Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Hug it out

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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The Rainforest Site 

The clever marketing of Monty and Mabel, the adorable Penguin characters from the John Lewis adverts, has captured the imaginations of the television and online world.

Every day you will read and see pictures that remind you of the huge human benefits a loving hug has on our wellbeing.

Hugging is known to raise our endorphin levels while helping to reduce our cortisol levels.  The online world can be a very lonely and empty place for sole users or indeed a sole trader, sales person and marketeer.

The social media network sites Facebook, Twitter, Friendfeed, Google and more recently LinkedIn, encourage us networkers to build on our circle of friends and community.

In 2008, I joined the social media network called Ecademy owned by Thomas Power and founder Penny Power OBE  and author of the book, ‘Know me, like me, follow me’.

Since then, I have met so many wonderful people, being part of that great membership, both from the UK and across the globe.

A London member called Norman, who I have became particularly fond of because of his humorous blogs, lost his wife to cancer.

He posted these memorable words to his network friends “hug ‘em hard and tell ‘em (again and again) how much you love them”  Deep meaningful words of wisdom during the time of his greatest loss. He said this “If, in my heartbreaking & still extremely raw experience, I can pass anything on, it’s simply to live life to the full, enjoy the good times and to remind everyone to reach out (today, now) to their partners, wives, hubbies, kids & loved ones and hug ‘em hard and tell ‘em (again & again) how much you love them”…

His words struck a chord with me. When both my parents passed away, within two years of each other, despite being surrounded by their friends and family, I still felt like an orphan. Working through my grief, I took on the philosophy that has served me well, to encourage my two adult children, ‘to hug it out and to tell each other, they love each other’.

Thank You Norman for your words of wisdom.

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

It is how you talk to patients that matter!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

A Wake Up Call

It’s the way you talk to patients that counts. It lowers pain and improves recovery time. I’ve seen countless examples over the past week in emergency treatment how important it is that you talk with patients as opposed to at or down to them. The words you use to reassure patients in severe pain distress helps ongoing investigations and recovery time. My daughter Emma seen here has been fighting a nasty bug that has attacked her kidney and has been receiving treatment on the NHS through an amazing team led by a Kidney Specialist but some have no idea how to speak to patients.

Showing how ~ Emma my daughter, talking to a Dolphin.

Nic added his comment ….
“A colleague of mine put together a course for consultants, junior doctors and nurses in surgery teams to educate them about the importance of the words they use pre-, during and post-op. She included things like non-violent language, the importance of wording things in the positive etc. She was told that there was no need for it!

Yet there is growing evidence that the words used by these people have a huge impact on patients and that surgical teams continue to say inappropriate things”

..on my previous post but it seems the point of my message was lost in replies discussing how NHS trust budgets are controlled, missing the real issue completely. Nursing training and specialist skills are vital for patient recovery.

Here is another response posted earlier..

“That’s SO true ~ in our society today, its too much effort to even Smile at our neighbours these days ~ let alone say “Hello”!! Wots wrong with US ALL these days? Is it a pathology of the Century?? Today’s “sick” society ~ Thank U for posting this, Carolyn. Bless U”

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you find ways to re-energise yourself for your business?

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Gut Instinct

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Talking to so many stressed, whizzy business gurus as I do through the course of my consultancy and networking, I wanted to post a few useful extracts from various experts on Stomach Health. Stress is felt in the Gut! So it makes sense for us to respect our Gut and nurture it. I agree with Pierre Pallardy that the stomach is our second brain. If we all connect with our stomachs and truly listen to the signals, I reckon we are half way to an improved digestive system and a flatter tummy.

Book extract…
How you can transform your attitude to food and restore nourishment and pleasure to your life.
Learning to recognise why you want to eat when you are not hungry, to eat only when you are hungry and to stop when you are full isn’t magic; it takes work. But once you have the knack, it feels magically different from the way you’ve eaten before. It will mean an end to diets, binges, special schemes to control your food, and an end to denying yourself the food you would like to eat. There are five key principles that will help you eat in a new way and to be able to be the size that is right for you. They allow you to trust yourself around food. No diet, no doctor, no trainer, no scheme can know better than you what suits your body.

Eat when your’e hungry
Learning to rediscover your hunger signals can take a bit of practice and a lot of attention. If you are not used to recognising hunger, don’t despair. Perhaps you don’t know when your hungry because:

You eat before you are hungry
You eat because everyone else is eating
You eat because your miserable, weepy, angry
You eat because you are so happy
You eat because you passed a bakery with wonderful smells
You eat because it’s a meal time
You eat because your mother told you to
You eat because you feel fat and helpless
You eat the food your child left over

Sometime we can be afraid to feel hunger. The very sensation frightens us, so we eat in advance of it. That can happen because as children we didn’t have enough food; we had to clear our plates whether we wanted to or not; We sensed our mother’s disapproval if we said weren’t hungry; eating was a shared family activity. Knowing and facing these reasons clears the way for you to use your hunger to guide your eating.

