4 Tips For a Better Night’s Sleep

For some people, going to sleep is their favourite part of the day and they will do anything to get their uninterrupted 8-9 hours. To others it can be seen as an inconvenience in their busy life. Love or hate it, sleep is essential for your body. Not only does it leave you feeling rested and energised, but there is evidence that sleep leads to better body function, healing and overall better health. Here at Nikken we know the importance of a good night’s sleep, and work hard to actively encourage that everyone deserves a good nights sleep, today we are sharing our are our top tips;

1. Find a routine

Have a set time to go to sleep and wake up. Being in a routine means your body will fall into a natural rhythm. It will make going to sleep each night easier as your body will be in the routine of sleeping  Having a set routine can also help diminish stress, it eliminates the anxiety of not knowing what will happen. Although every day may be different, having a structure of when to sleep and be awake helps to keep calm.Routine Sleep

2. Wind down

Put away the phones, laptops and TV’s, take time each evening before you go to bed to let your body wind down and relax. Not only does cutting down your exposure to artificial light help melatonin production, which helps sleep, it also gives you the opportunity to break away from the busy world. Separating yourself from social media and the stress of life for just an hour before bed will help you slip into an easy, restful sleep.

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3. Avoid stimulants

Avoid all sources of caffeine and other stimulants before sleep including coffee, tea, caffeinated fizzy drinks and chocolate. The caffeine in these products will keep you awake for longer or lead you to have restless unsettled sleep, which is unproductive in helping the restorative effects of sleep.

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4. Create a sleep environment

Ensure the room you sleep in is dedicated to sleep. Where possible make it a room where you only spend time in when sleeping, helping your body associates it with sleep and relaxation. Remove TVs, phones and other items that may disturb your sleep. Make your bed as comfortable yet supportive as possible. Try using items which encourage a good sleep environment like our Vital Night Pack. The pack uses items containing innovations such as RAM (Radial-Axis Magnetism) technology to help create a calming atmosphere, a massage effect surface and temperature regulation to ensure you have the perfect environment for a good night’s sleep.

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We know it isn’t always possible with our hectic modern lives to always get the perfect 8-9 hours per night, but if we can ensure the sleep we get is of the highest quality allowing our bodies the best opportunity to recuperate, relax and reenergise we have the best chances of getting the most out of every day. This month why not take advantage of our free delivery option on the Vital Night pack.

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What’s your top tip for getting a good night’s sleep?

 

 

Take Control Back From Your Asthma

World Asthma Day 2014Today is World Asthma Day – a day founded by the Global Incentive For Asthma. This year the theme of the day is ‘You can control your asthma’. Today I am going to talk about my personal experience suffering with Asthma, and ways which I have found to control my Asthma.

Asthma is a condition that affects approximately 235 million people according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It can vary in severity, ranging from mild symptoms which cause very little disruption to life, to chronic and brittle asthma which can be fatal. I myself have suffered with asthma from the age of 7, when I was diagnosed with severe asthma. Meaning I was on numerous inhalers and medications, often being required to be taken to hospital and medical centres for nebulisation and further treatment.

Over time I found medications that helped control my asthma symptoms, and allowed me to continue with life normally. After contracting swine flu in 2009 I was left very ill, resulting in being rushed into hospital and having to take over a month out of my university course. There were some key things I could have done to prevent the severity of the illness from affecting my asthma. These are some tips and tricks I have learnt over time to help control my asthma

  1. Find your allergens. I am, like most asthmatics, allergic to dust mites so ensure I use hypoallergenic bedding, vacuum regularly and avoid dusty environments. Many doctors and some health shops may offer allergen tests, these can help you identify what aggravates your asthma symptoms giving you more control by removing these effectors as best possible.
  2. Always have an inhaler on you. This allows me to react promptly with my inhalers and relieve any issues as soon as I feel any asthma symptoms worsening before they escalate.
  3. Have regular medical check-ups. Many doctors will offer asthma clinics. Usually once a year I will be seen by a doctor to check I am on the correct medication, using my inhalers correctly and receive a flu jab. The flu jab is important as contracting flu can be especially dangerous for asthmatics, so protect yourself as best you can.
  4. Learn to use inhalers correctly. It can be very easy to slip into bad habits and use inhalers incorrectly lessening their effectiveness. Check out Asthma UK inhaler technique guide to see if you are getting the best out of your medication.
  5. Make your home environment safe. Again like many asthmatics, I suffer with hay fever, which has before caused serious asthma attacks. So keeping allergens out of my home environment is essential. I often find opening windows in times of low pollen to have fresh air and using an air purifier when I cannot do this helps ensure I have fresh, clean, safe air.

This World Asthma Day why not make a promise to yourself to take back the control of your asthma. Book a doctor’s appointment to check you are receiving the best care possible for you, check your inhaler technique and make your home a safe environment and regain your control.

Top 5 Direct Selling Tips

When you first start out your business in Direct Selling it can seem a daunting task, even for an experienced sales person the idea of starting a new business can be scary. The best way to combat the initial worries and fears is to be prepared. So before you go to the next event why not just run over our top selling tips?

1. Set yourself a goal

Having a clear goal will help you become focused and motivated. The goal can be a sales goal for your whole year or maybe it’s just a goal for one event, whatever it is make sure it is clear in your mind and in all your approaches to your work. When setting a goal it is important that is isn’t unattainable, however it should be challenging enough to push you to work that bit harder.

