That’s the competition crop plants face in a field. Crops would be taken over by weeds and bugs if not sprayed and managed to reduce that competition. Know the experts are working to minimize the amount of chemicals used, but they are necessary to grow food. Just like you manage weeds in your yard, bugs in your roses, and fungus on your tomatoes, farmers use herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides to keep food safe.
Walk, run, throw a ball, kick a bag, dance, shoot hoops, swim, ride a bike, chase cattle, jump ropeâ¦whatever form you choose, just move! Exercise matters for your mental health as much as it does for your physical health. Find 30 minutes today and get started moving! #MentalHealthMonday
Smiling can help increase happiness and decrease negativity. Here are some ways ways to smile more this week: â¢ Practice smiling. Do it right now! Make it real. â¢ Give yourself a smile cue to remember to smile as you go through your day. â¢ Stay motivated. People who smile while talking seem more confident & friendly. Try smiling whenever you think of it - for your own health and to make the world a happier place.
Research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on hormones, your exercise performance, and brain function. Some tips to improve your sleep: - Increase bright light exposure during the day - Put down devices in the evening - Donât consume caffeine after 3-4 p.m. - Reduce regular or long daytime naps - Keep the same sleep and waking times Sleep better to eat less, decrease stress and be healthier.
Want your stress level to go down? Author Eliz Greene says "You have to disconnect from the source of stress. Go for a run. Talk to a funny friend. Watch a cat video.â Distance provides perspective - even if itâs just a drive on a quiet country road by yourself. How can you disconnect today?
The pandemic has taught us all the importance of family meals and cooking at home. Celebrate National Family Meal Month by sitting down with those you love most, no matter how simple the meal may be. Lives our hectic, but investing in family memories is important for the well-being of all of you!
If an animal is sick, you treat it. If your soil has a problem, you treat it. The same needs to be for your own health. After all, how can any farmer or rancher care for others if theyâre not healthy themselves? Itâs time to get real in agriculture and talk about mental health, even if it is a tough topic. Why not start a conversation today to help bring healing and hope?
Yes, even before the pandemic, stress was overtaking weight as the top health condition being managed. It’s real. Remember, stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. What can you do to alleviate stress today? Laugh, get some rest, step away from the problem.
The grass is greener where you water it. Whatever you give your energy to, you will see new growth and development. What is an area of your life or business that you’d like to see new growth or development? Do you need to develop new habits that will serve you in this new area? Adding accountability to your plan will help new habits stick and that grass will green up a lot faster. Let me know if I can help you!