Monday, May 10, 2010

'Today's Words of Inspiration' - It's National Women’s Health Week!

National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme “It’s Your Time,” the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. There is even a Presidential Proclamation you can view online. Important steps include:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week (Hmmmm I guess running to the fridge DOES not count!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Eating a nutritious diet (I'm currently munching on Dorito's Cool Ranch Chips)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt (Thankfully I'm doing OK in this area, no risky behaviors going on in casa de butterfly!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress (I could be doing better on the sleep thing, how about you?)
Let's take advantage of this week, let's make this a week long journey of developing better habits. Habits that will serve you well year round. I for one could stand more discipline on a variety of these areas, and I'm sure I'm not alone!
Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will make the effort to improve my daily habits and enhance my health both physically and emotionally!'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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  1. Ty! For posting National Womens health week.Women need to take better care of themselves,we give so much to our fam. friends work and so much more(in the end we feel burnt out).Eating healthy and take aleast 30 minutes 3 times a week to excersize not only will lift yor sprits,it will make you feel better.

  2. Great post! Following you from FFF on MBC.

  3. I always feel like cleaning is exercise. Depending on the type I guess. I dance in the living room with my son to make up for the rest of the exercise I need. I do need to sit and breath more though.