Bones and Joints Work Together…

Walking, jumping, typing, wiggling our toes, bending, pointing, drawing, sitting, sleeping – what do these and virtually all activities have in common? They require our bones and joints to work together. The world acknowledged the importance of healthy joints with World Arthritis Day on 12th October and healthy bones will be the focus on World Spine Day on the 16th October and World Osteoporosis Day on the 20th October. 

Our bones and joints truly make great teammates. Did you know:1

  • The adult human body has 206 bones, with 26 of them in the foot and 54 of them in the hand, including the wrist.
  • The femur, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone of the human skeleton. In contrast, the smallest and lightest bone is located in the middle ear and called the stapes.
  • The hyoid is a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue. It’s the only bone in the human body that is not connected to another!
  • Bones are composed of calcium, phosphorus, sodium and other minerals, as well as the protein collagen. Making up the skeleton of the body, bones protect organs as well as produce red and white blood cells.
  • The place where two bones meet or connect are joints, which are formed by short bands of tough fibrous connective tissue known as ligaments.
  • Some joints move and others don’t. For example, joints in the skull do not move, while synovial joints do. Synovial joints are located mostly in our arms and legs.
  • Hip and shoulder joints are the most mobile and known as ball and socket joints. They enable our arms and legs to move in multiple directions.
  • Ellipsoidal joints allow our fingers to bend and stretch; hinge joints enable knees and elbows to move; gliding joints work in the ankles and wrists by gliding against each other.

Nikken’s KENZEN® BDZ® food supplement is formulated specifically to help contribute to the maintenance of normal bones. Find out more about it here.

The more we practice Active Wellness, the healthier our bones and joints are and the longer they’ll last. Consistent physical activity, a balanced diet and getting plenty of sleep will help us stay healthy and keep our bones and joints working together our entire lives.

  1. https://www.bidmc.org/about-bidmc/wellness-insights/bones-and-joints/2018/08/fun-facts-about-bones-and-joints

14th October 2021

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Technologies That Augment Natural Energies…

–     by guest blogger, Dave Balzer

All of the Nikken technologies take their cue from the natural world. Whether it is magnetic energy, Far Infrared technology, or negative ions, Nikken has keenly observed nature and created ways to support the benefits that it offers.

Nothing could be more natural than magnetism. In fact, the earth itself is a giant dipole magnet that imparts its flux energy to every living creature on the planet. This flux energy forms a shield over the globe known as the magnetosphere. The magnetosphere protects the surface of the planet from being irradiated with harmful solar energy. In essence, the shield itself acts as a filter, which permits biocompatible light energy to pass through. Without the protection offered by the earth’s magnetic flux, life as we know it would be destroyed. 

Many animals are able to sense the earth’s magnetic field. This is true for birds, insects, plants and even humans. All of the creatures sensitive to the earth’s magnetic energy possess a protein known as a cryptochrome. It is this molecule that reacts to magnetic energy. Unfortunately, NASA has reported that the earth’s magnetic field is weakening and even developing irregularities. Nikken has chosen to utilize permanent dipole magnets in many of its products as a way of buttressing and supporting the degradation of the earth’s natural magnetic energy.

The energy from the sun that reaches the surface of the planet is made up by visible, ultraviolet and infrared light. The visible wavelengths of light are the ones humans can detect with their eyes. They comprise 40% of the light energy reaching the earth’s surface. Ultraviolet light cannot be seen by mammals and makes up 7% of the total. This leaves infrared light energy representing 53% or the majority of the sun’s energy that reaches the earth’s surface. Infrared light is fundamentally important to human life. Tissues and cells found in the body are in tune with infrared energy. They absorb, utilize and even emit infrared energy. 

Nikken produces several products that incorporate special ceramic reflective fibers. These fibers have the ability to absorb light energy and reflect it back to the user as infrared energy. In doing so, Nikken is able to support and balance the natural Far Infrared energy found in the environment. 

Negative ions are all around us. Nature provides them in abundance in forests and near waterfalls. They are a key component to inducing the feeling of wellness and relaxation that is experienced during a nature walk. It is ironic to understand that negative ions have a positive impact on wellness while positive ions have the opposite effect. Appliances, electronics and other fixtures of city dwelling emit positive ions and can cause feelings of fatigue and depression. Consequently, the environment needs to be buttressed with new sources of negative ions in order to counteract the ill effects of the positive ones. 

