Ways to connect with nature inside and out…

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Nature is important to everyone. Not just for recreation, but also as an escape and a way to connect to something greater.

Exercising in your local green space could offer you a number of added benefits. Not only will you connect more with nature but your body and mind will benefit from the fresh air, sunshine and the green surroundings. However, there are still plenty of ways to stay connected to nature from comfort of your own home too.

Outdoors. No matter what kind of green space it is, a courtyard outside an apartment block, your local park or garden, being outdoors will help you get your daily fix of greenery and sunlight. Just like taking your vitamins, it’s equally as important to find a few moments to pause and surround yourself with greenery or other natural scenery to restore your nervous system.

– Enjoy your lunch outside. Get your daily quota of vitamin D by eating your lunch outside.

– Practice yoga outside. On those warmer days why not take your mat outside and listen to the sound of the birds while you move.

– Practice mindfulness outside. Find a quiet spot and focus on your breath flowing in and out. If you have a few minutes to spare, try focusing on one sense at a time to see what you can hear or smell. This can help you enter a meditative state, ease some anxiety and it’s a simply good way to connect more deeply with the natural world around you.

Take up some gardening outside. Nature is our solace and gardening is the perfect excuse to spend more time in it.

Indoors. You can still enjoy the many benefits of nature inside too.

– Play nature sounds inside your home. Natural sounds such as ocean waves or birds singing can help you relax and improve your mood.

– Grow seedling inside. A few seeds on a windowsill or nurturing a plant are a fantastic way to feel connected to nature. Whether you’re growing vegetable plants or flowers, you can watch the progress every day as the seedlings begin to sprout and grow.

– Ground yourself at home. Grounding, otherwise knows as Earthing, is becoming recognised as a powerful new way to help you on your journey to an Active Wellness Lifestyle. Try Nikken’s KenkoGround® 1, an indoor portable way to reconnect with Mother Nature while indoors. The KenkoGround® can help you make the connection to the Earth’s negative charge when you’re working at the computer, sleeping in bed, exercising or doing yoga.

– Be comfortable in your home-working environment. If you’re sitting on an office chair keep your back supported. With its soft, durable and breathable polyester cover, as well as a naturally anti-bacterial latex base, Nikken’s KenkoSeat® is ideal for your home-office chair, not only providing comfort and support, but also helping to promote correct posture for your back. Its built-in Negative Ion Technology replicates the calming, negative ion rich environment found in forest air and near waterfalls bringing nature inside your home environment.

1. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/connect-with-mother-nature/

18th May 2020

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The importance of replacing your water filters…

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Keep enjoying great tasting PiMag® water and ensure you are getting the optimal performance from your Nikken PiMag® Water products by replacing the filters at the recommended intervals.

Water Filtration Systems come in many different forms. No matter what type of filtration system you own, you will need to replace the filter on a regular basis in order to keep your devices working smoothly and effectively.

To help standardize and rate filtration systems, manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International.1  NSF stands for National Sanitation Foundation, an independent organisation dedicated to ensuring the quality and safety of products in the marketplace with the development of standards, testing and certification of products and systems. Nikken’s Filter specifications meet relevant NSF Standards where applicable.

Here are the recommended guidelines on how often you should replace the filters in your Nikken PiMag® Water products:

PiMag® Water Bottle (#13501): Real-time filtration allows Nikken’s PiMag® Water Bottle to filter water anywhere, anytime – filtering while you drink.

Replacement Filter Cartridge (#13503) – available as a pack of two replacement filters.  The filters contain activated natural carbon and pi minerals and are made from biodegradable and recyclable polymers, so you can recycle the cartridge in your local recycling facility. Each filter lasts for an estimated 250 refills (approximately 180 liters).

The patented state-of-the-art filtration technology exceeds NSF standards for reducing particulates, chlorine, chloramine, taste and odor, cysts, lead, bacteria, VOCs, MTBE and more. With Neodymium magnets and a unique filter, the PiMag® Water Bottle adjusts the water’s pH from 7 to 8.5.

PiMag Waterfall® Gravity Water System (#1384): A gravity fed filtration system with a large five-liter capacity (no electricity or plumbing required) is perfect for a kitchen or counter top.

