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February 15, 2024

The “New” Wonder Drug

It isn’t sexy, glamorous, or cool, and even though many people think it’s boring, it works and works great! What is it? Walking. Dr. Thomas Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says, “{walking is} the closest thing we have to a wonder drug.”   Wow. That’s a pretty strong statement. Here’s another article on the many benefits of walking we published a while ago on Why Walking Is Amazing, if you missed it. God designed us to walk; it’s one of our strengths. Walking is a beautiful thing – a wonderful experience! Don’t think so? Then, ask someone who tragically lost the ability to walk. How unfortunate we spend most of our time sitting down.  Sitting down and sitting still is unhealthy. Consider these findings reported by the Mayo Clinic, “Researchers analyzed 13 studies of sitting time and activity levels. They found that those who sat for more than eight hours a day with no physical activity had a risk of dying similar to that posed by obesity and smoking.” If anything is clear, it’s this: we need to move more; adding walking to our lifestyle is a great start. What if we made walking a habit, like brushing our teeth, doing the laundry on the weekends, or taking the trash out every week?  Here are some ideas to add more walking to your life so it becomes a habit, like brushing your teeth. Find A Walking Path Find a safe nearby trail, path, or route…

It isn’t sexy, glamorous, or cool, and even though many people think it’s boring, it works and works great! What is it? Walking. Dr. Thomas Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says, “{walking is} the closest thing we have to a wonder drug.”   Wow. That’s a pretty strong statement. Here’s…

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Life is messy and unpredictable sometimes. We don’t make the best decisions, or things spiral out of our control, or we suffer the unfortunate consequences of other people’s choices.  How we react to certain triggers and situations and show up in life either fills our life with more or less hope, joy, or misery. To…

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5 Ways To Stop The Negative Effects Of Social Media According to DemandSage.com, nearly 5 billion people use social media worldwide, which is more than half of the world’s population (61%). Experts predict that number will rise to 5.17 billion by 2024. It’s probably no surprise that Facebook leads the field with 3.05 billion users. The typical social media…

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  Imagine achieving your dreams and goals and living a flourishing life. When you activate your potential, that kind of life can be yours. Many people fall short of their potential because they don’t want it bad enough and they lack mental and emotional toughness.   Unlocking your best life requires time and effort, dealing with…

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Negativity doesn’t just suck up precious mental space; it leaks into every area of your life, undermining your hopes, dreams, and plans.  Pessimism and negativity are toxic to your mental health, physical health, and social health. Let’s have a look. Mental Health Besides making you feel miserable, negative thoughts compromise your long-term mental health. These…

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Spending time outdoors benefits your overall health and well-being. Research on outdoor recreation states that interacting with nature can improve overall mood and increase happiness while reducing negative feelings. This is because experiencing nature can invoke feelings of awe and wonder, making you feel relaxed. The outdoors is also where you can engage in physical activities like…

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According to a poll by Forbes, the top 2024 New Year’s resolutions are improved fitness, finances, mental health, weight, and diet. Health and fitness are always at the top of the list. Gyms will be overcrowded the first two or three weeks of January, and every crazy fad will be tried, from detox diets to…

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Clean slates and fresh starts inspire us to dream. Each New Year, we imagine the kind of life that might be ours. The promise of change fills us with hope as we get excited about the possibilities. People promise themselves that this is the year everything changes: out with the old and in with the…

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We put a lot of stress on ourselves to create the perfect Christmas and make special memories that no one will ever forget. The holiday season feels magical, with sights, smells, and sounds that fill us with wonder and delight.  But you don’t have to have the perfect Christmas for it to be a blessing….

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There’s just something special about the Christmas season that ignites people with a sense of wonder and excitement. It’s the perfect time to spread goodwill and generosity, especially to those who routinely make our lives a little bit easier, better, and brighter. Among the people at the top of our gift-giving list, besides our loved…

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You can learn a lot from rude people. And with the Christmas season upon us, class is in session. The holidays bring out the best or the worst behavior in people. It can happen to the best of us. You can be an angel one minute and a Grinch the next, especially if someone steals…

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The holiday songs we hear on the radio and store speakers as we shop say this is the most wonderful time of the year, the happiest season of all. And, for many people, it is! The Wonderland Escape Just look at all the colorful decorations that delight our senses and delicious food that reminds us…

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