Sex and stress can be spoken about in the same breath. Too much stress in your
Reducing stress in your life involves several things including your diet and exercise levels and if you are finding it hard to even think about sex then keep reading.
How To Reduce Stress In Your Life
#1. Did you know that sex can elevate your levels of oxytocin. This hormone is related to love and bonding and it also promotes relaxation. Regular sex can lead to diminished levels of anxiety as well as low blood pressure.
#2. Those who lack any exercise in their lives should consider deep breathing as a way to help your blood and oxygen flow through the body. This can have a profound impact on your levels of stress but it also has the ability to enhance lovemaking.
#3. It goes without saying that exercise is good for you. It helps relieve tension that builds up in your body promoting endorphins. Sex and stress reduction and exercise go hand in hand so find activities that promote
#4. Proper sleep levels are important. However, high stress levels can impact your sleep patterns but maintaining a regular routine or pattern can get you back gaining the proper amount of “shut eye.” You should also be aware that some of the best sleep you can have is after sex so again, it’s something you and your partner should talk about as a way to help get into proper sleep patterns.
#5. Good and proper diet is another good stress reliever. B,C and E vitamins all help in releasing that tension so eating fresh fruit and vegetables on a consistent basis will have long lasting effects.
#6. Sex and stress relief as mentioned above are a good combination. A
A recent health study confirms “when” you eat is just as important as “what” and “how” you eat it. The study based upon the eating habits prevalent in adolescents and adults indicates that the time at which you consume food also plays an important part in determining the health of an individual. A questionnaire recording what people eat, and at what time, revealed some simple but startling facts amongst subjects who skipped breakfast for an extended period. The questionnaire made it mandatory to include information going back for as long as 16 years, and based upon the statistical information gathered from it, medical experts have stated that people who skipped breakfast were more prone to heart conditions and coronary heart disease. Further studies indicate other ailments such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and diabetes may be indirectly linked with bad or irregular eating habits.
As per the findings, individuals who participated in the questionnaire were usually young adults, smokers, single, worked full time, did not exercise much, and consumed alcohol. However, when the researchers analyzed the same results again by segregating those individuals who consumed a proper and balanced breakfast in comparison to individuals who, in fact, did not, the results clearly indicated that people who regularly ate breakfast did not exhibit the ailments or significant health degeneration unlike the other group.
• Eating late in the night may lead to heart diseases
Another important fact, which came to be known from the survey, is that individuals who eat, or consume their dinner late at night are more prone to coronary heart disease. The risk could be as high as 55%. However, there are exceptions. The finds are not applicable to all. A few individuals who regularly had late dinners did not show any problems associated with the habit.
Try to include a variety of health foods in your breakfast. The meal should provide adequate energy, as well as nutrients and protein content, with a trace of vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. If you prefer cereals, try to add nuts and chopped fruits, or even oatmeal into your cereals. Other options such as wholegrain toast and cereals such as porridge having a low fat content are an ideal way to begin your day. You could also try sliced banana, or use dried fruit as a topping. It is one the best ways of enjoying good health for a long time, provided you continue with your breakfast on a daily basis.
The way you carry on your daily life constitutes your lifestyle. Your lifestyle habits can be beneficial or detrimental to your health.
Adopt the following healthy lifestyle habits:
1. The habit of exercise: Choose a physical activity that you enjoy and stick to it. For me I like jogging around the field about three times a week. It is not only physically beneficial but it improves my mental health and helps avoid depression.
2. A satisfying and motivating job: It is fulfilling to keep yourself busy doing something challenging: You enjoy doing it and it’s good for your brain. Keep on learning to up-date yourself.
3. Family Life: Family always comes first. A happy family life is a healthy life.
4. Be in the company of friends: Don’t live in isolation. When you are connected you are able to express you feelings freely. When you keep thing inside you heart you are more likely to die from heart disease.
