Stress Management Tip: Physical Exercise

December 15th, 2005

Any form of physical exercise can be a great way to reduce stress. By regularly going to a gym, for a run or competing in a team sport, an outlet is created that gives you the opportunity to focus on an enjoyable activity and literally forget about the day to day events that may contribute to stress in your life.

By doing physical exercise the body will inevitably get fitter and stronger. A fit person is less likely to get sick and tired especially during stressful periods. As a person becomes fitter, their self esteem and self worth will naturally increase. This also reduces the likely hood of succumbing to stress and in fact will typically have a better chance of coping with stressful situations.

Competitive forms of exercise can also help reduce stress. Normally, competitive sport will require participants to regularly train, set goals and work in a team. They are also required to learn how to cope with stressful moments during a game as well deal with both victory and defeat. Such activities emulate real life situations and therefore will help you to deal with the challenges that life may bring you.

Some physical exercises which involve repetitive movement, such as running or riding a bike, can have a meditative effect bringing on change in your the state of consciousness. Like any other form of Meditation, the result is usually an increase in mental alertness and feeling calm yet more alive.

On an �etheric� level, it is believed that physical exercise has a cleansing affect on the energy body. All the dirty energy that contributes to stress is automatically expelled during physical activity. The energy body will naturally replace this with fresh energy freely available in the air and the earth.

About the author

David Tomaselli is the creator of the Wholistic Development Exchange. The Wholistic Development Exchange is a web site focusing on Stress Management. Here you can access frequently updated tips, news and resources on how to reduce stress and manage stress.

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Try Reading This In Between Headaches - It May Help

December 7th, 2005

If you get frequent Headaches and Migraines, there is however something you should consider right up front and chances are it will work for you just like it has worked for many others � food Allergies!

When searching for natural headache relief � begin with prevention and start with food Allergies. Of course, if your Headaches have been caused by physical trauma, then skip to the last few paragraphs for some of our other natural headache relief suggestions.

Food Allergies

According to many health professionals, food Allergies and hypoglycaemia are the major cause of Headaches. In fact they are the primary cause of Migraines and Sinus Headaches can often be caused by Allergies to pollen and milk products.

In order to find out the allergy, best to see a health care professional and keep a food diary to help you determine the foods that may act as triggers. Wheat and dairy are the logical starting points.

Instead of waiting for a headache, take your pulse after eating separate foods at the15, 30 and 60 minutes after you eat a single food item. An elevated pulse rate of more than 10 beats is an indicator you are allergic to that food and this could be the cause of your headache.

Foods to Avoid

In addition to the foods you may have an allergy to, you should also avoid simple carbohydrates and caffeine � consume more protein instead.

Drink Plenty of Water

Always make sure you are well hydrated. Many Headaches can develop through dehydration and most people do not drink enough water.

Massage & Acupressure

Gentle massage of the neck, shoulders and near the affected area can be beneficial � get a professional to show you (and your partner) where to massage. Certain Acupressure points may bring about almost instant relief.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is particularly successful for Chronic Pain relief and is definitely worth trying.

Exercise

A moderate amount of exercise may be very helpful � particularly for persistent and mild Headaches. When you exercise, the body produces natural pain killers called endorphins. Stress reduction from exercising is also a factor in natural headache relief.

Aromatherapy

The most frequently used oils for natural headache relief include � Grapefruit, Lavender, Marjoram, Basil, Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus Radiata, Melissa, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Helichrysum and Ylang Ylang. The oils can be inhaled, massaged, used as a rub or in a cold compress or added to a bath.

Supplements and Nutrition

Reduce your intake of sugar, simple carbohydrates, caffeine and fried foods and increase your protein intake.

Supplement Recommendations:

About the author

Paul Newland is a health writer, sports training consultant and martial arts instructor and runs the Global-Longevity.com website. He is the author of numerous health information books and guides, including the Wellness Report, The Ultimate Antioxidant Report, The Selenium Report, The Ultimate Nutrient Guide and The Essential Fatty Acid Report and The Ultimate Sports Nutrition Guide - available Free (for a limited time) through Global-Longevity.com

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Stress Management: 10 Tips For Working Mothers

December 6th, 2005

In my practice as a Hypnotherapist, I have many clients who come to me for stress management. Many of those clients are working mothers who fret about the demands on their time: children, husband or partner, paid work and unpaid household chores all pull these women in different directions.

