Wellness Wednesday Issue #9

The Assist Newsletter
March 1, 2023
Wellness Wednesday

“If you achieve all kinds of things in the material world, but you lose your health or your peace of mind, you get little or no pleasure from your other accomplishments.” – Brian Tracy


Face Your Fears


Fear can be a real buzzkill, holding us back from living our best lives and reaching our full potential. Whether it’s the fear of failure, rejection, or success, it’s time to take control and turn those butterflies into rockets.

First, get to know your fears. Take some time for introspection and identify the source of your anxieties. Then, give yourself a confidence boost by challenging negative self-talk and reminding yourself of your skills and victories.

Breaking down larger goals into smaller, achievable tasks is a great way to tackle fear head-on. Not only does it make progress feel less daunting, but it also gives you a sense of accomplishment and keeps you motivated. And speaking of motivation, positive visualization is a powerful tool in the fear-fighting arsenal. Picture yourself succeeding in scary situations and you’ll be one step closer to making it a reality.

Surround yourself with support, whether it’s from friends, family, or professionals. Their experiences and encouragement can give you the push you need to take action.

And remember, perfection is overrated! Action is more important than getting it 100% right. With a better understanding of fear and effective strategies to manage it, you’ll be unstoppable in reaching your full potential.


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Natural Remedies to Manage Allergies


Suffering from seasonal allergies is a bummer, but don’t reach for the pills just yet! Mother Nature has plenty of remedies up her sleeve to help you weather the allergy storm. From brews to spices, and even your favorite foods, these all-natural solutions are as easy as a walk in the park.Sip, Soothe, and Smile with Herbal Teas

Herbal teas are a cuppa comfort when allergies strike. For example, chamomile tea has been known to soothe chest tightness and coughing, while nettle tea can act as an antihistamine and reduce inflammation with its high concentration of vitamins A, C, and K.

Spice Up Your Life with Anti-Inflammatories

Ginger and turmeric have been used for centuries to fight inflammation and ease allergy symptoms. These spices can be consumed in many different ways, whether it’s in a smoothie, a warm cup of water with lemon, or as a main ingredient in your favorite dish.

Food is Your Friend

You won’t believe what foods can do for your allergies. Apples contain quercetin, an anti-inflammatory compound, while onions, garlic, and almonds have been proven to reduce allergy symptoms with vitamins, minerals, and magnesium.

Natural remedies may not cure allergies, but they can certainly make them more manageable. So before you reach for the medicine cabinet, give Mother Nature a chance and try these remedies. You might be pleasantly surprised.


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National Nutrition Month: Ways to introduce healthy eating at work


March is here, and you know what that means — it’s time to celebrate National Nutrition Month! This annual campaign is all about making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits, so what better way to celebrate than by promoting it in the workplace?

Here are some fun and easy ways to promote National Nutrition Month at work:

🍽️ Host a healthy potluck. Encourage your colleagues to bring in their favorite healthy dishes, and share recipes with each other.

🧠 Hold a “Lunch and Learn” session. Invite a registered dietitian to come in and give a presentation on healthy eating habits, or have one of your health and wellness champions do a presentation.

🍎 Start a healthy snack club. Encourage your coworkers to bring in healthy snacks to share with each other. Not only is it a great way to promote healthy eating, but it’s also a fun way to bond with your colleagues.

👩‍🍳 Organize a healthy cooking competition. Have your colleagues submit their favorite healthy recipes, and hold a competition to see who can make the tastiest and healthiest dish.

By promoting National Nutrition Month at work, you can help your colleagues develop healthy eating habits and create a positive workplace culture around food. So raise a carrot stick to good health, and let the celebration begin!


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