Heal Well: Health Trends and Tips

Health Tips and Trends

Standing Desks

Have you heard of standing or treadmill desks?  The trend has been on for a while and if you haven’t heard about it, it’s time to get familiar with it. Sitting is now being compared to smoking on the scale of highly unhealthy habits (Read herehere here and here). You might have seen Victoria Beckham and many other celebs switching over to treadmill or standing desks. Standing desks might seem like a torture but many are raving about its benefits so it might be a good thing to take a look into this. Standing chairs might reduce the fatigue brought on by standing by supporting your spine’s natural alignment.






Inverting Cell Screen Colors

Staring at our cell phone screens before bed can have ill effects on our brain and body (read here). Many of us have a hard time switching off our cell phones before sleep, but there is a simple way to reduce the damaging effects of lights on our sleeping patterns. Inverting your cell phone screen colors sets your phones into a perfect “night time” mode, making it easier on your eyes (read how to here). You can’t view images in this mode or use your phone for an extended period of time, but it’s a great way to catch up on some light reading before sleep without overly hurting your eyes or affecting your melatonin production.  Here are more tips to try for better sleep: sleep yoga, satin pillows, healthier natural pillows, products with lavender essential oil, reduce coffee intake (for alternatives click here), massage and candles.


Myths about Emotions

Feelings are seen as a sign of the weak in our society. Thoughts and actions are given more importance than feelings. No one teaches us about how to deal with our emotions and there are many unhealthy examples out there which really does more harm than good. There are many misconceptions and myths about emotions from venting out makes you feel better, and you have no control over your emotions to negative emotions are bad, and showing emotions is a sign of weakness. This article helps clear the 8 common myths about emotions. Developing emotional self-awareness, recognizing and understanding your emotions, and learning how to manage / regulate them can help you achieve success in your personal and professional life.


Hope these tips help you look and feel better. These tips have helped me and I hope they help you as well. Have you heard about these tips? Do you have anything to add to this? Please leave your comments and share your views. 


“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”



Heel in Mint



  5 comments for “Heal Well: Health Trends and Tips

  1. April 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    A great post! Thanks for sharing!


    • April 11, 2015 at 5:29 am

      You’re welcome! Thanks for the comments. Glad you like the post. 🙂

  2. April 10, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Great tips. I love using oils all the time, and sleep on silk and satin pillows. 🙂
    Living in Colour

    • April 11, 2015 at 5:32 am

      Thanks! Great to hear that you love oils and sleep on satin pillows as well. Oils are a must -have when you live in places like Chicago 🙂

  3. April 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Nice post, thanks for sharing!


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