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  • Reena created new article Top reasons for divorce: Part-2.

    June 9 at 4:17 am

    No married couple wants to end up getting divorced. It is not like they have planned for it. They try to put up with their partners for as long as they can. However, when they see there is no other solution and they can’t take it anymore then they involve themselves in the legal process which is of course tiring and take a toll on emotions. Getting divorced is not easy. Moreover, if the kids are involved then the process becomes more difficult.    Below are mentioned some of the top reasons which lead a couple to divorce-   Inequality It is important for both the partners to be equal to each other. Even if one partner lacks in some aspect, the other partner should not make him/her feel bad about it and try to overcome the void by appreciating every little effort. If care is not taken then it can bring resentment and thus, inequality becomes one of the top reasons for getting divorced. At any point if the couples fall out of harmony, start disrespecting each other then the marriage can no longer last for them.   Gaining weight Though it may not sound right, still, it is a fact that many couples lose interest in their partner if they become overweight or obese. Weight gain will alter the physical appearance and thus, the other partner will fall out of love. Whereas the partner who has gained weight either due to pregnancy or illnesses loses self-esteem. Thus, weight gain drifts couples apart as they stop connecting with each other on physical as well as on emotional levels. As soon as the intimacy issues arrive, it is an alarming bell for happily married couples.   Issues related to raising the kids Until the kids are born, couples have to deal with each other’s needs and necessities. However, with kids in the frame, the responsibilities add up. Couples who equally distribute the responsibilities and make every possible effort to fulfill them from their side will never face a problem. It becomes an issue in case of such couples where they start taking their responsibilities as a burden on their shoulders. If one partner is doing most of the work of raising the kids and the other partner does not care at all then such marriages do not last long. When kids come into the picture, everything changes. They impact everything. They impact sleeping hours, lifestyle and for sure priorities. Also, marriages end in divorce if couples are trying to raise kids very differently. Sometimes, there will be a difference in style of parenting. Since the pattern or style does not match up, there will be constant arguments leading to divorce. If both the parents cannot communicate and get together by finding a solution, they end up in divorce. Also, some couples so much get engrossed in their parental duties that they forget that they have responsibilities as couples. All their time and precious energy are devoted to bringing up their children. They become more of the parents and less of as a couple. The real problem arrives when kids grow up and move on with their individual lives. Couples then no longer have the motive to put up with together and feel like they are living with strangers. They feel that there isn’t anything that is binding them together and there is nothing common for them. Thus, they end up in divorce.    Differences It is said that two opposite poles attract each other. However, in a marriage, it is not necessary that relationships can keep the attraction alive. Sometimes, too many differences can ruin the marriage and couples are forced to split up and get divorced. Sometimes both the partners may not be belonging to the same religion and thus they may be culturally different from each other. Sometimes especially such differences may keep relationship lively and interesting as there will always be an element of surprise but as the relationship ages, the partners may grow apart from each other if they are unable to bear the emotional stress of such differences.   Commitment issues When the couple gets married, they commit to themselves and they commit to each other. However, as time passes, the commitment weakens. Reason can be anything. It can be the fault of one partner or it can be due to the mistakes of both of them. Whatever may be the reason but lack of commitment leads to divorce. Thus, one or both the partners stop trying hard and put in efforts to remain married. They seek the easy way out and that is getting divorced. Most of the people do not want to put in efforts to correct the issues and work upon themselves and on their marriage so that they can stay married. Since it feels like too much work, they quit and get divorced.   Age factor Age plays a major role in many ways for the marriage to remain successful. At a very young age, the couple falls in love and gets married. They don’t plan much and thus, they have to face lots of issues as the time passes in comparison with those couples who plan well and get married. Young couples who get married have to face financial issues, lack of knowledge about raising kids, etc. They do not carry enough maturity. Moreover, they don’t know how to communicate with each other when the issue arrives and thus fall apart and their marriage leads to divorce. Age or maturity helps a marriage in many ways. With age comes an experience which helps to live a successful married life.    Not willing to take support It is common that couples face one or other issue in the marriage. When the issues arrive, they communicate with each other or else seek help from their near and dear ones such as family, friends, relatives, or support group and try to stick with each other in thick and thin so that their marriage can survive. Those who are reluctant to seek help and even cannot sort out the issues by themselves usually end up in divorce. Sometimes the issues become so enormously huge that they cannot be fixed. Don’t wait for so long. Couples who seek help from marriage counselors at the earliest can very well address their marriage issues. Those who don’t seek such help grow apart.    Inability to compromise Conflict is common in a marriage. Conflict can be on silly issues or it can be on major life turning issue. The need of the hour is to communicate and will to work towards resolving it. Couples must know how to handle the issues and how to resolve them. The solution comes with a price. There needs to be made a compromise on either level. If one or both the partner disagrees on compromising then the problems persist. Thus, an inability to compromise can result in divorce.   Difference in priorities Both the partners must be compatible with each other. If their lives are not on parallel tracks then it is very likely that they will end up in divorce. For example, one partner wants to enjoy a rich lavish lifestyle whereas other one wants to save the money for the future. One partner does not want kids or wants a small family and the other one wants a big one. Such differences can put an emotional strain on the relationship if they are not able to sit and communicate with each other and come up with a solution. Priorities matter a lot. More or less priority list should match with each other so that couples do not end up in divorce. Those couples who are not compatible with each other on the priority list and those who cannot come up with a solution will end up in divorce.   Lack of space It is important for every individual to enjoy his/her space. Likewise in the marriage too, couples need to respect each other’s space and allow some freedom. If one or both the partners interfere too much with each other’s lives will create a constant conflict in their married life. For example, not allowing their partners to see their friends or travel are some of the issues. Also, taking away their freedom by making decisions for them in their personal as well as professional life is also hazardous for a healthy marriage. This kind of life which lacks freedom will force couples to get divorced.   Losing self-identity It is important for everyone to carry their own identity. Getting married or being in a relationship no way means that one has to give up the identity and completely get overshadowed by their partner. Sometimes people do it willfully without any knowledge of it which is not healthy for a marriage. The other partner may lose interest because his/her better half has no will to carry out individually and has become too much of dependable. It may sound strange but yes, if one partner loses identity then it is very likely that marriage may fall apart. It is important to know what one likes and dislikes and not give up on them. Live life in harmony but by keeping the self-identity and integrity alive.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article How to improve digestive health.

    June 9 at 4:16 am

    Due to our modern lifestyle, we feel that digestion related disorders are a common problem. Thus, we neither give importance to them nor seek any help to correct such disorders. Gastric troubles, acidity, nauseous feelings, heartburn, loose motions, constipation are a few common digestive disorders that trouble us on a day to day basis. We have made them a part of our lives and feel they are common issues which need not be addressed. However, we don’t really know how badly they affect our health. Unhealthy living which includes unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle and also infections, diseases, and sensitivity to food groups are some of the causes of digestive disorders. There are plenty of simple ways by which the digestive system can be made to work with the highest efficiency.    Below mentioned are simple methods which help to boost digestion-   Drink enough water Drinking adequate amount of water is essential for good digestion. Foods mainly which are in solid form require water to get digested. The food is metabolized and nutrients are extracted from them. Water is essential for digestion as well as for the absorption of nutrients. When an individual does not drink an adequate amount of water, health deteriorates. It is because of the fact that the proper functioning of vital organ decreases. The body becomes dehydrated. Blood pressure decreases. Consequently, an individual has to face constipation troubles. Water should be made the primary drink of everyday diet. Do not consider caffeinated drinks to hydrate the body. Non-caffeinated drinks such as freshly extracted fruits and vegetable juices can be considered along with dairy because they have water content in them. One should drink approximately 8 glasses of water in a day i.e., 2-2.5 liters of water is good for digestive health. One mistake that most of us usually commit is that we drink water along with our daily meals. We should not drink water for at least half an hour before or after meals. It is because water dilutes acid present in the stomach which then interferes with digestion. Thus, drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day but drink it in between meals and not along with the three big meals of the day.    Follow healthy eating habits Eating habits have a large impact on digestion. A few changes made in the daily diet plan can bring about a remarkable improvement in the digestion. It is important to eat food in a peaceful and calm environment. Thus, never combine food with work. Make sure there are no upsetting or anxious thoughts going around in the mind. It is because the mind and body are interconnected. When the mind is upset, the body cannot happily digest food. Thus, be happy and enjoy the food keeping all the worries and tension related to personal or professional life away from the dining table. While having food, try to enjoy the meal time and concentrate only on food and not on anything else. Practice mindfulness which means concentrating on the current moment. Mealtime is the time when one has to concentrate on how the food looks, its texture, its smell, its taste, etc. Keep away all the distractions. Whether it is television, smartphones, books or any other distraction, keep it away. Food should be chewed properly before it is swallowed. The aim should be to break it down into as many fine particles as possible so that the digestive system has to do less amount of work. If large particles of food enter the digestive tract, the stomach has to do extra work to digest it. Break down the food mechanically in the oral cavity itself so that fine particles can easily pass through the esophagus. Saliva released in the oral cavity helps food to get chemically digested before it is passed through the esophagus into the stomach. The more the saliva content, better is the stimulation to the stomach which triggers the production of stomach acid and digestive enzymes. Both of them are essential for digestion to take place in the stomach.   Get rid of toxins Toxins get accumulated in the body due to a number of reasons. Eating unhealthy foods is a major cause of such toxins. Accumulated toxins can cause various digestion related problems such as constipation, loose motions, abdominal pain, etc. Instead of eating such foods that result in inflammation, eat healthy foods which are nutritious. It will help in resetting the digestion by eliminating toxins.  Try to eliminate processed foods from the diet. These foods hardly carry any nutritional value and are full of sugars, artificial colors, flavoring agents, harmful preservative and chemicals. They rejoice palate but do no good for health. They cause damage to liver, kidneys and to the whole of the body by affecting overall health. Next thing is to get rid of artificial sweetening agents. Now a day, artificial sweeteners are too much in demand as they tend to sweeten the dish without adding calories to it. Thus, all those who want to lose weight are after these products. However, they cause alteration in gut bacteria which is not good for digestive health. If digestion is affected, overall health gets affected in no time. Gluten present in certain foods such as grains is not good for gut health. It usually acts as an allergen and irritates the gut flora. Thus, try to include such foodstuffs in the diet which are gluten-free. Eat soy only in a small amount. Eating it in large amount can cause a disruption in the hormonal balance. Moreover, nutritional deficiencies take place in the body. It interferes with the nutrient absorption process.   Indulge in physical exercises Physical exercises help to improve digestion. It improves blood circulation to all the body parts including vital organs. Consequently, gastrointestinal tract muscles get stimulated. Thus, the digestive system works efficiently. Regular physical activity also helps in toning colon walls. It is not at all necessary to indulge in intense physical activity. Any kind of physical exercise such as walking, jogging, cycling, yoga, swimming will do the trick. It is important to regularly exercise for at least 30 minutes in a day to get good benefits out of it.   Maintain normal weight Normal body weight is a healthy weight. Excess weight is not good for digestive health. Excess body weight results in GERD which stand for gastroesophageal reflux disease. This condition is characterized by an inability to close the valve between esophagus and stomach. Thus, stomach acid regurgitates into the esophagus. As a result, an individual experiences heartburn as well as other symptoms. Losing weight relieves pressure from the abdomen and eases out all the discomforts. Thus, to improve digestion and digestive health, it is important to maintain a healthy weight.    Include probiotics Probiotics are good bacteria that reside in intestines. They do not cause any disease i.e, they are non-pathogenic. They generate vitamins as well as short-chain fatty acids in enough amounts to feed other good bacteria. They play an important role in keeping the stomach flora healthy. They prevent infection and inflammation and helps in the digestive process. They make bowel movements normal. Thus, to improve digestive health, it is important to include probiotics in daily diet. One can get probiotics through foods such as yogurt, kefir, etc or simply by taking supplements.   Eat more fiber Fiber does not get absorbed into the body. It is just passed out through the excretory system. It is mainly plant-derived foods. Foods which are rich sources of fiber carry fewer amounts of calories. Thus, these foods help in losing weight. They also regulate blood glucose and cholesterol levels. There are two types of fibers. One is soluble which gets dissolved in water and the other one is insoluble which do not get dissolved in water. It is recommended to get the required amount of both soluble as well as insoluble fiber every day to boost digestion. Foods which are rich sources of soluble fiber are beans, oats, apples, carrots, barley, citrus fruits, etc. Foods which are rich sources of insoluble fibers are whole wheat flour, nuts, cauliflower, green beans, etc. Soluble fiber keeps blood glucose and cholesterol in the normal range. Insoluble fiber will make bowel movements normal and thus, prevent constipation.    Know the food irritants There are certain foods which act as an irritant and disrupt the normal functioning of the digestive system. Know them and try avoiding these foods as much as possible. Food irritants vary from one person to another. One can determine their food irritants by maintaining a diary. All one needs to do is list the foods eaten at every meal and also mention the symptoms that were experienced. Once these food irritants are avoided, one can see a remarkable improvement in digestive health. Foods which are unhealthy usually act as food irritants. Fast foods as well as the ones which are deep fried cause irritation to the digestive system. Vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, and beans cause gastric troubles in some people. Try to avoid eating such vegetables in a large amount. Avoid foods and drinks that are highly acidic in nature such as tea, coffee, citrus fruits, tomatoes, vinegar, etc. Don’t consume too much of spicy foods. In certain individuals, dairy and dairy products can cause irritation.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Top reasons for divorce: Part-1.

