Sleep talking is normal and medically, it is harmless. But, the embarrassment of being a sleep talker may make you feel uncomfortable. Because of your sleep talking, you may hesitate to share your room with others, thinking of the disturbance you may create. In the process, you may become a[.....]
As mental stress is very common, it's always good to have a creative approach to deal with it. Use of creative art, especially coloring has great potential in reducing our stress level. Adult coloring books are latest trends and many physicians are using it therapeutically for improving mental health. Coloring is an alternative to meditation, has intellectual benefits, and is portable.
In moments of stress, breathe deeply, take a few minutes off and go for a walk or conjure a happy memory, or jot down your thoughts. If it's overwhelming, go on a vacation or, at least, get a pedicure or massage. If you can't do either, talk to a friend. Eat healthy and do exercise or yoga and pranayama daily. Listen to relaxing music and try aromatherapy before a mandatory 8-hour sleep every night.
Jumping rope will make your heart stronger while lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. This can reduce your risk of heart disease and prevent heart attacks and strokes. You’ll also be able to shrink fat cells and promote weight loss. This activity will also strengthen your muscles and peak bone mass, a factor for avoiding osteoporosis and injuries. You’ll even feel less stressed thanks to jumping rope’s ability to relieve stress.
Bathroom plants are not just for decoration. They also absorb organic air pollutants emitted by household stuff like cooking fuel or detergents. The top choices are spider plant, peace lily, and aloe vera which remove carbon monoxide, benzene, and formaldehyde, respectively, from the air. Other options are Boston ferns and orchids. All 5 require low light, high humidity, and minimal care.
Working out regularly and staying in shape has gained more popularity than ever before. With offices creating dedicated areas for fitness, people make use of the gym facilities either in the morning before work or in the evening after work. But, the question that remains is when is the best[.....]
Running regularly for even 30 mins a day improves the body's response to stress. It counters the ill effects of cortisol with the mood-boosting endorphins. As a result, you feel refreshed, relaxed, and happy after a run. The endorphins also reduce your perception of pain. Regular running improves your focus, self-esteem, and memory and can even reduce symptoms of mental and behavioral disorders.
Ashwagandha is a direct cure for chronic stress as it can lower cortisol levels by 28% and promote restorative sleep. By lowering BP and glucose, it treats hypertension and diabetes, both causes and effects of stress. Besides curing depression and anxiety, it can improve Alzheimer's symptoms by repairing damaged brain cells and reconstructing nerve networks.
Ditch conventional anti-anxiety drugs for adaptogenic herbs that regulate cortisol levels and boost the body’s natural resilience to stress. Astragalus, ashwagandha, ginseng, holy basil, licorice root, noni, rhodiola, schisandra, mushrooms, and suma are adaptogens. Consume as powders in food or tea, tinctures, or supplements. Consult your nutritionist about dosage and side effects.
Fenugreek seeds contain lecithin, nicotinic acid, and amino acids that build hair follicles, strengthening your hair root to tip and imparting a natural shine. Antioxidant-rich olive oil conditions your hair and repairs chemical damage. Mix 2 tbsp of dried, finely ground fenugreek seeds and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Apply this on your hair and scalp. Rinse off with warm water after 10 min.
Finger pressure on the right spots can work wonders to help you sleep like a baby. The minor physical alterations, brought about by applied pressure, restore the body’s energy balance and leaves you stress free. Shiatsu helps subdue environmental, medical, and mental insomnia stimuli. It cumulates dispersed “shen” to the heart and relieves pain, allowing you to sleep peacefully.
Start rationing and then, cut back over time. Determine what your habit or ritual is and then break it - engage in another activity, find a replacement non-alcoholic beverage. To reduce anxiety and stress, cut down on your caffeine intake, up your intake of vegetables and Vit B, and take some anti-stress supplements. Be prepared, stop making excuses and motivate yourself to stay on track.
Holy basil is an adaptogenic herb that brings the endocrine and hormone system back to balance. People with a high caffeine intake, who are always anxious and stressed out, have trouble shutting off their brain at night, have insomnia or keep waking up often throughout the night should take Holy Basil supplements. It brings down cortisol levels and reverses adrenal fatigue.
Correct breathing helps beat stress. So start by inhaling and exhaling equally (sama vritti) to calm the mind. Then try slow, deep breathing through alternate nostrils (nadi shodhana) or through both nostrils (sohum meditation), focusing on your breath. These can relax the mind and help you focus before any stressful event. Try a faster deep breathing (anuloma viloma) when you've mastered these.
Our Aversion To “Alternative” Healing The mere mention of “alternative” medicine seems so alien and obscure that we tend to shun away anything and everything that mentions it. Now, I am not here to point out to the basic human fallacies of ignorance and intolerance for new or curious concepts,[.....]
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