When the weather gets warmer a salad for lunch is light and refreshing and even my grandmother would tell me to drink a hot drink in the warmer weather. I never believed her until I had a cold in the summer and I drank tea instead of a cold drink. It does cool you down faster than a cold drink!
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Leafy Greens salads in Spring is not only healthy but light and refreshing (Easy spring greens recipes via olivemagazine.com)
Saturday, 27 February 2021
If I sit too long in one place and I get up from the seat, I have experienced the sensations of pins and needles in my legs and that may be due to not having enough B12 in my body to overcome this feeling!
At healthline.com they point out the signs that indicates a lack of B12 in the body to help a person get through the day.
Friday, 26 February 2021
Don't skip the doctor's visits - health.harvard.edu (an annual visit at least to the doctor's isn't a bad idea
I am that person who hardly go to the doctor as pharmacies have always been the place to get remedies that work.
It's not a bad idea to go to the doctor for a general check up every year although surgeries are getting more crowded!
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Reading food labels and understanding what is in our food is helpful but not vital (Do I need to read food labels? bhf.org.uk)
I know a few like the E food codes - yet I have not had any reaction to food I've eaten in the past and now so although it is useful to know what's in our food, it's not vital unless we have a reaction to certain foods and those with gluten.
Out of interest I tried the gluten free shop brand digestive biscuits and they are just as nice as normal digestive biscuits.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
I like the crunchy variety and because I find myself not eating so much when I've eaten apples but I prefer apple pies which has more calories than a raw apple, which fits in your bag or lunch bag easily and is a fruit that stays as fresh in your bag as in a fridge.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Healthy recipes in February include Pistachio Poppyseed Orange Yogurt Bread via ambitiouskitchen.com
I have tried lemon drizzle cake with poppyseed and it is delicious so this bread sounds like a winter cake to make for a snack during the cold, wintry mid mornings.
Another recipe for those wintry days is grilled and warming recipes like grilled salmon.
Monday, 22 February 2021
If we have to eat snacks healthy snacks like celery sticks and cream cheese instead of crisps a better option
I'd prefer crisps all the time but they are fattening so snacks like celery sticks and cream cheese are a better option in between meals.
Apples, carrot sticks and pineapple and cheese are easier to put together in a small container.
Sunday, 21 February 2021
I like taking multivitamins regularly but I just came across a site where you can get personalised vitamins - just for you!
Maybe it's just right up your street and you'd like to try their personalised vitamin service but vitamins like Vitamin D and B complex are some of the vitamins that keep us feeling fine.
Saturday, 20 February 2021
Leafy greens recipes that look delicious at delicious.com (22 ways to cook with leafy greens) - for winter and summer!
Whenever I see greens on a plate, I eat more slowly and a health tip is to eat slowly which should make us eat less. I was having a humourous conversation on Twitter about this health tip, adding that although when it comes to croissants, I never eat a croissant slowly.
Friday, 19 February 2021
Anything with lemon at the moment is a must for staving off colds and flus and the flu jab is highly advisable - but one week (minimum) before or after the covid vaccine which is going to be a passport to going into pubs, work places and other places.
Thursday, 18 February 2021
Mental awareness of negative thoughts can help us with our own wellbeing (How mental awareness interferes with negative thinking - Elemental.medium.com)
It can be the weather and just going shopping.
If the day is blustery and rainy, with water puddles everywhere and cars spraying everyone with water as they speed by, it can make our day go badly if we feel cross all day.
Mindfulness in moderation can help us to feel that calming our mind and looking at what's angering us can contribute to our wellbeing.
Elementa.medium.com explains how mental awareness can interfere with negative thinking:
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Avoid hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock as it can make your day less productive (7 morning habits by getpocket.com)
I sometimes hit the snooze button when my alarm clock goes off. Apparently that can make a person's day less productive and groggy.
I prefer tea sometimes too but coffee in moderation is considered a good morning drink with breakfast.
I received a Nature fresh purifier after purchasing a key ring that sounds. Lol
Here's an article on the Nature Fresh purifier site about how it DOES eliminate dust particles:
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
I wanted to upload the photo I took in the waiting room after having the Covid vaccine - the Pfizer vaccine which I thought was the Oxford vaccine.
After getting the Covid vaccine I waited in the waiting room for over 15 mintues before the nurse says it's fine to leave. It is recommended to have the flu jab but it should be taken at least one week after or before.
The next day my arm was stiff. Many I know have taken the same Covid vaccine and are fine - though some say experiencing a headache is one of the side effects.
Stay safe and well everyone!
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Monday, 15 February 2021
Cantaloupe melons are refreshing in any season but Webmd.com suggests that cottage cheese added to the melon provides the necessary proteins without adding calories to our daily intake of calories, which for me is approx. 1900 kcal daily according to calculator.net
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Natural remedies like nutritious foods helps with moods and anxieties according to WomensHealthMag.com
Vitamins B, A, C and E are good for coping with stress and the magazine WomensHealthMag.com suggests 22 ways to help with 'fearful feelings'. If you find anxiety gets in the way of a daily routine the magazine suggests some useful tips on combatting these feelings:
Saturday, 13 February 2021
Can meditating too much bring on anxiety? According to BBC Worklife, Too much mindfulness can bring on anxiety! Read on
Feeling stressed which can happen most days, can make us feel anxious at times and meditating like a 30-minute to an hour spate of silence can be helpful but meditating too much may cause us to react more anxiously. For the full article visit
Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and according to calculator.net the Calorie Calculator calculated that I can consume up to 1930 kcal or calories (to be consumed).
Using the Calorie Checker you can check how many calories most food, fruits and vegetables are.
Friday, 12 February 2021
(c) nature thoughts nw UK driving licences may not be valid in certa...
Daily thought: I often see owners and their dogs - not on a leash - walking on the common, somewhere and surprisingly, most are well...