    June 9 at 4:16 am

    The bond of marriage brings the two people together. Initially, everything may seem okay and both of them slowly start discovering each other in the journey. There are love and transparency in a relationship. There exist a deep connection and trust. Though those two may be very different from each other still, the love keeps them together. Sometimes they end up fighting with each other on silly issues. They fight and soon start missing each other and thus, they make up. It is common for married couples to indulge in time to time quarreling. Most of the times, the issues are baseless and silly. Only a few of them fight over something very important. Thus, the process of fighting and then making up continues. Soon the day comes when there is no makeup. Couples separate and get a divorce. Thus, it is not good to neglect the issues that are bothering the relationship. If there are any issues present, they need to be sorted out before the relationship takes a dramatic ending.    Below are mentioned some reasons for couples to get a divorce-   Too much of arguments Discussions and arguments are two different things. In the discussion, the two people come together with an open mind and try to sort out things looking at them from each other’s perspective. On the other hand, arguments are all about I am right and you are wrong. There is no scope of sorting out in it. Ego takes away all the charm and makes the conversation ugly. Arguments are relationship killers. As mentioned before, since there is ego involved, it is ugly. Too much argument that can be about anything such as carrying out day to day chores to making some important decisions ruins the bond. It is a deal breaker if the same argument keeps taking place between couples again and again. It is wrong for the other person to bring up the same subject just because he/she feels that the issue is not sorted out and thus he/she is feeling that the voice is not heard. Couples who do not try to get in the shoes of each other or develop a whole new way of looking at the problem will never come up with a solution and will keep arguing. Arguments can lead to falling apart.   Infidelity Infidelity or cheating is one of the most common causes of divorce. It can end the marriage. Reason for cheating can be anything. Some cheat because their sexual hunger or desire is not met by their partner. Others cheat as they are not able to experience emotional attachment with their partner. Apart from these reasons, there is a number of other reasons too such as resentment, anger, lack of control, etc. Infidelity has become the number one reason for getting divorced. It may commence with innocent flirting. Initially, it may seem as if the person is having an affair to meet his emotional appetite. Soon it becomes an extramarital physical affair which can ruin everything and end up the marriage into divorce.   Lacking communication Married couples who are not able to very well communicate with each other are at high risk of ending up in divorce. Communication has to be effective and fruitful. Meaningless conversations are not going to do any good for the relationship to flourish. When couples are not able to communicate with each other, they become restless and frustrated. Within no time they may fall out of love and slowly their relationship may come to an end. Thus, it is important to have a good meaningful conversation and make it as a foundation. Instead, couples choose to quarrel and yell at each other so that their point of view gets understood and their voice gets heard. When they feel that they are not appreciated, they fall back and stop communicating. Instead, they choose to poke their partners with some bad comments to show that they are hurt. Moreover, it is important to communicate throughout the day. Though couples may not be present with each other physically throughout the day but still, sending a message every now and then and making a quick phone call will do the trick. Those who do not feel like spending some time to make quick conversations with their partners are at high risk as they are dwelling towards divorce. Thus, the lack of communication can lead to divorce.   Financial matters Money is power. The partner who earns considerably more than the other if develops an ego about it will behave accordingly and the sweet marriage can end up in divorce. One partner spending more money than the other is also a common issue that can lead the marriage to divorce. Money is a very common factor to get divorced. If the partner isn’t able to handle the expenses very well because of low earning potential can also lead to divorce. Financial issues can build up stress and stress ruins everything from health to a loving relationship such as marriage.   Physical or emotional abuse Abusive relationships cannot last long. Abuse ruins the beautiful marriage and couples end up getting a divorce. Abuse can be physical as well as mental. Ignoring the partner, making them feel they are not important or wanted, beating them, emotionally torturing them, asking them to do all such tasks which they don’t want to do are a few ways of abusing. Abusive marriage is an unhealthy one. Thus, couples split up and get a divorce.   Not ready for marriage This is again a common reason to get a divorce. An unexpected pregnancy, pressure of parents and society, long-term commitment, etc are a few causes out of many which make people to get married when actually they aren’t ready to be married. They feel like they were not ready for marriage. Some of them feel that they might have found a better life partner for themselves if their parents would not have arranged the marriage for them. Others feel that they needed a few years to get financially secure so that they could seek a better job, move to a better home or a better town before getting married. Since that did not take place and also the added responsibility of a spouse and the kids have eventually burdened their shoulders. Since they cannot seek a solution and cannot take any more weight on their shoulders, they quit the marriage. Thus, it is important to get married only when the heart says that you are ready and not due to the pressure from outside.   Too many expectations It is human nature to expect from others. Likewise expecting from the better half in a marriage is not something that is unusual. However, too many expectations and that too of unrealistic nature can end up a marriage in divorce. Expectations have to be realistic. Most of the times, married couples create an image in their minds. If their partners fail to exact that particular image, the relationship disastrously ends up in divorce. Expectations can drift the couples away. One partner whose expectations are not met up will feel hurt and let down. Another partner is always under constant pressure and sense failure in accomplishments. Thus, unrealistic expectations can be dangerous to a marriage.   Addiction Addiction of any form is not only dangerous to the health and well-being of the person who is addicted but also affects the entire family. It affects relationships. Thus, in spite of a loving life partner, the marriage ends up in divorce. Addiction can be anything. It can be an addiction to alcohol, drugs or any other substance abuse, sex addiction, etc. Usually, the other partner will file a divorce as he/she do not want the kids to get influenced or witness one of the parent’s addictive behaviors.    Not having fun As the relationship ages, it becomes boring. Couples initially take care of every little thing of their partners and make all the essential efforts to keep the relationship alive and lively. With time, they somehow grow apart. They stop having fun especially if they are different from each other and start living entirely different lifestyles. No matter how different couples are from each other, it is important to keep that spark alive. Surprising the partner should not stop at any age. Thus, spontaneity is an essential key. When everything becomes too much predictable, it invites boredom in the marriage. When either or both the partners cannot take it anymore, the marriage turns into divorce.   No intimacy Intimacy both on physical as well as the emotional level is important to keep that spark alive in marriage. If at any level couples start feeling that they are not able to connect, they grow apart from each other. Soon they will start giving cold shoulder to each other. It will be more like living with a stranger. Marriage is not all about sex but still, lack of intimacy during sex is one of the top reasons that couple’s divorce. Not caring for partners sexual needs and not connecting with them on emotional levels can show the couples the way to the courtroom.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Simple ways to practice mindfulness.

    June 9 at 4:16 am

    We keep ourselves busy and stressed out all the time. Instead of enjoying and appreciating every moment of life, we feel anxious about it. Uncertainties add to the pressure. In such moments, we need to calm ourselves. Calming oneself does not mean that we need to indulge in caffeine, alcoholic drinks, social media or television. Calming should take place naturally. For this, we need to develop a habit of calming ourselves naturally. This habit is known as mindfulness which will help us to enjoy every second of our lives.   Mindfulness teaches us to shift the focus from future to present. Either we dwell in the past or think about the future. Thus, we forget to appreciate the present that is gifted to us. Mindfulness teaches us to focus on the present moment without being judgmental about anything. Most of us have forgotten what happiness is and try to search it in worldly achievements. Mindfulness is a stepping stone for all those who are in quest of happiness. Gradually all sorts of anxiety, depression, stress-related worries will evaporate from our lives. Practice mindfulness and learn the trick to deal with the chaotic madness that is going around in the world.   Below are simple but effective ways that teach mindfulness practice-   Devote some time in daily schedule to practice the art of mindfulness Mindfulness does not come to those people who practice it one day and never show up to practice on the next day. A proper routine needs to be followed to practice the art. For example, a time schedule needs to be maintained to practice it. It is better to pick that time of the day when an interruption is the least. Make sure to practice mindfulness during the same time of the day. Moreover, one also needs to pick up space in the house where this art form can be practiced. The place should be free from interruptions and noise. It should have a soothing aura and should instantly bring calmness to the body and mind. A peaceful environment will make the person relax during the practice session. Make sure to use that particular area of the house exclusively for practicing mindfulness and for nothing else. Since the place is not used for anything else, as soon as the person sits down, the subconscious mind will know that it is the time for practicing mindfulness and thus, it will instantly calm the mind and body. Initially keep the session short. A session of 5-10 minutes is enough for those who are starting the practice. You can gradually increase the practice time as per the convenience. The key is to keep the session short but powerful. If you are able to completely concentrate on the present moment in your entire session of 5-10 minutes then it is a meaningful session. If you hardly concentrate for a couple of minutes and sit for an hour then it is a waste of time.    Sit in a comfortable position  Mindfulness is an exercise for the mind and thus body position does not matter a lot. You can either sit on the floor or on a chair. The only thing that matters is that the position should be comfortable. You need to sit in the same position for the entire session. Thus, make sure to choose a position as per your comfort. It does not matter whether you keep feet on the ground or sit in a lotus position. Concentrate on breathing. Practice deep breathing. Focus on the breathing in and breathing out that you carry out. If the mind wanders and shifts focus from breathing to other things then try to bring it back and reset the focus on breathing.    Focus on the current moment Initially one needs to consciously make consistent efforts on focusing on the current moment. It may not be easy initially but with time, the practice will make a person pro in the art form. The purpose is to shift focus from the past and future to the present. While doing so, judgments need to be kept aside. We meaninglessly dwell in the past or future. We very well know that we cannot go back and correct our mistakes and similarly, we do not know what’s kept in for us in our future. Still, we allow the thoughts of past and future to linger in our minds. If we think deeply, only the current moment is the real time that we are in reality capable of living. Thus, mindfulness teaches us the importance of the current moment. It teaches us to accept oneself and everyone while living in the present. While focusing on the present time, make sure to focus on breath and listen to the various sounds around the aura.   Stop worrying about everything When in the practice session, it is important to give a pause to the worries. Thus, stop looking at the clock. You don’t have to know how much time has passed. When you are focusing on the current time, maintain your focus and do not let the thoughts slip worrying about the future. It is because the future will soon arrive and you do not know what it has in store for you. Thus, do not let such thoughts wander your minds such as at what time you need to get up from the session, the place where you have to be next, the people you have to meet and the conversations you are about to have, etc.    Enjoy doing nothing The session of practicing mindfulness is the one where the body isn’t doing much. The entire task is of mind. It is because the mind has to focus on breathing and on present times. On the other hand, the body gets to enjoy relaxation. It is not necessary that all the time we need to run around and keep accomplishing the things on our list. Sometimes, we need to stop and rest. This resting period is when we recharge our mind and body which helps us to run for a long period of time. Those who do not stop and recharge will run out of power after some time. Thus, mindfulness is not a practice that teaches idleness but promotes productiveness. As much as sleep is necessary to give the body a break, practicing mindfulness is also equally important.   Focus on thoughts Everything begins with thoughts. It is because thoughts turn into feelings, words, and personality. Thus, focus on your thoughts. Then focus on the speech and conversations that you have with others along with the kind of action you practice. Check the motive behind everything. It will help you identify whether your motive is to help others or it is to just satisfy the ego. This kind of checking will help you to always be positive. If you consistently check the quality of your thoughts, words, and deeds, you will be able to keep negativity away from you. Moreover, being judgmental is a wrong practice to follow. Thus, try to get rid of it. Don’t try to pass judgments about anything, any person or the circumstances that pass by you.    Put a pause on wandering It is obvious that during the session mind will wander in the past or future. All you have to do is bring it back to present time. As soon as the mind wanders, bring it back to the present moment. The quicker it is done; the better will be the results. Key is to be conscious all the time. Lack of concentration is the reason for the mind to dwell here and there. Practice deep breathing. Reset the focus of mind. Initially, you may have to do it repeatedly. Once you master the technique then with passing time, your mind will hardly wander in different times. Concentrating power will gradually increase. Sometimes, your anxiety about the future or regrets associated with past will not allow you to concentrate on the present time. Make yourself understand that whatever that is done in the past is done and it cannot be corrected and whatever the future will bring in will surely arrive and nothing can stop it. Thus, instead of being hard on yourself when you lack concentration and dwell at different times, train your mind and teach it to stay in present times and make peace with everything.   Conclusion Mindfulness is necessary to make life easy. We do not know how much of our precious time we waste by thinking about past or future. In reality, it is only the current time that we are really capable of living. Thus, make most of it and practice mindfulness. This will help us to embrace every moment of our life gracefully without being judgmental over anything. Though it may look easy and simple. However, it isn’t that easy. It requires practice to master this form. Thus, devote some time of the day to practice mindfulness. Once mastered, life becomes easy as we learn to live in the current moment and get the most out of it. Moreover, we will keep our worries, stress, and anxiety at bay and embrace happiness and peace in our lives with grace.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Top benefits of practicing mindfulness.