2. Don’t fear failure

Unfortunately in business failure is always a risk. Don’t let a “no” knock you back, if something doesn’t work simply say to yourself “That didn’t work and now I am wiser and stronger in my future decisions and experiences.” Think if you only ever received “yes” how would you ever grown and improve?

3. Time Management

As much as some of us would love to be able to work 24 hours a day, you can’t! Managing your time effectively will mean you can as productive as possible and still have plenty of time to relax and spend with family and friends. Create a schedule and block in time for work but equally block in time to relax and have to yourself away from work. One great advantage of working in direct selling is you can work when you are most productive maybe you are an early bird and work well at 6am or maybe you at your peak at 11pm, work when suits you best!

4. Be comfortable and confident

A customer will be able to tell if you aren’t confident in a product you are selling and they may lose confidence. The best way to have confidence is to sell products you believe in and are knowledgeable about. Take the time before you start selling to really get to know your products, or at least know where to direct any questions a customer may have to.

5. Follow up

Maybe you’ve had a conversation with someone about Nikken products and you’ve left them with a leaflet, great but what next? Follow it up! If left to their own devices in 2 hours’ time they may have completely forgotten your conversation, but if in a few days you call them and talk to them again and get them to make a promise whether to watch a video or try a product then you are starting them on their journey to Nikken and they know you are there to help and support them!

Most of all enjoy your journey, being your own boss gives you the advantage to make your business work for you. Find a way to run your business that you are comfortable and you enjoy. No one wants to wake up in the morning dreading work, it’s time to make your life and your journey the way you want, it’s all in your control!

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Join Nikken Today

Want to start your own business?  Then do so with Nikken! Now is the perfect time to begin, from now until 10th March 2014 we are offering 50% off your sign-up fee. With this fantastic offer you will become an Independent Nikken Consultant, enabling you to start your own Nikken business and work independently immediately as suits you best.  As a business partner you will receive instant access to our free consultant information site MyNikken, as well as opportunities to attend fantastic personal and business development trainings, and the essential Nikken starter pack which gives you all you need to kick start your new business.

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Why Nikken?

Nikken is a global brand operating in 37 countries for 39 years! Unlike many other direct selling businesses’ Nikken was built and revolves around a fundamental philosophy we call Humans Being More. This philosophy is applied and lived through personal application and a healthy balanced life focused around Five Pillars of Health; mind, body, family, society, and finances. Our products, trainings, business opportunity and all we do are based and built around these 5 Pillars of health, designed to help bring those that live and apply the philosophy a healthy and happy balanced life.

What Will I Do?

As an Independent Nikken Consultant you will be a business owner, and have the freedom to build and grow your business in the best way that works for you. The best way to share our philosophy is to be a living example of our message, sharing the philosophy and selling products which help others to improve their health and well being. Be prepared to talk about Nikken, we encourage consultants to hold presentations and talk about well being and our products and improving their quality of life. We find the best way for you to sell products is to use them and share your own personal success and stories of the benefits in using the Nikken products. Anyone can take advantage of the health benefits of our products from our clean air and filtered water to our impressive range of magnetic technologies, sleep system and jewellery.

What Will I Achieve?

Nikken believes in rewarding you straight away for all your hard work and we offer a fantastic compensation plan that allows you to see instant rewards from your efforts, sales and success. We also offer many additional incentives and rewards which can include cash bonuses, iPads, travel abroad and other exclusive VIP retreats for our top Consultants.  In addition there is also recognition for success and progress along with other top consultants in front of thousands of people at events across Europe. At these events you will also get the chance to network and meet other like-minded people that are passionate about the company as well as top Nikken leaders, many of whom have been working in partnership with the company for years.

How Do I Sign Up?

Don’t hesitate to sign up and take control of your life, take advantage of our fantastic offer today! If you have any more questions, our Consultants are always happy to help you out and advise you. Contact your nearest local Independent Nikken Consultant and they will take you through the first few steps of your Nikken Journey. if you don’t know a Consultant already, find yours via our public website.

Working with Nikken brings the opportunity uncapped benefits and Bonuses. The sky is the limit this is more than a job, it is a passion.  It is a lifestyle – come and change yours today. We look forward to seeing you soon as part of the Nikken family and watching how far your journey will take you.

Nikken’s Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

Men… they always seem to have everything already, making it impossible to buy them anything for Valentine’s Day. We know asking them is no hope as the answer is always “I don’t know, I don’t need anything.” This year why not surprise him and get him a gift from Nikken, choose a gift from our top 5, all make fantastic gifts with the added health giving benefits of Nikken’s technologies.

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Nikken’s Top 5 Gifts for Her this Valentine’s Day

Pssstt.. yes you men out there, in case you’d forgotten Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we heard that you might need a little helping hand finding the perfect present for her? Well it’s good we came here to help you then isn’t it. Not only will we ensure we help you find the perfect present we will save you from hours of trawling around 20 different shops, why not get it all in one go at one place? These products will show her you love and care about her as they are lovely gifts but you are also taking care of her health and wellbeing. Here are our top 5 gifts for women, chosen by women!

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3 Steps To Essential Nutrition

3 steps to Essential Nutrition

Here at Nikken Europe we are passionate about making wellness accessible and simple. One way we have found to do this is to offer a pack that gives you all your essential nutritional needs in three simple products – CiagaV, Organic Jade GreenZymes and Lactoferrin Gold 1.8. Three wholesome products which will give your body a daily boost of nutrients and help towards proper function of the body.

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