Lively work

For a lot of people, work is unhealthy. We sit too much or the wrong way, we are too sedentary and we drink too much coffee. It doesn’t have to be this way. Doctor Roy Martina offers a number of tips for healthy work.


Roy Martina | May 2004 issue
Eat healthy snacks
Make sure there’s a pretty bowl of fresh fruit on your desk. Dried fruit (preferably unsulphured) is also a good snack. Instead of peanuts, stock up on sunflower and pumpkin seeds, which are high in protein, low in carbohydrates and contain good oils. Almonds and walnuts are also excellent, as are Brazil nuts. Avoid snacks containing sugar.
Allow yourself to be inspired
Encourage yourself by putting a photo of loved ones on your desk. To make your day even nicer, choose a snapshot that shows smiling faces, use a nice frame and bring in fresh flowers.
Good scents
Essential oils have become popular because they alleviate deeply repressed emotions that can make us sick and tired. For example, when you’re feeling down or stressed, try taking a deep breath of lavender. To feel refreshed, use rosewater spray, which also helps keep your skin young. There are many different types of essential oils, so experiment until you find something you like. For the best results, use high-quality organic oils.
Drink a lot of water
Good mineral water keeps you fit, lively and healthy. It helps your body to rid itself of toxins and avoid dehydration, which can make you tired. To feel your best, make sure there’s always a bottle of water on your desk and in your car, try to down at least 10 to 12 glasses a day and remember that coffee, tea and soda don’t give you the same benefits.
Try tea
If you’re drinking lots of water but still feeling sluggish, green or black tea can be a great pick-me-up. Per cup, it has less than a third the caffeine found in coffee (40 mg. as compared to 135 mg.) and offers another bonus in the form of polyphenols, antioxidants that protect you against free radicals. On the other hand, if you’re feeling stressed at the end of the day, camomile tea can help you relax. One caution: You should limit your tea consumption to four cups a day and alternate black and green tea with herbal varieties.
Give yourself an energy boost
To change your life for the better, try an energy booster like Siberian ginseng. It improves your body’s ability to adapt and to handle stress and is cheaper than traditional ginseng, but it works just as well. Another helpful remedy is vitamin B12, which is important for vegetarians and for those over 45, even though age makes it increasingly difficult to absorb. The best way to take it is as a spray, using a brand that ensures that the B12 will be absorbed in the mucous membranes of your mouth.
Stimulate the soles of your feet
Under my desk I have a reflex-roller foot massager. It feels wonderful to move your feet over it – after removing your shoes, of course – and I recommend it after a day in an office. If office policy permits, while you’re still at work, try walking around in your socks, something most kids do naturally as soon as they come home from school. Doing so reduces stress because you are more closely connected with the earth – grounded, as it were, just like the electricity grid.
Protect yourself with magnets
Magnet therapy is one of the best available protections against illness and the damaging effect of computers and mobile phones. I sleep on a magnetic mattress, wear magnetic insoles and have a kind of magnetic seat that can be attached to an office chair or car seat. The difference can be like night and day. Magnet therapy is specially recommended for people with arthritis, RSI, fatigue and those who easily catch viruses or have weak constitutions.
Enjoy music
Music can turn your workplace into a productive oasis and helps you create your own ambience. Research has shown that compositions by Mozart and other classical musicians stimulate creative and intellectual processes, whereas new age music is conducive to peace and calm.
Create the right atmosphere
Finally, a couple of tips from the ancient Far East, where they knew more about energy than we do in our modern era. Make sure you can see the entrance to your office from your desk. If that’s not possible, use a mirror so you can see anyone who approaches. You will also be more successful if you place a pink or red candle in the farthest corner to the right of where you sit, seen from the perspective of your office door. Don’t ask me why, but these ideas have brought positive change to the lives of many, including me.
Roy Martina is a doctor, initiator of Neuro-Emotional Integration and author of many books on ways to live healthy and vital.
Adapted with permission from Roy Martina Academy Newsletter, an electronic newsletter, containing information on how to live a healthier and more vital lifestyle. You can subscribe via www.roymartina.com/eng.
 

