Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Clean Air from the Kenko Air Purifier for Frequent Flyers

Nicki Edgell

If you are crew or a frequent flier you may be affected by the quality of air on board. Cabin air can become contaminated by toxic fumes which can cause health problems. Feeling foggy headed, jet lagged, respiratory problems and general unwellness are some of the symptoms.

However there are things you can do. Being outdoors for fresh air can help relieve the symptoms. If you are indoors the KenkoAir ® purifier can help.

The KenkoAir is a multiple-stage air filtration system which includes negative-ion generation, producing an effect considered beneficial to health. It is a design that avoids the production of ozone, a common by-product of many air-purifying systems. It also incorporates an air quality monitor and automatic operation to maintain a desired level of air quality.

The KenkoAir purifier includes various filtration methods including a physical barrier which serves as a primary filtration. It also has an activated carbon adsorption filter which reduces contaminants and a ULPA filter. The ULPA technology in the KenkoAir is superior to the standard HEPA filters used in most air filters and provides 99.9995% removal of particles as small as 0.12 microns.

The idea is to bring us closer to nature. The ideal air is nature's air; the type of air inhaled when walking on a beach, by a waterfall or in the mountains. However when this is not possible especially if you are on an aircraft for any length of time, Nikken's patented Negative Ion Technology replicates the air in these natural settings bringing great benefits to health and wellbeing!

For more information please contact:

Asha 07788972029 or visit my online shop

www.nikkenwellbeing.co.uk/info/asharani

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Nikken consultant Asha Rani is part of the Nikkenergy Team and has been flying for over 19 years both long and short haul:
As much as I enjoy my job I realise how exhausting it is and the impact it has on my body.

I discovered Nikken and started to see how their unique products improved my wellbeing especially when I was flying.

I have a variety of products that I find invaluable but for now I want to share with you my favourite ones that I think no flying crew or frequent flyer should be without!
To read more from Asha please visit her blog at http://ashanikken.blogspot.co.uk/


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Brighton Health and Wellness Events - January 2017

Nicki Edgell
I am hosting three events in Brighton in the next couple of weeks which may be of interest. Please get back to me if you would like to come along to any.


Friday 20th Jan, 7.15pm, Hanover Centre - Nutrition Talk with Laughter Yoga
Saturday 21st Jan, 1.45pm, 108 Stanmer Villas - Creating a Life in Balance with Nikken
Sunday 29th Jan, 6.45pm, 365 Ditchling Road - Heart Centred Film Club Night "In Utero"
Details follow:
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NUTRITION WITH LAUGHTER with Nicki Edgell and Emma Hiwaizi
FRI Jan 20th, 7.15 - 9.30 pm
Hanover Centre, 33 Southover Street, BN2 9UD
Join us for another evening of stress busting in Brighton with Nicki Edgell and Emma Hiwaizi!

NEW YEAR'S NUTRITION COACHING - GET BACK ON TRACK!:
Want to start the new year by getting back on track with your diet after the festive season? Do you feel totally confused about how to regulate your weight and energy levels? Does the advice you have been given seem to conflict? Do you eat three meals per day or six? Do you detox, fast or never skip a meal? Do you have a low-fat diet or a high-protein diet? Nicki Edgell, our clinical psycho-neuro-immunologist, will talk about the Metabolic Balance and the impact of modern day stress on our metabolism, our weight, our circadian rhythm and our behaviour. Nicki will dispel some myths around what we are to eat for health. She will outline practical ways to restore our natural circadian rhythm and metabolism by making a few simple changes to bring about optimum weight and bundles of energy to have the life you want.

LAUGHTER YOGA:
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise system which combines deep breathing with laughter exercises. Laughter Yoga was created 18 years ago by an Indian doctor in Mumbai who wanted to share the healing power of laughter with as many people as possible. Sessions include songs, games, laughter exercises, deep breathing and a laughter meditation. Laughter boosts endorphin levels, boosts the immune system, can help to alleviate stress and anxiety and can help us get in touch with the more playful and creative aspects of ourselves... Emma Hiwaizi stumbled on Laughter Yoga by chance - but has found it a profoundly helpful tool for dealing with the stresses and strains of modern life. She is the co-founder of Brighton Laughter Club and has been running regular laughter sessions for almost 4 years. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing!

The Brighton StressBusters Team is looking forward to welcoming you all to this exciting event!

Admission: £5 - includes coffee/tea, biscuits and (as always!) lots of positive energy
Registration starts from 7pm.

P.S. We also hope you'll join us for the last instalment of stress-busting at the pub after the event :)
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NIKKEN PREVIEW with Nicki Edgell and Carmen Vesztergom
Sat 21st Jan, 1.45 - 4 at 108 Stanmer Villas, Brighton, BN1 7HN
Do you want to create a life in Balance, Health and Vitality?




Come and learn about Active Wellness and the Nikken Advantage - choices proven to increase health and vitality, reduce stress, pain, low energy, poor sleep & the effects of environmental stresses.

Come along to experience for yourself technologies to support your health and daily active lifestyle.

Explore a new model for personal economic stability to create the life you love.