Some examples of Nikken magnetic products with patented DynaFlux® Magnetic Technology are the Kenko mSteps and mStrides insoles and the KenkoTouch® handheld massage device. Ceramic reflective fibers are found throughout the Kenko Sleep products such as the KenkoDream® Quilt and Naturest® Pillow.

Our guest blogger Dave Balzer is a Technology Consultant and International Advisor in Product Development, Design Engineering, Prototype, Manufacturing, and Regulatory compliance of new devices. He has worked with Nikken on many projects over the past three decades. Since 2012, he has guided his own medical device company that produces specialized diagnostic kits.

30th September 2021

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Organic Your September for Active Wellness…

“The health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible” – Albert Howard

September is here and every year we celebrate all things Organic. What does Organic really mean and what are the benefits you might wonder…

Organic foods come from crops that were produced without using synthetic pesticides, fertilizers or other genetically modified components. They also include animal products such as cheese, milk, meat or honey that were also produced free of growth hormones and antibiotics. In the face of climate change and other ecological issues such as a widespread decline in wildlife, the need to change our food systems is now more important than ever – a transition towards ‘agroecological’ farming systems, such as organic, can make a world of difference not just for Mother Earth but for all of us.

Why Organic?

It’s Better for the Planet… Respecting nature and enhancing the health of soils, water and air, organic farming is leading the way on sustainability. According to the Soil Association UK, if Europe’s farmers all followed organic principles, agricultural emissions could drop by 40-50% by 2050. 1 Organic farmers are encouraged to make use of what they have and limit the use of imported resources. This means no artificial fertilisers, healthier soils that store more carbon and meat that is more environmentally friendly. 

Nikken’s JadeGreen Zymes® barley grass powder is certified Organic by the Soil Association, a certification we are extremely proud off. The Soil Association wants to ensure the highest possible standards of animal welfare, environmental and wildlife protection.

Higher Welfare for Animals… Organic farming has the highest animal welfare standards of any international farming system. Free range animals are encouraged to forage, graze and roam, with plenty of space, fresh air and conditions that allow them to express their natural behaviours. More access to the outdoors means organic animals don’t have to be routinely treated with antibiotics and wormers.

It’s Better for People… Is organic food safer than conventional products? This is a question that most of us are asking ourselves. Well, organic farming makes the connection between our own health and the health of our planet, our animals and our wildlife. As Ludwig Feuerbach once said: “We are what we eat” – so why not consume produce that contains fewer pesticides, additives, preservatives and with no GM ingredients whilst supporting our farmers and the planet at the same time?

A few ways to becoming more Organic friendly…

Grow your own… Growing your own saves on food miles, tastes delicious and couldn’t be any fresher. Even a few salad leaves and herbs are better than nothing and can be grown in pots if you have no garden space. At the same time, you will be encouraging wildlife by putting up nest boxes, leaving piles of leaves in corners for hibernating creatures and leaving areas of long grass where insects and other creatures can hide.

Reduce, reuse and recycle… Choose loose fruit and vegetables from your local farm shop and try upcycling the packaging from your favourite organic brands too. Buying organic food from independent local businesses is an important way to support them and boosting your local economy at the same time.

Eat with the seasons… Eating more seasonally is a great way to reconnect to the rhythm of the natural world, as well as reducing the food miles of what’s on your table everyday. Find out what fruit and vegetables are in season and follow the path to becoming more sustainable.

Organic offers a simple, trusted way to be more sustainable in our daily lives and this is an important part of an Active Wellness lifestyle: Being in Harmony with Nature.

  1. https://www.soilassociation.org/causes-campaigns/a-ten-year-transition-to-agroecology/iddri-report-ten-years-for-agroecology-in-europe/

2nd September 2021

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5 Tips for Balancing Your Immune System…

Immune health has been on the forefront of everyone’s mind, especially in the past year. People have tried to come up with a variety of ways to “boost” their immune system. But, is that really possible? It’s actually a common misconception that the more active our immune system is, the healthier we will be. The fact is, when it comes to our immune system, more is not necessarily better. While we don’t want an underactive immune system, an overactive immune system can cause problems, too. So, what we really want to achieve is a balanced immune system1. Here are five tips on how to get it!

1. Keep those vitamin D levels up! Many people have low vitamin D levels, and studies show our levels drop in the fall and winter months (in the Northern hemisphere) when we begin to spend less time in the sun. This is bad news for our immune system. If our vitamin D blood levels fall rapidly – as often happens when the weather gets colder and our time in the sun decreases – our innate immunity suffers. So, to maintain optimal blood levels of vitamin D we need to get daily, moderate sun exposure and/or take a vitamin D supplement.