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Lively work

For a lot of people, work is unhealthy. We sit too much or the wrong way, we are too sedentary and we drink too much coffee. It doesn’t have to be this way. Doctor Roy Martina offers a number of tips for healthy work.


Roy Martina | May 2004 issue
Eat healthy snacks
Make sure there’s a pretty bowl of fresh fruit on your desk. Dried fruit (preferably unsulphured) is also a good snack. Instead of peanuts, stock up on sunflower and pumpkin seeds, which are high in protein, low in carbohydrates and contain good oils. Almonds and walnuts are also excellent, as are Brazil nuts. Avoid snacks containing sugar.
Allow yourself to be inspired
Encourage yourself by putting a photo of loved ones on your desk. To make your day even nicer, choose a snapshot that shows smiling faces, use a nice frame and bring in fresh flowers.
Good scents
Essential oils have become popular because they alleviate deeply repressed emotions that can make us sick and tired. For example, when you’re feeling down or stressed, try taking a deep breath of lavender. To feel refreshed, use rosewater spray, which also helps keep your skin young. There are many different types of essential oils, so experiment until you find something you like. For the best results, use high-quality organic oils.
Drink a lot of water
Good mineral water keeps you fit, lively and healthy. It helps your body to rid itself of toxins and avoid dehydration, which can make you tired. To feel your best, make sure there’s always a bottle of water on your desk and in your car, try to down at least 10 to 12 glasses a day and remember that coffee, tea and soda don’t give you the same benefits.
Try tea
If you’re drinking lots of water but still feeling sluggish, green or black tea can be a great pick-me-up. Per cup, it has less than a third the caffeine found in coffee (40 mg. as compared to 135 mg.) and offers another bonus in the form of polyphenols, antioxidants that protect you against free radicals. On the other hand, if you’re feeling stressed at the end of the day, camomile tea can help you relax. One caution: You should limit your tea consumption to four cups a day and alternate black and green tea with herbal varieties.
Give yourself an energy boost
To change your life for the better, try an energy booster like Siberian ginseng. It improves your body’s ability to adapt and to handle stress and is cheaper than traditional ginseng, but it works just as well. Another helpful remedy is vitamin B12, which is important for vegetarians and for those over 45, even though age makes it increasingly difficult to absorb. The best way to take it is as a spray, using a brand that ensures that the B12 will be absorbed in the mucous membranes of your mouth.
Stimulate the soles of your feet
Under my desk I have a reflex-roller foot massager. It feels wonderful to move your feet over it – after removing your shoes, of course – and I recommend it after a day in an office. If office policy permits, while you’re still at work, try walking around in your socks, something most kids do naturally as soon as they come home from school. Doing so reduces stress because you are more closely connected with the earth – grounded, as it were, just like the electricity grid.
Protect yourself with magnets
Magnet therapy is one of the best available protections against illness and the damaging effect of computers and mobile phones. I sleep on a magnetic mattress, wear magnetic insoles and have a kind of magnetic seat that can be attached to an office chair or car seat. The difference can be like night and day. Magnet therapy is specially recommended for people with arthritis, RSI, fatigue and those who easily catch viruses or have weak constitutions.
Enjoy music
Music can turn your workplace into a productive oasis and helps you create your own ambience. Research has shown that compositions by Mozart and other classical musicians stimulate creative and intellectual processes, whereas new age music is conducive to peace and calm.
Create the right atmosphere
Finally, a couple of tips from the ancient Far East, where they knew more about energy than we do in our modern era. Make sure you can see the entrance to your office from your desk. If that’s not possible, use a mirror so you can see anyone who approaches. You will also be more successful if you place a pink or red candle in the farthest corner to the right of where you sit, seen from the perspective of your office door. Don’t ask me why, but these ideas have brought positive change to the lives of many, including me.
Roy Martina is a doctor, initiator of Neuro-Emotional Integration and author of many books on ways to live healthy and vital.
Adapted with permission from Roy Martina Academy Newsletter, an electronic newsletter, containing information on how to live a healthier and more vital lifestyle. You can subscribe via www.roymartina.com/eng.
 

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