5. Relax: Find a way to unwind and relax. Practice yoga or play Tai Chi to calm your mind and reduce pressure.
6. Spiritual well-being: Pray to God or meditate to give you peace of mind. You will live longer.
7. Count your blessings: Don’t hold a grudge against anyone. Be happy with what you have. Just think they are many more people in this world who are in very much worse conditions.
8. Eating habit: Adopt a balanced diet and avoid junk food. Drink plenty of water. Give up smoking and drinking. Avoid coffee and food processed in salt.
9. Sleep Well: Go to sleep and wake up at the same time for around 8 hours. A good night’s sleep refreshes your mind and rejuvenates your body.
10. Live within you means: It gives you peace of mind and reduces your stress when you know that you can be independent financially.
When you make changes for the better be patient with yourself, old habits die hard, do it a step at a time.
When addressing the problem of man’s health, we should first define the conceptual evolution of the term “health” over the last thirty years. Man’s health is a synthesis of physical, spiritual and social health, based on preserving balance with the environment. This means that “health” is “harmonious interaction between man and nature.”
Scientists say that man must reach harmony with the surrounding environment. In this case the main task lies in understanding the extent to which nature influences us directly. We must reach this understanding, and then we can begin looking for ways to resolve the current crisis.
According to A. L. Chizhevsky, prior to the 20th century universal harmony or humanity’s socio-natural evolution was ensured by the biosphere’s quantum-compensatory function. This means that in the modern age the mind of each individual must become biospherical with humanity’s aggregate mind. Each individual must take on the responsibility for the world’s harmony. In the words of V. I. Vernadsky and V. P. Kaznachev, humanity as a “monolith of intelligent living substance” immersed in the “monolith of the biosphere’s living substance” must adopt the biosphere’s harmonizing function. The aggregate human mind can harmonize the socio-natural evolution, which uses the biosphere’s and the earth’s homeostatic mechanisms. Dr. M. Laitman points out that we can achieve such an aggregate mind only by making the science of Kabbalah our basis for further development.
The problem is that this ancient wisdom has always been concealed. Kabbalists concealed it for millennia, waiting for a time when people would develop a real need for it. This time has arrived, as evidenced by the fact that people are beginning to realize how fallacious and unsuccessful human development has been. The medicine for the evil that is being revealed must be effective, and it can be only the method of the science of Kabbalah.
Subconsciously, humanity is searching for a sensation of harmony and unity. This harmony and unity is precisely what nature beckons us to reach.
Do you believe that health and wellness is supposed to come easy?
That’s the image you probably get when you think of weight loss, dieting and exercise. You are absolutely right. Health and wellness about getting your mind and body on the right track.
Plenty of VARIETY in your diet is controversial but effective. Nutritionists and medical doctors have been saying this for years and for good reason. It works.
By adding more variety into your diet, the less likely you are to develop either a deficiency or an excess of any single nutrient.
What this means is you’ll get a leaner more healthy body that is IRRESISTIBLE. Variety also keeps your eyes open. Variety keeps eating interesting and pleasurable. Variety ensures you will be less likely to become bored and “careless” abut your diet.
And more than that it is important to balance your food consumption with your energy production in order to achieve and maintain a desirable weight.
That’s a lot better than wishful thinking, isn’t it?
Here’s something else you need to know. Truth be told, you could probably benefit from reducing your intake of calories, fat, cholesterol, sugar and salt.
You see excessive protein; fats, vitamins or minerals can be harmful. So, eating in moderation is crucial to your health and wellness. Believe me.
Despite what you may have heard, you need to eat a good amount of fiber in order to achieve better dietary balance.
All in all, fiber promotes a healthy digestive track, helps to prevent constipation, and reduces the risk of hemorrhoids.
Face it. You need to eat a variety of foods to make sure you benefit from them all.
Let’s take a look at what else is in store for you.
Health and wellness also includes avoiding excessive sugar, avoiding sodium, and consuming less fat. My intention is to reveal the fact that you MUST learn how to use less of all sugars, including white sugar, brown sugar, honey, and syrups.
Look, you don’t have another choice.
With these health and wellness concepts in mind, you’ll begin to change the way you do things.
