Advice and Tips
Apr 13, 2011 12:10PM
Incorporate Diaphragmatic breathing into your morning and evening routine to develop the habit of taking even just 1 or 2 deep breaths every hour. This will help in keeping the stressor hormones in check and your technique will be ready to go in the moment of acute stress. You will not only handle the moment better but also minimize physiological damage.
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Detox and Re-energize
Chemicals are everywhere – air, food, water, soil, dust and everyday products. Over time, a buildup of toxins in your body can make you feel bad. While you may have limited control over your environment, you have a great deal of control over your own body. Remove toxins from your body safely by joining a metabolic detoxification program.
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Relieve Stress with Lemongrass
Did you know that lemongrass could help to relieve stress and insomnia? Create a refreshing, relaxing bath by mixing sea salts with lemongrass. Run your bath as usual and place one cup of sea salts with two lemongrass tea bags in the running water. Sit back and enjoy!
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Eat Fresh Local Citrus to Boost Immunity
Now is a great time to increase your consumption of fresh citrus fruits as a natural way to protect yourself during flu season. All citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C. One medium-sized orange delivers 130% of the daily value for Vitamin C and provides 250 mg of potassium.
Try our new Winter Immune Citrus Salad with oranges, tangerines, pineapple, apples, and dried cranberries from Jaspers Foods, always gluten-free. Delivery available serving Brevard County. 321-543-2156. [email protected]
Xylitol for your Sweet Tooth
Weight gain, insulin resistance, gum disease and tooth caries are just a few of the many problems resulting from our passionate affair with sugar. Xylitol (an alternative sweetener) reverses all the destructive effects of sugar on oral health. A regular program of Xylitol can change the oral ecology in the mouth, raise the Ph and have numerous health benefits.
Find out the many ways xylitol can improve your health at Smile Design Center, located in Viera. 321-751-7775. www.SmileDesignCenter.us.
Cleanse with Water
The average American carries 15 pounds of undigested food in their intestines. This sticky mass slows digestion and the body cannot properly eliminate toxins. These toxins promote wrinkles, low energy, and incite the onset of disease. Drink half your body’s weight (pounds to ounces) in water every day to help your body cleanse.
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Heartmath Technique for a Calmer You
Calm the mind and get energized using “Quick Coherence” technique:
1) Focus your attention on your heart.
2) Breathe deeply, feeling the breath move in and out the heart area.
3) Maintain focus and breathing while activating a positive feeling.
This technique balances heart rhythms and creates mental clarity by reducing stress hormones.
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Mood-Boosting Brain Foods
Omega-3, Magnesium, Tryptophan, Folic Acid, and Vitamins C and E are important nutrients in feel-good foods. Fish, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and flax seed oil are especially high in the Omega-3s. Boost your spirits, increase your happiness, reduce your anxiety, and eliminate depression by eating more of these foods.
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Keep your Higher Purpose in your Awareness
Remembering your purpose brings mindfulness to your life and makes it easier to stay calm under pressure. Every time the phone rings, take a deep breath and silently repeat your purpose. To go deeper, sit with a stress management coach and dissolve your stressors with centering, emotional healing and relaxation.
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Is this Stress Mine?
We are like amazing radio receivers, picking up information from all over the place. Most people can perceive information from 8 miles up to 8,000 miles away. Meaning about 98% of all thoughts, feelings and emotions are not yours! When you feel stressed, anxious, or worried, ask, "Is this mine?" If the feeling lightens up, even for a second, it is not yours, so just return it to the sender…like Elvis sings.
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Enhance Your Financial Wellbeing
Is your financial life preventing your wellbeing? Write down all your income and feel appreciation for it. Then think about where you are spending money that is moving you away from your wellbeing; bad habits, time wasters, unhealthy foods. This is a great start!
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Meditation in Motion
Relaxation, exercise and meditation are all part of being healthy inside and out. Tai Chi combines these into one practice. By learning to relax, breathe and quiet your mind while you are in motion you gain the ability to relax and recharge throughout your day.
Tai Chi Heart now offering on-going classes in the park, $5 per class. 321-984-9332. www.taichiheart.com.
If you don’t have the physical, mental and emotional energy you desire, then you are experiencing stress. Get the body and the brain communicating by balancing your blood sugar.
1. Eliminate sugar, white flour products & alcohol.
2. Eat 4-5 small meals per day.
3. Eat high fiber foods: legumes, whole grains, raw fruits and vegetables.
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