Get Up & Go Breakfast - Awareness Health - Wendy Christien

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Wendy is a wellness practitioner and an health coach at Intergrated Health Solutions and she helps us ensure we manage our bodies well, to get the best out of them.

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Wendy Christien - 17 March 2022 - 5 Ways To Ensure Better Sleep

Sleep is one of the best and most important things we can do for our bodies every day.
While we sleep the body repairs itself and the brain clears beta-amyloid
protein plaques. Higher concentrations of these plaques are found in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Without adequate or good quality sleep our mental and physical health suffers. Sleep is as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet for our wellbeing. Sleep deprivation can have long-term effects on our health so it should be a priority for everyone to address.

Here are 5 ways to ensure better quality sleep:

Wendy Christien - 3 March 2022 - Acetylcholine

Acetylcholine is produced in the parietal lobes which are at the back and top of the head in the brain. This is the area of the brain that is responsible for
thinking functions such as comprehension of language, attention, and
Wendy helps us better understand this neurotransmitter and how we can eat, move and supplement to thrive.

Wendy Christien - 24 Feb 2022 - GABA

GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and amino acid that helps to calm the nervous system. GABA controls the brain’s rhythm so that the body can function at a steady pace, and it has a calming and stabilizing effect of the brain.
Wendy shares more on this fascinating topic...

Wendy Christien - 17 Feb 2022 - Dopamine

Dopamine influences the power of an individual’s body and mind. There are nmultiple pathways in the brain that require dopamine. Dopamine is involved in motivation, reward and reinforcement and motor control. Without enough dopamine we lose power, our minds slow down and we feel unmotivated and dull.
Like with any other neurotransmitter an imbalance in dopamine is not without effect. Too much dopamine can cause an individual to be overly intense, driven, and impulsive. Violent or reckless behaviour can also be due to an excess of dopamine.

Wendy Christien - 10 Feb 2022 - Serotonin

Serotonin allows for the resynchronization of our brains so that we can be
fresh and alert every morning. Serotonin gives us the ability to rest,
regenerate, and find serenity. Serotonin, which is involved in functions surrounding sleep, appetite, mood, and memory, helps to produce the electricity required for rest and sight.
Too much serotonin can make us nervous, apprehensive, distracted, and
sensitive to criticism.

Wendy Christien - 3 Feb 2022 - Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers or molecules that the nervous system uses to send messages throughout the body. Neurotransmitters influence neurons and can either initiate an inhibitory, excitatory, or modulatory action on the neurons.
Neurons are information carriers, and they use electrical impulses and
chemical signaling to transmit information to the various areas of the brain as well as to the rest of the nervous system.

Wendy Christien - 27 Jan 2022 - Fad Diets

Of all the people who put themselves on a diet every year at least 50 percent opt for fad diets.
The dictionary defines a Fad as an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived, a craze.
Generally, fad diets can sound promising and offer a quick fix, but many
require extremes that can put your body at risk for other issues. While
supplements and programs can be helpful, many are unsustainable and will not bring the same results as a lifestyle change.

Wendy Christien - 13 Jan 2022 - 3 Ways To Inprove Your Sleep

We need sleep to keep our bodies well and healthy. Good quality sleep
protects our mental health and physical health and has a profound impact on
our quality of life. Wendy shares on why we need sleep, what happens in our bodies if we don't sleep enough, and she shares 3 tips to ensure you get better sleep tonight!

Wendy Christien - 6 Jan 2022 - Start The New Year Well

Starting well is probably on most people’s agenda, but the practicality of
maintaining our resolutions and health goals can be less easy to achieve if we don’t have specific plans and goals in place.

Our daily choices can set us up for a good or a bad day and how we think and feel about these choices can have a knock-on effect for the next day, next week, next month, and the rest of the year.

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