Human beings are the only species in the world that have pets. It might have started centuries ago when human beings realized that domesticating wolves benefited them greatly in hunting, and has now progressed to keeping pets at home as a part of the family. There is no NEED per[.....]
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[.....]
Nightmares are frightening or unpleasant dreams that rattle you from your sleep and wake you up with your heart pounding. You can usually tell a nightmare from a bad dream because they feel more vivid or intense. Most people have experienced nightmares at one time or another. The usual reaction to wake up[.....]
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.
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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