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The ABC of genuine happiness – W

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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W – Walk. Write. Watch the sunset

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Walk more today, think clearer tomorrow

Look for outside motivation

Walking is still one of the best exercises you can do.

Walk to better brain health

In a recent study from Maryland University, researchers asked two groups of volunteers age 60 to 88 (half with cognitive impairment, half without) to take a daily walk on a treadmill at moderate intensity.

After 12 weeks of walking activity, the volunteers underwent tests and scans to check cognition. Amazingly, the group with cognitive impairment showed improvements in memory, learning and recall tasks, and better efficiency in areas of the brain linked with Alzheimer’s.

To better the effects, try taking your walk in a green area – in one 2012 study published in Environmental Science & Technology , researchers found that just five minutes of exercise in a green space was enough to benefit mental health and improve self-esteem.

Let’s not forget that getting outside for a stroll does more for your mental well-being than boost your memory. Exercise boosts your happy factor, reduces stress, improves productivity and can reduce symptoms of depression.

And if you think there’s just not enough time in your working day, consider this; in a study of office workers led by Bristol University, those who exercised during their lunch break reported better mood, improvements in time management, better concentration levels and mental performance.

They also felt more able to deal with stress and experienced higher levels of motivation. Sounds like a good excuse for a lunchtime walk!

 

 

WRITE

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Most of you are fantastic writers… I am more of a reader and enjoy written word!

So keep on writing your good stories!

Watch the Sunset

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What better way is there but to watch a sunset!

Every sunset brings you the promise of a new dawn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a wonderful and warm day!

 

 

Sunset therapy

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I am a bit stressed lately, so I thought I need to do something about it.

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I visited Greenwich, a London Borough, and home to the Cutty Sark , a tea clipper, a beautiful sailing ship from 1869.

The ship was badly damaged by fire on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation. The vessel has since been restored and reopened to the public on 25 April 2012

I visited the vessel in 1984 in it’s original glory… these are two pictures from my photo album then…

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Now after the fire damage and long restoration it is back open to the public.

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It is at the bank of the River Thames and around it are beautiful flowers.

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 I walked along the river and saw the amazing sunset.

 

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On my way home I have to change trains and have to go through a concrete jungle. Still it looks great with all the lights!

This is my London and I love it!

 

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Watching the sunset is wonderful therapy for stress relief.

Highly recommendable!

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Wishing you all a relaxing Sunday!

An ordinary day ?

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An Ordinary Day

A day of travel,

with many impressions.

Kind people,

greeting the pilot,

up in the air.

The beauty of nature presents itselfa clouds

flying through the clouds,

the fluffy cloud carpet,

ready to jump in,

sunrays going through cloud holes

a spectacular sight.

Watching the sun go down,a sunset

a big yellow orange ball,

an amazing display.

An ordinary day

has become an amazing day!

 

 

Little things can make a big difference to your day!

Find them,

enjoy them and

Have an amazing day!