2. Sleep like a baby. For years, science has linked a good night’s sleep (6-8 consecutive hours) to a healthier immune system. That’s because during this regular time of rest, our immune system promotes a healthy inflammatory response. Stress hormones fall to the lowest levels at night, allowing our bodies to undo the physical stress exerted during the day. One of the best ways to improve the quality of sleep is to improve “sleep hygiene.” Create the right ambience in your bedroom by making it cool, dark, and quiet. You can even light some candles, take a bath, meditate, or just sit quietly. Sweet dreams!

3. Say sayonara to stress. Easier said than done, but it’s so important because stress takes a significant toll on our immune systems. Physical, mental and emotional stress, especially when it’s ongoing, can impair our immune system’s ability do its job. Mindfulness-based activities like meditation, deep breathing and yoga are excellent tools for managing stress. Don’t forget exercise! It not only keeps us healthy, but it strengthens our immune system. Just 30 minutes a day of moderate activity is all it takes.

4. Feast on fermented foods. You may be thinking, “Fermented foods? What are they?” Fermented foods consist of sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, kefir and kombucha. Eating them is great for our immune system because 80 percent of the immune system is found in our gastrointestinal tract. If these foods aren’t appealing to you, you can get the same benefits by taking probiotic supplements. Ingesting probiotics (friendly bacteria and yeasts) is an effective way to improve digestion and support immune health.

5. Stay connected. Make time to take care of your mental and emotional health. One way to do this is by staying in contact with people you care about. If you can’t safely be together in person, reach out to them through a phone call, video chat, email, letter, text message or other ways.

Incorporating the Active wellness tips described above to your lifestyle now will help you feel  better and more balanced long-term.

1. https://www.objectivewellness.com/journal/posts/how-to-boost-your-immune-system-its- all-about-balance

22nd July 2021

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Healthy Men are Happy Men…

Men might not always pay full attention to their health. Too often, they put things off or they are too embarrassed to discuss any health issues, even with their doctor. Men’s Health Week (14th – 21st June) has the purpose of raising awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys1. To honour this week, here are a few tips for all you men out there to help keep your health in tip top condition:

Watching the Body Weight… Physical activity of any kind helps a person lose weight. A total of 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week is recommended for those aged between 19 and 64.2 Controlling your weight should be a top priority and something that will define your health status throughout your life. 

Healthy Eating… Food is more than just fuel. Your diet can help fight disease and keep you feeling younger. Since men have more muscle and typically are bigger than women, they require more calories throughout the day. Moderately active males likely need 2,200 to 2,800 calories per day. 

For energy and disease prevention, men should eat whole grains such as whole-grain bread, pasta, cereal, brown rice, oats, barley, beans, lentils, fruits and vegetables. These foods are high in fiber, help manage hunger and fullness and help fend off certain health conditions. Based on concentrated wholefood supplements, Nikken’s Kasai for Men contains lycopene, powered garlic, tomato and pumpkin seed, helping to contribute to men’s wellbeing.

Managing Stress… Working all day and keeping everything under control means you’re probably under more stress than you realize. There are lots of ways to minimize stress – staying active, exercising and communicating with your loved ones are just some of them. Find the methods that suit you the best, practice them daily, and you’ll have a calmer and a better attitude for the long-haul.

Scheduling Regular Check Ups… Regular check-ups can help find potential health issues before they become an issue. When you see your doctor regularly, they are able to detect health conditions early. Early detection gives you the best chance for getting the right treatment quickly, avoiding any complications. Prevention is always better than cure. Therefore, it’s essential to see your doctor for regular screenings and annual check-ups to continue your Active Wellness journey.

Finding Balance… Providing for yourself or/and for your family often requires long working hours. It can wear you out physically and emotionally. Avoiding burnout is a must if you want to enjoy life long-term, so you need to learn how to balance your work and your family more effectively than before. Talk to your employer, talk to your partner, and find a solution that works for both of you.

Remember, you’re doing it all for you and your loved ones and for a chance to spend more quality time with them. That’s why lots of men don’t really mind altering their habits and introducing positive changes to their lives in order to become healthier, happier and better.

  1. https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/event/2021-06-14/mens-health-week
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/

14th June 2021

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Introducing KENZEN TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare…

Good for You and Sustainable for Nature

Sometimes it’s possible to make a good thing better. That’s what we’ve done with the KENZEN TRUE elements® skin care product range. Not only have we upgraded the already advanced formulas, but we have also added a higher level of organic certification and changed our packaging to be more eco-friendly.

