Happiness and health have been anecdotally linked for quite a while now–‘laughter is the best medicine’ has become a cliché for a reason–but relatively new research has been backing up what many people have instinctively assumed all along: that happiness and health really are connected, and that one’s level of happiness really can impact the level of one’s health.
DID YOU KNOW?
A recent Time Magazine article made a case for not having regular exercise in your life and stated that exercise has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss and weight control. The author wrote that the more he exercised, the greater his appetite, the more he ate and the more weight he gained. To have a personal experience like this is one thing, but to make the assumption that exercise makes you fat couldn’t be less true or more irresponsible. Fitness is important to virtually every aspect of your life, and can play a big role in weight loss.
DID YOU KNOW
Kissing under the mistletoe comes from a custom found only in England. A large bough of mistletoe would be picked to form the center of a huge garland to be hung in a room or hall. Any young woman who stood beneath the garland (or kissing bough) would expect to receive a kiss. It would bring her luck and ensure her of marriage. She also had the right to pluck a berry from the mistletoe for every kiss she received. Once the sprig had no more berries, it was no longer lucky to kiss under it.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the old days, natural “home” remedies were often used treat different kinds of illnesses. Various types of herbs, spices as well as fruits and vegetables are the main ingredients for the remedies. This form of natural treatment was left aside with the invention of modern medicines. However, nowadays more and more people start to go back to the old style treatment as it has been proven to give more benefits than its over-the-counter counterparts.
If you think you’re not getting enough water…
- Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work of running errands.
- Freeze some freezer safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.
- Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories.
- Choose water when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.
- Add a wedge of lime or lemon to your water. This can help improve the taste and help you drink more water than you usually do.