    June 9 at 4:16 am

    In the busy world it is a common trend to be seen today that while accomplishing endless acts, we are missing on embracing the feeling of living in present. Most of our life is filled with the regrets of the past and insecurities of the future. We have forgotten to make a connection with the present and live in it a little. Mindfulness teaches us to shift back the focus and reset it on the current moment so that we can live our lives gracefully and free of judgments. Even scientific reports claim that mindfulness if practiced daily, can show remarkable improvement in decreasing stress. It brings remarkable improvement in health by bringing positive changes in thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes.    Below are mentioned some benefits of mindfulness-   It brings good physical health Mindfulness if practiced daily can show remarkable improvement in the physical health of an individual. It decreases the stress of an individual. It decreases blood pressure. It improves the quality of sleep. It helps in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and gastrointestinal disorders. It decreases the intensity of chronic pain.    It boosts mental health Mindfulness keeps depression at bay. It helps individuals who are suffering from eating disorders as well as those who are indulged in substance abuse. It decreases stress and anxiety levels. It helps to create strong bonds and thus improve the relationship with others. In short, it brings remarkable improvement in the mental health of an individual.   It helps to improve overall wellness Good physical and mental health promotes overall wellness. Moreover, mindfulness helps to live life with complete satisfaction. We get to enjoy every moment of our lives as they approach us. We will then rarely concentrate on obstacles that come in the way. Instead, we will be blessed with a greater capacity to overcome the adversities of life. The regrets of the past and anxiety about the future will rarely bother us. Instead of getting caught up in the past or future, we will be able to embrace the current moment of our life and live it to the fullest. Thus, concerns related to being successful or not will never bother us. Our bonds with others will strengthen and it will help in developing deeper connections with them.   It improves the performance Since mindfulness is all about concentration and focuses on the current moment, we will be able to concentrate on our daily tasks in a better way. Thus, we will excel at the work we are doing. When our mind is not able to concentrate then it exerts a negative effect on our performance. Thus, one who practices mindfulness is able to concentrate in a better way. They have good memory power and excel in their performance. Reports have shown that mindfulness thickens cerebral cortex of the brain. This area of the brain is responsible for memory, learning, and focus.   Mindfulness boosts creativity When an individual practices mindfulness on a daily basis, a perfect balance is created between two networks of the brain namely freestyle and control. Balance is essential for a person to get creative. Thus, those who want to get creative in life and those creative people who are not able to give their 100% should practice mindfulness to let their creativity flow.   It improves emotional response Being susceptible to emotions is not a very good thing. If an individual is vulnerable to emotions then he will react to each and everything that comes now and then in his life. Too many reactions affect mental health. The mind is closely related to the body. When mental health is affected, the body cannot remain fit. Practicing mindfulness helps an individual to overcome the difficulties and remain strong when it comes to displaying an emotional response. The more we are able to distance ourselves from the ups and downs of our lives, the better we will be able to deal with them.   It improves relationships  When we practice mindfulness on a daily basis, we tend to develop compassion and empathy towards others. We practice kindness. All these traits are necessary for any relationship to flourish and progress. In the absence of these traits, relationships between two individuals are shallow and incomplete. Mindfulness exerts its effects on emotion processing unit of the brain which is known as the amygdala. It decreases in volume. Thus, it is concluded that daily mindfulness practice can help in checking the emotions and reduce the responses. These two are the essential factors for maintaining good relations with others.    Gets rid of lonely feelings Feeling of loneliness should not be taken lightly. It is because they have a serious impact on mental health over a period of time. When mental health is affected, it takes a serious toll on physical health also. Individuals who suffer from feelings of loneliness usually suffer from anxiety attacks, depression, Alzheimer’s, heart diseases in the long run. It also decreases their life span. Thus, individuals who live alone or are suffering from such feelings should practice mindfulness on a regular basis as it has shown positive effects on the health of such individuals. Within a few days, they begin changing the thought process and think more positively.    Improves the quality of sleep Increased stress in day to day lives interferes with sound sleep and also deteriorates the quality. On the other hand, mindfulness improves the quality of sleep and also helps an individual to get adequate sleep. Mindfulness decreases stress. Thus, it helps in getting rid of many stress associated issues such as sleep disorders, chronic pain, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and many others.    Provides relief from pain Instead of using drugs to relieve pain, it is better to practice mindfulness. It is because mindfulness helps in relieving pain and improves overall wellness whereas drugs exert lots of side effects and do more harm to the body than any good. When an individual practices mindfulness, the body produces three different opioids. They are dynorphins, beta-endorphin and Leu- and met-enkephalin. These opioids are responsible for pain reduction.   Decreases the risk of neurodegenerative diseases Individuals who practice mindfulness on a daily basis are at least risk of suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Individuals who are suffering from these diseases have also shown a reduction in the progression of these diseases when daily therapy is practiced. During the session, positive changes take place in the brain. In short, anxiousness and stress are decreased to a large extent. Thus, neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s show slow progression.    Overcome illnesses Mindfulness cannot help in treating the symptoms and signs. However, an individual learns to manage them well. Thus, it becomes easy for him to deal with the illnesses irrespective of how mild or severe intensity they are. Mindfulness boosts energy levels in an individual. It decreases stress, anxiety, emotional reactions to not so good experiences. All these factors help a patient to deal with diseases and disorders in a much better way.   How much of mindfulness is necessary?  Mindfulness is a therapy. It is a form of meditation. The more we do it, the more benefits we receive from it. In short, it is dose-related. Initially, one requires a lot of practice. One can start with a practice session of small duration that lasts for 5-10 minutes. Gradually when it becomes easy, one can extend the span to 20-30 minutes. Some even recommend a session of 45 minutes on a daily basis. Soon it becomes a way of life. One does not have to spare time to practice it. We will soon inculcate it in our daily routine and start practicing it throughout the day. The more we practice it, the more life becomes easy.    More about mindfulness People usually confuse between mindfulness and meditation. It is because they both are so alike and both of them exert good benefits on mind and body. However, do remember that mindfulness is a form of meditation. Mindfulness is nothing but awareness. Initially, we may need to devote some time of our day to practice it. As we keep mastering it, we can choose to be aware all the time throughout the day. There are many other forms of meditation and mindfulness is one of them. Even religions and spirituality are associated with the art of meditation and mindfulness. The more aware we are about our living in the present, the more awareness increases in us about who we are and what surrounds us. It prevents us from living in the past or dwelling in the future. It helps us to live in the current moment. Thus, it is a stepping stone in the process of enlightening and achieving salvation.   Conclusion Mindfulness is not just meditation. It is the art of dealing with everyday struggles. It is a technique to overcome daily stress and anxiety. It is a key to live healthy both physically and mentally. It helps an individual to remain free from diseases and disorders so that he can enjoy good health and wellness. It helps an individual to boost his creativity and strengthen the bond with others and let the relationships flourish. Thus, the need of the hour is to practice mindfulness and appreciate every second of life gracefully.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Discover magic in each and every moment of life.

    May 30 at 3:15 am

    Life is magical. Each and every moment of our life is special and unique. All we need to do is look around, and this time, look around more carefully. Look at the raindrops that fall so gently on the ground and appreciate the rhythm in which they do so. We have stopped looking at these little things as we have kept ourselves busy in discovering our materialistic matters. We need to just open up to these little moments. Experience the touch of cool breeze which can literally set the whole world in motion. This kind of richness when discovered will help us in our certainties and mysteries.    Explore magic- If we don't believe in magic, we are never going to find it. Greatest secrets are always hidden in unlikely spots. The little things which we avoid in our everyday life are the greatest treasures of magic and have the potential to bring happiness to us. Need is to open up to them and it will help us to open up to ourselves. The world is full of magic. All we need to do is sharpen our senses so that we can discover the magic and this discovery eventually will lead to self-discovery. Who knows, one day we can turn ourselves into some super magical creature like wizards or mermaids. There is magic and there are miracles and do not lose hope in them. If we do then our disbelief will make us believe in governments, materials, and business.   Magic exists- It is not true that magic does not exist in the world. The whole thing is that we are devoid of strong senses. Our senses fail us to sense the magic in the universe. Since we are not able to do that we create disbelief against its existence. Magic needs to be explored. It waits for us to reveal it. All we have to do is become a seeker. Just like outside, magic exists inside us. When we turn off that clock that makes us chase time, we will discover an undiscovered magical world inside us.   There isn’t anything that we cannot achieve. The stars which look so far away from us are actually aren’t that far. Our wishes which look unachievable are actually not so difficult to achieve. All we have to do is believe in our wishes and dreams. We are the magical creatures and we have the power to mold our destiny. We are blessed with magic. Open those palms and sprinkle the fairy dust.    Sometimes we feel like giving up. The universe loves and blesses the one who doesn’t give up. Magic is in stubbornness. There should be stubbornness in not giving up and believing in something that heart wants. Now, the world may oppose us, stand in our way, regard us as a fool, throw obstacles in our path and make every possible effort to stop us from achieving what we really believe. It may ask us to produce some logic. But do remember that logic and magic do not coincide. If we find logic in everything then magic may never get explored. Only when we lose the fear of failure and fear of being regarded as wrong, we will explore the magic.    Final words- If there is a scope for love then there definitely will be a quest for magic. As long as heart listens to the silence of the stars, as long as there are colors in the rainbow, magic exists. Do not get far away from the essence which was born within us. Embrace magic, who knows, we can someday get to meet elves and live in a tree.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Simple remedies to naturally get rid of scars on face.

    May 30 at 3:15 am

    Who doesn’t dream of a flawless skin which glows and offers that radiant look? Sometimes, scars ruin everything and leave a person disheartened. Scars are nothing but the marks that are left on the skin after an acne breakout, an injury, a burn or a surgery. Reason can be anything but the outcome is an irregular depression that looks unsightly to the eyes. Especially if scars are on the face then an individual develops lots of concerns about the same. It is not true that scars are permanent and no healing can take place. Facial scars take longer duration for healing as the face is the most exposed part of the body. Pollution in the environment retards the natural healing process that prevents rapid healing of scars. Facial scars gradually heal and become smaller if the right procedure is followed.     Clearer looking skin is possible by using the natural remedies mentioned below-   Natural foods to get rid of scars We all have been told how healthy natural fruits and vegetables are and why we need to make them a part of our daily diet plan. In fact, they are so healthy that we need to incorporate them in a variety of forms and in the proper amount in our every meal. Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and essential minerals. Thus, they help the skin to undergo the natural process of healing and repair. The more amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables we incorporate in our meals, the more rejuvenated skin we get to enjoy. Scars undergo the healing process and gradually start diminishing offering a clearer, cleaner look on the face. Include fruits and vegetables in the form of salads, juices, smoothies, milkshakes, soups, etc and make sure that the nutrients are intact and not destroyed or lost by the cooking process. There are foods which prevent us from enjoying spotless and healthy skin. These foods are high in cholesterol, trans-fatty acids, and saturated fats. Try to avoid eating foods that are deep fried, processed and milk products that are high in calories.   Turmeric a herbal remedy Turmeric is easily available in the kitchen. Make use of it to flaunt a scar-free look on the face. Turmeric is the best ingredient to get rid of scars from the face because it has antiseptic properties. Turmeric can be used alone by making a paste with water or else other ingredients can be added to it such as honey, milk, gram flour, etc. Honey and turmeric paste nourishes the skin and accelerates the process of scar healing and repair. Honey and milk added to the paste will make sure that turmeric does not dry out the skin and make it itchy.  Prepare the paste and apply it evenly on the face. Spot treatment can also be done by applying only on scars. Let it dry and remain there for 15-20 minutes. Wash it with water. This herbal remedy can be followed daily to get better results.    Lemon a natural remedy Lemon is a magic ingredient when it comes to dealing with scars. Lemon contains AHA which stands for alpha hydroxy acids. It helps in the elimination of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and promotes the growth of new skin cells. It also helps the skin to gain elasticity. Lemon is a natural lightening agent. It bleaches the skin and lightens the depression and irregularities which we know as scars. Before applying lemon juice, clean the face properly. Make sure it is free of impurities such as sweat, debris, makeup, etc. Apply lemon juice evenly on the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Or else wet a cotton ball with lemon juice and rub it on the scar. Do not expose the skin when lemon juice is applied to it to sunlight as it may darken the skin color. Lemon juice makes the skin very sensitive to sun rays. Thus, make sure to apply sunscreens before going outside.   Aloe Vera a soothing remedy There is no other ingredient that is as soothing and relaxing as Aloe Vera. Apply it daily to see the scars disappear naturally. The appearance of the scars naturally and gradually improves over time. The only precaution to be taken with this natural ingredient is that it should not be applied on open wounds. Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory in action. It increases the collagen production which helps the scars to diminish gradually. When Aloe Vera is applied to wounds, it accelerates the healing process. It also helps wounds to contract. It can penetrate deeper layers into the skin and keep it moisturized. It prevents skin irritation and itching or redness. Cut a small piece of Aloe Vera leaf. Remove the thick green skin present on the outside. Scrape the Aloe Vera gel using a knife or spoon. Gently apply it on the facial scar and give the area massage for a few minutes in a circular motion. Let it remain on the scars for 20-30 minutes and rinse with water. For better results, apply twice a day.   Nutritious raw honey It is one of the effective natural remedies to fade facial scars. Moreover, it moisturizes the skin and thus rapidly heals wounds and accelerates the process of cells regeneration. Massage honey on the face. When mixed with baking soda, the mixture becomes a perfect exfoliating agent which again helps to fade the scars caused on the face by acne breakout. It also decreases the redness in the scars as it not only nourishes the skin but also has antibiotic properties in it.   Easily available Vaseline Vaseline is commonly available in every household. It is a perfect solution to scar. Applying it daily gradually fades scar. However, it is a perfect solution to prevent a scar. For example, if there is any injury or cut on the face, immediately apply Vaseline over it. Keep it covered with the help of a band-aid for 8-10 hours. Long term sufferers from pimples do know which ones are going to leave scars. Certain pimples become large and fill in with blood and pus. Such pimples definitely leave marks. Apply Vaseline over them with gentle fingers. Make sure to clean the acne or wound before Vaseline is applied to prevent infections or inflammations. This home remedy will prevent the formation of scars on the face. Vaseline is antiseptic in nature. It keeps the wound or injured area moist and prevents the formation of a scab.   Effective Vitamin E Vitamin E oil and ointments are extremely good as they help in improving the overall appearance of facial scars. Keep amount to minimal initially. Later increase the quantity. It is to avoid ill reactions that can be seen in case of certain sensitive skin individuals, who sometimes experience a burning sensation, itching, redness, blisters, rashes, irritation, etc. Never exceed the quantity more than recommended or prescribed. It is better to do the patch test behind the ear or back side of the knee before applying it to the face. Wait for some time as the results are displayed after 24 to 40 hours.   Healthy plant oils Plant oils have been used since earlier times in a number of ways for their medicinal effects. They are rich in bio-active ingredients such as antioxidants, phospholipids, triglycerides, Phenolic compounds, and many more natural substances. They have a number of properties such as they are antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial in nature.  Apart from these properties, they are also good wound healing agents. They are emollient and also anticarcinogenic in nature. One can use any plant oil and apply it on the facial scar. Make sure to gently massage the area which promotes the absorption in deeper layers of the skin. Before applying oil, make sure the area is clean, moist and free from impurities. It is important that skin is moist because plant oils make skin dry. It helps the healing process and accelerates the scar removal process. Plant oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, almond oil, rosehip oil are all good for scar removal.  Although all the plant oils are good to get rid of facial scars tea tree oil is the best. To get the best results, mix tea tree oil with olive oil and apply it on scars. Tea tree oil is enriched with healing properties. Olive oil, on the other hand, has nourishing as well as healing properties. Tea tree oil should be twice in the amount of olive oil. Take a hot towel and place it on the face for 10-15 minutes. Later rinse the face with water.   Conclusion Scars are usually harmless. However, scars especially that on the face makes an individual conscious about looks. Unsightly scars can be embarrassing to certain individuals and increase insecurity. They may have certain consequences on the mind and emotions of scar bearers. Instead of opting for expensive treatments such as laser, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, etc, it is far better to go for natural remedies. These home remedies are simple yet effective. The progress is slow. However, if an individual keeps patience then these home remedies gradually improve the appearance of the scar and exhibit remarkable results.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Simple remedies to naturally get rid of scars on face.