There are two different kinds of replaceable components in the Waterfall System –

Replacement Filter Cartridge (#13845) – replace every 90 days or 900 liters, whichever comes first. The cartridge contains natural activated carbon and pi minerals that increase the water pH (making it alkaline) and decrease the ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential).

PiMag® Mineral Stones (#13846) – release oxygen and minerals whilst regulating pH to the water and should be replaced annually.

PiMag® MicroJet Shower System (#1466): Cleanse your skin with filtered PiMag® Water. Designed to help neutralize chlorine while also helping to reduce water borne dirt, sediment and odours.

PiMag® Shower Filter Cartridge (#1342) – helps condition water without chemicals and should be replaced every 3 months (usage dependent).

SAVE on the cost of your favourite Nikken PiMag® replacement water filters when ordering on Autoship and have them delivered directly to your door automatically every month or every 3 months.

For more information on all the above products visit: http://www.nikken.com/eu/

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4th May 2020

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How to live more sustainably…

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Sustainable living is the practice of reducing your demand on natural resources by making sure that you replace what you use to the best of your ability. Sometimes that can mean not choosing to consume a product that is made using practices that don’t promote sustainability. Other times it means changing how you do things so that you start becoming more of an active part of the cycle of life.

Regardless of whether you’ve decided to go green to help the environment, to save money, or just see how easy it is, every step you take towards a sustainable lifestyle is one that helps us all.

Living more sustainably doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, though the environmentally friendly decisions you make can actually save you money.

Here are a few tips on HOW to live a sustainable lifestyle in your home:

1. Less electricity consumption. One of the easiest ways to be more sustainable in your daily routine is to reduce your consumption of household energy. Turn off the lights and air conditioning when you leave the room and add in dimmer switches so you can control how bright the light is. Unplug (or switch off the sockets) appliances such as the TV when not in use. These account for a significant portion of your bills and taking these steps will help lower them considerably!

2. Prepare food mindfully. Preparing food at home can help you prevent waste. When cooking at home, be mindful of how much you make and save any leftovers. Seek to reduce the amount of waste you produce and compost certain foods such as vegetables and fruit. Not only will this help create a natural fertiliser and keep your garden green, it will also reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and there will not be a build-up of methane gas.

3. Grow your own fruit and veg. Growing your own vegetables isn’t just a good way to save money, it’s also a great way to cut down your carbon footprint and be eco-friendly. Don’t have any outside space? Windowsill boxes are a great way to brighten up your view, filter the air coming into your home and offer plenty of space for herbs and small vegetable patches.

4. Curb your water consumption. Wasting water inflates your water bill, but it also has a much greater negative impact from a sustainability perspective; clean water is a precious resource in many areas. According to the Energy Saving Trust organisation, each household in the UK uses on average around 330 litres each day! Luckily, saving water is pretty simple. Run only full loads through your washing machine and dishwasher. Turn the tap off while you’re brushing your teeth. See if you can trim a couple of minutes off your typical shower, and be sensible when it comes to watering your lawn.

5. Reduce plastic consumption. Plastic never goes away. You can start cutting down on your plastic waste in a few simple steps: use reusable bags when you shop and avoid products made from or packaged in plastic whenever possible. Nikken’s bio-green PiMag® Water Bottle is made from patented BioGreen materials. These materials enable the bottle to completely break down in landfills and compost piles into biomass that nourishes soil and biogas that can be harvested for energy use.2

Another way to reduce plastic consumption is to cut out the shop bought bottled water. Invest in a good water filtration system for your home. Nikken’s PiMag® Waterfall Gravity System can help you and your family contribute to the wellbeing of the environment by drinking filtered water instead of pre-bottled water.

Let’s all live a more sustainable Active Wellness Lifestyle!

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1. https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/saving-water
2. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/category/pimag-water-bottle/

20th April 2020

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Embrace the Power of Spring…

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While every change of season seems to ignite the desire for a fresh start, it seems to be more prevalent when it comes to Spring.

With many of us seeing through this Spring from the comfort of our home it’s more important than ever that you take care of your physical health and emotional wellbeing.  It’s easy to build a few simple self-care rituals into your day that could help manage stress and anxiety, build mental and physical resilience and help navigate new challenges.

