Confused on health information? Use HON code

In my education and years as a health coach, I have found heath/ wellness/ medical information is confusing and ever changing. 72 % of people who use the Internet look online for health/wellness and medical information. Action steps: When researching health/wellness information, look for a HON code at the end of a website. The HON code means that the website carries reliable information and is subject to review by a credentialing body of medical doctors and researchers. I don’t always use a HON site but it’s a good standard to follow. Click here for the HON code image and information regarding the boards credentials. Use a site for general information if that helps, BUT, BUT, always talk with your doctor. Look for research links on a website. Any research worth its weight in salt has 1000 participants, and has been through a double-blind- peer review process. OK-Google that one, too long to explain here....

No time to de-stress? Got 1 minute?

You really can do a lot in 1 minute and you don’t need an app. A simple reminder set on your phone can do. Stress is huge in our everyday lives. We’ve learned to dismiss it, numb it away with food, drink, or anything to dismiss it. Usually we just keep moving; shove it away, or deal with it later. The key is to be aware of how stress is building up. Action step Check into how you are feeling.  If your really ticked off, try to find a way to release the anger and you may find the deep breathing exercise to be helpful as your focus will be on your breathing. 1 minute deep breathing exercise Check in with how you are feeling before you start this exercise Rate your stress level from  1 to 5 Close your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose Concentrate on the feeling of air going through your nostrils. At the top of your breath (can’t breath in anymore) hold your breath for a count of 4 Then release the air again through the nostrils and see if the air is warm or cool Continue this process for about 4 to 5 times-which will usually last about 1 minute Rate your level of stress from 1 to 5   Let us know if it was...