For instance you’ll become aware of your need to control your appetite, rely less and less on fast food, and cut snacking to a minimum.
You will become a MASTER at enacting a good breakfast along with a lite lunch and a sensible dinner.
In short, it’s going to give you the edge you need to create a successful and powerful weight loss program that will change your life.
You will be equipped to develop the health and wellness lifestyle you really want. And with your new ability, you’ll be able to get more results and experience better health.
Do it today. You will be happy that you’ve started it.
It is a fact that our civilization has evolved immensely in technology within the last 30 years, but what about the human body? OK people, this is when you need to start using your common sense and stop thinking like the masses of shee-ple (people that behave like sheep) by thinking the human body and the way it responds to food, activity, or lack thereof, has somehow changed in ONLY 3 decades.
If you are that person who has been searching for the secret to look sexy and feel sexy-keep reading. I will give you the forbidden secret answer that millions spend billions to obtain. But, if you seriously think that there is some prolific answer awaiting you, then send me a series of 1000 dollar checks every day until I email you the answer back.
Maybe you are that person who wants to die before the age of 50 because of an obese life choice that you have consciously or subconsciously made. If this is you, please continue to lay naked on a bean bag, eating cheesy poofs, while watching infomercials and don’t bother reading any further–I wouldn’t want to offend you.
For everyone else, lets begin the Q’s & A’s.
-These are questions that I am asked on a daily basis, and these are the answers I give on a daily basis.-
Question # 1: I want to be lean and hot again, what is the best diet for me?
Answer: Dieting means temporary, not permanent. If you want to be hotter than a billy goat’s butt in a pepper patch- forget the word diet. Once you stop that specific diet, all that nasty weight will pile back on faster than a duck on a june bug.
Reason: The word diet in itself means “abstinence from food.” If your goal is to lose a fair amount of body fat for a short period of time, then gain all that weight back plus a few more L.B.’s once you stop following your simpleminded food deprivation, then please- diet away.
Everyone else that wants to maintain that sexy, lean look will have to adopt something I call the
Question #2: I should not eat any carbs, right?
Answer: FALSE. Unless you like walking around like a zombie from Walking Dead and sleeping all day like your lazy roommate who refuses to get a job and suck off you and the system then, YOU NEED CARBOHYDRATES.
Reason: Carbohydrates are required for cognitive thinking and making decisions. If you cannot make decisions, then simple tasks like NOT stepping out in front of that bus, because that would hurt, do not register upstairs.
Question # 3: I’m eating three meals a day, why am I still gaining body fat?
Answer: Because you are binge eating. Binge eating is the consumption of an excess amount of food that the body does not need. The misconception of eating three meals a day to suffice the average human activity level is completely outdated and asinine. Eating only three meals a day is just as dumb as the law in Florida which states it is illegal to have sex with a porcupine. Do we really need a law for that?!
Reason: By eating a minimum of five small meals throughout the day you will lose weight. What?! How does eating more make you lose weight? The physiological process responsible for this is called thermogenesis. This happens because you are constantly keeping your body’s metabolism elevated. Think of your metabolism like a campfire. When you eat five to six small meals a day you are constantly feeding it fuel, which means the hotter and longer it will burn, which translates into calories being burned and body fat disappearing throughout the day and night.
If you are eating three times a day or less you are literally saying to your body, “Hello body, I know that you are hungry, in starvation mode, and not really sure when the next meal will be, so please tell miss metabolism to slow down almost to a stop, and convert those excess calories from any food that I give you into fat cells because that is what you will be feeding off of when you start getting hungry again.”
It’s your body’s natural defense against starvation. And if you are eating three meals a day, you are doing this to your body three times a day.
Eating the proper types of food that will NOT make you fat isn’t difficult. Use your common sense, and when you need a snack, put away the ice cream, saturated fat foods, and sugary snacks.
Remember, what you eat in private- you wear in public.