Why KENZEN… We’ve added ‘KENZEN’ to the brand – Kenzen means “healthy” in Japanese – we are tying together our nutritional products with our skin care ones. In fact, you’ll notice the new KENZEN TRUE elements® contains an even higher level of natural and organic ingredients – making it a great nutritional addition for your skin.  

Organic Certification… TRUE elements® was always certified organic by EcoCert®, but now we’ve added COSMOS ORGANIC to our certifications. Adding this gold standard in international certification, COSMOS Organic means the KENZEN TRUE elements® range must comply with even more stringent guidelines. Complying with COSMOS Organic certification ensures responsible usage of natural resources and responsibility towards biodiversity and eco-friendly production with high-quality natural and organic ingredients via processes that respect people and the environment.

We take our commitment to the environment and to natural organic skin care seriously.  

Our KENZEN TRUE elements® formulations are formulated along the same ingredient guidelines as our nutritionals. That means no GMOS, pesticides, parabens, polyethylene glycol (PEG), silicone, dyes, aroma, controversial ingredients, gluten, alcohol or aluminum salts. 

Because we respect the ocean and its’ precious inhabitants, the seaweeds used in KENZEN TRUE elements® are harvested by hand and by boat from the Iroise Sea in Brittany – France, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Just as it’s important to fish sustainably, it’s equally crucial to harvest seaweed and other marine plants respectfully. Harvesting by hand and boat helps to preserve resources and maintain a low carbon footprint. Another step towards our mission to be ‘in harmony with nature’ and sharing Active Wellness with the Global Wellness Community.

The products… The first products relaunched are the Moisturizing Face Cream (# 2044) and the Youth Activ Serum (# 2042) with the addition of the brand NEW Revitalizing Face Serum (# 2062). 

The two serums are formulated to complement the Moisturizing Face Cream. To be applied on a clean face before applying the Moisturizing Face Cream, the Youth Activ Serum targets anti-aging and dark pigmentation spots. The Revitalizing Serum is formulated to energize dull, tired-looking skin with marine minerals. Both serums help decrease the appearance of fine lines and boost the hydration of the Moisturizing Face Cream. Depending on the needs of your skin, you can choose which serum best suits you; however, you can also use one in the morning and the other at night. 

Key Ingredients… The key ingredients in these advanced formulas include three different types of seaweed extracts: Organic Chondrus, Organic Laminaria, Organic Ulva Lactuca and sea plant: Organic Sea Fennel. Along with High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Shea Butter and Marine Magnesium Concentrate. 

Nikken is committed to working in tandem with nature and Planet Earth, so the KENZEN TRUE elements® products are Good for You and Sustainable for Nature.

1st June 2021

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Get Summer Ready!

We all love Summer. It’s a great time to get a healthy dose of Vitamin D whilst boosting our feel-good factor as we spend more time outdoors having fun. It’s not just a feel-good boost we get from the sunshine; we get many other benefits too. In good weather we are more likely to spend more time outside in the fresh air, maybe lunch in the park rather than indoors, a family outing to the beach or a get together with friends. These types of events make us feel happy and relaxed, so we associate sunshine with feel good moments and happy memories.

Something new… Brighter weather can make us feel more inspired, creative and even more daring. Use this Summer as an opportunity to start a new activity or challenge – and when you track your progress, you’ll become much more encouraged to reach your final goal. Why not try achieving a personal best in running or surprising yourself by trying a new activity – all fun ways to stay motivated and focused.

Energize… Food is our best source of energy. To help keep energy levels up, we really need to eat healthy – integrating the most nutritious foods in our diets. Foods that help our energy levels include wholegrains, nuts and some fruits (grapes, apples, oranges, peaches, pears and grapefruit) and vegetables with a high fiber content such as peas, beans and leafy greens. 

Support… Our bodies are made to move. Whether you choose to get your regular activity by going to the gym or walking the dog, it’s important to find something you enjoy doing. Taking part in regular, moderate activity is not only part of an active wellness lifestyle, it can also help us feel more confident too. Sometimes our body might need a little extra support to help make activities more comfortable. Nikken’s kinetic KenkoTherm® DUK Tape is a flexible kinetic tape that you can apply for extra support during activities.

