What are the Dangers of Sitting too Long and How to Prevent it?

What are the Dangers of Sitting too Long and How to Prevent it?

Tom and I don’t have to make an effort for 2 of the – probably most – deadly factors for an aging person: sitting too long and loneliness. I wrote about turning loneliness actively around in How to make friends when you are older? And this article is about the dangers of sitting too long and how to prevent it.

Ever since I have my Oura ring I am aware of how much I spend my time sitting. Even though I consider myself an active person. Originally I bought the ring to give me insights into my sleep, but the ring collects a lot more data. Not just my active time, but also the inactive time.

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Is it OK to Eat Goji Berries Every Day? (Are they Really Healthy?)

Is it OK to Eat Goji Berries Every Day? (Are they Really Healthy?)

Goji berries have been on my list of superfoods for several years now. In the beginning, I ate them occasionally. Until I saw that they lower cholesterol, which naturally made me wonder: Is it OK to eat Goji berries every day?

Goji berries aren’t new to people in Tibet, the Himalayas, and China. However, they’re fairly new to our part of the world and I am glad they can now be bought in most organic stores.

A variety of benefits were associated with Goji berries in ancient Chinese medicine. They are mentioned in the oldest Chinese medical and herbal books.

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Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad for our Health According to the Experts?

Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad for our Health According to the Experts?

Finding the right information to answer the question “is coconut oil good or bad for our health?” is not easy. As often happens in health matters, there are as many proponents as there are opponents of coconut oil.

Usually, I first search for proper information and then draw conclusions based on what I consider to be in my personal interest.

In this article, I explain the health claims that can be found for coconut oil and what my own experiences and considerations are with it.

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The 8 Most Important Essential Oils Everyone Should Have

The 8 Most Important Essential Oils Everyone Should Have

Search for “most important essential oils” or “must-have essential oils” and you’ll get several lists. Some oils are on all the lists, others are personal preferences. The list in this article is my personal preference, based on what oils help me best.

When I began to use essential oils I bought a starter kit because I didn’t know anything about the oils. I supposed a starter kit would have all the right essential oils. But in the end, there are just a few types of essential oils that I kept on using once a bottle was empty.

Never did it occur to me that I could have better educated myself first, and after that buy the bottles that were right for me. So it’s really good, I think, to not make my mistake and browse the internet first before buying anything.

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How to Use Essential Oil to Get the Most Benefit from It

How to Use Essential Oil to Get the Most Benefit from It

This article describes the benefits of essential oil, the ways in which the oil can be applied, and how to use essential oil safely. Depending on the type of oil and the desired effect, an essential oil is inhaled, applied to the skin, or ingested.

If you plan on using essential oils a lot, I recommend installing an app on your smartphone. You can find a lot of guides on using the oils, as well as apps with recipes to make blends.

Of course, you can also find this information on the internet. I have the app of Young Living and I like it that all necessary information is easily available, independent of where I am at that moment.

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What are the Best 10 Ways to Diffuse Essential Oils?

What are the Best 10 Ways to Diffuse Essential Oils?

It hasn’t been that long since I was first introduced to essential oils, but I’ve been hooked almost from day one.

Smelling is most directly linked to our primal brain. You probably recognize this: you get somewhere, it smells of something familiar, and immediately all kinds of memories from the past come back.

There are several ways you can use essential oils, but my favorite is diffusion. And yes, you can diffuse essential oil without having an ‘official’ diffuser.

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7 Organic Essential Oils to Calm the Mind plus 1 to Calm the Body

7 Organic Essential Oils to Calm the Mind plus 1 to Calm the Body

This article is about organic essential oils to calm yourself emotionally. And as emotions at times turn into physical sensations like nausea I also mention one to solve that.

When I was the caretaker of my mother I often rubbed her hands with lavender oil. Probably the touching did just as much as the oil. Nevertheless, we both enjoyed this habit and it calmed her considerably.

It would have been better to rub her neck and shoulders with the lavender oil but she didn’t like that. Our compromise worked fine because the scent got into her nose anyway. Essential oils work so well because they act directly on the olfactory system in the brain when inhaled.

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Lifespan and Nutrition, an often Neglected Partnership

Lifespan and Nutrition, an often Neglected Partnership

Lifespan and nutrition are an often neglected partnership. This partnership had a huge impact on the way we live today. Why do we consistently neglect the impact of this partnership? This needs some serious discussion.

In the eighties of the last century, as a communication expert, I designed a circular policy decision-making model. I used this model to explain to civil servants and politicians how their decisions transformed into the actions that were supposed to materialize their intended goals. The goals were always aimed at changing citizens’ behavior.

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