Let's Find Out! Stress Is a part of life that can either help us learn and grow, or it can present significant problems.
Stress releases powerful neurochemicals and hormones that prepare us for action (to fight or flee). If action is not taken and it builds up inside that stress can lead to health problems. Different types of stress are; prolonged, uninterrupted, unexpected, and unmanageable.
Stress can be managed with; regular exercise, meditation or other relaxation techniques, structured time outs, and learning new how to cope for more predictability in our lives.
Using drugs, pain medicines, alcohol, smoking, and eating can make the stress worse, and can make us more susceptible for more stress. Managing stress depends on the willingness of a person to make the changes necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
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Simple & Easy Diet Tips
1. PLAN AHEAD - Plan your meals in advance so you are not grabbing foods that don't support your goals.
2. EAT FREQUENTLY- Eat small portions every 3-5 hours to avoid a blood sugar drop and binging. Space calories out equally throughout the day. Don't consume 90 percent of your daily calories at night.
3. DON'T GO ON A DIET- Make small changes and turn them into lifelong habits. Too many people stop their diets and gain all the weight back and more!
4. LIMIT FATTY MEAT - Limit the amount of meat you eat. A portion size fits into the palm of your hand!
5. NOT COMPLICATED- Eating a healthy diet is not as complicated as people think. People make it complicated. There is no "QUICK FIX" to lose weight!
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For Relief From Stress - Try These Tips
1. Learn to plan. Disorganization can breed stress. Having too many projects going simultaneously often leads to confusion, forgetfulness, and the sense that uncompleted projects are hanging over your head. When possible, take on projects one at a time and work on them until completed.
2. Recognize and accept limits. Most of us set unreasonable and perfectionistic goals for ourselves. We can never be perfect, so we often have a sense of failure or inadequacy no matter how well we perform. Set achievable goals for yourself.
3. Learn to play. You need occasionally to escape from the pressures of life and have fun. Find pastimes which are absorbing and enjoyable to you no matter what your level of ability is.
4. Be a positive person. Avoid criticizing others. Learn to praise the things you like in others. Focus upon the good qualities those around you possess. Be sure to give yourself credit and appreciate your own good qualities, as well.
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Foods rich in vitamin E, magnesium, niacin potassium, zinc, and amino acid l-arginine, all increase libido, boost sexual and improve performance.
Here are the 10 Foods that Boost Sex Drive:
2. Asparagus and artichokes
4. Onions and tomatoes
6. Pumpkin & sunflower seed
7 Romaine lettuce
8. Whole grain breads
9. Fruits & nuts
10. Chilies, herbs and spices, such as mustard, fennel and vanilla
from: Dr. Barnet Meltzer
Aging Bodies Need More Water
Aging bodies need at least six glasses of water every day. Because a young adult's body is 60% water, but this amount decreases with age. The result is the skin dries out, and the kidneys don't flush waste as well.
Drinking more water means the skin has less chance of becoming dry. And the water dilutes the salts and minerals that pass through the kidneys helping the prevent the formation of kidneys stones.
So, have a glass of water before going to bed. Take another two glasses during breaktime. Substitute water for that second and/or third cup of coffee.