Introducing some form of exercise into your daily routine, to planning healthy meals and making space for mindfulness are all but a few ideas to staying healthy at home…

1. Be mindful. You can practise mindfulness anywhere, any time. Regular meditation can help you to let go of anxiety and any impatience you might be feeling.

2. Keep active. You don’t need a gym in order to stay active. According to the National Health Service England, to stay healthy, adults should try to be active every day and aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of physical activity over a week.1 There are plenty of activities you can do from; streaming workouts on line to getting some gardening done or even a brisk house clean.

3. Eat smart. Sticking to a healthy diet and building healthy meals from scratch can be a challenge at the best of times. Sticking to a three meals a day routine and incorporating enough fibre and protein into your meals will keep you fuller for longer. If you like to snack, make sure you have plenty of healthy snacks available.

4. Stay Hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps the body work! It helps the digestive system work more efficiently to process nutrients while removing waste. It also helps the function of the immune system by preventing the buildup of toxins in the kidneys and the liver. The PiMag Waterfall® System takes tap water and filters it through an advanced filtration system reducing contaminants whilst natural minerals help adjust the pH to create alkaline water. Being gravity fed its perfect for any kitchen worktop.2

5. Get creative. Creative play isn’t just for kids. Journalling, sketching and painting are all great ways to boost mood and express yourself. You can start an on line group with your friends such as a book club or a knitting club. Creativity is for all ages, kids, parents and grandparents…

6. Make space for self-care. You can recreate a spa regime in the comfort of your own home. Adopting some self-care rituals around your beauty regime can make a real impact to how you feel. Bubble baths, at-home facials and some well deserved ‘me’ time will not only relax your body, but your mind too! Enjoy a body massage in the comfort of your own home with the Nikken MagCreator®. Relax while this magnetic roller rolls smoothly across and down the back.

7. Ground yourself. There is nothing to perfectly replicate the feeling that we get from soil, grass, sand or even the ocean floor underneath our bare feet, but there is something that comes close in its effect. Unload with the KenkoGround®. A conductive mat that serves to reconnect you with Mother Nature by connecting to the earth’s negative charge and works by reducing and neutralising unwanted positive charge – which our body absorbs from being surrounded by strong sources of electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted from electrical devices such as computers and mobile phones.

All off these activities can help towards maintaining an Active Wellness lifestyle at home.

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Until the 17th April 2020, Consultants and Registered Customers receive a 20% discount on any purchase of the PiMag Waterfall®.

1. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/exercise-health-benefits/
2. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com

6th April 2020

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All the purity of nature at your fingertips…

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It’s simple: Water is the necessity of Life. Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and wellbeing. Many people do not consume enough fluids each day. Around 60% of the body is made up of water, and around 71% of the planet’s surface is covered by water. To function properly, all the cells and organs of the body need water.

Here are some of the benefits of good hydration for the body:

1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue. Since the brain is mostly made out of water, drinking it helps you to focus, concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!

2. Improves Skin Complexion. Good hydration moisturizes the skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth.

3. Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

4. Water energises your muscles. Having the right balance of water and electrolytes in your muscles helps them to perform at their best. That’s why it’s important to drink lots of water before doing exercise and to keep your fluid intake high during and after your workout.

5. Water gives your kidneys a helping hand. Your kidneys purify your blood and remove waste products from your body by passing them into your urine. As long as you are fully hydrated, your kidneys are highly effective at removing toxins such as nitrogen from your body.

But, how much water should you drink daily? The National Academies of Sciences recommends for women a total of 2.7 litres of liquid daily, including all beverages and water-rich foods.1   For men, the recommendation is a total of 3.7 litres of liquid daily, including all beverages and water-rich foods.2

Drinking PiMag® filtered water is a critical aspect of an Active Wellness Lifestyle.

Nikken’s PiMag® water systems are designed to take tap water and create the experience of drinking fresh, spring-like water. This is done through a multi-stage process of cleaning mineralising and energising the water in your home or office.

The Nikken PiMag Waterfall® is an advanced filtration system that produces water with added minerals in a pH range of 8.5 – 9.5. Regular tap water typically has a pH range of 6.5 – 8.5, with 7 considered “basic” and below 7 as acidic.3

Because the PiMag Waterfall® works without electricity or plumbing, it can be used in any location.

