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A healthy work from home routine part 1 🏚️

These days a lot of people find themselves working from home. Maybe there are even kids playing around your desk. This new situation can give a fresh impulse to your routine. So let’s immediately kick-off with integrating some healthy habits.

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Your personal habit FAQ⏳

In our blogs the last two weeks, we went through the FAQ we received about habit formation and the habit formation process. This week we go through four questions you can ask yourself frequently to be super-efficient when forming habits.

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FAQ of habit formation part II⏳

We hope you enjoyed our first FAQ sessions and shared the insights with your friends and colleagues. Based on our FAQ part 1, we received some additional questions that might be relevant for your journey towards the NewU.

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FAQ of habit formation part 1⏳

On your way to becoming the NewU, some questions might arise about habit-formation. We receive a lot of questions regarding health, habit-formation and how to create more healthy habits. In the upcoming three weeks, we wanted to share with you the most frequently asked questions regarding healthy habits to help you along your way to becoming the NewU.

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The benefits of laughter😆

Do you recognize the shift from being stressed or focused to all of a sudden feeling relaxed, energized and ready to take over the world after something funny happens? In this newsletter, we explore the wonderful world of laughter. 

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Journal like a Roman emperor👑

Do you enjoy journaling just like us? One of the most influential books we have read is called Meditations by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. The book is a journal in which Marcus reflects on his life. Journaling is a powerful habit. It helps you to keep a positive mindset and reflect on your habits. Have you ever wanted to start journaling? Do it like a Roman emperor with these three tips.

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Improve your sleeping rhythm🛌

With the winter coming closer and closer, the temperatures are dropping, and the sun setting earlier, you might feel that your sleeping rhythm is also adjusting to the new season. To ensure your sleeping rhythm gives you the most health benefits, we wanted to provide you with the two essential determinants of a healthy sleep rhythm.

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NewU inside🚀

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of NewU?

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Healthy habits for at the office🍎

Healthy habits are the building blocks of powerful routines. In an earlier post, we showed you how to create a healthy morning routine to kickstart the day and a routine to sleep like a baby. However, we never showed you some great habits to do during office hours. 

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Stoptober on NewU🚭

In October, there is, in the Netherlands, a massive campaign to help people quit smoking. If you ever tried to quit smoking, you might have experienced how hard it can be. Research has shown that on average, it takes seven serious attempts before you quit smoking, A shockingly high number! However, if you want to quit smoking, you can do things to increase the chance of success!

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Our personal habits for this month🚀

With all these tips, tricks, and suggestions from us, you might think that we have already mastered the habit-formation game. But, unfortunately, this is not the case… Like you, we have new healthy habits we want to incorporate and some unhealthy habits we want to get rid of. Curious about what habits we are focussing on this month?

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Pimp your ride on the road to the NewU 🏎️

As a kid, everything to you is unknown. The mini U had the drive to go out and explore the world. That curiosity makes us meet our friends, stick our tongue to a frozen lamppost and set our first steps. That curious mindset is innate to us; it serves as a mechanism to survival, and it's highly effective. For changing habits, there also exists a highly effective mindset. We wanted to share our perspective on the two most essential mindset skills to master to become a guru at habit-formation.

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The ultimate habit formation playlist🎶

Did you know music can be a fantastic motivator and energizer? Just like us, you probably like to listen to music when working out. Music, especially uplifting music, can boost your arousal and thereby get you in the right zone to take action, do sports or motivate you to make healthy choices.

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The ultimate habit-recipe🍽️

We're all familiar with this. We have a new habit that we want to make part of our lifestyle. It could be something like running 5 km every week, eating fruit every day or doing some relaxing meditation before sleep. However, for some reason, you do not seem to be able to stick to it, and you don't know why! Well...most of the time, this is due to a wrong approach. So let's look at the proper way to create habits!

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The power of intention🔥

You have this big goal in your mind. Even if it’s not formulated concretely, you have a vision of how you would like to feel, look or act. To achieve your big goal, you need to become the master of your habits. This technique will give you the power to change the more challenging habits.

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Kickstart your day with a solid morning routine🚀

As you are aware, the morning is the most important part of the day! It sets the standard and ignites a chain reaction of good habits. Below three habits are listed that you could integrate into your morning routine to kickstart your day and become the NewU! 

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The power of your evening routine😴

Do you know that feeling of refreshment when you wake up in the morning? That is a great feeling, right? But sometimes falling asleep can be difficult. Having a healthy routine before bedtime will help you to unwind and fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper. Here are three tips that will help you with that.

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Fun fact: Reading can reduce stress and improve mental well-being📖

Are you, like us, the type of person that loves reading books? Then we have some fantastic news for you! Have you ever wondered why it is that every time you read something you feel more relaxed? 

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Fit throughout the summer! 👟

Awesome, it's summertime! Time to put your feet up and enjoy the sunshine. How do you spend your summertime? For some, it is reading some great novels, for others, a vacation, and for most, it's spending a lot of time with friends and family. 

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Work-life balance⚖️

Working from home has a lot of advantages! You have more time to work out, control what you eat, and have a chance to spend some extra time in bed...🥱. However, working from home also has the risk of losing your work-life balance. With these two tips, you can keep on enjoying the advantages of working from home without losing your balance.

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Guided meditations & breathing exercises on NewU🧘‍♀️

Last year was a long and hectic year for all of us. With the summer approaching, we have a little bit more time for ourselves. This is the ideal time to unwind and calm down by practising meditation. 

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The overwhelming benefits of a power nap😴

Have you or your colleagues ever want to do a power nap at work? It is about to be a long day. You woke up early and worked hard during the day. Around noon you start to feel tired. Your eyes are becoming heavier and you feel an urge to rest for a bit. You start wondering, should I take a quick power nap?