And Relax… We all know how great we feel after a good nights’ sleep!  Sleep is extremely important to our health regardless the time of the year. With longer, brighter days it can be difficult to get some shut-eye. Create your own sleep sanctuary – according to “the sleep charity”, an ideal bedroom temperature is around 16-18°C.1.  The Nikken Kenko PowerSleep® Mask… not only eliminates light distraction, it also produces an area of magnetic flux for comfort.

Make sure you’re feeling at your best inside and out to max out your Summer fun this year!

Get ready for a great Summer with our Get Summer Ready savings:

Discover more at: www.nikken.co.uk/eu/

  1. https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/information-support/adults/sleep-environment/

17th May 2021

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Healthy Feet and Active Wellness…

Do you ever think about how important your feet are for your health? Good foot health is essential for an active life especially now Spring is here bringing better weather and more outside activities.

Feet may seem quite small compared to the rest of our bodies, but they account for more than a quarter of all the bones in the entire body. With 26 bones and 33 joints, our feet provide us with a solid foundation of balance, posture and support. They also have connections to our limbs, our heart and other vital organs. Because of these connections, they are pretty accurate indicators of our overall health and wellbeing. So paying attention to your feet and making sure they’re always pain free and healthy, means you are also helping to ensure the rest of your body is as healthy as possible too. 

The importance of feet also serves as the foundation for reflexology – which studies how one part of the body relates to another. Practitioners of reflexology rely on a “map” of the foot, where each part of our feet corresponds to another body part, notably the internal organs. Pressure applied to different parts of the foot is believed to stimulate or activate corresponding parts of the body.1

Stretching the feet, ankles and lower legs every day and before exercising helps keep the muscles strong and avoid injury. Two of the Nikken flagship products are the insoles. Nikken’s founder Isamu Masuda developed the magnetic insoles to simulate the therapeutic pebbles in the Japanese public hot baths. The Kenko mStrides® and Kenko mSteps® can both be cut to size to fit right into your shoes. The magnetic nodules massage the soles of the feet and act similarly to the acupressure practiced as part of reflexology. People who work while standing find Kenko insoles particularly helpful in keeping their feet energized and stable.

We know that keeping a healthy weight is beneficial for the whole body but in particular for our feet. Excess weight puts pressure on the feet, leading to foot pain, stress fractures and other health issues.  

Clean, dry and moisturised feet… Healthy feet start with good hygiene. Thoroughly clean and scrub your feet with soap and water when you bathe. Afterward make sure you dry them well. Fungal organisms love moisture, so depriving them of any wetness will make it more difficult for them to thrive. Nikken’s TRUE elements® Hand & Foot Cream helps soothe dry hands and feet with Shea butter – known to nourish skin whilst the seaweed extract Chondrus, has moisturising properties.

Feet and ankle support… It’s important to make sure that shoes fit properly and are in good condition. Some of us have a favorite pair that are especially comfortable; however, if they are worn out inside or outside, they can cause foot strain. Along with the feet, the ankles need protecting too. The Nikken KenkoTherm® Ankle Wrap is great for use during exercise or just daily activities providing comfort and support. Another great support is the KenkoTherm Duk® Tape.  Flexible enough to be applied to most joint areas Duk Tape helps support joints and comfort stressed muscles with its Far Infrared and Negative Ion technologies.

This spring, let’s keep out feet healthy and moving towards Active Wellness…

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4624523/

4th May 2021

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Restore our Earth…

Nikken is celebrating Earth Day on 22nd April 2021

“A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.” Earthday.org

Our Earth needs to stay healthy to support our jobs, livelihoods, health and happiness. It is up to each and every one of us to Restore Our Earth not just because we care about the natural world, but because we live on it. 

There are many things we can do to help restore and reconnect to it at the same time because protecting our planet, starts with each and every single one of us.

The three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… Cutting down on what we throw away and following the three “R’s” will help conserve natural resources and landfill space.

Community clean up… Whether it’s two people or ten, a well organized clean up can have a major impact on our Earth. Finding the right location (a local park or community streets) this action can help not only to create long lasting friendship, but most importantly to help restore our earth and reconnect to Mother Nature in the all-important great outdoors. While you’re there, you can even plant a tree! Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.

Finding new ways to reconnect to Mother Nature1 might help many of us overcome modern day challenges such as stress caused by a busy lifestyle or feeling secluded in these challenging times.

Emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. 

Reconnection with the Earth’s electrons has been found to promote intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports of well-being.2 Grounding (or Earthing) refers to connecting with Earth. Connecting with the Earth’s negative charge can help reduce and neutralize unwanted positive charges and help shield against Electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which we build up in our daily lives – restoring a healthful natural balance. There’s nothing that compares with feeling the Earth under bare feet or swimming in a lake or ocean, so we should do those activities as often as we can.