The day-to-day, constant small stressors leave them inadequate physical and emotional resources to deal with life’s BIG stressors, such as personal and family health issues, financial worries, etc. Frequently, these women lose any sense that they are entitled to some “me” time, and therein lies part of the solution to stress relief.

Typically, one of the things that I teach these clients is Self-Hypnosis. There are quite a few Self-Hypnosis techniques that anyone can learn in order to manage stress. But I also give my clients many practical tips to give themselves some stress relief.

Here are 10 tips for stress management that I frequently recommend:

  1. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Our bodies do so much restorative work while we sleep, and it’s harder to deal with emotional and physical stress when we don’t have enough sleep. Additionally, nights of uninterrupted sleep are better than nights of interrupted sleep. So if you have very young children who wake you up each night (for feedings, diaper changes, etc.), try to share those duties with your husband or partner so that you get some nights of uninterrupted sleep. And don’t feel guilty about napping when you get the chance! The energetic demands on your body as a woman juggling numerous roles are enormous. The more you can cater to those energetic needs, the more resources you will have for dealing with life’s annoyances and real stressors.

  2. Prioritize and organize errands to minimize the running around time you have to do. You may need to plan a “route” that takes you to the post office, the dry cleaners, etc. once a week. And don’t fret if you forget to bring something with you � 99% of the time, it can wait until your next trip. Also, minimize the number of times you go to the supermarket by stocking up during fewer trips.

  3. Take 10 to 15 minutes each day to just sit by yourself and let your mind float. Turn the phones off, if possible. You can also listen to a relaxation CD or a CD of your favorite music. Don’t stress if you can’t achieve the “quiet mind” Buddhist monks can achieve. Just giving yourself some “down time” each day is a very important stress management strategy. Treat this down time like you would treat brushing your teeth � as something you wouldn’t dream of skipping! You don’t have to necessarily do it at the same time each day, as long as you do it. Don’t feel guilty about giving yourself this time. Not only do you deserve it, it will keep you emotionally and physically healthier and better able to give yourself some stress relief.

  4. In the back of your mind, keep some sort of mental scale for judging how stressful something is. I typically tell clients to think of some minor annoyance, and then think of the worst thing imaginable (or at least something truly BIG and stressful), and put each thing on opposite ends of the scale. Then when you feel stressed, ask yourself which end of the scale the stressor is closer to. Most things fall much closer to the minor annoyance end of the scale, and this helps keep things in perspective. Perspective is a crucial tool for stress management.

  5. Keep in mind a sense of your physical and emotional energetic resources as a discrete quantity. No one is a superhuman; everyone has limits. When you feel stressed about something, or have the urge to react to something, ask yourself, “Is this worth spending my life’s energy on?”. Very often, the answer is “No,” and you can move on without wasting your time and energy on something that doesn’t amount to much.

  6. Learn the art of limited procrastination. For example, if a letter from your insurance company arrives in the mail, and it tells you your car insurance premium is going up 300% in 60 days, put the letter aside. Very often, these sorts of things resolve themselves or become moot. You might get a letter in 3 days that says, “Whoops! We made a mistake!” and you would have gotten stressed over nothing. Obviously, you don’t want to procrastinate about everything, because that can lead to more stress. But when something seems to demand your immediate attention, let it “age” for a couple of days. Or hand it to your husband, partner or other trusted person to take care of it. Stress management is made easier when we are willing to let others help us. There�s no need to be Super Woman!

  7. Plan nights out with your husband or partner or friend, so you two can have adult time together. Do this once a week or once every two weeks � whatever works for you. Then you have something special to look forward to, which makes it easier to deal with minor stresses and the endless demands on your time.

  8. Give your current work schedule some thought. You may ultimately decide that you want to keep or that you must keep your work schedule the same, but at least you will have given it some thought with regard to what’s healthiest for you to do at this time in your life. Sometimes we get caught up in the routine of everyday life, and we don�t always take the time to consider whether this routine is the optimal one for us. When we engage in stress management strategies, we need to consider all aspects of our lives, including those that seem more or less set in stone, such as our work situation.

  9. Humor is a wonderful tool for stress management. Get some funny DVDs (movies, animated TV shows, etc.) that you, alone or with someone else, can watch in small chunks of time.

  10. Exercise is also great for stress relief. It�s a good way to blow off steam and get endorphins (feel-good hormones) flowing. If your life is so frantic that you hardly have time to think, no less exercise, just keep it in mind or start in small ways right now. Some of my clients build a library of exercise DVDs, which are great, because most of the DVDs have small segments (15 to 20 minutes) that can be done without taking a big chunk out of your day. Some of my other clients take a Yoga class or a Pilates class once a week, and it gives them something to look forward to. Exercise should be something you do as part of your overall �taking care of me� strategy.