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The heroic sitting posture🪑

You have been working hard all day behind your screen, you stand up to grab a cup of coffee and all of a sudden you feel a small pain in your neck and back. Remember what your mom told you as a kid? “You need to sit straight”, “ be aware of how you sit” or “make sure to have a good working posture”. But what is a good posture actually and why is it important?

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Walking on sunshine☀️

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather last week! As entrepreneurs, we know how hard it can be to spend enough time outside. You’re working hard, sitting or standing behind your desk, while outside, a clear sky appears with a bright sun in the background. We have good news for you! A 30 min walk in the sunshine is one of the most effective ways to boost your mental and physical health! With the summer approaching, this is the perfect reason to take an extra break, boost your vitamin D levels, get moving and enjoy the sun.

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The power of a hot shower🔥

In our NewU Inside article from last week, we showed you the effects of cold showers on your performance. If you're not convinced to use cold showers, we have good news for you! Hot showers (or hot baths) also have health benefits!

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Cold shower: healthy or overhyped?🥶

A cold shower... probably something you only think of during a scorching summer day. However, taking a cold shower is becoming more and more popular. You probably have seen or heard it somewhere; taking a cold shower is healthy. But is this the case?

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Making your environment work to your advantage🍭

Did you know that your environment has a substantial influence on your behavior? Do you recognize this? It is four o'clock in the afternoon, you worked hard all day and started to feel hungry. You look around and see a big candy jar on your desk. Before you know it, the candy is transferred from the jar into your mouth. 

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Our most popular habit to date💧

We hope you are doing well and that you are well on your way to becoming the NewU! As you probably know, we have over 250 scientifically verified habits on NewU.

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Is blue light bad for your sleep?🛏️😴

You might have read or heard somewhere that it is best for the quality of your sleep to stop watching movies when you're lying in bed and stop using your phone an hour before going to bed. Is this true, and why is this the case?

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Learn how to read labels and learn to identify healthy snacks🥦

Have you ever experienced standing in front of the shelves in the supermarket wondering if the food you had your eye on was healthy or not? We all know that high-quality food is more nutritious than low-quality food, but how do you recognize high-quality food? With these tips, you can be sure that you always choose healthy food.

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Tips & tricks to become a master of your motivation⚙️

We all know the moment. You stated your goal; you want to run a marathon, lose weight, or work out more. You got off with a good start and already trained four times last week. Fantastic! But then the inevitable happens… your mind starts playing tricks on you and starts convincing you not to follow up on your habit. This is very normal. To help you become a master of your habits and motivation, you can use these three tips that help you stay motivated and reach your goals!

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Feel happy & positive🎉🌞

Happy and relaxing moments are extremely important to have and are of course good for your health. With these three tips, you can keep the happy & positive feelings up after the weekend.

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How to improve your sleep rhythm?💤

With the summertime approaching and the days becoming longer it can be a bit harder to find a steady sleeping rhythm. A good sleep rhythm enables you to fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper which boosts your energy and happiness during the day. With these three steps, you can establish a blissful sleep rhythm.

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Skyrocket your health with goal setting🚀🎯

We hope you’re doing well and are on your track to becoming the NewU! Changing your habits is not rocket science.🚀 Yes, that’s right..! Changing your habits is more about following the right sequence of steps. The first step to change your habits is setting a goal that motivates you. These three tips will help you set inspiring and actionable goals...

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Myth or fact: Are power naps the real deal?💤🥱

It is a long day, you woke up early and around noon you start to feel tired. You start wondering, should I take a quick power nap?

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Productivity booster🚀📚

How to boost your productivity in the era of distraction?

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Slow down and relax with a calming evening routine🍎🏃‍♀️

In line with our three tips from last week on building a morning routine to kickstart your day, we also want to give you three habits that help you create a calm & relaxing evening routine. A peaceful & relaxing evening routine helps you cool-down after an intense day and allows you to become the NewU.

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A morning routine to kickstart your day🚀🍎

The morning is one of the essential parts of the day! Having a good morning routine sets the standard for the day and ignites a chain reaction of good habits. Below we have listed three habits that you could integrate into your morning routine to kickstart your day and become the NewU!

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A look inside NewU with NewU Inside🔎🚀

We wanted to share with you our developments and improvements of NewU during the last month! In our latest NewU Inside article, we share the growth of our team, our latest developments, updates and newest partnerships!

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Myth or fact: Does it take 21 days to build a new habit?🍎🚀

It is a popular saying that creating healthy habits takes 21 days. How did this originate? There was a doctor named Maxwell Maltz. He discovered that after surgery, it took his patients roughly 21 days to adapt to their new self-image. This was interpreted by the public that forming a habit takes 21 days.

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Is coffee healthy? ☕

A warm cup of coffee in the early morning can be an enormous pleasure. But is it a healthy one…? It is scientifically proven that caffeine consumption, in a moderate dosage of max 400 mg per day (± 4 cups of coffee), can improve short-term mental and physical performance. Caffeine also has a positive impact on performance during a period of sleep deprivation.☕

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How to stay calm & relaxed in a noisy world!🧘🏽‍♀️🍎

Life is a wonderful adventure. However, in these fast-changing times, it can sometimes be difficult to find your time to relax. To help you better detach and boost your happiness, we would love to share with your three tips from NewU that help you stress less & relax.🧘🏽‍♀️🍎

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Staying active during the lockdown🏃🏼‍♀️💪

World-wide the lockdown has been prolonged or re-integrated. These 3 tips will help you to stay active during these unconventional times and will help you to feel physically and mentally fit! 🏃🏼‍♀️💪

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