    May 30 at 3:15 am

    Who doesn’t dream of a flawless skin which glows and offers that radiant look? Sometimes, scars ruin everything and leave a person disheartened. Scars are nothing but the marks that are left on the skin after an acne breakout, an injury, a burn or a surgery. Reason can be anything but the outcome is an irregular depression that looks unsightly to the eyes. Especially if scars are on the face then an individual develops lots of concerns about the same. It is not true that scars are permanent and no healing can take place. Facial scars take longer duration for healing as the face is the most exposed part of the body. Pollution in the environment retards the natural healing process that prevents rapid healing of scars. Facial scars gradually heal and become smaller if the right procedure is followed.     Clearer looking skin is possible by using the natural remedies mentioned below-   Natural foods to get rid of scars We all have been told how healthy natural fruits and vegetables are and why we need to make them a part of our daily diet plan. In fact, they are so healthy that we need to incorporate them in a variety of forms and in the proper amount in our every meal. Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and essential minerals. Thus, they help the skin to undergo the natural process of healing and repair. The more amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables we incorporate in our meals, the more rejuvenated skin we get to enjoy. Scars undergo the healing process and gradually start diminishing offering a clearer, cleaner look on the face. Include fruits and vegetables in the form of salads, juices, smoothies, milkshakes, soups, etc and make sure that the nutrients are intact and not destroyed or lost by the cooking process. There are foods which prevent us from enjoying spotless and healthy skin. These foods are high in cholesterol, trans-fatty acids, and saturated fats. Try to avoid eating foods that are deep fried, processed and milk products that are high in calories.   Turmeric a herbal remedy Turmeric is easily available in the kitchen. Make use of it to flaunt a scar-free look on the face. Turmeric is the best ingredient to get rid of scars from the face because it has antiseptic properties. Turmeric can be used alone by making a paste with water or else other ingredients can be added to it such as honey, milk, gram flour, etc. Honey and turmeric paste nourishes the skin and accelerates the process of scar healing and repair. Honey and milk added to the paste will make sure that turmeric does not dry out the skin and make it itchy.  Prepare the paste and apply it evenly on the face. Spot treatment can also be done by applying only on scars. Let it dry and remain there for 15-20 minutes. Wash it with water. This herbal remedy can be followed daily to get better results.    Lemon a natural remedy Lemon is a magic ingredient when it comes to dealing with scars. Lemon contains AHA which stands for alpha hydroxy acids. It helps in the elimination of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and promotes the growth of new skin cells. It also helps the skin to gain elasticity. Lemon is a natural lightening agent. It bleaches the skin and lightens the depression and irregularities which we know as scars. Before applying lemon juice, clean the face properly. Make sure it is free of impurities such as sweat, debris, makeup, etc. Apply lemon juice evenly on the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Or else wet a cotton ball with lemon juice and rub it on the scar. Do not expose the skin when lemon juice is applied to it to sunlight as it may darken the skin color. Lemon juice makes the skin very sensitive to sun rays. Thus, make sure to apply sunscreens before going outside.   Aloe Vera a soothing remedy There is no other ingredient that is as soothing and relaxing as Aloe Vera. Apply it daily to see the scars disappear naturally. The appearance of the scars naturally and gradually improves over time. The only precaution to be taken with this natural ingredient is that it should not be applied on open wounds. Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory in action. It increases the collagen production which helps the scars to diminish gradually. When Aloe Vera is applied to wounds, it accelerates the healing process. It also helps wounds to contract. It can penetrate deeper layers into the skin and keep it moisturized. It prevents skin irritation and itching or redness. Cut a small piece of Aloe Vera leaf. Remove the thick green skin present on the outside. Scrape the Aloe Vera gel using a knife or spoon. Gently apply it on the facial scar and give the area massage for a few minutes in a circular motion. Let it remain on the scars for 20-30 minutes and rinse with water. For better results, apply twice a day.   Nutritious raw honey It is one of the effective natural remedies to fade facial scars. Moreover, it moisturizes the skin and thus rapidly heals wounds and accelerates the process of cells regeneration. Massage honey on the face. When mixed with baking soda, the mixture becomes a perfect exfoliating agent which again helps to fade the scars caused on the face by acne breakout. It also decreases the redness in the scars as it not only nourishes the skin but also has antibiotic properties in it.   Easily available Vaseline Vaseline is commonly available in every household. It is a perfect solution to scar. Applying it daily gradually fades scar. However, it is a perfect solution to prevent a scar. For example, if there is any injury or cut on the face, immediately apply Vaseline over it. Keep it covered with the help of a band-aid for 8-10 hours. Long term sufferers from pimples do know which ones are going to leave scars. Certain pimples become large and fill in with blood and pus. Such pimples definitely leave marks. Apply Vaseline over them with gentle fingers. Make sure to clean the acne or wound before Vaseline is applied to prevent infections or inflammations. This home remedy will prevent the formation of scars on the face. Vaseline is antiseptic in nature. It keeps the wound or injured area moist and prevents the formation of a scab.   Effective Vitamin E Vitamin E oil and ointments are extremely good as they help in improving the overall appearance of facial scars. Keep amount to minimal initially. Later increase the quantity. It is to avoid ill reactions that can be seen in case of certain sensitive skin individuals, who sometimes experience a burning sensation, itching, redness, blisters, rashes, irritation, etc. Never exceed the quantity more than recommended or prescribed. It is better to do the patch test behind the ear or back side of the knee before applying it to the face. Wait for some time as the results are displayed after 24 to 40 hours.   Healthy plant oils Plant oils have been used since earlier times in a number of ways for their medicinal effects. They are rich in bio-active ingredients such as antioxidants, phospholipids, triglycerides, Phenolic compounds, and many more natural substances. They have a number of properties such as they are antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial in nature.  Apart from these properties, they are also good wound healing agents. They are emollient and also anticarcinogenic in nature. One can use any plant oil and apply it on the facial scar. Make sure to gently massage the area which promotes the absorption in deeper layers of the skin. Before applying oil, make sure the area is clean, moist and free from impurities. It is important that skin is moist because plant oils make skin dry. It helps the healing process and accelerates the scar removal process. Plant oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, almond oil, rosehip oil are all good for scar removal.  Although all the plant oils are good to get rid of facial scars tea tree oil is the best. To get the best results, mix tea tree oil with olive oil and apply it on scars. Tea tree oil is enriched with healing properties. Olive oil, on the other hand, has nourishing as well as healing properties. Tea tree oil should be twice in the amount of olive oil. Take a hot towel and place it on the face for 10-15 minutes. Later rinse the face with water.   Conclusion Scars are usually harmless. However, scars especially that on the face makes an individual conscious about looks. Unsightly scars can be embarrassing to certain individuals and increase insecurity. They may have certain consequences on the mind and emotions of scar bearers. Instead of opting for expensive treatments such as laser, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, etc, it is far better to go for natural remedies. These home remedies are simple yet effective. The progress is slow. However, if an individual keeps patience then these home remedies gradually improve the appearance of the scar and exhibit remarkable results.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Simple tips to prevent diabetes.