Feeling drained? Too tired to cook after work? It’s not a surprise as more and more people are falling prey to bouts of anxiety due to their busy and hectic lifestyles. The daily stress takes a toll on our productivity and leaves us feeling drained and incomplete. Stress and anxiety are the major causes of most modern mental and physical illnesses. We rarely heard of words like obesity, depression and cardiovascular diseases a decade back. Now they are common health issues all over the world, even for people in their 20s.
The good news is that a happy and balanced life can be achieved without giving up a modern lifestyle. All you need is a little effort, planning and willpower. Here are 6 simple and effective ways for a harmonious life.
1. Try yoga and meditation
Yoga and meditation relax the mind and body and help in relieving stress. There are numerous benefits of yoga that include better metabolism, mental alertness and spiritual growth. For beginners, it’s always advisable to start with an instructor as correct postures and ‘asanas’ are very important. Daily sessions of just 30 minutes will make a big difference.
2. Pamper yourself
Treat yourself to a weekly or monthly spa session. The pampering will provide some much-needed relief. Spa massages have immense health benefits. It helps in releasing helpful hormones and keeps stress and anxiety at bay.
Instead of only worrying about the layers of fat gathering around your waist, join a gym or just go for a walk. This can be a little tiresome at first, but the result is going to boost your confidence and will improve your health. So stop being a couch potato and burn some calories.
4. Go offline
Set aside some time in the day when you can just switch off. Resist the temptation to check your mobile after every few minutes and switch off that TV. Make some time for yourself and your family.
5. Take a break
Pick up a hobby or sport that you always wanted to do. A short holiday trip is not only a great stress-buster but also helps in relieving boredom. Just pack your bags and head out. The world can and will wait.
6. Medical check-up
Get a complete medical check-up. Prevention, no doubt, is better than cure. When we are super-busy, the first thing we neglect is our own health. A medical check-up will let you know about the health issues you should be concerned about. Stay healthy , be happy.
Making the choice to have a healthier life is more than just eating good and working out. Yes, it is a good start, but there is a more to it. Becoming healthier is more of a lifestyle change. That means you will have to change things in your life, like eating good, working out, sleeping, drinking water and staying positive. That is what a healthy lifestyle consists of and with all those put together you will live much healthier and happier.
The thing is only you can make the choice to change your lifestyle. You will have to ask yourself what it is you want to change in your life. When you make the decision to change those areas this will allow yourself to create a much better you. This is for more than just your health; it goes for every part of your life. Everyone of you thinks, feels, and wants look better; by making the lifestyle changes, you will be more positive and happy about everything you do in.
Now back to the health part of it, if you truly want amazing results you will have to make it a lifestyle. To get that body you always wanted you have to do more than just workout. During the week you might workout 2-8 hours, well there are many more hours in the week. What are you doing the rest of those hours? Just because you had a killer workout should not give you the feeling that you can go eat at the near fast food place and still get amazing results. Your results just got killed by the fast food! You have to do the little things to make the big things happen. For instance get your sleep, drink water, and eat the things most people don’t like (aka veggies). So stop lying to yourself, make the changes now, and as a result you’ll live a much happier life!!!
When it comes to making fitness or living a healthy lifestyle part of your life, its one thing that can’t be part time. Its called a lifestyle for a reason. It has to be a staple in your life. Making it part time will only slow down your results and won’t allow you to have the health benefits. Now is that what you want is slow results?
I’m guessing the answer is no, so don’t do it part time! Truly make it a lifestyle or full time. When it comes to making money, most of you will make your best effort to make the most money possible. Which is very good, and yes I do it too, but if your unhealthy and are always sick, how will you spend the money you make. Now I’m not saying don’t make money, but to find a good balance in your life for work and fitness.
