26 Tips for managing stress

Stress Tips

Stress Tips

You can manage or reduce your day to day stress with the following tips:

1. Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.

2. Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.

3. Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling
everybody else.

4. Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.

5. Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its best.

6. Forgive others, don’t hold grudges and be tolerant — not everyone is as capable as you.

7. Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue?

8. Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don’t be afraid to share your feelings with others.

9. Identify stressors and plan to deal with them better next time.

10. Judge your own performance realistically; don’t set goals out of your own reach.

11. Keep a positive attitude, your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you.

12. Limit alcohol, drugs and other stimulants, they affect your perception and behaviour.

13. Manage money well, seek advice and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn.

14. No is a word you need to learn to use without feeling guilty.

15. Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great way to relax.

16. Play your favourite music rather than watching television.

17. Quit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention killing you too.

18. Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to listen more and talk less.

19. Sleep well, with a firm mattress and a supportive pillow; don’t overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.

20. Treat yourself once a week with a massage, dinner out, the movies: Moderation is the key.

21. Understand things from the other person’s point of view.

22. Verify information from the source before exploding.

23. Worry less, it really does not get things completed better or quicker.

24. Xpress: Make a regular retreat to your favourite space, make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget.

25. Yearly goal setting: Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc.

26. Zest for life: Each day is a gift, smile and be thankful that you are a part of the bigger picture.

The boon of Pawpaw

Boon of Pawpaw

Boon of Pawpaw

The Pawpaw plant is native South American where its cultivation has been prominent since the pre-Columbian times. Out of the 22 species in the pawpaw genus, carica papaya is the most famous. Pawpaw is not only very profitable for once body but its implication on one’s mind is also ravishing. Despite of its high consumption in the South American countries, people are not quite aware of the reasons which make it such a special fruit. It is no secret that the vast population of the world is suffering from innumerable diseases. Few of those diseases are very much lethal. Let us consider the various effects pawpaw has on human lives.

The reason for which the fruit is so famous all over the world is that it has very positive effects on the human metabolism. It improves the protein digestion and helps in expelling worms out of the digestive system. These worms, if not taken care of can cause serious gastro-intestinal problems. When the fruit is ripe, it is rich in Vitamin A, B and C. these vitamins improve the eyesight and help nourishing our brain muscles. Doctors have advised that consuming the seeds of the pawpaw fruit is highly profitable for those suffering from bowel worms. Apart from improvement in internal diseases, pawpaw has been highly advised in external injuries. Unripe pawpaw if tied to a place of sore or a cut helps healing the wound really fast.

A few specific reasons and circumstances for considering the usage of pawpaw are:

1)      The power of pawpaw is such that its yellow leaves can cure jaundice and malaria. All one needs to do is to squeeze these leaves in water and drink it thrice every day for a week.

2)      Constipation and diabetes induced hypertension can be very much cured by consuming the juice of green pawpaw leaves on a regular basis.

3)      The problem of asthma can be helped with by inhaling the smoke of burned pawpaw leaves during an attack.

4)      The problems of bronchitis and piles can also be cured by a regular use of pawpaw roots. All one needs to do is to boil the roots in water and drink half a glass daily on a regular basis.

5)      In similar ways, the consumption of seeds and roots can cure stomach ulcers and the milky sap of the pawpaw plant is very much effective in chronic and external wounds like sores, cuts and ulcers.

All in all, it is quite clear that pawpaw is god’s gift to us. Too bad it is not grown in most parts of the world and has to be imported. A pharmacy in itself, the medicinal value of this plant is beyond explanation. Not only the people using it but even those who have a medical background have gone so far as to suggest its usage in serious situations pertaining to both body as well as mind. This fruit is something which is profitable to a person in any form or part irrespective of the condition. I sincerely hope that its availability on a global scale only increases as time goes by.

Weight loss pills – Green Coffee Extract

By Georgiy Kharchenko from http://shoppharmacycounter.com/

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Losing weight by putting something extra into your mouth – this has been the goal of weight loss pills for the last couple of decades. Up until recently most of these pills appeared to be elaborate scams and/or placebos with no solid scientific backing. However, a genuine weight loss substance has appeared to be found,  a natural compound found in Green Coffee Beans, Chlorogenic Acid,may be the way forward in terms of weight loss pills and capsules.

How it works

Chlorogenic Acid, technically an antioxidant, is most naturally found in raw coffee beans (green coffee beans). The process of roasting these beans destroys this acid, meaning it is virtually non-existent in your cup of coffee. You might be thinking that Chlorogenic Acid has something to do with caffeine; but believe it or not, itactually has nothing to do with this. It works by suppressing the release of sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream which may ultimately result in the reduction of absorption of fat. It has the added bonus of increasing the burning of existing fat (metabolism). These two effects, slowing more fat from being gained, and increasing burning of current fat, hint towards a very effective weight loss pill.

Other Benefits

Research done in Japan in 2005, suggest that Green Coffee Extract may aid people with mild hypertension. They found that the subjects lowered their blood pressure and there were no negative side effects.

Scientific Backing

This sounds too good to be true, does that mean it isn’t? No! A recent study published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, studied a group of 16 adults who were given Green Coffee Extract to supplement their diets for 12 weeks. Their results were astonishing. On average each subject lost 17 pounds – 10 per cent of their overall weight. These remarkable results could provide many people with the help they need to regain control of their life.

