Posts Tagged "relaxation"

Bizarre Ways to Beat Stress and Unwind

Posted by admin on Oct 27, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Bizarre Ways to Beat Stress and Unwind

Most people know their stress culprits. Issues involving money, balancing work and family, and life’s breakneck speed are all key factors that keep us on edge. How much? According to the 2009 Stress in America survey, published by the American Psychological Association, 24 percent of more than 1,500 adults polled said they’d experienced “high stress” levels during the preceding month. Participants rated their stress as an eight, nine or 10, on a 10-point scale. If tried-and-true anti-stress remedies—more sleep, more exercise and better nutrition—hold no appeal, why not make time...

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How Much ‘Beauty Sleep’ You Really Need

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

How Much ‘Beauty Sleep’ You Really Need

Research shows that not getting enough sleep can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, weight gain, cancer and even your risk of dying prematurely. So why are so many health risks tied to adequate sleep? Well, it’s all about what happens during that crucial downtime, according to Amy Hendel, author of The 4 Habits of Healthy Families. “Your metabolic rate slows down, allowing organs to work less intensively so they have recovery time,” Hendel says. “Thanks to increasing levels of HGH (human growth hormone), your cells have time to replenish, and even...

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Anger Management

Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Anger Management

Everyone feels their anger is justified when they’re actually angry. Equally, we’ve all looked back and realised we may have overreacted. But for some people, anger can become a problem that needs to be addressed. Understanding Anger It’s important to realise several things about anger before you start tackling it. First, anger is a normal process that has allowed humans to evolve and adapt. It isn’t a bad thing in itself, but problems occur if it isn’t managed in the right way. Anger is also a mixture of both emotional and physical changes. A big surge of energy...

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Fast Track to Relaxation

Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Fast Track to Relaxation

Meditation quiets the internal chatter that you probably hear all day. Usually people meditate by sitting quietly and focusing on their breath, a word, or a phrase. Meditation lowers your blood pressure and heart rate and reduces stress. It also reduces the amount of cortisol and other stress hormones your body produces, which may help prevent weight gain. Today, choose one of the forms below and try meditating. At first, try setting a timer or stopwatch for ten minutes, ultimately working your way up to 20 minutes of meditation. Sit comfortably in a quiet place and choose one of the...

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Stress and Women

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Stress and Women

Stress іѕ thе ” wear аnԁ tear” thе body goes through аѕ іt adjusts tο thе constantly varying environment. Anything thаt causes change іn a person’s life causes stress. Stress саn bе small-term (acute) οr long-term (chronic). Acute stress іѕ thе reaction tο аn immediate threat. Thіѕ іѕ commonly known аѕ thе ” fight οr flight” response. Thе threat саn bе аnу situation thаt іѕ seen аѕ a danger. Common small-term stressors include: • noise • crowding • being isolated frοm others • illness • hunger • danger • infection Imagining a...

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