The Nikken PiMag Waterfall® complies with NSF* standards as follows:

  • NSF Standard 42 – Reduction of chlorine, chloramine, taste and odour
  • NSF Standard 53 – Reduction of mercury, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs)
  • NSF Standard 372 – Lead compliance

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From the 22nd March until the 17th April 2020, Consultants and Registered Customers receive a 20% discount on any purchase of the PiMag Waterfall® 

* NSF stands for National Sanitisation Foundation. NSF is an independent organisation dedicated to ensuring the quality and safety of products in the marketplace.

1,2. https://www.livescience.com/61353-how-much-water-you-really-need-drink.html
3. http://www.water-research.net/ph.htm

23rd March 2020

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Probiotics for a Healthy Gut…

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Probiotics are in the news now more than ever. From the Greek pro, meaning promoting, and biotics, meaning life, these life-promoting compounds are gaining in usage for a good reason.

Our bodies naturally have good or helpful bacteria as well as bad or harmful bacteria. Maintaining the correct balance between these is necessary for optimal health. This is where probiotics come in. The wrong bacteria in the wrong place can cause issues but the right bacteria in the right place can have benefits. Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria found in food products or supplements that can beneficially affect our health by improving the balance and function of the gut bacteria.1

Age, genetics and diet may influence the composition of the bacteria in the body. When the bacteria in our bodies are not in balance, we are in “dysbiosis” and may experience certain illnesses linked to the digestive system. Probiotics help shift the balance in favor of good bacteria for healthy digestion. When the digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals and other waste products.

The other way that probiotics help overall health is how they affect the immune system. Since the immune system protects against germs, dysfunction can cause allergic reactions and autoimmune disorders. Just like the digestive system, the immune system functions optimally when in balance, and probiotics have been shown to be of benefit.

A happy gut is responsible for overall health in a big way.Fermented foods have been shown to be probiotic-rich and may help balance the microbiome and support the immune system. Taking probiotics through natural foods and beverages such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha can easily be part of an Active Wellness diet. Nutritional supplements such as KENZEN Lactoferrin 2.0® and KVB® Natural Food Mix – Chocolate contain prebiotics and/or probiotics. Not only they can help boost the immune and digestive systems but they also promote healthy minds! 3

Incorporating them into a daily regimen is a big part of an Active Wellness lifestyle.

1. https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/probiotics.html
2. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/how-prebiotics-probiotics-help-the-gut/
3. https://nikkenactivewellness.com/2017/11/03/have-you-heard-of-the-brain-gut-connection/

16th March 2020

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Vitamins and Minerals from the sea, to your skin…

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Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients. Working together, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help maintain bones, heal wounds and bolster the immune system. They also convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage. Eating a healthy diet is the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need, however applying them topically can also give your skin a boost too.

The skincare industry is constantly evolving, but one thing remains the same: we continue to make use of ingredients around us, more often using plants that our ancestors have turned to for centuries including marine plants and seaweed.

Seaweed naturally absorbs its nourishment from the sea. Just like plants that grow on land, seaweed is chock-full of natural nutrients. Vitamin C, potassium, iron, vitamin B12 (niacin) and choline are only a few of the star players found in seaweed. It’s also known to aid in the natural cleansing and purifying of the skin, helping to improve suppleness and elasticity. With the abundance of vitamins and minerals, the benefits of using seaweed in skincare products are vast.

Nikken’s TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range includes seaweed, marine plants and seawater, making the products rich in natural minerals that are easily absorbed by the skin.
At the heart of the TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range is organic algae Chondrus Crispus, Crithmum Maritimum, Ulva Lactuca and Laminaria Digitata. All of which help maintain the skin’s natural moisture level promoting natural regeneration, improving hydration and promoting a healthy glow.

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Natural and genuine, respectful of the environment, providing all the richness of algae and sea water to your skin with an eco-responsible and sustainable approach. The TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range is certified organic by EcoCert.1 

 

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TRUE elements® Fresh Tonic Lotion
TRUE elements® Velvet Cleansing Milk  

Support your skin from the inside out with: Kasai Multi-Vitamin and Mineral (#2561).

Incorporate the TRUE elements® products in your everyday Active Wellness lifestyle. Your skin will thank you!

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2nd March 2020

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