and Joe a lesson before they head back out to Fangban Lu Market for a moon cake, in honour of the upcoming Moon Festival.
The pair hops on bikes and pedal to Xiang Yang Market, so Joe can try to find a souvenir for his mother. While Joe sees many stores selling North American CDs and DVDs, he wants to see something more traditional. Tianran knows just the place. She takes him to her university, where they receive a special private performance by some traditional dancers. Next, Joe and Tianran head to Mr. Guos Teahouse, a traditional Chinese teahouse whose proprietor teaches them how tea can be used to treat sore muscles. The day ends with an acrobatic show at the New Shanghai Circus spectacular!
You are an amazing being whose physical body is composed of well over 50% water!
You are at your best when you drink plenty of WATER. Thus whenever it is safe, and logical to drink a healthy serving of WATER, that is exactly what you are choosing to do ~ from now on.
You are now officially re-inspired to drink clean, cool, refreshing WATER as often as it is safe and logical to do so.
The next time you see a soda can, you will have a stronger desire to drink WATER.
The next time you pass a drinking fountain you will become aware of its presence and desire a drink of WATER.
The next time you see the number three you will have a positive desire to drink clean WATER.
Whenever you see an advertisement for deep fried foods, you instead will feel a clear and compelling, positive desire to drink three glasses of clean, clear and refreshing WATER.
The next time you hear the number “three” emanate from a television or radio, you will be positively compelled to drink three perfect helpings, of the ever wonderful beverage, WATER.
The next time you see the roman numeral III you will picture a friendly person wearing a toga and offering you a crystal vase as that person utters the Ancient Latin word, “Aqua.” You will then have a desire to drink a satisfying serving of clean and cool WATER.
Tomorrow morning when you wake up you will start the day with three glasses of clean and cool WATER. Then throughout the day you will have more than three full glasses of water when it is safe and sound to do so.
The next time you smell coffee and see the color green simultaneously, you will have a stronger desire to drink a healthy amount of WATER.
The next time you see your own eyes within a mirror a desire to drink a healthy dose of WATER will begin manifest within you. Then when it is safe and logical to do so, you will consume a healthy dose of clean water.
The next time you see a sky, with any amount or shade of blue to it, you will begin a quest to quench your thirst and drink a healthy, life improving dose of WATER.
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Max slept in and did poorly in gym class. But when he starts the day early with healthy egg juice, he becomes a super champion!