If you implement some or all of these stress management tips, you will find that your day-to-day stress level can be significantly reduced. That will leave you with the maximum resources for dealing with life’s “big stressors.”

About the author

Loretta Sernekos, Ph.D., is a Certified Hypnotherapist in private practice in Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. You can visit her hypnosis practice website at http://sghypnosis.com for more information and audio podcasts.

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Treating Headaches With Herbs

November 26th, 2005

Headache Tea

Pour 2 cups boiling water over 3 tablespoons dried primrose flowers and leaves. Let stand, covered, about 15 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Drink warm or hot. Use 1 heaping Tsp of dried Chamomile flowers for each cup of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey.

Hangover Compress:

1 d. Peppermint oil * 1 d. Rosewood oil * 1 d. Lavender oil: on a cool, wet rag. Apply to temples for ten minutes.

Hangover Bath:

3 d. Rosemary oil * 3 d. Rosewood oil.

Headache Inhalant:

1 d. Rose oil * 1 d. Basil oil * 1 d. Orange oil * 1 d. Rosemary oil.

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Yoga For The Beginner

November 2nd, 2005

One of the amazing things about Yoga is that despite the great benefits that it produces, it requires no costs. There is not specific Yoga training equipment that one has to use in order to obtain the desired results and there is no such thing as the perfect environment required for practicing Yoga.

All this is a direct consequence of the fact that Yoga is, more than a practice, a state of mind and a life style. That is why your will, as well as your believes and attitudes towards this philosophical path are all that actually matter. Moreover, a balanced and healthy diet, based on natural food, is a key issue for preparing yourself for your first Yoga session. What we eat can strongly affect both our mind and our soul, so it is crucial to mind what we eat.

Even though you do not need a specially designed place for performing your Yoga class, make sure, when electing the room where you will be holding the class, to choose a place as far away from distractions - such as radio, street noise, TV - as possible. The place also needs to be clean and quite and, if possible, ventilated. A Blanket is the accessory that you absolutely need in order to gain comfort when carrying out the exercises and the Meditation, as they are performed in either sitting or lying positions, but, however, a towel or a mat, could work, as well.

In what concerns the clothes you are supposed to wear, try to select something very comfortable and loose, such as training suits, Sweat pants and a t-shirt, shorts or loose pajamas. Some people would rather wear no clothes at all, but, nevertheless, most practitioners put something on, especially if the Yoga session is not private.

It is also highly recommended to have an empty stomach, before starting your Yoga exercises. As a general rule, one or two hours after a main meal is the ideal time for practicing Yoga. As breathing is a key element in Yoga training, do not forget to also clean your nostrils and your throat.

In case you have not decided which could represent the best moment of the day for carrying out your Yoga session, you have to know that both morning and evening practices can result very beneficial to your body and mind. Thus, performing the exercises in the morning can contribute to your good shape for the whole day, as it improves your vitality level. On the other hand, evening Yoga practices helps inducing a restful and peaceful sleep.

Your Yoga session should not exhaust you. Do not hesitate to take a break, when you feel tired. Actually, short breaks are common, between difficult exercises. Keep in mind that as little as 15 minutes of correct Yoga practice can produce marvelous results on your body and mind.

As a final idea, try to remember that the most important thing, when practicing Yoga, is your attitude and your desire to discover the incredible sensations and experiences this ancient philosophy can provide.

About the Author

Sandra is a certified Yoga instructor who teaches 6 classes in the greater San Francisco area. Her blog can be read HERE.

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Stress Management Tip: Progressive Relaxation

October 27th, 2005

Negative thoughts and feelings can significantly contribute to the Tension we experience in our bodies. Most of the time we are unaware of the Tension in our bodies until it manifests as a physical condition such as muscle tightness in the body, Headaches and even stomach ulcers. Progressive relaxation serves as a great way relax the body at the first sign of Tension.

Progressive relaxation involves systematically tensing and relaxing various groups of muscles in an orderly sequence. By regularly practicing this technique, you can train yourself to recognize the feelings associated with tensed and relaxed muscles. Recognizing the Tension or stress in your body at an early stage gives you the opportunity to stop it before it becomes a major physical problem.

