3 FAB tips for living younger longer

//3 FAB tips for living younger longer

3 FAB tips for living younger longer

Can you rewrite your future? Yes.

Here is what is on the menu of those people who enjoy long and healthy lives and what you can do, TODAY to potentially join the “100 Club” of centenarians TOMORROW. Why not choose one and create a new tiny habit?

  1. FUEL: Eat mindfully

In Okinawa, also known as “land of the immortals”, the folk follow a principle called “Hara hatchu bu” which means to eat until you are 8 out of 10 full. Sadly, many of us eat until we are ‘stuffed’ and experience discomfort, fatigue and even heartburn. Studies of centenarians suggest that social connections and finding meaning in life are both crucial to longevity.

How? Bring in the pleasure principle and eat more mindfully and with gratitude. Slow down. Breathe between mouthfuls. Savour each mouthful. Don’t eat while doing something else such as watching television. Take pleasure in preparing more home-cooked meals from whole ingredients instead of buying processed foods and meals. Approach time in the kitchen as an opportunity to de-stress and be creative.

  1. ACTIVATE: Stay brain fit

An example of a tiny habit to reduce brain fog:  Train your brain to deal with chaos. Neuroscience research shows that the regular practice of mindfulness can promote resilience and productivity at work (and in life). There’s no need to head off to a silent retreat for a week. Simply start with 5 minutes as you wake up and have your morning tea to sit in stillness and start harnessing the benefits of mindfulness.

  1. BEHAVE: Create an attitude of gratitude

This is a game changer. To hard-wire this as a habit takes a little time and effort, but once your gratitude neurons fire together, they then wire together… forever. If you consciously express gratitude (verbally or non verbally) a few times per day, your body will produce less of the ageing stress hormone, cortisol!

To kick-start this habit … link your gratitude thoughts to existing habits; for example, as your turn your shower tap, think of one or two moments of your day that you’re grateful for. Or as you put toothpaste on your toothbrush, do the same. At least you’ll be doing it twice a day …everyday!

What one thing will you do differently from today to increase your FAB Quotient™ to stand a chance to shift from being stressed and tired, living in a state of brain fog to being energised and brain fit, driving a sense of feeling youthful and playful, a magnificent feeling of juvenescence?

 

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About the Author:

Joni and Ntsiki
Joni Peddie is a keynote speaker, conference facilitator, MC, health catalyst and executive coach. She is passionate about partnering with leaders and teams to ignite cohesion, collaboration and performance. As founding member of the Enneagram Institute of South Africa, and behavioural strategist, Joni focuses on exploring what makes people ‘tick’ and on how to harness the complexity of interpersonal relationships. Joni co-authored the book: The FAB Quotient™: Experience Resilient Energy and Fight Fatigue,to enable people who are sick, tired and stressed to become more resilient in our time-poor society. Through her business, Resilient Energy Centre, Joni offers keynote talks and workshops which cover a range of topics for overall wellbeing: • Developing Emotional Intelligence • Playing to the strengths of your personality profile • Energy management is the new stress management • The Science of Productivity Joni’s ‘pride’ and source of tremendous joy are her two teenage daughters. Joni is married to Gavin, and they keep themselves active by travelling and exploring SA and abroad. Joni loves running (5 Comrades, 7 Two Oceans and London marathon… Berlin Marathon is next on her agenda). Ntsiki Mkhize is a social entrepreneur, speaker, MC, facilitator and change agent. She is passionate about working with people to inspire, connect and empower them to discover their purpose, and then implement practical methods for personal and business success. Ntsiki works with Joni Peddie at The Resilient Energy Center as a keynote speaker empowering individuals, teams and organisations with pragmatic, science-backed tools and techniques, to be resilient in this VUCA world. • Why? Team members are sick, stressed and near burn-out. • How? Personal and organisational resilience is needed in this ever-changing and complex world. • What? The FAB Quotient™ framework for resilience is: Fuel for sustained energy + Activate for brain fitness and to reduce stress + Behave for better self-awareness and more effective collaboration. Ntsiki coaches on personal branding, living on purpose and personal development. She is co-founder of The Princesses Foundation; director at Pamanda Properties, Pamanda Farming and eKasi Entrepreneurs; presenter and content producer for Basic on MyBigStartup.com; presenter on CareerConnect for Business DayTV and host of That’s 20’s Podcast. Ntsiki believes in service and developing others and volunteers as a mentor at Phakama Women’s Academy and Hadithi Wethu. Ntsiki is the author of her soon to be published book: My Hall of Mentors: Lessons Learned Along the Journey of Success. In addition, she writes regularly on the topic of Living on Purpose. She holds a B.Com Marketing Management and B.Com Honours Logistics Management from the University of Johannesburg, where she is the Ambassador for their Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

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