We have this amazing machine called the body that we use day in and day out (for better or for worse!) How is it then, that a lot of us do not know the workings of it or what it is truly capable of?
I am constantly learning about my physical & mental capabilities, it fascinates me and here are a few ‘did you know’ facts I picked up from The Health Sciences Academy that I’d like to share (although you might already know them!):
- By standing up 3 hours a day you would burn an extra 30,000 calories per year
- 30 minutes of bright morning light reduces your weight gain risk by up to 20%
- Interrupting prolonged sitting with brief 2-minute breaks decreases cancer risk
- You may eat 549 calories extra if you miss only 80 minutes of sleep
- Your muscles are 70% water and even your bones are a watery 31%
- Your moving muscles pump fresh oxygen in the brain and trigger feel-good chemicals
- Drinking 2 litres of water per day can raise your energy expenditure by 400 calories
- Eating 7 portions of fruit & vegetables per day reduces your mortality risk by 42%
- Immersing yourself in deep reading 6 minutes per day can reduce stress by 68%
And this list isn’t even scratching the surface! It provides a little insight into what makes us so amazing; something we often forget (or take for granted).
It’s your body, but did you know it was this amazing? Share a fact below…
To Your Health & Wellbeing,
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A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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