• Get Healthy Tips – NEAT ways to get more – September Issue

     NEAT ways to get more. Physical Activity Tips
    Burning an extra 1000 calories per day has never been easier

    Have you ever wondered why some people are able to keep looking so fit and trim – though they don’t seem to have enough time within their day to spend at a gym or to go for a good cardio fitness-boosting jog? The secret to how they sustain their achieved results have puzzled researchers for years, as they sought to identify the exact mechanism that precisely accounts for it. Today we share a big part of the secret formula with you, for you to start using in your everyday lives.


    While there is no debate on the fact that the fitter you are the better your health and life outcomes. Researchers have also shown that long-term weight, fitness development, and calorie control may be easier to maintain by not just focusing on the exercise you do regularly but also on increasing our non-exercise energy expenditure, also referred to [in the academic and nerd circles] as non-exercise activity thermogenesis or NEAT for short – for us. This is the energy we expend for everything that we do which is not associated with sleeping, eating, sports training or exercise. Examples of NEAT activities include the maintenance of good postures, routine walking, stair climbing, playing, standing, farming, all activities of routine daily living, and even fidgeting – going backward and forwards between the fridge or any other location – the principle is the same for any object in your environment that  you move repetitively to and from, vs sending someone else to it, for that matter!

    Let’s look deeper:

    For the majority of people who routinely exercise, their exercise routine often an average add up to approximately 250 calories or less of energy burnt each day.  An adult of average weight [say 150 lbs] can easily burn 350 calories or more per day from the collective impact of the numerous small activities and movements done throughout the day. Burning just an extra 350 calories more per day is equivalent to about 40 pounds of fat burnt in one year. This is quite impressive and often untapped source for achieving set health and wellbeing goals. This may be a very important secret factor for your long-term weight control and more when added to your base exercise routine. NEAT has been shown to easily aid personas to burn an additional 1000 calories per day without much extra effort: see some examples of how in the included image.
    Understanding how to generate more NEAT energy is a wonderful and easy to attain bonus to your fitness building routines, providing for you more benefits from your two worlds. Your fitness programs provide a vast amount of health and wellness benefits, while your NEAT ones make it more efficient and sustainable for you to keep your short and long-term desired health goals [such as weight or calories control, etc..] in place for a lifetime. Enjoy the NEAT experience from your NEAT experiment.

    Getting Started
    [1] Select 3-5 NEAT ways to get more from your day. [2] Make a promise and challenge with a friend to put them in practice together. Do it! Get NEAT  over the next two weeks. I would love to hear about your NEAT experiments and challenge experiences. Please write or send video or pics with your stories, to me at wellness@essentialmedicalservices.com. You can look out for a sweet surprise for the most interesting experience shared.

    Habit Success - Resource Material

    Resources to help you make your habits stick


    1. Online Recommendation – Habit mastery  – 5 Habit Triggers That Make New Behaviors Stick
    2. Great habit tracking tool/community: HabitShare  app – HabitShare is a social habit tracker that allows you to track habits with friends for extra accountability.

    Book of the Month feature:

    What is the best way to reverse or limit your memory slips?

    Are you a Brain Warrior?
    You certainly will be, after reading this recommended book – from our EMS Health and Wellness team.


    Memory Rescue: Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and Remember What Matters Most

    A proven program from #1 New York Times bestselling author and brain researcher Dr. Daniel Amen to help you change your brain and improve your memory today! Brain imaging research demonstrates that memory loss actually starts in the brain decades before you have any symptoms. Learn the actions you can take to help not just prevent memory loss later in life . . . but to begin restoring the memory you may have already lost.

    Expert physician Dr. Amen reveals how a multipronged strategy―including dietary changes, physical and mental exercises, and spiritual practices―can improve your brain health, enhance your memory, and reduce the likelihood that you’ll develop Alzheimer’s and other memory loss–related conditions.

    Keeping your brain healthy isn’t just a medical issue; it’s a God-given capacity and an essential building block for physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Take action against the fast-increasing memory crisis that threatens this crucial part of who you are―and help your brain, body, and soul stay strong for the rest of your life.

    International & Local Awareness and Observances periods

    Saturday, 8 September: World First Aid Day 2018

    Each year, more than 100 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world organize events and ceremonies on the second Saturday of September to raise public awareness of how first aid can save lives in everyday and crisis situations. The IFRC believes that first aid should be accessible to all – including the most vulnerable, and should also be an integral part of a wider developmental approach. International first aid and resuscitation guidelines in 2016 . For National Society first aid programme managers, scientific advisory groups, first aid instructors, and first responders. http://firstaidlearningforyoungpeople.redcross.org.uk/first-aid-skills/burns/

    Saturday 8 September 2018: International Literacy Day

    Literacy gives people tools with which to improve their livelihoods, participate in community decision-making, gain access to information about health care, and much else besides. Above all, it enables individuals to realize their rights as citizens and human beings (UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message 2009).

    “New technologies, including mobile telephones, also offer fresh opportunities for literacy for all. We must invest more, and I appeal to all Members States and all our partners to redouble our efforts – political and financial – to ensure that literacy is fully recognized as one of the most powerful accelerators of sustainable development. The future starts with the alphabet.” – UNESCO Director-General, 2015.

    Friday, 21 September: World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

    September 21st every year is World Alzheimer’s Day around the world. This is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness and challenge the common stigma that surrounds Alzheimer related dementia.
    People in their 40’s and 50’s Show Signs of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s. Alarmingly, it’s currently estimated that half a million people in their 40’s and 50’s have early-onset Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Dementia is defined as damage to brain cells that results in progressive thinking and memory problems. Dementia is the umbrella category; Alzheimer’s disease is only one of the types, along with alcoholic dementia, Parkinson’s dementia, frontal temporal lobe dementia, and vascular

    Saturday, 29 September: World Heart Day 2018

    World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation’s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke.

    Brain Builders, Trivia, Fun Facts and more selected favorites of our JOL - Joy Of Living- Wellness Club members

    Here’s a quick quiz to test your memory and thinking skills which should work out your temporal and frontal lobes. See how you do!

    1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
    2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
    3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
    4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
    5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
    6. Only three words in Standard English begin with the letters “dw” and they are all common words. Name two of them.
    7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?
    8. Name the one vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
    9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter “S.”


    All Done! or Need some help? 

    Click here to review Answers at Sharp Brains

    Fun Trivia

    Positivity Power-Up


    Thank You!

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    How valuable, impactful or insightful was this month’s Get Health Tips? We would love to hear from you, as we strive to serve you better. Connect with us send your reply by text or WhatsApp to 809-9821 or by email to wellness@essentialmedicalservices.com. We promise to act on your feedback or shared experience in a timely manner and share a personal update with you too.


    Gratefully yours.
    Dr. Ijah Thompson
    EMS Heather and Wellness team

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