Meditation is a favorite stress buster for some people. Getting away from the everyday hassles of the world and turning your thoughts inward is a great stress buster. Meditation helps you see the objectivity in your own life and thoughts in a detached manner. Meditation is proven to reduce anxiety, work related stress and blood pressure, too. There are many meditation techniques, but here is a common one that is simple: • Sit quietly and comfortably in a place where you will not be disturbed. • Focus your attention on your breathing. • Feel the breath as it comes into your nose. . . . and when it goes out. • Other thoughts will enter your mind. Just observe them and let them go. Return your attention to your breath. Start practicing meditation for five to 10 minutes
Have you ever wondered what is causing your stress? A slow buildup of everyday annoyances: a dead car battery, traffic jam, buttons that pop off your clothes as you are going to an important meeting. It’s the little things that get under your skin. Is it a tight schedule and seemingly insurmountable problems? Bills to pay, a boss to please, a colicky baby to pacify? Juggling many roles is a main cause of stress. Maybe it’s positive and negative life changes, from the joy of a wedding to the loss of a spouse, from the exhilaration of a job promotion to sadness at moving away from old friends. Perhaps the cause of your stress is inner conflict. Anger with your boss actually may be old anger against a parent bubbling to the surface. If you can recognize a pattern from the past, th
To take control of your health may seem like an unambiguous objective, yet is possible. It is conspicuously evident from so much confirmation and research that health relies upon daily nourishment. Although, it is not as simple to do as you may think it may be, and this is where the main issue lies. The consistency of assortment of things our body needs every day is not accessible in our lifestyle, in a typical eating regimen and when all is said finally the way we eat. Our health is easily identified with what we do or don't do. When we are not paying attention to or being mindful of our health daily, our health will end up limited, particularly as we age. We have every one of the choices to help bring down the danger of continuous illnesses. However, many people don't know, or j...
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Two out of three people are overweight. The primary cause is that we eat more and exercise less. There is no doubt that the more advances we make that enhance our lifestyle the heavier we become. Wait a minute! What about all those low-fat foods that we eat now? How come I reduced fat in my diet but I’m still gaining weight? It’s a simple answer. A few years ago we all became aware of the detrimental effects of fat in our diet. What did we do? We began to concentrate on lowering cholesterol and taking fat out of our diets. This is a good thing. However, The National Center for Health Statistics studied eating habits of 8,260 adult American between 1988 and 1991. Their research showed that Americans had significantly reduced their fat intake but still packed on the pou
Well, it’s that time of year again – the holiday shopping season is in full force. Have you thought about what you are going to give those people on your “hard to shop for” list? Instead of another tie for your dad or music CD for your sister, why don’t you give them a truly unique and invaluable gift? Give them the gift of improved health and fitness. The gift of fitness is something that you can give to virtually everybody on your shopping list -- from your parents, to your spouse, a friend, your siblings, an employee or co-worker, even your children. And it’s a gift that is invaluable. After all, who doesn’t want to look better, feel better, and be healthier? And, it’s a gift that you can truly feel proud to give. When you give someone the gift of fitness, you are helpin
This tip has been shared by one of our fans! Enjoy! If you have tried every diet on the planet, every exercise program from the latest fitness guru and repeatedly failed to achieve your weight loss goals you probably need a “check up from the neck up.” Successful weight loss doesn’t just happen. It took more than a few days to reach the point where you are at right now. Give yourself a break and expect it to take awhile before you see measurable results. Take a leap of faith and follow some basic principles. Begin with your “self talk.” This is the conversation that runs through your brain continuously. What kind of conversation do you have with your self talk? What type of negative self talk has kept you from reaching your goals in the past? If you had a chance to do