When performing the progressive relaxation technique it important to follow the following guide lines

* Do this technique in a quiet room where no one can interrupt you
* Sit on a comfortable chair, couch, recliner or lie on a bed
* Allocate around 10-15 minutes every day as your scheduled time for this technique
* Note the sensations you experience tensing and relaxing the various muscle groups

Start off by closing your eyes and taking a few deep breaths for one minute. Then start progressive tensing and relaxing the various muscle groups. The sequence of muscles varies slightly depending on how much time you have however the general order is as follows:

* Toes
* Knees
* Entire right leg
* Entire left leg
* Right hand
* Right forearm and hand
* Entire right arm
* Left hand
* Left forearm and hand
* Entire left arm
* Abdomen
* Chest
* Neck and shoulders
* Face

At the end you should be feeling quite relaxed. Keep your eyes closed and breathe in deeply. Slowly start moving your fingers and wriggling your toes. Breathe in deeply again and stretch gently. Then breathe in deeply one more time and open your eyes.

NOTE: because this technique involves deliberate tensing of muscles, it is important to check with your physician if you have any medical history of muscle problems.

About the author

David Tomaselli is the creator of the Wholistic Development Exchange. The Wholistic Development Exchange is a web site focusing on Stress Management. Here you can access frequently updated tips, news and resources on how to reduce stress and manage stress.

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Stress Management Tip: Stretching

October 20th, 2005

When we feel stressed, our muscles tense up and relaxation becomes difficult. One way to combat muscle Tension and become more relaxed is by stretching. Stretching exercises loosen up stiff, tense muscles and help get the knots out of muscles. The Beauty of stretching is that you don’t need equipment or a large space.

A good stretching routine is one that can be done in five minutes regularly once or twice a day. While a comprehensive routine may cover most parts of your body a basic stretch routine should include at minimum your arms, legs, and back. Here are some basic stretches to try:

Arm Stretch - Raise your arms above your head, fingers interlaced, palms facing up. Push up as far as you can. Hold for 15 seconds. Relax. Repeat 3 times.

Back Stretch 1 - Lying on the floor, pull your knees into your chest and clasp your hands under your knees. Gently press your hips to the floor. Hold for 15 seconds. Relax. Repeat 3 times.

Back Stretch 2 - Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Keeping your back flat on the floor, rotate your hips to the left, lowering your legs down to the floor until a gentle stretch is felt. Hold for 15 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat on other side

Leg Stretch 1 Ham String: Sit down with your legs straight out in front of you. Reach forward with your hands as far as is comfortable (touch your toes if you can) and hold the stretch for 15 seconds.

Leg Stretch 2 Quad: Do this stretch standing up, using a chair or the wall for balance. Lift one leg behind you and grasp it with your hand. Pull the leg up toward your butt, keeping your knees even with each other and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat for each leg.

Leg Stretch 3 Calf: Put your arms on a wall like you’re about to get frisked. Place one leg forward and the other leg back. Shift your weight to the back leg and press against the wall until you feel the stretch in your calf and hold for 15 seconds. Switch legs and stretch again.

We all lead busy lives and may find it difficult to make time for stretching so it is important to stick with a routine that doesn�t take a long time to do. By stretching regularly, you’ll increase the flow of blood and nutrients to the cells of your body. It reduces mental and physical stress, Tension and Anxiety, promotes good sleep, lowers blood pressure and slows down your heart rate. When you do manage to have a little bit of time for yourself, try some stretching!

NOTE - If you have a medical condition, please check with your doctor before doing any type of exercise.

About the author

David Tomaselli is the creator of the Wholistic Development Exchange. The Wholistic Development Exchange is a web site focusing on Stress Management. Here you can access frequently updated tips, news and resources on how to reduce stress and manage stress.

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Yoga: For Mind And Body Improvements

October 11th, 2005

Many studies have been conducted to determine which areas will benefit from an extended practice of Yoga. Yoga practitioners are most likely to see improvements in the areas of physiology, psychology, and biochemistry.

Furthermore, practitioners of Yoga speak of a unification of the body, mind and spirit achieved through the practice of Yoga exercises and breathing techniques. But, of course, that is a bit difficult to test scientifically.

Yoga Is An Ancient Way of Life

Yoga is not a recent development. It has been practiced for thousands of years, during which time people have greatly benefited from it. 1 of the fundamental beliefs shared by yogis is that the mind and the body are a unified system, which in a proper environment, can find harmony and self-healing.

Demonstrated Health Benefits

Many doctors consider Yoga to have therapeutic results, and recommend it for several illnesses and conditions, mainly related to the nervous system.

