Have you had your M.E.D.S. today? This is a great reference shared by Tim Baker in his book ‘Patting the Shark’.  In this episode, Jen explores what M.E.D.S. means, and how you can incorporate it in your daily life. 

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Meditation 

Start with 10 mins a day.

Meditation means focusing on one thing at once – start with a breath

A 2018 study of inexperienced meditators found that 8 but not 4 weeks of 13-minute daily meditation decreased negative mood, enhanced attention, improved memory, and decreased anxiety.

Exercise

Walking and jogging are prime examples. Even a simple 20-minute stroll can clear the mind and reduce stress. 

30 to 40 minutes of moderate exercise such as walking or 15 to 20 minutes of vigorous exercise. HIIT 

A little strength training and stretching two to three times a week, and you’ll have an excellent, balanced program for health and stress reduction.

Diet

Mostly plant-based

Sleep 

7-9 hours a night to recharge adrenals to help you deal with stress better.

Use Melatonin – hormone melatonin plays a role in your natural sleep-wake cycle. Natural levels of melatonin in the blood are highest at night.

Adaptogens to help you sleep 

References:

Patting the Shark book by Tim Baker

Jens adrenal tonic https://bit.ly/2KuWpve and https://bit.ly/3jFBvqX

Dr Alice Mackinnon – guided meditation https://youtu.be/JhZtEK0ewUU

Dr Alice Mackinnon – Yoga Nidra – Guided Relaxation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTtUDhRICRw

Dr Alice Mackinnon – Qigong at work or home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmSAfEMJ5uU

Healthy Life Hacks

The Healthy Life Hacks I want to share with you today are:

  1. Mindfully take your M.E.D.S. every day!

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