Connect with Entrepreneurs who are building a purpose driven community.

The Active Wellness 2017 Nikken Global World Tour is coming to Brighton! Catch the next wave!

" I love this Company for it's philosophy and their amazing technologies which I have been using for 8 years. I hope you'll be able to come along to find out for yourself about these great solutions for generating health and income" Nicki Edgell (energy expert)

FREE EVENT but please RSVP call/text 07786405366. Look forward to seeing you.
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IN HOME FILM CLUB NIGHT WITH POST FILM DISCUSSION with Nicki Edgell, Carol Ironside, and Kate Collier
Sunday 29th January 6.45 - 9pm
365 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JU

Please join us for our first Heart Centred Film night of 2017 screening the award winning film IN UTERO.

What are the influences that inform how we are formed during the nine months we spend in our mother's womb? Are we who we think we are?

IN UTERO is a cinematic rumination on what will emerge as the most provocative subject of the 21st Century - life in the womb and its lasting impact on human development, human behaviour, and the state of the world. Epigenetics, scientists, psychologists and doctors converge to prove that we are not what we think we are.

IN UTERO brings together for the first time convincing data that explains why some of us face challenges from the start while others thrive.

Prepare to be surprised, intrigued, but no longer baffled by what the future holds for yourself, your loved ones, and the human race.

View trailer here: http://www.inuterofilm.com/

Suggested donation £5 to go to a local homeless charity. Please RSVP to Nicki 07786405366 to reserve your seat and click on the GOING above.
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Nicki Edgell Dip cPNI DNN fntp
Clinical Psycho-neuro-immunologist
Nutritional Therapist
Nikken Wellness Consultant

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Kenko Light - Ideal for Dark Times

Nicki Edgell

Light, whether at home or work, has a huge effect on our well-being

The Importance of Light

Of course there are many factors that affect workplace productivity and well being. But according to a recent report one that is usually fairly low down the list for most employers is office lighting. However a recent study conducted by the American Society of Interior Design indicated that 68 percent of employees complain about the lighting situation in their offices. When you think about it this shouldn't be too surprising. Lighting, whether for work or domestic purposes, is obviously important both physically and emotionally.

The best light you can get is natural light. So if you can sit near a window that is ideal. However that isn't always possible. In some large offices, and especially large department stores, there can be many hundreds of square footage of artificially lit ceiling, without a natural daylight window in sight. Even outside of work we rarely take the opportunity to absorb natural light; it is now estimated that most of us spend more than 90% of our time indoors. In winter many people go days without seeing any natural light at all.
Natural light has been proven to boost productivity far more than the artificial overhead lights with which many company buildings are filled. If that isn’t an option, buy a lamp with a focused point of light and point its beam at your immediate workspace.

The Drawbacks of Artificial Lighting

Employees most often complain of lighting that is either too dim or too harsh. Dim lighting can cause eye strain and headaches, because, when lighting is inadequate, the eyes are forced to work much harder in order to see. Dim lighting can also result in drowsiness and lack of focus, which would obviously have a negative impact on employee motivation. On the other hand harsh lighting, is much more common than dim lighting and is just as harmful. Florescent lighting is particularly unkind on employees, known to cause a number of negative effects including eye strain and migraines - we wouldn't dream of having these monstrous light tubes in our homes so why do we think it's ok in the office?

The Nikken Kenkolight is ideal for home or office and retails for £120 in theUK

Be Natural if You Can

The best alternative to harsh lighting and dim lighting systems is of course natural light itself. In a UK study published in “The Responsible Workplace,” it was shown that windows were the number one determinant of the occupants’ level of satisfaction with a building! This effect is due to lighting’s ability to affect the human body in two ways: directly, in the form of affecting what and how well we are able to see, and indirectly, in the form of effects on our mood, behaviour, and even hormonal balance.
Natural lighting renovations have been shown to result in happier workers, less absenteeism, and fewer illnesses, and, because better lighting encourages satisfaction among workers, it also results in increased productivity.
A major office renovation may initially involve some cost of course but many companies are finding the gains due to energy savings and more importantly productivity more than make up for the cost of the initial investment. And it doesn't necessarily need to cost too much. There is nothing to stop individual employees installing their own desk lamp to alleviate the negative effects of overhead lighting. Many employers will be happy to provide these. By pointing a local light over your work space you can reassert some control over your personal light and banish annoying overhead shadows.

Light Designed to Replicate Sunlight

Where you are confined indoors most of the time, whether at home or at work, it is advantageous to use  full spectrum lighting. Our eyes respond better to artificial light which closely replicates the intensity and range of colours found in natural daylight. People who work under full spectrum light report feeling less tired and moody and experience reduced eyestrain. These types of lamps are also beneficial for alleviating the effects of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) which is naturally problematic during the long winter months.

The Nikken Kenkolight is a full spectrum natural daylight lamp that comes with an adjustable arm which makes it ideal as a desk spotlight or a background mood light. Equally suitable for home, work, office or bedroom, the lamp has three brightness settings, a LED display clock, an alarm (with gradual waking setting if desired), and USB port.