Urban living often prohibits the natural ways to reconnect with nature. Nikken’s KenkoGround® (#88011) is a conductive grounding mat that serves to reconnect you with Mother Nature by connecting to the Earth’s negative charge and makes grounding easy to accomplish indoors. Meanwhile, indoor living continues and the KenkoGround® can help make a difference in how we feel overall.

With its built-in silver ions, implanted by vacuum sputtering technology for high efficacy of conduction, this portable grounding mat also benefits from antibacterial properties. The Hydrophobic technology included in its top layer also creates water resistant properties. 

This year Nikken is celebrating Earth Day with 20% SAVINGS on the KenkoGround® (#88011). Discover more at: https://bit.ly/3v5vaJ5.

  1. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2021/04/06/reconnect-with-mother-nature/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/

19th April 2021

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Reconnect with Mother Nature…

Nature is a wonderful place to transform, awaken and often help find a boost in creativity. It’s important that we make an effort to reconnect with nature for our overall health and wellbeing. 

Throughout history, people have grounded themselves in nature. That is, they have found peace and tranquillity in their surroundings. Native Americans for example, believe that they are a part of nature and not separate from it, as many people might experience today.

Even if you already go outside every day, you can still find new ways to reconnect with Mother Nature and maybe you can also help make a positive impact on the environment. When we combine our small, everyday actions, we can make a more connected and healthier world for ourselves and future generations. This might be the start of a new nature-focused routine that can last a lifetime…

Help plant a new life… There is no better way to honour Mother Nature than to plant new life such as a tree, flowers, a vegetable garden, etc. Or join others in volunteering actions to tidy up a community garden or plant new trees and flower beds in the local neighbourhood. Emerging ourselves in the Wellness Community spirit can offer us a chance to not only socialise and meet new people, but most importantly reconnect with Mother Nature whilst having fun.

Make contact with the Earth… Taking our shoes and socks off whilst outside and sinking our feet in the ground beneath us gives us the feeling of being grounded.1 Going out in nature and revelling in its beauty, its stillness and its wisdom allows us to recharge and become more recentred.

Unplug from Technology… Smartphones, tablets and computers to name a few, are a huge part of modern life, but sometimes it’s necessary to unplug to give ourselves the space to really connect to what matters most. According to research from Rescue Timemost people, on average, spend 3 hours and 15 minutes on their phones. If you unplug from technology, think of all the free time you’ll have! You’ll also be doing your bit for Mother Nature – as you reduce your energy consumption and shrink your carbon footprint.

Take your daily activities outside… Exercising outdoors carries many benefits both physically and mentally. Yet another great way to reconnect with Mother Nature. Meeting a friend? Go for outdoor activities such as a picnic or a walk in the park.  

Bring Mother Nature Indoors… There are a few ways to bring nature indoors such as getting some house plants and keeping windows open if weather permits. This will help cleanse the energy in the house, giving it a more relaxing and natural atmosphere.

Reduce Plastic Usage… When plastic isn’t recycled it can release toxic chemicals into the air we breathe as well as nearby water sources. This can create a variety of health problems for both humans and animals. Plastic is everywhere and sometimes unavoidable, but there are ways to reduce plastic usage. Some of these ways include, using a recyclable and reusable water bottle such as the PiMag® Water Bottle, avoiding items sold in plastic containers, bringing your own mug to a coffee shop and not using plastic utensils and straws. The PiMag® Water Bottle is environmentally responsible in many ways. For example, the biodegradable bottle shell (containing no BPA or other potentially harmful compounds) eventually breaks down into natural soil nutrients. With a replaceable filter cartridge, the PiMag® Water Bottle eliminates the need to purchase bottle water thereby helping to reduce plastic usage and your carbon footprint. 

To help you reduce plastic usage and enjoy clean, freshly filtered PiMag® water, Nikken is offering great SAVINGS OF 20% on selected PiMag® Water products until the 17th April 2021. Discover more at: www.nikken.com/eu/

Reconnecting with Mother Nature doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a week camping and hiking to the top of a mountain. Nature is a place to connect to your true self so whatever it may be, go outside and start reconnecting to Mother Nature! 

  1. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/connect-with-mother-nature/
  2. https://blog.rescuetime.com/screen-time-stats-2018/

6th April 2021

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