    May 30 at 3:15 am

    Introduction Diabetes is affecting millions of individuals all around the world. An unhealthy lifestyle which is due to uncontrolled eating habits and sedentary living is the main cause. If diabetes is not controlled, it can result in complicated situations such as heart and kidney diseases, blindness and many such serious problems. Prediabetes is a time period in which blood glucose levels of an individual are high. However, they are not that high and thus the condition cannot be diagnosed as diabetes. It is not necessary that if an individual is in prediabetes state, soon he progresses to be a diabetic. Proper steps taken even during the prediabetic stage can decrease the risk of suffering from diabetes even if other factors such as age, old lifestyle, genes are not in favor. Nearly 70% of cases who suffer from prediabetes stage do suffer from type 2 diabetes. Thus, it is important to take timely measures and make possible changes in lifestyle so that healthy individuals and those who are in a prediabetic stage can prevent or at least slow down the chances of suffering from diabetes.   Here are a few ways to prevent diabetes-   Restrict sugary foods Eating foods that are rich in sugar and refined carbohydrates can increase the risk of suffering from diabetes. It is because these foods are metabolized at the earliest in body and quickly absorbed into the blood. Consequently, blood glucose levels increases. Every time the blood glucose level rises, insulin is produced by the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that helps the elimination of sugar from the bloodstream. It helps it to enter inside body’s cells. However, when an individual is in the prediabetic stage, cells of his body offer resistance to the action of insulin hormone. Thus, sugar instead of entering the body’s cells remains high in the bloodstream itself. Thus, the pancreas is stimulated to produce more amount of insulin in order to bring down the blood sugar level in the bloodstream. If it continues for a longer period of time, prediabetes progresses into type 2 diabetes. Thus, it is important to consume foods which are low in sugar as well as less refined carbs as they do not cause a sudden spike in blood glucose level. Consequently, the risk of suffering from diabetes too decreases greatly.   Avoid sugary beverages It is not only important to eat foods that are low in sugar content but also to drink beverages that carry less sugar in them. The most important thing we can do is to stick to water and make this natural beverage as our primary drink. Sugary beverages such as cold drinks and too many servings of fruit juices can increase the risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes. It also increases the risk of LADA which stands for latent autoimmune diabetes of adult. It is a form of type 1 diabetes. It usually affects individuals who are over 18 years. Development of this disorder is slow. Once it reaches its progressive stage, treatment becomes difficult. Thus, it is important to replace the sweet beverages with water. Moreover, adequate consumption of water shows a positive effect on insulin response and controls blood glucose in a better way.    Adopt a diet that is low in carbohydrates Following a diet that is low in carb can prevent diabetes. Low carb diets decrease blood glucose and insulin levels. They show an increase in insulin sensitivity. They decrease fasting blood glucose levels. Moreover, these diets also decrease other factors that can cause diabetes. When an individual decrease the intake of carbohydrates, his blood glucose levels do not spike immediately. Thereby his body will require less amount of insulin in order to maintain his blood glucose levels and keep them in a healthy range.   Follow a fiber-rich diet High fiber diet keeps blood glucose and insulin levels low. Fiber-rich foods which are mainly unprocessed foods obtained from plants do not only promote health but also satisfies the palate. Some of them are apples, bananas, avocados, strawberries, raspberries, beets, carrots, sprouts, lentils, beans, oats, almonds and many more. Eating fiber-rich foods decrease the rate of absorption in the digestive tract. Thus, the blood sugar levels do not show an instant spike. Thus, eating foods that are high in fiber during each meal keeps blood glucose and insulin levels in control and prevent the risk of suffering from diabetes.   Eat in small portions Eating meals in 3 large portions in a day is an unhealthy habit. Instead, it is advised to eat small frequent meals throughout the day to prevent diabetes. Large portions can cause much higher blood glucose and an insulin level which is a dangerous sign especially if an individual is suffering from diabetes. Thus, it is better to avoid these kinds of responses which can be done by decreasing the food portion sizes. People who eat healthy foods and divide them into small portions throughout the day can prevent diabetes more effectively than those who do not follow these kinds of healthy living. Moreover, those prediabetic individuals who practice portion control show significant improvement in their health such as low levels of blood glucose and insulin levels.   Keep vitamin D in the optimal range Vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of suffering from diabetes. Thus, it is important to keep it at an optimal level which is 30 ng/mL. Individuals who regularly take vitamin D supplements are at lower risk of suffering from diabetes. Vitamin D improves the functioning of cells that produce insulin. Thus, the blood sugar level in the body remains normal. Consequently, it lowers the risk of suffering from diabetes. Cod liver oil, fatty fish, adequate sun exposures are all good sources of vitamin D.    Restrict eating packaged and processed foods Eating healthy indirectly refers to cutting down on processed foods. These foods hardly carry any nutritional value and are full of preservatives, high sugar, and salt content. Eating them frequently and in large amounts can lead to health-related problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart and kidney diseases. Instead, it is better to avoid them and eat healthy and fresh foods that are high in fiber. Cutting down processed foods can greatly reduce the risk of suffering from diabetes. Individuals whose daily diet is rich in these kinds of foods are at 30% more risk of suffering from diabetes.    Lose excess weight Overweight or obese individuals are at higher risk of suffering from diabetes when compared with that carrying normal body weight. Thus, it is important to keep body weight normal in order to prevent diabetes. Individuals who are in the prediabetic stage usually carry excess weight in the body’s midsection which is called visceral fat. This visceral fat can result in insulin resistance inviting diabetes. Studies show that losing visceral fat significantly decreases the risk of suffering from diabetes. The more the weight loss, the higher will be the chances of preventing diabetes.    Exercise regularly Regular exercise keeps diabetes at bay. It increases the cells insulin sensitivity. It means less amount of insulin will be required to maintain blood glucose in the normal range. The higher the intensity of exercise the better will be the insulin sensitivity. All kinds of exercises are good such as strength training, cardio exercises, aerobic exercises, deep breathing, etc. The key here is to find exercises in which one can engage daily without getting tired and stick with them for a long time to seek good benefits. Regular exercise helps in increasing secretion of insulin hormone and improves insulin sensitivity. Thereby it prevents the risk of suffering from diabetes even in those individuals who are in the prediabetic stage.   Bid goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle Until an individual leaves sedentary living, he cannot prevent diabetes. The more the time spent in a day doing nothing, the more are the chances of suffering from diabetes. Most of the people feel that living a sedentary lifestyle means engaging in intense activities. However, it is not true. Simple changes can put an end to sedentary behaviors such as taking a break from work every hour for 2-3 minutes. At the end of every hour get up from the chair and do some simple stretching or walk around for a couple of minutes and then go back to the desk to resume work. These kinds of acts can put an end to sedentary behaviors. Simple changes such as making use of stairs instead of using elevators, walking to nearby places instead of using vehicles, devoting some time of the day for physical activity such as walking or exercise, etc can show remarkable improvement in blood glucose levels and overall health. Thus, the conclusion is that a sedentary lifestyle is directly linked to diabetes. Avoiding it can reduce the risk of suffering from diabetes.   Conclusion It is easy to say that diabetes has become a common disorder and it is very likely believed that almost every one of us is going to suffer from it at some point or the other. Instead of giving up, it is essential to take some steps and keep this chronic disorder at bay. There are many factors which are directly linked with diabetes. By making simple changes we can control these factors and prevent diabetes. By following a healthy lifestyle by eating right, leaving sedentary behaviors and by exercising regularly, we can keep our blood sugar and insulin levels normal and prevent the risk of suffering from diabetes.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Simple ways to improve lung health.

    May 30 at 3:14 am

    Lungs are vital organs of our body. The main function is to supply capillaries with oxygen so that blood can get oxygenated. When lungs expand, we inhale oxygen and when lungs compress, we exhale carbon dioxide. They are the active organs that do not care to rest. Throughout the day, we end up breathing approximately 25,000 times. Yet, we do not care for them. We work hard to follow a healthy lifestyle so that we can enjoy health and fitness but the thought of improving or maintaining lungs health never cross our minds. The thought only crosses our mind when we start experiencing some sort of trouble related to them such as some infections or breathing troubles. There are various ways which are simple yet effective which help in promoting good lung health and keep them strong and healthy for a longer time.   Here are a few ways that help in improving lung health-   Go for regular medical checkups Most of the lung diseases in their early stages do not yield any symptoms and thus go undetected. Only when they take serious forms, an individual starts experiencing symptoms. In such cases, lung health gets deteriorated to such an extent that it becomes difficult to bring back the health. Thus, it is wise to go for regular health checkups where a doctor will be able to diagnose whether lungs are functioning normally and enjoying good health. Early detection of lung disease or any trouble sign will help in an early correction.  Moreover, it is necessary to visit a doctor if symptoms such as breathing trouble, shortness of breath while carrying out simple tasks, repeated dizziness, persistent cough for a long duration or pain is experienced during breathing. All these symptoms are related to lung disorders. Never take medicines on your own in order to correct the symptoms. Take drugs that are prescribed by the doctor.   Avoid smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke and pollutants Smoking deteriorates overall health and in particular, lung health. Smoke coming out of cigarette is full of toxins responsible for causing serious lung-related disorders such as COPD and lung cancer. Smoking narrows down the air passages. Consequently, breathing becomes uneasy and difficult. It can cause inflammation and edema in the organs. It can also destroy the tissues of the lungs and as a result, the scope from suffering from lung cancer increases greatly. Thus, if an individual is suffering from lung disorders or facing any symptoms should quit smoking as early as possible so that further damage stops. Others who are healthy should also quit it to prevent the risk of suffering from any such diseases in the future. Secondhand smoke is full of toxic content. It can greatly affect lung health. Thus, those who do not smoke are not completely safe unless they adopt measures to avoid getting exposed to secondhand smoke. There are certain ways that if followed can prevent exposure to secondhand smoke such as working, dining, lodging in smoke-free places. Not allowing people around us to smoke especially when they are in our home, office or vehicle. Avoid going to places that allow smoking. Using a mouth mask also helps to some extent. Not only smoke coming out from cigarette is poisonous, there are many other pollutants in the air that can harm lung health and deteriorate overall health of an individual. Products that are used in laundry and air fresheners contain synthetic odor and they can also release chemicals that are poisonous. Inhaling of such pollutants can also help deteriorate lung condition. Avoid going in areas where industries are located and which are polluted. Try to minimize pollution as much as possible by opting to walk or go for bicycle riding instead of using vehicles.    Follow a healthy diet Certain nutrients which when included in daily diet plan boosts lungs to carry out the functions effectively. Moreover, they detoxify the body by getting rid of toxins that are harmful and thereby also help in cleansing the lungs. Make sure to fulfill daily protein requirement of the body from good sources such as milk and milk products, healthy nuts, poultry, and fish. It is because protein helps to keep the muscles of the respiratory system strong and healthy. Try to incorporate foods that are detoxifying in nature and rich in antioxidants. Some of them are garlic, ginger, onion, apples, turmeric, green tea, pomegranates, and grapefruit. As far as carbohydrate is concerned, try to eliminate or restrict calorie intake coming from simple carbohydrates such as soft drinks, sugar, desserts, etc. Instead, include foods that are rich sources of complex carbohydrates such as various fruits, vegetables, and sprouts. As far as fat is concerned, restrict consumptions of foods that are rich in saturated or trans-fat and choose polyunsaturated or monounsaturated sources of fat that are devoid of cholesterol. Folate helps in protecting the lungs from certain diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thus, consume foods that are rich sources of folate such as black beans and lentils. Vitamin C, in particular, is very essential to keep the lungs healthy. It protects the lungs against diseases and substances that can cause harm to it. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C.   Exercise regularly Lung capacity can be increased if an individual exercise daily or regularly. When lung capacity increases, its functioning improves. Thereby it efficiently supplies oxygen to heart and muscles. Consequently, an individual will enjoy the overall health and fitness. Lungs are surrounded by muscles. It is important to keep these muscles strong. Exercises strengthen these muscles. Carrying out intense cardiovascular exercises 5 days a week for 15-20 minutes will do the trick. Aerobic exercises such as jogging, walking, biking also help in increasing lung capacity. Swimming is also equally beneficial and should be carried out at least 3-4 times a week.  Most of us usually breathe from the chest. Instead, belly breathing should be practiced. Belly breathing is good for lung health. Breathing deep allows more air inside the lungs. As a result, more amount of oxygen enters which can then be transported throughout the body. When the increased amount of oxygen reaches the body including lungs, it promotes health. It is important to breathe frequently and deeply during the exercise session. It is through breathing that we inhale oxygen available in the air and allow it to enter inside our body. Insufficient supply of oxygen to vital organs of the body makes them prone to diseases and disorders. Thus, to prevent lung diseases, it is important to practice deep breathing exercises on a daily basis. Deep breathing exercises not only make the lungs strong but also help in eliminating accumulated toxins from the lungs. Consequently, airways get cleared and lungs perform effectively.   Bring improvement in indoor air Make sure the ventilation is adequate. Do not use aerosol sprays and cleaners that have a very strong odor or are harsh in nature. Certain indoor plants such as aloe vera, fern, peace lily, spider plant, and bamboo palm help to purify air naturally. These plants filter out harmful compounds such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.    Correct body posture Our body posture will decide how much room lungs get to enjoy. Lungs are among those soft body structures which cannot make room for themselves. Thus, to keep them healthy we need to provide more room for them and the best way to do so is by improving our body posture. Sit on a stable chair. Lean in a backward position. This posture lifts the chest portion while an individual continues to deeply breathe. Follow this technique a few times throughout the day to offer more room to lungs. Do not slouch. Always sit straight. Slouching decreases the lungs breathing capacity. The reason is that slouching causes diaphragm to contract. Consequently, the body takes breaths which are short and shallow instead of deep and long ones. This kind of short and shallow breathing deprives lungs of enjoying an adequate amount of oxygen. As a result, it expels less amount of carbon dioxide. Thus, it is important to make sure that the body is in the right posture all the times. It is important to keep it straight and tall. Even during working hours, take frequent breaks and carry out simple exercises such as stretching and deep breathing.   Conclusion Our body is naturally designed to offer protection to the lungs. Our defense system prevents entering of microorganisms and dirt inside our lungs. Still, a number of harmful and toxic substances can cause damage to the lungs and airways. Consequently, lungs functions deteriorate leading to lung diseases such as asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, bronchitis and many more. However, there is a number of things which we can do to boost our lungs health and decrease the risk of suffering from lung diseases. The above mentioned simple ways keep lung diseases at bay and help the lungs to function properly. As a result, we can not only enjoy good lung health but overall physical health and wellness. All we have to do is to make simple changes in our diet plan, lifestyle and adopt a healthy living to boost our lung health.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Everything you need to know about oil pulling.

