Wellness Wisdom

Our daily intake of water should be half our body weight in ounces (90 lbs. = 64 ounces per day, a half gallon).
  • Not drinking enough water is as harmful to your health as smoking.
  • A 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing.
  • A 5% reduction in body water results in a 20-30% decline in work performance.
  • Adequate hydration can reduce risk of colon cancer by 45%, risk of breast cancer by 79%, risk of bladder cancer by 50%, and can ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  • Even mild hydration will slow one's metabolism as much as 3%.
  • One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for most dieters.
  • The thirst mechanism of 37% of Americans is so weak it is often mistaken for hunger.

Please keep yourself hydrated, we value you as a person and a client. 
If you have a spa service it is important to hydrate, more than usual, over the next 24 hours.


SLEEP FACTS:  Sleep is a critical factor in health, weight, energy levels,memory function, and your ability to learn new tasks.

~Set a schedule - have a set time you go to bed, have a wind down time, and try not to sleep in.
~Exercise 20-30 minutes each day, but get it done 5-6 hours before bedtime.
~Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
~ Do not just lie in bed awake...do something else until you feel tired.
~Control your room temperature and make your bedroom dark, quiet and comfortable.
~Teens need about 10 hours of sleep on average, the same as toddlers!  Adults need between 6 & 8 hours.
~Power down...turn off the tv, computer, and dim lights from your clock and phones.

Did you Know???
~Anything less than 5 minutes to fall asleep at night means you are sleep deprived. 
~17 hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol level of 0.05%.
~After 5 nights of partial sleep depravation, 3 drinks will have the same effect on your body as 6, when you've slept enough.
~The extra hour of sleep received when the clocks are put back at the start of daylight savings has been found to decrease the number of road accidents.
~Sleeping one extra hour can lower your heart attack risk by 33%.
~Skimping on sleep raises risk for high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, diabetes, fatal heart disease, and obesity.

Sleep well and blissful dreams!


Causes:  Changes in your daily routine, changes in your body/health, and emotional changes (such as anxiety, worry & excitement).

Tips to De-Stress & Stay Well:
~ Meditate - take a few minutes, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing... this is good for balance and emotional well being, fatigue, high blood pressure and pain.
~Take time for Tea - skip the coffee...caffeine free tea is  relaxing and some varieties can build immunities...we recommend a cranberry hibiscus, organic blueberry acai herbal or organic green herbal.
~Exercise - Make it a priority...take a walk, do stretches, perform some form of cardio...yoga is a great stress reliever.
~Plan Ahead- be organized and have a plan; thus reducing stress from the unexpected.
~Focus on Eating Right - make healthy choices & schedule a day to cook meals so that you can stock your refrigerator and freezer with healthy meals.
~Detoxify - the cleansing of your body will help you stay healthy and strong...try healthy detox drinks (such as a detox tea) or a Himalayan salt inhaler.
~Make Time for Yourself - try a relaxing massage, use aromatherapy sprays in your home, or soak in a tub.
~Get Plenty of Rest! - go to bed early when you can, take a power nap, avoid caffeine, power down, keep your room dark & quiet.
~Just Say No - re-evaluate and know your priorities and use them as a guideline for your choices.

A few other things to remember:  Leave work at work, Spend time with friends & family, Focus on the positive, Listen to music, and Take breaks!
Happy Holidays and Stay Stress Free!

~Healthy Eating Habits~
*Simplify– think color, variety, & freshness
*Make Changes - small changes over time, adding healthier options, become habit (for example use olive oil instead of butter & add a salad)
*Don’t think of certain foods as off limits, but rather reduce portion sizes (use smaller plates, choose appetizers instead of entrees, eat 1/2 and save 1/2, split entrees)
*Think of water and exercise as food groups in your diet!
*Eat with others and NEVER eat in front of the tv or computer
*Stop eating before you are truly full and drink a glass of water before you eat any extra unwanted food– you may just be thirsty and water will satisfy the urge to eat.
*Do eat breakfast to jumpstart your metabolism
*Eat smaller, healthier meals throughout the day
*Avoid eating after dinner...14 hours between dinner and breakfast is ideal
*Have equal servings of protein, whole grains, and veggies and get quality sources of protein.
*Eat healthy carbs...100% whole grain or whole wheat, beans, fruit, veggies
*Eat healthy fats...monosaturated & polyunsaturated fats, omegas 3 &6
*Add calcium to your diet...1000mg/day or 1200mg/day for 50 yrs and up
*Limit salt and sugar intake , eat naturally sweetened foods and avoid sugary drinks
*Avoid processed and prepackaged foods, opt for fresh or frozen version instead

The Pure Bliss Signature Pedicure Citrus Surrender
Utilizing our award winning, anti-aging skin care line Epicuren, this Pure Bliss original takes luxury, service, and skin care to a whole new level.  Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish provides a thorough exfoliation to the legs and feet.  A Green Tea and Seaweed mask is applied prior to a refreshing hot towel wrap.  A relaxing massage follows utilizing Orange Blossom After Bath Anti-Aging Moisturizer.  Hot stones will relax the muscles and joints and relieve tension as warm, smooth stones become an extension of our technician's hands.  Next an Enzyme Protein Toner is misted onto the legs that balances the skin's pH, while hydrating and refreshing the skin.  The service is extraordinary and your feet and legs will look and feel amazing!

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