Mental Benefits of Meditation

Meditation, Pain relief, Stress Management
Meditation cleanses and nourishes you from within and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down. It makes you aware - that your inner attitude determines your happiness. If you practice meditation regularly, it can have everlasting effects. Some of them are mentioned below: 1. Meditation provides an Emotional Balance Emotional balance means to be free of all the neurotic behavior that results from the existence of a tortured and traumatized ego. This is very hard to achieve fully, but meditation certainly is the way to cure unhealthy emotional states. When consciousness is cleansed of emotionally soaked memories, it helps to achieve a much need emotional balance. 2. Meditation improves your focus, attention, and ability to work under stress Meditation practice generally revolves around the area of…
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The Science of Yoga

Fitness, Personal development, Stress Management, Yoga
Yoga is a spiritual discipline dating back to some 5000 years in the history of Indian philosophy, its purpose, mainly to unleash spiritual and mental powers of an individual. However, in recent times Yoga has been extremely popular in the context of fighting stress, anxiety, and depression in these times of industrialization and our fast pacing lifestyles. Yoga is used in medical practices to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and others. Many recent studies show the amazing effects Yoga has on the brain, central nervous system, and the immune system. Yoga is also understood to be a body of knowledge handed down through millennia from Guru to Chela. This has been gained through intense, systematic, introverted investigation into the workings of the human mind in search for the…
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Stress and Your Physiology

Heart Health, Stress Management
Why Stress is Really Bad for You You’ve probably been told before that stress is really bad for you. It’s something that is constantly rammed down our throats and we’re constantly being reminded how stress can cause heart problems, cause weight gain and generally cause all manner of problems. This is not news then. But what we don’t get told so often is precisely why stress is so bad for us or what it actually does to negatively impact on our health. Read on then and we’ll look at the reasons why stress is actually such a problem and what you can do to prevent it – or at least to limit the negative consequences. Stress and Your Physiology The first thing to note is that stress has a profound…
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Healthy Lifestyle – Infographic

Diet, Fitness, Health, Infographics, Stress Management
The below infographic details 8 steps to a more healthy lifestyle including: Eating a healthy diet, Avoiding unhealthy habits, workout regularly, practice good hygiene, stay hydrated, get enough sleep, control your stress level and get regular medical checkups. Visit these top health related websites for information on a wide variety of health and wellness topics. National Institute of Health MedicineNet WEBMD Make sure to check out our health, fitness and personal development related free learning guides and quality digital products.
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Health Benefits Of Positive Thinking

Anti Aging, Health, Personal development, Stress Management
Positive people often lead healthy lives – they don’t dwell on the negatives. Instead, they look beyond the negativity and focus on the positive side of things. If they don’t see the light right away, then don’t lose hope – they know it’s just right around the corner. Their optimism is contagious, and they simply don’t know how to give up. If you’ve spent a significant amount of time with people who think positively all the time, then you know they live a different lifestyle from negative-thinking individuals. For instance, positive thinkers would be less likely to engage in self-destructive behavior. They have the discipline to keep themselves from harming their bodies because if they do that, they won’t succeed in their dreams. Positive people are always looking forward to…
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What Are Anxiolytics

Mindset, Stress Management
How Anxiolytics Work and Whether You Should Use Them If you can control stress, calm your mind and avoid anxiety (this is the function that Anxiolytics perform) then you’ll find it has huge benefits for both your body and your mind. The stress response actually makes us stronger, faster and even smarter in the short term. But over time, this can place a serious strain on the body that eventually wears you down and leaves you more susceptible to illness and other problems. This is why people who experience a lot of anxiety might consider the use of anti-anxiety medications called anxiolytics. But what exactly do these do? How are they affecting your mental state? And should you use them? Let’s look at the way they work in more detail.…
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What Are Panic Attacks

Mindset, Stress Management
Everything You Need to Know About Panic Attacks in Order to Stop Them It’s one thing trying to improve your ability to control your own stress response so that you can combat anxiety and improve your health. But it’s quite another when you experience serious panic attacks that leave you crippled and that prevent you from engaging in normal activities. But in fact the tools you will use to achieve both ends are similar. The difference is just that panic attacks might require a more intense and a more focused approach. And in either case, understanding the biology behind the experience can be a fantastic tool to help you take control more effectively. Let’s look at what panic attacks are and how you can take them on head-to-head The Basics…
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Stress Induced Eating

Mental Wellness, Mindset, Stress Management, Weight gain
Are You Stress Eating? Stress… we all deal with it. It’s unavoidable in fact but there are ways to cope with it and lessen its effects on our minds and habits that form as a result. Eating is a coping mechanism for stress because when we eat something (Especially satisfying) just to eat it, it is a sure sign of stress eating. Let’s delve further into the issues of emotional eating and pinpoint exactly why we stress eat and how to stop doing it! Why We Turn To Food? A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that about one-fourth of Americans rated their stress levels at about 8, with a 10 showing the most stress. It’s a pretty discouraging statistic as we all know stress is no fun…
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Controlling Your Eating Habits

Diet, Nutrition, Stress Management
Have You Lost Control Over Food? Addictions can be crippling in all their forms; drugs, alcohol, and, yes, even food. Sometimes we lose control over our eating habits. Maybe it’s stress, maybe it’s avoidance or self-esteem issues - no matter the motive, it can quickly spiral out of control. But it’s important to understand that food addiction has nothing to do with willpower, or lack thereof. It’s all about the imbalance of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine, released in the reward system of the brain, is actually vital for good health. The problem starts when the brain releases too much of it when we eat foods that flood the reward system of the brain with dopamine. When this happens, the brain reduces amount of dopamine receptors to protect itself and…
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Do You Have An Eating Problem?

Diet, Mental Wellness, Stress Management, Weight gain
Self-Assessment Test: Do You Eat For Hunger Or To Stuff Emotions? People eat for many reasons. For some, eating is a time of social interaction or fun. Others eat strictly because the body is sending signals from the stomach by way of hormones telling them they are hungry, in other words they eat to live. Unfortunately, there are still others for which eating is an emotional crutch. They eat because stress and strong emotions have invaded their mind and food becomes a way to block the unpleasantness of the feelings. Some of the most common feelings that people eat behind are loneliness, stress, sadness, heartache, and boredom. When we eat emotionally in order to stuff feelings, we end up eating too much or eating the wrong foods. Our overall health…
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