    May 30 at 3:14 am

    Introduction Oil pulling is simple, effective and not so complex medical therapy. It is not harmful at all and completely inexpensive. Do you know how inexpensive it is? All that is required is vegetable oil in the amount of 1 tsp on a daily basis. Which medical treatment can be as inexpensive as oil pulling? Even a B-complex or multivitamin tablet costs more than that. Moreover, it is a highly effective therapy one can ever imagine. Thousands of natural remedies are known to us and all of them date back to thousands of years. Oil pulling is the simplest of all of them. It has been used since ancient times. However, it has gained more popularity in recent years. It imparts thousands of benefits and thus a number of people are adopting it due to its effectiveness and lack of complexities in the therapy. It is the reason that it has successfully won the faith of a number of people belonging to different parts of the world.   More about the therapy Oil pulling therapy is also known as oil swishing. It is an ancient therapy based on Ayurveda. It is completely cost effective and simple therapy. It involves swishing of oil in the oral cavity. Oil pulling offers oral as well as systemic benefits of health.   Benefits of oil pulling The best benefit that is obtained by oil pulling is an improvement in oral health. In India, coconut oil has been used for a long time for hair growth and wellness. Have you ever considered using coconut oil for teeth? If not, it is not too late to start using coconut oil to make teeth whiter. It considerably improves dental health. It restores healthy gums and makes them look pink. It also improves the quality of breath. Within a few days of therapy, the user will experience an amazing freshness in the breath. It is worth to give this therapy a shot and bring remarkable improvement in dental health. Oil pulling not only improves dental health but also takes care of overall health and wellness. It is a practical cure for many illnesses. Do you suffer from any acute or chronic illness? If yes, try oil pulling for a few days and witness the gradual improvement in the state of condition. It is a completely harmless healing therapy where healing takes place biologically. Drugs exert lots of side effects. On the other hand, surgical intervention is too expensive and full of complexities. Oil pulling helps an individual to avoid drugs and surgical therapies.   Which oils to use? It is not at all necessary to do oil pulling using organic oils. Oils such as sunflower, coconut, sesame, and olive can be used. Coconut oil, however, is considered to be the best among all the oils for oil pulling therapy.   What does oil pulling do? Oil pulling heals the cells and also tissues. It heals organs at a larger level. No drug is necessary to initiate the healing. If oil pulling is practiced regularly, humans on their own can accomplish the healing. It helps to eliminate toxins from the body such as arsenic.  It helps to eliminate toxic matter from the oral cavity. Most important point is that it does not disturb the microflora. It prevents tooth decay because it helps to get rid of germs and inflammation which sticks to the tooth and tooth roots. It takes care of loose teeth and makes them immobile by restoring their health. It takes care of bleeding gums. It whitens the teeth. It brings improvement in weakness syndromes related to general immunity. It is equally effective in psychological as well as physical weaknesses and helps to get rid of diseases born out of them. It can cure various diseases such as headaches, migraines, bronchitis, arthritis, eczema, intestinal diseases, gynecological diseases, stomach ulcers, liver diseases, heart diseases, and neurological diseases. It retards the growth of cancer cells. It slows down aging.  It intensifies metabolism in the body. It improves overall health.   How does oil pulling help in systemic health? Teeth and roots of teeth extend into the jaws and in the cavities of jaw bones. If dental health deteriorates, tooth and tooth root decays. Microbes enter the cavities of jaw bones. Here, they find the ideal environment and multiply. These cavities are warm, damp and receive very less blood circulation. Thus, microbes flourish in this environment. Dental Foci develop. It produces metabolic products and causes damage to the body. If the immune system of an individual is not strong then the larger lesions are formed. They can be detected by radiograph. These lesions are not only harmful to dental health but also cause various other harmful effects. These lesions do cross-charge immunity and metabolism. They also exert harmful effects on the various organs throughout the body. It is difficult to accept how microbes from the tooth and its root can cause significant damage to the internal organs. But it is true. Each tooth has a link and connectivity to an internal organ.  When the oil is swished around in the oral cavity during oil pulling technique, there is tissue and mucous membrane perfusion. All the essential nutrients especially minerals and vitamins get absorbed by the tissue and mucous membrane. The oil penetrates the teeth necks as well as gums. It absorbs the harmful toxic wastes and helps to get rid of them from the body. When the body is free of toxins, systemic illnesses start correcting on their own.   History Charaka Samhita which is based on Ayurveda has mentioned oil pulling in its text. It is referred to as Kavala Graha or Kavala Gandusha in it. Charaka Samhita has mentioned in its text that oil pulling is able to cure almost 30 different types of systemic illnesses in the body. The severity of diseases can range from headaches to diabetes and from a simple migraine attack to curing asthma attack. Since then till now oil pulling has been accepted by millions of people from all around the world as it has won their confidence and heart at the same time. Earlier it was used as an Ayurveda therapy. Today it has been accepted as self-therapy to bring back and maintain the dental and systemic health.  Oil pulling is 5,000-10,000 years old. It is considered to be a therapy which is the oldest in health care in the entire world. This therapy took birth in India and spread to China. It even reached Unani and Humoral therapies. Maharishi Sushruta is the father of surgery. Oil pulling is also mentioned in his book Arthashastra. As per the script, it was hugely recommended therapy back then. In Ashtanga Sangraha there is a mention of Roopana Gandoosha which is a unique type of oil pulling.    Procedure On an empty stomach after waking up in the morning, we need to practice this therapy. Take 1 tsp of preferred oil in the mouth. Make sure to not swallow it. It can prove to be toxic if swallowed. Slowly move the oil around in the mouth as if swishing or rinsing. Continue doing it for ten to fifteen minutes. Some describe it as "sip then suck and then pull through teeth" method. In the oral cavity, oil and saliva will combine with each other. As a result, enzymes will get activated. Enzymes, in turn, will help to get rid of toxins from the blood. Slowly oil will change its color to white and become thin in consistency. Make sure that oil has become white. If it is retaining its original color, it means it has to be kept in the mouth for some more time. After ten to fifteen minutes, spit it out from the oral cavity. Wash and rinse the mouth thoroughly with tap water. Fingers can be used for additional cleaning.   Instructions After spitting out oil in the sink, make sure to clean the sink using antibacterial soap. The spit contains a large number of bacteria and wastes which are harmful as well as toxic. You don’t want them to multiply in your sink. If spittle is magnified and viewed under microscope one could see a large number of bacteria in their initial developmental stage.  Oil pulling can be repeated thrice in a day. Make sure to do it on an empty stomach. Do not drink any fluids, not even water.  Make sure to use one teaspoon of preferred oil. Do not exceed the recommended amount.   This therapy is even recommended for children. They should do oil pulling with a small amount of oil and should not swallow it by any chance.  Do not try to tilt the head in back position as if gargling. This position can result in swallowing of oil.  If soreness is experienced by jaw muscles during the process of swishing, it is because too much pressure is put on them. Make sure to give them a break and use the tongue to move the oil around.  Make sure to do it very naturally. Accomplish it gently and avoid swishing with vigorous movements. After the whole session, relaxation should be experienced and no soreness.  Initially one may find difficulty in swishing. However, with practice, one can master this therapy. If it seems unpleasant at any point it is better to spit out the oil and try again. Instead of rinsing the mouth with tap water, warm salt water can also be used. It helps to heal the inflammation and acts as an antimicrobial agent. The harmful bacteria and toxins which are left can also be removed using it.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Top reasons which prove that laughter is the best medicine.

    May 30 at 3:14 am

    We all have experienced how much difficult it is to be in a stressful situation. We all have also experienced that when we try to calm ourselves by bursting into giggles or laughter, we immediately start bidding goodbye to stress. Laughter is the kind of treatment that no longer allows stress to remain. Thus, it is considered to be the best medicine for us in every way. It is the healthiest way to respond to life. It triggers the natural response of the body which helps an individual to relax irrespective of how stressful situations may be. Physical exercises boost the working ability of our organs and increase circulation. Laughter is as good as a massage offered to the internal organs of the body. It can be compared to an internal exercise. It also tones the muscles of the abdomen. Laughter is not only contagious but also has healing abilities.     Given below are top reasons that prove that laughter is the best medicine-   Laughter spreads easily When someone smiles at us, we automatically smile at them. It is not just a day to day habit that we have inculcated in our daily lives. Studies have shown that mirror neurons are the ones that make us smile back. Now, we know why when one person laughs, he makes even others laugh and laughter spreads within no time. It is contagious. Thus, during difficult times when stress and tension dominate life, find someone near and dear who can make you laugh. When we see someone laughing, our brain stimulates its very own laughter response which is essential for overall well-being. Thus, everyone enjoys the company of an individual who has a good sense of humor. It is because our mind and body want that contagious laughter feeling all the time.   Decreases stress As mentioned before, laughter can be compared to an internal massage of the organs. When we laugh, our muscles contract. As a result, blood circulation in our body improves. There is an increased flow of oxygen to the cells and tissues in our body and to all the organs. More amounts of blood carrying nutrients and oxygen stimulate the lungs and heart and also releases endorphins in the body. Endorphins help to get rid of stress and help the body and mind to relax and rejuvenate in stressful situations. Laughter helps a person to relax and bring a rejuvenating effect. Thus, it also helps him to sleep better.   Strengthens immune system The immune system should be strong to fight against all sorts of infections and diseases so that an individual enjoys good health and well being. Laughter does the same. It strengthens immunity by increasing the levels of natural killer cells present in the blood. They are one of the types of WBC’s and they prevent the formation of cancer cells in the body. Immunity and stress are related to each other. Individuals who have high-stress levels will have weak immunity and vice versa. Laughter increases the production of antibodies in the body that fight against infections naturally as well as increases the level of the immune cells in the body.   Strengthens bond Laughter keeps relationships and bonds fresh. Everything seems so exciting with shared laughter. People who laugh are resilient and thus bonds between such two people are vital in keeping a relationship alive. In any kind of relationships, two people do disagree and sometimes it leads to emotional hurting and resentments. Laughter is a good way to clear all sorts of misunderstandings and heal what is broken. Laughter brings people together and strengthens the bonds even under the worst circumstances. When we laugh, we make our bonds with others stronger by spreading positive vibrations around us. When there are positive vibrations, tensions and hurt do not stay for long. People who share laughter always remain relaxed and thus stress and tension do not trouble them a lot. They are spontaneous and do not give way for doubts in their minds. They do not engage in judging others or waste their precious time in criticism. They express what they feel and do not hold back anything which ultimately helps them to achieve success in life as well as every relationship of their flourishes. They use laughter to resolve conflict. They heal the tension that lingers over doubts and disagreements using laughter.    Boosts resilience There are two ways to see life. Some people fall apart and see failure as a dead end. Thereby they stop trying. Success seems like a dream to them. It all happens because they are not resilient. On the other hand, there are others who use failure as an opportunity to learn something new. There is nothing that can stop them from achieving success. They have this ability as they are resilient. Thus, it is important to increase resilience. It is because those who have this ability remain happy for most of the times and achieve success more than others. Setbacks or hurdles or failures should not stop a person from achieving success. He should be able to acknowledge the errors and mistakes he committed in the process. Anger or frustration is not going to help in any way. To develop resilience an individual should acknowledge his errors. If the whole process is carried out with laughter i.e., if we laugh at our mistakes instead of becoming frustrated, we will keep stress away and understand our mistakes in a more efficient way. We will recognize the fact that errors are common and it is okay to commit them.   Keeps depression at bay Those who laugh and are happy will always keep depression away. Those who are suffering from depression can also take help of this medicine which will help them to successfully come out of its trap. Unhappiness is a mindset. Unless we help ourselves and step out of it rather than playing victim, we will not benefit. We know the circumstances that are prevailing or the situations that forced us in the phase of depression. We should try to deal with the situations bravely and try to search humor inside them. For that, we need to develop a whole new perspective of looking at things in a different way. Invite laughter in life and get rid of depression within no time. When an individual is in depression, he does not find it very easy to laugh at the things. Initially, he may have to do it forcefully. Forced laughter may not be natural but successfully releases dopamine and neuropeptides. These hormones help in the improvement of mood and help an individual to come out of depression.   Decreases pain It is not true that individuals who laugh experience lesser pain than the others who don’t laugh. Fact is that individuals who use laughter as a medicine are not bothered too much by the pain. When the mind does not go around the feeling of pain, an individual does not feel much. Laughter does not cause any alterations in the levels of pain. Pain remains the same. The level with which an individual perceives pain decreases. On the other hand, his ability to overcome it by successfully dealing with it increases. In this way, laughter does not heal the pain but helps an individual to get his mind off the discomfort and thus he does not experience much pain.   Helps in weight loss Laughter can help a person slim down. Good laughter of 10 minutes can burn as good as 40-45 calories. Thus, those who indulge in it throughout the day slim down easily when compared with those who are too conscious to enjoy a good laugh. Though it does not burn many calories still, it keeps a person healthy and when a person is healthy any excess weight will automatically be taken care of.   Increases blood circulation When we laugh, our blood vessels undergo normal expansion and contraction process. Thus, the blood flow improves and easily reaches all the vital organs of our body. When the blood flows with all the nutrients and sufficient amount of oxygen to the vital organs, their working efficiency improves. It boosts the health of an individual.   Protects heart A burst of good laughter helps increase the blood circulation and thus all the vital organs including heart receive good blood flow. Thus, the heart’s working efficiency improves. It reduces the risk of heart attack and heart-related diseases.   Controls blood sugar levels Studies have proved that diabetic individuals who often use laughter therapy in some form or the other have decreased levels of blood sugar level than those who do not laugh. Laughter therapy is a natural way of curing diabetes.   Conclusion Who doesn’t wish to enjoy a good laugh? It not only helps to get rid of stress and tension by taking the mind off from the troubles but also helps to achieve good physical health. It is a strong drug that promotes overall well being. It decreases the pain, strengthens immunity, improves mood and makes bonds between the people stronger. Kids laugh a lot but as the age progresses, laughter becomes less frequent as we shift our focus on other things. Laughter is the best treatment that helps an individual to achieve good physical and mental health. Through laughter an individual achieves overall health, he lives longer and finds happiness in every little thing.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Top reasons for not exercising and ways to beat them.

