“How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.” – Shel Silverstein
Ahh, February, the month of love and chocolate. It’s the perfect time to take a step back and celebrate that special place where love begins—inside yourself! Taking care of ourselves is the best Valentine gift we can give. As Mr. Silverstein said, “How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ‘em.” And how much love we have to give depends on the love we feel inside ourselves. Nurturing good health is the simplest place to start.
“I wish all my bones could be funny bones.” – Marty Rubin
Laughter, it’s undeniably good for you! It reduces stress hormones and releases endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Make time this month to give yourself some bellyaching, happy-making moments of laughter.
“ No single mountain ever came to me… so I always go to them.” – Erik Tanghe
Perhaps it’s not mountain climbing weather where you live, but getting outside is still essential, even in February. Especially in February! Stepping outdoors for no other reason than to be there is like giving yourself a great big hug. Play in the snow, sit on a park bench, hug a tree—just take a moment to treat yourself to the magnificent outdoors.
“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”– Dr. Seuss
Not only is reading great fun, we’ve read the research, and it’s been proven to be good for you as well. It improves memory and attention span and helps form new connections between our neurons, which is vital for the brain as we age. Have some fun, crack open a book and make some new neuronal love connections this February.
For our part, we’re here to nurture your health and wellbeing with our quality standards, nutrition education and always affordable prices. As the shortest month of the year flies by, take a moment to read a good book, laugh long and hard, find a new park, watch a bird in flight and share chocolate with those you love.