This year, I decided to embrace wonder and anticipation. As children, such things come naturally. As we grow up, we learn of the unsavory side of life and can find ourselves becoming weary and cynical. I’ve had that experience, but now I want a new one. For me this year, spring is not about rebirth, renewal, or refreshment, it is
about reclaiming the wonder and anticipation I felt every year as a child when spring approached, and applying it to each new adventure in my life. It doesn’t matter your age, you can always “get in touch with your inner child”. Care to join?
~ Golden Horizons Office Team
Mr. W’s Newsletter Inspiration
was excited. Well, come to find out, this is the date for the National No Smoking Awareness in the UK. We had a good laugh. So, without further ado, I give you Mr. W:
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.” ~ Mark Twain
Caregiver of the Month
Maria has demonstrated her excellence as a caregiver, providing her clients a perfect mix of care, compassion and professionalism. She is a credit and an asset to Golden Horizons. Maria, thank you for all your hard work and dedication to your clients. Congratulations!
We would like to wish all our clients and caregivers with birthdays in March a wonderful birthday. May your next year be full of promise, new adventures and your hearts’ desires. Happy Birthday!
National Nutrition Month
Fruits, Veggies, Greens, Oh My
diseases, the environment we are born into, differing metabolisms. However, there are factors we can control that affect our health -our choices about exercise, sleep, alcohol consumption, smoking habits etc. One of the most important choices we can make for our
health is to eat right. But what does that mean? Let’s explore.
In March 1973, the First National Nutrition Month campaign was launched by the American Dietic Association (ADA) via presidential proclamation. In subsequent years, they have remained to true to the essential mission, “To increase the public’s awareness of the importance of good nutrition and position ADA members as the
authorities in nutrition.”
So what is nutrition? According to the US Library of Medicine, it is a “field of study focusing on foods and substances in foods that help animals (and plants) to grow and stay healthy. The foods we eat are made up of nutrients - “chemical compounds in food that are used by the body to function properly and maintain health.” Examples include proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals etc. It is important to choose foods high in good nutrients to keep ourselves
operating at optimum levels.
In today’s world, we are oversaturated with information and options. In the food industry, buzz words like “all-natural”, “organic”, “no articial ingredients” etc. are used by brands and advertisers to appeal to people looking for the best nutrients for their bodies. How do you know? Patience and research are the keys. Take time to educate yourself as to what nutrients are. What is good for the body? What is bad for the body? Consult with your doctor, a trained homeopath, a nutrtionist or health coach. Here is little research we did and you can use it as a starting point: Superfoods.
We’ve all heard the term “superfoods”. These foods are so christened because they are proven to be high in certain nutrients that are good for the body, providing fuel and often guarding against sicknesses ie. heart disease. For example, salmon is known to be high in omega 3s, low in saturated fat and proven to help decrease the risk of abnormal heartbeats and slow the plaque growth in arteries. Start here at superfoods and do some research. Your body is your vehicle. Treat it well. Happy eating!
- “What's so super about superfoods?"
- "Definitions of Health Terms: Nutrition”
- "National Nutrition Month: A Brief History"