    May 30 at 3:14 am

    Do you work out regularly? If no, what’s preventing you from exercising? What excuses do you use as a defensive shield? Is it your busy schedule, current health status, hate towards following an exercise regime or something else? Whatever may be the excuse, the need of the hour is to stop it and devote some time on a regular basis to achieve overall health. Don’t let anything to keep you from exercising. We can always find some time for the things that matter to us the most and for the things which we value the most. Thus, if we value the exercise, we are going to find some time to follow the regime, no matter how busy we are. This article explains different ways to beat the odds and get inspired.    Lack of time Most of us complain about the lack of availability of enough time to exercise as the topmost excuse. We often give an excuse of how busy our schedule is and how difficult it is to devote some time out of the hectic timetable. We tend to find time for everything else but when it comes to exercise we clearly say that we don’t have time for that.  Ways to beat it- In spite of the hectic work schedule, we spend so much of our time in front of the television and on our smartphone’s. Not only on these electronic devices, but we also waste too much of our precious time on other things too. If we can find some ways to utilize the time, we can gracefully fulfill our requirements of exercising on a daily basis. While watching television, it is a better idea to make use of resistance bands which will help in strength training. Skip the advertisements and use that time for working out. While listening to music channels, you don’t have to sit and watch. Let your favorite songs play and you can work out listening to them or else simply walk in the space available in your room. Always remember that something is better than nothing. If you cannot find a longer duration for exercising, it doesn’t mean that you should not exercise at all. Exercising in smaller sessions also exerts good benefits on body and mind. Carry out the exercise in shorter sessions. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park your vehicle in the farthest space so that you get to walk a little more. Walk to the grocery store and market and to all those places where you can easily go without a vehicle.   Lack of energy Another common excuse that everyone around us seems to use is tiredness. Simply just say that you are too tired and you have too little energy to carry out any exercise. Say that your current health status has deteriorated to such an extent that even brisk walking is difficult to carry out. Ways to beat it- Exercise does not use your valuable energy and make you feel tired. Exercise, in fact, boosts your energy level. Thus, stop using it as an excuse for not exercising. Initially, you may feel a little tired while working out and that is because the body is not used to the stretching and exercising. Also, if an exercise regime is not chosen as per the requirements of age and current health status then an individual will get tired soon. Otherwise, exercises increase the energy levels in the body and make you feel fresh and energetic. The body produces endorphins which are often called as happy hormones or the hormones that make you feel good. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. The food that is taken in breakfast metabolizes and offer energy throughout the day. Similarly, working out in the morning time keeps you energized and fresh the entire day. If you are not able to work out in the morning and you are trying to escape by giving an excuse that you are not a morning person, it does not mean that you cannot exercise at all.  Carry out exercise whenever you find the time. If you seem to find some time during the middle of the day or evening, don’t think much and do it. A brisk walk after dinner time is also good.   Kids take up too much of time How many ladies or moms give this excuse? There are many. Only a few of them don’t use it to escape from exercising and live a healthy lifestyle. Blame it on kids. It is a simple excuse to escape from working out.  Ways to beat it- How many moms take their kids to the playground or a garden? What do you do while they are playing? It’s the best time to carry out some exercise while keeping a watch on them. Walk around in the garden or playground. You can also choose to do some yoga and stretching exercises. Your kids get the exercising that they require for their age and in the meantime, you get to enjoy your workout session. It’s a good idea to put badminton net if space is available in your yard. Play with your kids. Badminton, volleyball or any such activity will help your body a lot and in the meantime, it will help you to bond with your kids in a much better way. Go for a walk in the neighborhood along with your kids. If you like cycling then you can all go together for it. Your love for exercising will also benefit your kids in the long run. Walk all the way to pick up your kids from schools, coaching classes, and other classes if the places are not far away.   Working out is boring How many of us feel that exercise is boring enough to be carried out on a regular basis? Most of us use it as an excuse. Some of us even who exercise do it just for the sake of doing. As their heart isn’t in it, it is very likely they will quit after a certain period of time. Ways to beat it- Exercise is not boring at all. There are various forms of exercise and there are various ways to work out. The need of the hour is to find the one that you love the most. Find an activity that interests you. Most of us agree that dancing is not boring. Well, then regularly devote some time in dancing. It is a form of exercise. Do you have a passion for skating than just do it? Do you love spending time in the garden doing all sorts of chores then yes, gardening is an exercise? There is an exercise in some form or the other for everyone. Make exercising a fun task. Multitask if you find it pleasant. Watch your favorite channels and exercise on the treadmill and other exercise equipment such as an exercise bike. If you find doing it alone very tiring and boring then carry out the exercise regime by gathering some friends or family members. If you wish you can even join a group for motivation. Every now and then add something new and just mix and match to avoid getting bored which usually happens by doing something repetitive for a longer duration.   Hate to move Some of us don’t like sweating and feel that exercise will make body sweaty. Some of us complain that exercising is not easier on joints and thus they don’t work out. Some of us don’t exercise as they are too conscious of being obese or overweight. Ways to beat it- If you don’t like sweating, exercise indoors. Air conditioning will not allow the body to sweat too much. Swimming is a good exercise where you will not notice sweating. There are lots of exercises which do not make an individual to sweat a lot such as yoga. If you do not want the exercise to be hard on your joints then go to swimming pools. Swimming is a form of exercise that is not hard on joints. As you start exercising more and more, your muscles will become strong and offer more support to your joints. Consequently the scope for hurting joints decreases. Find a trainer who will make an exercise regime for you which will be easy to perform and guarantee safety at the same time. If you are too conscious to work out alone because of your obesity, ask your friends and family support. Work out with them at your home. Find a trainer who understands and supports you. Work out as per your convenience and wear what makes you feel comfortable.   Fear of failure Did you try earlier but failed miserably? Now, you are using it as an excuse for not exercising. Most of us do that. Most of us set unrealistic goals and try to reach them overnight. When they fail, they stop attempting and say that it is not meant for them. Ways to beat it- Get motivation and make a new exercise regime. This time do not try to set unrealistic goals. Keep it real and small. Need is to be consistent and slowly reach where you really want to be. It is not going to happen overnight. Keep patience as the hard work always pays off. Find a workout buddy who offers you motivation and appreciates every little achievement.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Top benefits of exercise on mental health.

    May 30 at 3:14 am

    Want to enjoy sound mental health? You don’t have to look for some miracles or spend a fortune on expensive treatments. It’s not a secret anymore. Exercise is the remedy for your vitality and health. Make it your secret weapon and retard your aging process and prevent the mental illnesses from approaching you. It is a beneficial pill that is able to bring happiness and good mental health to you and your family. The need is to embrace it regularly and for that devote some time of your day on a regular basis.    Here are some benefits of exercising regularly on mental health-   Sharpens memory Daily exercise will sharpen the mind and will help in better learning i.e., the grasping power and concentration will improve to a great extent. During the workout session, a large amount of oxygen and energy is supplied to the brain. The better the circulation, the better will be functioning of the organ. Regular exercise keeps neurons healthy, especially those in the memory section. Hippocampus is the memory center located in the brain. Intense exercise is not at all necessary to sharpen memory. The regular moderate walk can maintain the health of the memory center and boost memory of an individual. Regular workouts also decrease the cortisol level in the body. It is a stress hormone that is associated with improvement in mood. It also decreases anxiety levels. Decreased cortisol level thus, in turn, boosts memory.   Allows to sleep well Now, who doesn’t want to sleep safe and sound during night hours? All those individuals who experience difficulty falling asleep should exercise regularly in the morning time which will help to sleep better at night. Don’t indulge in exercise during night hours or just before bed. Exercising in hours that are too close to the bedtime will have a reverse effect. During the day time, the physical exertion in which an individual engages helps the circadian rhythm of the body to be in tune. Those who can sleep without disturbance in night enjoys good physical, as well as mental health and all the diseases and disorders associated with mind and body, are kept at bay.   Increases confidence It is but obvious that exercising regularly can improve an individual’s appearance to a great extent. It is a reason to boost confidence. Moreover, indirectly it will make an individual become social. If he works out in the gym or in the park along with other enthusiasts, it is very much possible that his social circle is going to increase. Thus, the feelings of being social and being accomplished often follows. Some are not able to work out intensely as others thus; they may not experience the remarkable changes. No matter how little efforts they put in but those efforts boost confidence and make them feel better.    Helps to get rid of stress Do you want to de-stress? We all look for various ways to get rid of the stress that builds up in our lives. A simple yet effective way and the best thing about exercise is that it does not cost us compared to those expensive de-stressing therapies. Combat stress with regular exercising. When an individual is exercising, he takes off his mind from those things which stress him. Moreover, endorphins released fight stress naturally and create calming effects.   Exercise promotes happiness All the credit does not go to the endorphins that are released in the body that fight stress naturally. Exercise also overall helps to improve the quality of life in a much better way. When an individual devotes some time of his daily schedule in exercise, he is making it a habit. Those who exercise regularly knows the difference. On the days on which they exercise they feel better and are in a good mood throughout the day and on the days when they don’t, they feel tired and dull. Thus, exercise regularly and be happy.   Enhances Mood Individuals who regularly exercise are not likely to suffer from depression. Depression and other psychological disorders need not be treated with a heavy dosage of drugs. Simple exercises performed regularly can show remarkable improvement in these conditions. Moreover, prevention is better than cure. One who exercises regularly is at the least risk of suffering from them. Thus, give emphasis on behavioral treatments such as exercise and not support pill culture anymore. Aerobic exercises carried out in open fresh air enhances the mood of an individual by releasing endorphins in the body. Endorphins are feel-good hormones that naturally improves mood and are released within 20-25 minutes of exercising. When an individual exercise regularly, these neurotransmitters get released regularly and as a result, it improves the mental health of an individual.   Decreases the risk of dementia It is difficult to distinguish between dementia that is caused due to heart disease and other forms of dementia. One who exercises regularly is lowering the risk of dementia that is caused by cardiovascular disease. The reason is exercise improves blood circulation throughout the body. Thus, blood circulation in the brain also improves. It either slows down or completely prevents the death of neurons that are responsible for causing Alzheimer. Fat and glucose metabolism also gets improved which in turn brings improvement in Alzheimer’s. Abnormalities in these metabolic processes are also the reason for causing brain alterations in the disease. Scientific studies have proven that a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Exercising regularly is the most effective way to promote healthy living.   Decreases anxiety As discussed earlier that regular exercise is capable of exerting positive effects on mood. Same effects are seen on anxiety levels too. Exercise increases the endorphins and as a result, the feelings of anxiousness and worries bid goodbye. Exercise sessions help an individual to shift focus from daily troubles to workout regimes. Thus, an individual starts gaining a new perspective on life. He shifts his focus from the things which used to preoccupy him and the concerns which used to bother him to his exercise session. He takes a workout break to decrease his anxiety levels. Exercise boosts energy levels in the body. Thus, after an exercise break when an individual returns to his regular work, he returns completely recharged and with energy levels that are renewed. Thus, instead of becoming anxious over every little thing, he quickly figures out new solutions for them.   Increases intelligence Not only the memory of an individual improves with exercise but also intellectual skills improve a lot. More amount of oxygen flows to the brain. Thus, the prefrontal cortex gets enough oxygen and improves intelligence. The prefrontal cortex is a part of the brain that helps in reasoning and carrying out planning. Physical exercises carried out on a regular basis are good for increasing intelligence. To reap added benefits, it is also recommended that an individual offers some mental activity to the brain on a regular basis. These kinds of activities usually require an individual to offer quick responses. They are associated with boosting intelligence and improve the individual’s ability to smoothly carry out daily activities of his life.   Builds fun Fun is a time period in an individual’s life when his mind is most relaxed and free. The more mind remains relaxed and free of anxiety and stress, overall mental health improves. Exercising regularly can be a fun task. The only need is to find out the type of exercises that you enjoy the most and motivates you to carry out regularly. Thus, an individual can enjoy his workout session and feel like fun while his body is carrying out the task. Some individuals prefer to workout by themselves and not with family or friends. Others go to the gym or work out with a group as they enjoy a social gathering. It does not matter what type of workout style is adopted. All that matters is that exercising is carried out regularly. When an exercise regime is followed for the long term, it improves the quality of life.   Increases mental focus We all make plans and try to remain on the schedule as much as possible. How many of us are successful in sticking to our plans? Only a few of us can do that successfully. The main reason is lack of focus. Attention or focus is important for us so that our day can successfully lead as we have planned. In the absence of it, we will often get delayed and fall back. To increase our focus we need to exercise regularly. It improves blood circulation to our brain and thus we will be able to concentrate properly. Moreover, hormones are released at optimum levels which again increase the focus.   Conclusion There are many reasons to exercise. The top reasons which help in maintaining overall mental health are mentioned in the article. Devote some time on a daily basis and indulge in some form of exercise depending on health status and age. Make it a habit to dedicate that particular duration of the day for following an exercise regime. Soon it will become a fun task and the benefits it brings on mental health are numerous. Exercise regularly and keep your mind fit and healthy.

    4 months ago

  • Nipun A created new article Aquarium fish for hobby.

