The idea this week is to use a 21st century tool most of us carry with us most of the time - a smart phone - to take pictures upside down, from down low, sideways, through objects and off reflective surfaces such as puddles. The science here is to challenge and see what else we can see by changing our perspectives.
Whilst your family might not thank you for belting out your favourite tunes in the shower, or whilst hoovering or whilst dancing at a party after a little too much fizz, you go on ahead - you are doing great things for your immune system and adding to your oxytocin reserves.
Research does shows that drinking beet juice may help. In a 2015 study 250ml (a big glass of wine size) of beet juice daily was found to lower high blood pressure and over a 4 week period participants in the study were shown to have significantly reduced their blood pressure levels - and had improved the function of the inner lining of blood vessels.
Each night before you go to bed, get a pint of water and put it by your bedside. This is not to drink during the night (so you might need 2 glasses if you sip during the night). This pint is especially and exclusively to drink first thing in the morning when you wake up.
This idea is so simple, it’s hard to believe it can do so much good. But before we get into the science of why, in this case, simple is sensational, let’s talk about why it’s good to be prepared.