From the physiological point of view, extended Yoga practice can benefit: - pulse rate - respiratory problems - blood pressure dysfunctions - help stabilize the nervous system - gastrointestinal functions - endocrine function - the range of motion in joints - Endurance - energy level - immunity to diseases - Cardiovascular efficiency - improve eye-hand coordination - reaction time - dexterity - depth perception - sleep - etc.

Yoga�s psychological benefits include: - enhanced somatic and kinesthetic awareness - self-acceptance - self-actualization - social skills - well-being - Concentration - memory - attention - mood - learning efficiency - and more

As for the biochemical benefits of Yoga, tests have shown improvements in: - glucose - sodium - Cholesterol - total white blood cell count - Vitamin C - total serum protein - hemoglobin.

Deep Organ and Joint Stimulation

Various studies revealed that Yoga exercises are extremely effective at increasing joint flexibility, and at lubricating and strengthening the joints, ligaments and tendons. Another interesting finding is that Yoga is one of the very few forms of exercise capable of massaging all the internal organs and glands. This includes organs that are rarely stimulated, such as the prostate. The stimulation and massaging of the internal organs proves to be extremely beneficial for health.

Elimination of Toxins

These ancient and efficient Yoga techniques also provide a thorough Detoxification of the body. Stretching the muscles and performing a complete Yoga workout acts as a massage, thereby ensuring the optimal blood supply to every organ. Consequently, Toxins are eliminated from the body and certain undesired processes, such as aging, are delayed.

All of these remarkable health benefits are available from Yoga practice. What are you waiting for? Let’s go find a Yoga school!

About the author

Ron King is a full-time researcher, writer, and web developer. Visit Yoga4U Now to learn more about this fascinating and healthful hobby.

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7 Easy Remedies to Soothe Nighttime Heartburn and Indigestion

October 2nd, 2005

Who hasn’t bolted upright in the night, awakened by a sudden and terrible burning sensation in the pit of their stomach? Whether you indulged in some overly spicy chili, or overdid it on those late-night leftovers, these quick Heartburn remedies will soothe your fiery stomach and help you get back to sleep!

  1. The first thing you’ll want to do when you’re awakened by Heartburn pain, is to stand up. This helps keep the acid at Bay while you go and get a full glass of cool water.

  2. Drink the whole glass of water, and follow it with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and half a glass of water. Be careful though, if you have High Blood Pressure or are Pregnant, this can cause Water Retention or increase your blood pressure.

  3. DON’T drink milk or suck on mints to relieve Heartburn. Milk might feel nice and cool going down, but it actually contains fats and Proteins that cause your stomach to secrete MORE acid and make your Heartburn worse! Mints, while they may feel soothing, actually relax the small valve between your esophagus and stomach, whose purpose it is to actually KEEP acid at Bay! When this valve is relaxed, more acid can seep up and aggravate Heartburn symptoms!

  4. This is going to sound strange, but downing a teaspoon of vinegar can help soothe Heartburn immediately! Why give your stomach MORE acid when it already seems to have enough, you ask? Sometimes, Heartburn is caused as a result of too little acid, and vinegar helps quell Indigestion by giving your stomach a little extra “juice” (no pun intended!) to do its job!

  5. Certain foods can cause nighttime Heartburn, including: soda pop or beverages with caffeine (which you shouldn’t be drinking before bed anyway!), alcohol, Garlic, chocolate (sorry!), citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato-based products. Avoiding these types of food can help ease your Indigestion if you frequently find yourself awakened with that intolerable burning!

  6. Eating a banana each day works like an antacid to soothe Heartburn. If you’re already stricken with Indigestion, eating pineapple or papaya (or drinking the juice) can help settle your stomach naturally. Some people also claim that eating a teaspoon of Mustard (yuck!) can work immediately.

  7. Avoid eating at least two hours before you go to sleep. Those late night snacks can keep your stomach busy all night and prevent you from easing into a deep, restful sleep. You may also find that sleeping on your left side or sleeping at a somewhat upright angle can keep acid down where it belongs.

If you are awakened by Heartburn on a regular basis, or the pain is severe, or if you have Heartburn with vomiting, you’ll want to consult your doctor immediately as it may be a sign of a more serious condition such as an ulcer. Above all, avoid spicy, fatty and caffeine-containing foods before bed, and you should be able to drift off to sleep easily.

About the Author

Sick and tired of being Sick and Tired, Nettie Mae quit her 3rd shift factory job. To see what keeps her going, visit http://www.frutavida4u.com/nettiemae/.

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