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3 tips for ageing healthy

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Ageing is not something we can fight, but we can control how we age if we have a healthy lifestyle. I could go on and on with healthy lifestyle tips but I am going to keep this post simple and straight to the point. Having a healthy lifestyle will help us age better and we can start making these simple lifestyle changes today.

Here they are –

 

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3 tips for ageing healthy

Stay Active

Staying active is one of the most important ways to age healthy. Regardless of how old you are, you need to ensure you stay active. Being idle is the fastest way to put on weight and it plays on your mental health too, which is not good for your overall health. Being outdoors at least once a day does help. I work from home but the school run takes me out everyday. Plus, I also make sure I get enough steps indoors and outdoors by being busy, running errands, and just staying active.

If mobility is an issue, you can look at getting Mobility Scooter to get you around.

 

Get enough sleep

Good sleep is very important. We need to ensure we get enough hours of sleep to function properly. Lack of sleep makes me grumpy and very disoriented and I am sure it is the same for many. Which is why sleep is very important. The trick to sleeping well is to ensure your bedding and bedroom is very comfy. So fresh smelling bedding and comfy pillows and mattress helps. Also, making sure the room is the right temperature helps too! I know I struggle to drift off when the room is too hot or too cold.

Most ground floor rooms tend to be cold during the winter season. But that may be your only option if you struggle to get up and down the stairs. Having said that, stairlifts can help a lot when it comes to getting you up and down the stairs, if you are struggling. So it may make sense to invest in that if needed, and get some decent sleep.

 

Watch diet

You are what you eat and drink, so paying attention to your diet is very important. A healthy diet would help you live longer and it also protects you being ill. Having a balanced diet rich in all the essential nutrients is the way to go. Don’t forget to drink the recommended 8 glasses of water everyday, and don’t survive on tea, coffee, fizzy drinks and alcohol. It sounds bizarre, but I know many people who hardly drink water.

 

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These healthy lifestyle tips sound like a no brainer, but we can easily neglect our health and take them for granted. We need to pay attention to all aspects of our life and make the necessary lifestyle changes so we can age healthy and live a happier life.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any important healthy lifestyle tip to share? Please share in the comments section below.

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Why Boredom is Sometimes Good for Kids

As a parent, one of the things I feared was when my kids get bored. So, I had toys, educational cartoons and nursery rhymes ready on standby for the minute my kids start to complain about boredom.

I thought that I if I kept my kids entertained and far away from the clutches of boredom, it would be for their own good. That was until I learned that boredom was actually good for my kids.

You may find it hard to believe. I know I had a hard time believing it too. But after experimenting it on my kids, I saw that my kids were more capable than I thought at handling boredom and using it for good.

 

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Here are some reasons why boredom is sometimes good for your kids.

 

Boredom boosts creativity

As adults we know that creativity is something that is highly appreciated while building a career. So why not start helping our kids develop that skill right now?

Studies have shown that people get creative when they are bored. Boredom helps kids get to exercise their ability to imagine. This helps to spark their creativity and develop the skill to be creative which is what they will need when they grow to be adults.

Kids have powerful imaginations and boredom gives them that space to exercise their muscle to imagine.

 

Boredom helps kids shape their world views

Sometimes kids give the most profound insights. And when asked where they got those ideas from, they say they came up with it themselves or deduced it from what they observed.

I remember a kid running to tell his mother that seeking happiness is what makes life worthwhile. I found this shocking because that piece of insight is something you would never expect a child to come up with.

Boredom gets kids thinking. That period when boredom strikes could be the best time for your kids to come up with thoughts and ideas that will help shape their world views. Sometimes having that reflective moment helps kids process what they learn and produce ideas that will help them when they grow up.

 

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Boredom helps kids to start taking responsibility over their life

This may seem like a big one, but boredom could be just the thing your child needs to start taking control over their life. Let’s face it: You won’t always be around to entertain your kids. When you allow them to get bored, they’ll find ways to entertain themselves.

They also start to learn that they need to be there for themselves and motivate themselves. Hovering around your kids trying your best to entertain them when they’re bored only teaches them that they’re the centre of the world. This could turn your kids into being selfish and even narcissistic several years down the line. This, however, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play with your kids. What I mean is that you should also give your kids the chance to figure a way around boredom by themselves.

Allowing them to handle problems like boredom on their own, teaches them that they have what it takes to change a negative situation around for the better. And nothing teaches that better than kids experiencing it themselves.

 

 

Relationship Therapy Books to Read Before Saying I Do

I am a book lover. I have loved reading books for as long as I could read and I have passed that love over to my kids. They love reading and it makes me very happy. I read all sorts of books, relationship books, self-help books, business books, finance books and more. The goal for 2019 is to read a book a week and so far so good I am on track with my week 3 book already.I learn a lot from reading books, and I love the fact that there is a book for every niche. And Amazon Kindle has made my love for reading a lot stronger thanks to how easy it is to think of a book and start reading in within a minute.

 

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Relationship Therapy Books to Read Before Saying I Do

In the last few months, I have been read a lot of relationship books on my Kindle and I recommend some more than others. These relationship books I recommend are great for intending couples to read before they say their vows. Marriage should be a life long commitment, which is why intending couples need to ensure they go for premarital counseling and ask the right questions before the get married.

There is no reason not to have a form of premarital counseling. With the advancement of technology, you can even have your sessions online if you need to. Myself and my husband had premarital counseling, and I would advise any couple to have some counseling sessions with a qualified therapist before exchanging vows. I would also advise couples to read as many relationship books as possible before their big day.

Here are my 3 top relationship books to read before you get married –

 

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

I have read this book a few times and I really like it. It explains  the 5 love languages in detail, and I thinks every couple should it. It is a great relationship book to read before you say I do. Gary Chapman is a terrific author. He explains the different 5 expressions of love and how to identify and communicate effectively in a spouse’s “love language.”. This is a great premarital book to read.

 

101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged by H Norman Wright

Many couples fail to get to really know their potential spouses while they are courting. They spend their time on unimportant things and forget to pay attention to things that really matters. This book helps couples ask in-depth and personal questions in order to see if they would make it to the altar. It is definitely worth reading.

 

Questions for Couples: What to Ask Before You Say “I Do”: A Primer for Planning Your Future Together and A Guide to What to Expect From Premarital Counseling (The Wedding Series)

This is another great book to read. It is a guide that offers over 450 realistic and practical questions in 18 categories for intending marriage couples. This book covers topics from Finances and Intimacy to Religion and Children. It also guides couples on what to expect from premarital counselling. It is a great book.

 

Have you read any of these relationship therapy books? What are your thoughts on premarital counselling?

 

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