Our body needs a whole variety of foods to function properly. Naturally, procured foods are ideal for our daily needs. The key to a healthy lifestyle is eating healthy, so let us look at the ten healthiest foods that we can have:
- Vegetables are high in nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. They are rich in fiber which helps flush out the toxins from our body. They adhere to the fat residues that are left in the intestine and wash them out with our bowel movements. An adequate amount of fiber also prevents constipation. Dark, leafy greens are very beneficial. They are loaded with beta-carotenes, vitamin C, carotenoids, anti oxidants, and phytochemicals. You can incorporate spinach, cabbage, or lettuce into your salad. Always try to buy fresh vegetables, preferably organic varieties, as they are free of pesticides. If at all fresh ones are not available, opt for frozen ones as opposed to tinned or canned varieties. Tinned food is soaked in brine, and its intake increases the sodium content in our diet.
- Fresh seasonal fruits are always good for you. An apple a day really does keeps the doctor away. Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and flavonoids and mostly consist of fiber and water. Berries such as blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries are rich in antioxidants. They contain a compound called anthocyanin that helps neutralize free radicals. These free radicals are the ones that lead to cell damage.
- Instead of refined foods, shift to whole grains. The processing strips them of their nutrients. Oatmeal, brown rice, whole grains, pasta, and cereals are good sources of fiber, protein, minerals etc. They are high in fiber and thus help prevent constipation while also preventing the onset of cancer and high cholesterol. Whole grains satiate us as well and keep us from eating too much during meals. They also contain folic acid and selenium that are crucial elements for maintaining a healthy heart.
- Beans and legumes are rich in phytochemicals. Along with whole grains, they are an excellent source of protein, and are rich in fiber, iron, and magnesium. Such foods help control diabetes and fight cancer and aid weight loss as well.
- Fish such as salmon, halibut, sardines, mackerel, etc. are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. They help fight cholesterol and triglyceride levels and boost brainpower.
- No fitness diet plan is complete without milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products. They are not only rich in calcium, but also consist of protein, vitamin and minerals. They help fight osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and intestinal problems. If you are weight conscious, shift to low fat milk and cheese. Probiotic yogurt contains active bacteria which works wonders for our stomach.
- Nuts are full of fat, but of the good kind. They contain mono and polysaturated fats that help lower LDL levels and also fight cancer and heart problems.
- Chicken, turkey, lamb, etc. are good sources of protein and are far healthier than red meat.
- Eggs are an excellent source of protein and carotenoids and are especially good for pregnant women and growing children.
- Finally yet importantly, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day. Doing so aids digestion, accelerates metabolism, and controls weight.
Life has become increasingly more fast paced. Getting a
You would get more nutrients from fresh juices which are made at home than pre-packaged juices. Certain combinations also pack powerful health advantages. Drinking juices on a regular basis could give you clearer skin, higher energy levels, and better overall health. It is important to get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Juicing can be a great means to help get all the servings of nutrient rich fruits and veggies in a fun and convenient way.
Doctors have been utilizing juices to improve health for centuries. In the nineteenth century doctors promoted the notion of the “juice cure”. As far back as Hippocrates, food and beverages have been the cornerstones of the healing arts. Recently, juices and smoothies have made a large resurgence. Smoothie and juice bars have popped up all over the place. With the advent of new, easy to use and powerful at home goods, making juices in the home is easy and quick.
You could almost combine any fruit or vegetable when you’re making a juice. There is a juice for anything that ails or just for a general health boost. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables are great for boosting the immune system. Foods high in betacarotene, such as cantaloupe and carrots, and even dark red or blue fruits, such as blueberries and cherries pack an immune increasing wallop.
For respiratory health juice can be helpful as well. Quercitin strengthens lung tissues and could be found in apples and onions. Dark red and purple berries also support the lungs. Respiratory congestion could be decreased by avoiding dairy items. Smoothies could provide a rich texture without dairy. Garlic and turnips also help decrease build-up.
For general, overall health advantages, make juice blends high in vitamin C. Citrus, strawberries, and cabbage pack the vitamin C increase to make skin more youthful and glowing. For good eyesight, blueberries and spinach are high in betacarotene. Cucumbers, watercress, and zucchini support
The options when juicing recipes are limitless. Any person can find a blend which would assist alleviate their problems and also a flavor combination which they love. Juicing is fun and easy. There is no reason not to try it.