To learn more about the Kenkolight please have a look at this factsheet or feel free to contact me for details.

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Grateful sources for this article:
http://www.andrewjensen.net/how-office-lighting-affects-productivity/
https://qz.com/874627/the-complete-guide-to-noise-canceling-open-offices-and-other-hectic-spaces/



Sunday, 8 January 2017

New Year's Resolutions and Going Pro

Nicki Edgell

The new year brings with it new year's resolutions for many. Whether these are for improved health and fitness or embarkation upon an academic pursuit our resolve is usually to improve aspects of one's life for the better.

Of course there is no particular reason why anyone need wait for the new year in order to make a resolution, but it is traditionally a time when we have such thoughts - the new year marks the end of a previous year (2016 in this case being a year that many have considered a particularly challenging one on a worldwide scale) and presents an opportunity to begin afresh. The timing therefore helps overcome general inertia and procrastination that tends to exist throughout the year when thoughts turn towards new projects. It also represents a reasonable time separation from the difficult to avoid excesses of Christmas making it a natural time to think of abstaining from alcohol, overeating, and beginning a detox for January if that is your area of resolution.
Only a week into the new year many people will be realising their resolutions may have been too ambitious.
But what if your resolutions are proving too difficult to maintain? In such cases don't beat yourself up too much. Be realistic. Don't give up entirely but scale back and rebuild slowly.

The Plank
For example I started an exercise program (something I had been thinking of doing for many months) - this was actually a 4 week/28 day program that promised to change your body in only ten minutes a day. Stupidly I threw myself straight into it and pulled a muscle in my back on the second day forcing me to abstain for a couple of days. I realised the exercises were extremely difficult for a "beginner" but rather than give up completely I am pursuing the program more gradually; for instance instead of holding a "plank" position for the prescribed 2 minutes (!) I aim for 45 seconds and I'll build from there.
Resolutions can often be strengthened if made public or shared with others.
Incidentally it is also easier to follow such objectives with friends and family. Even if others do not join you in your pursuit, make your resolution public. I invited people to join me on facebook so we could share and support each other. To see how we are all getting on please have a look at my post in my Nutrition and Healing facebook group below...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/291408764209136/

Targets and deadlines are particularly useful drivers for achieving goals. I've spoken about the power of 30 day challenges before. But again, if you have been too ambitious it is not the end of the world to readjust. A couple of years ago I attended an excellent self development course where attendees had to set themselves a 90 day plan with objectives. I did not reach my very ambitious objective after 90 days but extended it and subsequently achieved my aim after 180 days.

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Recently I have been reading the War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Pressfield is actually a historical fantasy writer so a lot of the book is written in the context of being a writer, or by extension an artist of some kind, but the philosophies are pretty much applicable to any pursuits. How often do we tell ourselves that we will do this or that, but only once we've done something else or something else has happened? - we will fix the house once we have the money, we will go travelling once our children have left home, I'll be happy once I have a boyfriend, I will write once my summer house is built, I'll travel across America once I've saved for a car, I'll get a new job when I've passed that exam... the list is endless. We put off, delay and procrastinate what we really want to do, because our situation isn't quite right. But guess what, it is never going to be quite right. The secret to pursuing our dreams is to simply start! The great writers and artists did not wait for the perfect environment before they began. The War of Art is all about overcoming such resistance.

Pressfield writes that once a commitment is made to starting, all sorts of things will fall into place - "the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would not otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man would have dreamed would come his way."

But what about waiting for inspiration or your muse or a feeling or a message or epiphany? Don't bother, just get on with it. Put yourself in the position you need to be in order to achieve what you want to do. If you want to write, then get up and sit at your desk and write, every day, religiously, like clockwork.
I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.
Treat it as your professional job. Long before you are making any money from your pursuit go pro, and treat it as your profession. Call yourself a writer. Don't say it's just a hobby. "Fake it 'til you make it" as they say. When classic writer Somerset Maugham was asked if he waited for inspiration before he wrote he answered yes, he did, but luckily he found it happened every morning when he went to work!
Get in, and stay in, the game.
Similarly Woody Allen famously said that "80 percent of success is showing up". If you put yourself in the right place to succeed (ie. you simply show up at the right place at the right time) you are half way there (or 80% the way there according to Woody!).
...and a Mind Map based on the War of Art courtesy http://sunnibrown.com

So, if your new year's resolution is to have more sleep then go to bed earlier. If you want to read more books, then guess what, you've got to put the hours in and read more books (instead of watching TV, facebooking, or going out). If you want to spend more time with your children you've got to cut the office hours and be in a position to be around at home when they are. If you'd like a more intimate relationship with your partner you've got to put yourself in the physical location where this has a chance to happen. If you missed new year's day, just start now, don't wait another year! There are sometimes some short cuts and some tricks you can play on your mind, but more often than not you simply just have to make practical changes, apply some will power, and just do it! Setting yourself reasonable specific goals and deadlines will help.

For details of the highly recommended self development course known as Humans Being More please contact me.

Best wishes for a happy and abundant 2017.

Nicki

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