Buying Green Coffee Extract

Whenever purchasing any food or supplement be sure to check the ingredients. This is especially important for weight loss pills. When buying Green Coffee Extract make sure the product contains at least 50% Chlorogenic Acid, as discussed earlier this is the key ingredient for weight loss and if this does not make up at least half of the tablet then perhaps you are wasting your time. Also be sure that you are buying in capsule form, preferably vegetarian capsules, and there are no additives, fillers or artificial ingredients. If you find the product contains a high amount of these then the actual amount of ‘good stuff’ will be greatly diminished. The product Perfect Green Coffee appears to fulfil all these requirements, though I have never tried it myself.

As always if you are unsure about anything to do with your health, please see a qualified GP. I wish you the very best on your quest to trim done and lead a healthier, happier life.

 

7 Easy Tips to Stay Happy and Stress Free

Happy and Stress Free

Stay Happy and Stress Free

Do you feel stressed during the day? Do you want to live happier life and become stress-free? You can start your happier life today. Follow these 7 tips:

1. Little gratitude helps every time

Gratitude will elevate your mood and make you feel happier, even though you only feel grateful for the small things. When you feel stressed, instead of thinking about your problem, you should feel grateful for the things that you have. Count your blessings, no matter how small it is. Be grateful for the smile from that little child. Be grateful because you wake up early today. Just be grateful about everything.

2. Connect with more people

When you feel alone, you will never experience happiness. Happiness can easily be experienced if you feel more connected with other people. So, connect more with your family and friends. Have some talk with strangers and nurture good relationship with others. You will find happiness in your connection with other people.

3. Save your money and live with frugality

Don’t let money problems haunt your life. You should live your life below your means, which means you should live based on your current financial situation. It’s not good to live above your current income. It will only create stressful life for you. So, save your money and learn to live frugally. Spend your money only for the most important things.

4. Give your money to others

Study shows that charitable people are generally happier than the rest of the population because the simple act of giving can somehow create happiness. No matter how small the amount, you should give your money to others. It can generally make your life better.

5. Be kind to other people

Don’t do things that may create hatred and animosity. Be kind with others. Think about it. If you do harm to other people, what will you feel? You will only feel bad and negative feelings, and you may feel stressful feelings such as anger and hate. So, spread your kindness. Give your smile and give your help to other people. It will free you from stress.

6. Laugh with someone you love

Good laughter can always melt coldness in your heart, especially if you laugh with someone you love. If you feel stressed and depressed, take some time to laugh together with your loved one. Even smiles and giggles will help to elevate your mood and flip your state of mind. Laugh and be happy.

7. Celebrate your accomplishments

Look at the things that you’ve done recently. Did you accomplish something? Of course, most people will complain that they didn’t accomplish anything in their life. But, it’s not what I mean. Find your recent accomplishments, no matter how small it is, and celebrate them. Things such as completing your household chores, cooking delicious foods, and jogging in the morning can be counted as your accomplishment.

Once you’ve done the 7 things above, you can live with happiness. Your stress will be gone and your anxiety disappeared.

AVOCADO-A SUPER FOOD

Avocado

Avocado

Avocado is a word that has come from the Spanish word ’aguacate’ . Avocado originally comes from Mexico and is a flowering plant. Avocadoes are leathery, green in colour and have a rigid or rough texture. Also known as alligator pear, avocadoes have a single large seed in the centre of the fruit. Rich in nutrients, avocadoes are very famous in western and eastern cuisines. Avocadoes are very high in mono-saturated fats and thus are a healthy replacement to meats. It is widely used in sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, dips and as additions to ice creams or desserts too.


Avocadoes are very healthy. It is a fruit with calories and fats up to 200% more than all other general fruits. Although avocadoes have a lot of calories and high amounts of mono-saturated fats, these are healthy fats which are readily used by the body and help you lose weight. Avocadoes are very healthy, tasty and pretty easy to include in your diet. They come with a high range of health benefits.

1. For those who are trying to lose weight, avocadoes is a wonder-food for you. It keeps you full for a longer time since it has such high fat content in the form of mono-saturated fats.

2. Avocadoes have fat that is considered as good fat for the body. These mono-saturated fats help control bad cholesterol i.e., LDL Cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol i.e., HDL cholesterol in the body making you fit. The fruit contains a compound called beta-sitosterol which is widely known for decreasing blood cholesterol in specific.

3. Avocadoes are very high in nutritional levels. They contain Vitamin K and Vitamin C which are required for the body’s everyday functioning. They have high fibre levels and thus keep your digestive system in check.

4. Avocadoes are rich in potassium and thus helping the body to control potassium to sodium ratio. Sodium and potassium levels in the body have an effect on nervous system and skin. By keeping these levels in check, avocadoes help better functioning of your brain.

5. Avocadoes are heart healthy foods. Avocadoes are very widely known for helping the vascular muscles in the heart through increased blood flow. Since avocadoes contain Vitamin B6 and folic acid, they help control homocysteine levels in the body. By regulating homocysteine levels in the body, avocadoes help cut down the risk of heart disease to a large extent. Avocadoes also have glutathione and Vitamin E which are heart healthy components, leading one to a healthier heart.

6. Avocadoes are highly rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are known for slowing ageing processes and improving overall skin health. These anti-oxidants power up the immune system and improve the nervous system too.

7. Avocadoes have polyphenols and flavonoids which are anti-inflammatory substances. They help prevent degenerative diseases. Being an excellent source of carotenoids, avocadoes help prevent eye problems.

Avocadoes are said to prevent prostate and breast cancer. They help the body to absorb important nutrients. Avocado oil is very famous in the cosmetics and beauty products since it helps keep skin vibrant, smooth and glowing. Help in weight gain and reduces chances of a heart stroke. It is a wonder food that aids in the overall health of a person. It helps the heart, skin, eyes, digestive system and is the king of fruits health wise.