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy food and eat well? Then we can all relax and have a great weekend

Extracts from Gut Instinct written by Pierre Pallardy coming next…

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you find ways to re-energise yourself for your business?

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

Hug it out

Monday, October 24th, 2011

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The Rainforest Site 

The clever marketing of Monty and Mabel, the adorable Penguin characters from the John Lewis adverts, has captured the imaginations of the television and online world.

Every day you will read and see pictures that remind you of the huge human benefits a loving hug has on our wellbeing.

Hugging is known to raise our endorphin levels while helping to reduce our cortisol levels.  The online world can be a very lonely and empty place for sole users or indeed a sole trader, sales person and marketeer.

The social media network sites Facebook, Twitter, Friendfeed, Google and more recently LinkedIn, encourage us networkers to build on our circle of friends and community.

In 2008, I joined the social media network called Ecademy owned by Thomas Power and founder Penny Power OBE  and author of the book, ‘Know me, like me, follow me’.

Since then, I have met so many wonderful people, being part of that great membership, both from the UK and across the globe.

A London member called Norman, who I have became particularly fond of because of his humorous blogs, lost his wife to cancer.

He posted these memorable words to his network friends “hug ‘em hard and tell ‘em (again and again) how much you love them”  Deep meaningful words of wisdom during the time of his greatest loss. He said this “If, in my heartbreaking & still extremely raw experience, I can pass anything on, it’s simply to live life to the full, enjoy the good times and to remind everyone to reach out (today, now) to their partners, wives, hubbies, kids & loved ones and hug ‘em hard and tell ‘em (again & again) how much you love them”…

His words struck a chord with me. When both my parents passed away, within two years of each other, despite being surrounded by their friends and family, I still felt like an orphan. Working through my grief, I took on the philosophy that has served me well, to encourage my two adult children, ‘to hug it out and to tell each other, they love each other’.

Thank You Norman for your words of wisdom.

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Is anger affecting your health?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

 

Healthy constructive anger is healthy as opposed to reactive and destructive anger.  The trouble is not everyone understands the difference. It would help us if we understood the affects.

It’s addictive aaaargh! Watching Marco reminds me of all the Do and Dont’s about sitting relaxed and taking time over a delicious meal.

Do you eat when your angry?

Do you sit down to eat a meal?.

Do you spend time in relaxed company?

Do you look at eating as an enjoyable way of exchanging fun and laughter between family and friends?

Celebrations in familes and making new friends, generally involve eating and drinking. So relaxing while enjoying food so beneficial.

Eating when your relaxed and enjoying great company is a healthier option than eating when angry, and alone, yes?

So here are some veggie suggestions for those of us wishing to try alternative ‘veggie buddies’

 

Carrots with coriander,
Tomatoes with basil,
Peas with mint wink
Peppers with thyme,
Aubergine with oregano and ..
Leeks (Welsh ) of course with rosemary or new potatoes,
Cabbage with Dill and
Spinach with nutmeg.

 

Who would be top of your list sharing a gorgeous meal?

 

Do you re-energise your connections?
Carolyn Williams,  Moving minds, helping you to focus on doing business

 


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Technology and Kinesiology Strains ~ Keeping employees fitter and healthier and in work.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Keeping employees fitter and healthier and in work.

I see a rise in repetitive strain injuries in the work place. During my years of corporate wellbeing coaching in the work place, free exercise and manual work created a stronger skeletal body. Today with more research and diagnostic equipment available, we can detect skeletal weakness quicker. Today we also have a variety of solutions to combat these injuries. Preventative education and self management a key to the problem.

On going problems can arise in the workplace and offices due to the advancement of technology. These injuries are known as RSI – repetitive strain injuries.

Solutions can be several and varied:

  • Regular breaks away from computers and head sets,
  • Making Pc’s and seating positions ergonomically better, to alleviate low back an.d shoulder strains which occur over a long period of time.
  • Adequate natural lighting or lessen too much artificial lighting another.
  • Access to trail tracks outside in the fresh air help to combat stress and strains, brought about by long periods of sitting at the computer or station
  • Natural green plants do help in large, enclosed industrial administrative offices.
  • Adequate water stations

Poor lighting, poor airflow create tiredness and lethargy.  Changes can be implemented according to a business size and budget.  I have worked out a Matrix table offering a variety of solutions for both small, medium and large size companies.

There are several solutions to aid and positively encourage a healthier workforce.

Do you have any new suggestions?

Here are some more guideline tips to help prevent repetitive strain injuries.

 

  • Dynamic Stretching by Body Works soft tissue therapy, is vital to help prevent RSI in the work place and offices. I have covered it in my workout at work day series called Move It!

 

Do you re-energise your connections?
Carolyn Williams,  Moving minds, helping you to focus on doing business 

 


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