Blog Archives

Natural Stress Relievers

StressThe All-In-One Guide to Natural Stress Relievers

Stress is a silent killer. You just don’t see or feel everything that it’s doing to your body. It’s often easier said than done, but you need to keep your stress levels to a minimum. You need to take steps to lower the amount of cortisol in your body and increase the number of happy hormones circulating.

There are plenty of natural ways to keep your stress to a minimum. This guide will go through all the natural stress relievers, including how to use them safely and when they will be best for you.

Start with Good Old Exercise

When we exercise, the body can release more happy hormones. The happy hormones help to relieve pain and reduce the stress on the body. They help to soothe muscles and get rid of the build-up of adrenaline. You’ll also increase blood flow and repair some of the damage that the stress has done.

Exercise is the body’s natural anxiety and depression remedy. It’s also healthy for you overall, so you want to start adding it to your lifestyle.

Of course, you can overdo the exercise. Too much is going to be just as bad as none. In fact, too much can sometimes be worse for you. Rather than releasing the happy hormones, your body becomes more stressed and fatigued.

Experts recommend that you do 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. This breaks down to 30 minutes a day, five days a week. If you do high-intensity exercises, you could find that cutting the amount you do by half is healthy for you.
 Read More

 

Posted in Healthy Living, Stress Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Going to Mississippi by Juke Joint Jonny

From the Greek Philosopher Plato, to the Sufi Mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan, and now, contemporary athletes; all have found healing power in music.

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other in the integration of the human being because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the Soul on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the Soul of him who is rightly educated truly graceful.” – Plato

“A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of his body. It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either wakens or soothes the nervous system. It arouses a person to greater passions or it calms him by bringing him peace. According to the sound and its influence a certain effect is produced. Sound becomes visible in the form of radiance. This shows that the same energy which goes into the form of sound before being visible is absorbed by the physical body. In that way the physical body recuperates and becomes charged with new magnetism.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan, Mysticism of Sound

“Music is a great way to regulate mood both before and during physical activity. A lot of athletes use music as if it’s a legal drug,” sport psychologist Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University in England told LiveScience. “They can use it as a stimulant or as a sedative. Generally speaking, loud upbeat music has a stimulating effect and slow music reduces arousal.”

The link between music and athletic performance is just one example of the inroads scientists and doctors are making into understanding the amazing power that music has over our minds and bodies. Science is backing up our intuition and experience, showing that music really does kill pain, reduce stress, better our brains and basically change how we experience life.
from http://www.livescience.com/40597-playing-musical-instrument-good-health.html

 

Posted in Stress Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Body Massage Treatments

MassageThe Ultimate List Of Body Massage Treatments
To Try

Massages may seem like a modern way to treat yourself and relieve stress, but they’ve been used for centuries. Each country has its version, with other types slipped in between. You can get a massage that is gentle and involves aromatherapy or others that involve elbows or feet digging deep into the muscles.

The type of massage you need will depend on the goals you have at the end. It will depend on the things you want to get out of your massage. Do you want something that is good for deep tissue relaxation or is you after a more sensual with mental benefits?

It’s possible to get massages specifically for pain relief. Others can help you overcome ailments, relieve symptoms, or heal injuries.

Just because your friend believes one type of massage is better, doesn’t mean that it will work for you. Here’s a look at all the types of massages you could try, with their benefits explained.

The Most Common Swedish Massage

There are high chances that you’ve heard of people get a Swedish massage. Phoebe from Friends often performed this type of massage and had plenty of clients visit to receive the benefits.

Swedish massages are therapeutic. They involve long and soft strokes that knead gently into the muscles. Between the strokes, there are tapping, rhythmic ones to help the upper layers of the muscles. Together the strokes will help to improve joint movement, relieve tension, and energize the body. There are also studies that show individuals receive help after suffering an injury.
 Read More

 

Posted in Healthy Living, Physical Well Being, Stress Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Relieve Stress

17 Science-Backed Ways to Relieve Stress Right Now!

Is there anybody who doesn’t feel stressed these days?
Between work and school and zombie TV shows and money and Youtube and family and relationships and EVERYTHING ELSE…
The problem is that stress is actually highly damaging to our health and well being.
And chronic stress has been associated with:
Poor sleep, Low testosterone levels, High blood pressure, Heart attacks, infertility and erectile dysfunction, Damaged Skin, Stubborn body fat, and lots of other terrible things you don’t want in your life.
That’s why today, The Health Nerd is going to show you 17 Science Backed Ways to Relieve Stress Right Now!

  1. Eat Something or chew gum.
    Science has shown that just chewing on something lowers stress. To avoid the calories, you can always just chew the sugar free gum.
  2. Do yoga.
    It has been proven to lower resting cortisol levels and greatly reduce stress in its regular practitioners. Just 20 minutes of yoga will give you these effects.
  3. Meditate.
    Just 5 minutes of concentrated deep breathing and meditation has been shown to both lower blood pressure and greatly reduce cortisol. There are plenty of free guided mediation apps for beginners that can be downloaded on your phone right now.
  4. Walk away from the computer.
    Uninterrupted computer use has been associated with stress, lost sleep, and depression. Take frequent breaks throughout your day, and make sure to shut it off 1 hour before you fall asleep.

 

Posted in Stress Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Stress

StressTake Steps to Prevent or Reverse Stress-Related Health Problems

The relaxation response appears to manage stress and some chronic conditions at the deepest levels.

Chronic stress takes a toll on the body: it contributes to everything from high blood pressure and heart disease to anxiety, digestive disorders, and slow wound healing. On the flip side, managing stress helps control many chronic conditions or reduce your risk for developing them. Strategies include regular exercise, a healthy diet, and better sleep. And one strategy in particular—eliciting the relaxation response—may enable you to manage stress right down to your genes.

The anti-stressor

The relaxation response is the opposite of the body’s stress (fight or flight) response. It can help lower blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and stress hormone levels.

“It does even more than that: when you elicit the relaxation response, you secrete beneficial hormones and reduce the activity of harmful genes,” says Dr. Darshan Mehta, medical director of the Harvard-affiliated Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read More

 

Posted in Healthy Living, Stress Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Share |

HHnet App Android Applle HTML 5
   Instagram  

Order the Stress Relief DVD

Relieve Stress DVD

Dr. Russ explains what generates stress, how stress affects our families, and how to take positive steps to prevent and deal with stress
learn more