    May 30 at 3:13 am

    In this article, I am sharing you the most exciting practice of keeping aquarium fishes as a pet. Although pets come in different forms, shapes, sizes, though there are different types of pets, in this article and as a hobbyist, I am going to share my personal experience in keeping aquarium fishes. The practice of keeping and raising fishes dates back to age-old in the history where ancient Romans, Egyptians were known to gift a live colored fish as a compliment. Fishes, unlike other pets like dogs/cats/birds, are calm and are confined to one constant place - the aquarium tank. They are definitely low-maintenance when compared to other pets, though at times it depends on the set-up you are maintaining and fish type. They are not noisy and can bring a new, lively, fresh look to your room with a clean, cozy aquarium tank. The fish come in different sizes, colors, shapes, prices, aggressive, non-aggressive types As a hobbyist, I have maintained most of the varieties currently available in our Indian market from betta fish to aggressive cichlids. Maintaining a fish tank is fun. They give us some kind of pleasure when we feed them. Their vibrant colors and fast movements in a clear glass tank can easily grab your attention and at times one may easily get lost simply by just watching them playing around in the tank. According to one research, it has been proved that the aquarium fish can relieve some stress of humans, who have some interests in pets. It has a positive impact on the community. Nowadays we can notice some well-maintained fish tanks in hotels, malls, theaters, parks and other places of interests. It is true that they bring out some beauty to the location. Got your aquarium? Maintain proper lightning, oxygen supply, filter and see what you have done to your place. Beautiful, isn't it? Some enthusiasts like me, don't hesitate to put some plants along with the fish, to give an extra boost to the tank. Adding fresh, live green plants is not only good for our eyes but also they balance the ecosystem close to nature. The plants utilize carbon dioxide and other wastes from the fishes and convert it into oxygen which maintains fish health. Apart from that they also act as a hiding place for small fishes and even their babies. One should be aware of some commonly occurring diseases in aquarium fish as the water here is stagnant and risk of opportunistic bacteria is high. One should recycle the old water with fresh water every 3-4 months depending on the tank size and number of fishes. This process not only minimizes a certain amount of diseases in fishes but also keeps the glass tank clean and clear from developing algae and other harmful substances. I currently maintain a 6-foot big tank with a built-in filter, lights, oxygen pump I have aggressive fish community Midas, arrow cichlid, buttikoferi, red and white devils, firemouths, green terrors, pacu's, tinfoils, angelfish and very aggressive jaguar cichlids. I spend at least 10-15 minutes/day feeding them, enjoy watching them and do frequent close monitoring of my tank. Apart from regular ready-made food like pellets, flakes, I also feed them live worms, pieces of boiled egg and boiled rice. In the event, you are busy with your work, and even if you miss to feed them for 1-2 days, they still manage to survive. In fact, they can live up to 5-6 days without food at times given other conditions of the tank are maintained properly Their lifespan is in between 8-15 years in well-maintained conditions and can grow anywhere between 18-25 cms in length, depending on the type of fish  These days, there are a lot of pet food manufacturing companies popping up in the market and sound knowledge of diet habits is essential for a hobbyist. Also, there is a slow rise in the ornamental fish industry and there is a good increasing demand in the locals to buy and maintain aquarium fishes. The price of the fish varies from anywhere between 5 rupees to as high as 70-80,000 Inr. One such expensive fish is  Arowana, being marketed as Vaastu fish according to Chinese mythology. Ghars, buttikoferi, midas, flowerhorns, oscars, discus, parrot fish are some of the expensive ornamental fishes There is slow potential growth in this industry for small-scale employment.  

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Top benefits of exercise on physical health.

    May 30 at 3:13 am

    When it comes to exercising, all we know is that it helps to lose weight and build muscle mass. However, exercise is not just confined to these benefits. Exercise is beneficial in many ways. Top reasons to exercise regularly are described in this article. With every passing day, new benefits of exercise get discovered. The more a person is physically active, in more sound shape his body and mind will remain. Exercise doesn’t have to be intense. Follow an exercise regime depending on the current health status and age.    Here are some of the benefits of exercising regularly on physical health-   Enhances the aerobic capacity Aerobic power or also known as the aerobic capacity is the capability of the body to carry out tasks at maximum ability by supplying oxygen available in the atmosphere to the body’s tissue system. On average an individual loses 1% of aerobic power every year. Exercise can magically cut the loss in half. Thus, if an individual is losing 20% of aerobic capacity in 20 years time, he can indulge in regular exercise and only lose 10% of it.   Regulates blood pressure levels Increased levels of blood pressure can result in heart diseases. There are various reasons for hypertension. One of them is built of arterial plaques by regular intake of diet that is rich in fat. Exercising regularly targets plaque build-up and decreases blood pressure. When plaque gets removed, arteries become wide. Blood through these arteries flows freely. Consequently, blood pressure comes down to normal levels. Moreover, blood pressure also decreases because the heart also gets a workout during work out session. Regular exercise will make the heart muscles strong. Thus, its capability to pump blood and overall functioning will improve and thus blood pressure will reach its normal level.   Boosts up the energy levels Most of us feel that after a workout session we will feel tired because of all the energy that we have used up. However, it is not true. Only those individuals who workout once in a while will feel tired. Individuals who regularly workout will feel energetic not only during the session but also throughout the day. Those who work out regularly but due to any reasons miss it for a day or two will tell the actual difference. On the days when they don’t indulge in some form of exercise, they will complain of low energy compared to those days when they exercise and charge up their energy levels.   Decreases the blood sugar levels Type 2 diabetes is becoming common in people all around the world. Increased levels of blood sugar levels are a threat to overall health. If it is not controlled early, it can lead to serious complications such as ketosis, retinopathy, neuropathy, kidney diseases, heart diseases, etc. Medicines which control diabetes, as well as insulin injections are associated with side effects. A simple yet effective technique to control blood sugar level is by regularly indulging in some form of physical exercise. Gradually one can see the improvement in the body’s capability to metabolize sugar.   Increases life span by improving the immune system Do you want to live longer? If yes, then it’s not a big secret. The healthier a human being is the longer he will remain alive. Exercise will keep the diseases at bay. Those who regularly exercise will boost their immune system and as a result, they will less likely fall ill or invite the diseases and disorders in their body system. The immune system protects from infections and chemical toxins. Thus, a body which is free from illnesses will survive for a long period of time. Thus, exercise regularly and improve your life expectancy.   Slims down the body All those people who suffer from obesity or carry weight more than required should indulge in aerobic exercises regularly. Exercise helps to melt the fat deposition from the tissues. Muscles and tissues are able to burn more calories as exercise increases the metabolism. Thus, the individuals who work out more regularly and more intensely are likely to lose weight faster than those who do not make it a regular activity.   Fixes the body posture Now, who doesn’t want to have a good body posture? Everyone does and the reason is that it is important to have a better personality. The need is to find out the common problems associated with body posture. Now, find out the muscles that you need to work out to help correct the body posture. Exercise regularly those muscles, back and abs. Slowly but gradually regular exercising will help an individual to correct the body posture.   Increases bone strength Everyone is familiar that with age, bone mineral density gets decreased and bone loses its strength. With age, our bones get weaker and thinner. Bone loss takes place at the ratio of 1% per year. Exercise again comes to rescue. If you want to maintain the bone health, regularly devote some time on a daily basis for exercising. Although any type of exercise is beneficial, still there are specific ones to improve bone strength. Resistance training which mainly comprises of lifting weights is good for bone health. Depending on the physical strength and age, an individual needs to indulge in resistance training.    Increases the muscle strength Exercises, in particular, the resistance training ones help to build muscle mass. Regular exercising will reduce the 1% loss of muscle strength which takes place every year into half. Stronger the muscles, aerobically fit an individual remains. Lifting weight will create tension in the body muscles which takes place against the bones. Thus, bones also benefit from weight lifting. Those who work regularly will have good muscle strength. Such individuals will either have a fat-free body or a lean but healthy body mass.    Brings efficiency in breathing With age, lung tissues get affected. Exercise can reverse the effects of aging. It strengthens the lung muscles and improves breathing. It targets the lungs muscles that are associated with the opening of lungs to allow passage of oxygen and then compress to send the carbon dioxide outside. Exercise also increases the aerobic capacity which in turn efficiently permits the oxygen to enter the cells and tissue system. It is important to have an efficient breathing capacity. Those who exercise regularly will have a good breathing capacity. They can work out and carry out tasks without having to stop to catch a break whereas those who don’t exercise needs frequent stops.   Improves sex life Exercise improves muscles strength. Thus, endocrine glands of those individuals who work regularly are able to produce an adequate amount of hormones. When the muscle mass is more, stimulation in the production of androgens is also increased. These androgens help both the sexes in the maintenance of sexual functioning. Regular exercising thus enhances sexual arousal. It decreases erectile dysfunction risk in men. All these benefits are because exercise improves circulation which is significant when it comes to sex life. Moreover, men and women who exercise regularly will feel more fit physically to indulge in the activity.    Decreases the arthritis risk Arthritis is common in middle-aged and old-aged individuals. This chronic condition is mainly caused when bones outgrow in joints and also due to cartilage associated abnormalities. To reduce the risk of this chronic illness, it is not at all necessary to indulge in weight training or aerobic exercises. Simple stretching exercises such as Tai Chi, yoga are equally beneficial. The purpose should be to permit movements of joints and gradually increase the range. These kinds of exercises also decrease the risk of injury such as torn ligaments or tears in the muscles. Don’t perform the wrong exercises. Wearing wrong shoes while running can also increase the risk of arthritis.   Burns calories even at rest Exercising regularly helps an individual in losing fat and building up of muscle mass in the body. Resistance exercises such as lifting weights are in particular helpful to increase muscle mass in the body. More muscles in the body burn fat faster even when the person is at rest. Thus, muscular individuals resting metabolic rate is higher than others. It is another reason to regularly exercise and build up more muscle mass in the body. It is because it offers dual benefits. Metabolic rate is increased during exercise session as well as resting metabolic rate is also increased.   Conclusion  The above mentioned are some of the impressive results which regular exercising can gift an individual. To remain physically fit and in the best possible shape, it is not at all necessary to indulge in an intense exercise. Not everyone can train their body intensely. If an exercise regime is followed without keeping in consideration of current health status and age, then it is going to do more harm rather than good. It is beneficial, to begin with, simple and easy to carry out exercises and then slowly but gradually try to increase the intensity. The most important rule is to be regular. One who exercises regularly enjoys a number of benefits out of it and manages to remain physically fit and healthy.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Top reasons for hair fall.

    May 30 at 3:13 am

    Hair health to a large extent depends on the overall health of a person. During the ancient period, people had high value for hair. It was not less than any jewel. Healthy hair shows the good health of an individual and wellness. Healthy hair is full of luster. However, today people are facing hair loss which is resulting in thinning of hair. It does not matter whether the hair is long or short or the type of color it is but when it starts to thin out, it irritates most of us. In a day it is normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair. However, losing more than the recommended number is said to be a hair fall. Sometimes the follicle which contains hair get destroyed due to some reasons and gets replaced with scar tissue. It is a potential cause for hair fall. Sometimes when the normal cycle in which hair grows and shed gets disrupted, hair fall takes place. Hair loss can occur due to many reasons. In some cases, more than one reason may exist for hair thinning and thus it is regarded as a complicated process.   Here are the main causes of hair thinning-   Overall health Illness can be related to the mind as well as to the body. Lots of stress and anxiety or depression are possible causes of hair loss. Stress is the main cause of illnesses. It is dangerous not only for mental health but also affect the health of hair. It can stimulate the white blood cells. As a result, they attack the follicles containing hair. If the condition is worsened then soon hair fall turns into baldness which is medically termed as Alopecia. Increased levels of blood pressure can also result in hair fall.    Low iron levels Decreased levels of iron in the body which is also referred to as anemia is a cause of hair thinning. Most of the individuals wish to look good and thus they starve themselves in the name of dieting. Instead of eating the right food in the right amount, they decrease the intake of calories to a large extent and as a result, they suffer from nutrient deficiencies. Anemia is a condition in which hemoglobin is produced in a low amount. In this condition, oxygen supply to the organs of the body does take place in the required amount. Consequently, hair follicles also get deprived of adequate oxygen supply which makes them weak and thus hair breaks easily resulting in hair thinning. Moreover, iron is necessary for the production of protein for hair cell. In absence of it, hair strands suffer a lot.   Persistent dandruff We all suffer from dandruff at some point or the other. It is a common day to day problem. When our scalp gets dry during extremely cold weather, we are likely to see some dead cells on our scalp. However, it gets corrected on its own. Also, a few remedial measures if taken will wipe out dandruff. Dandruff can also result due to oily skin and an imbalance of fatty acid. Stress is another factor that can result in dandruff. When it persists for a longer duration it can result in hair fall.   Water quality If the quality of water which we use to wash our hair is not good enough, we may be doing more harm to our hair instead of good. Hard water in particular damages our hair. People who travel a lot will experience too much change in water and also suffer from hair fall.   Nutritional deficiencies Good nutrition is the key to good hair health. If there are deficiencies associated with nutrition, it is very likely that a person will suffer from hair fall. Iron is essential for good hair health. In its deficiency, red blood cells will decrease and result in hair fall. Vitamin A is essential for the scalp to produce sebum. Vitamin B12 offers strength to hair and hair follicles. Biotin makes hair thick. Calcium, magnesium along with Vitamin B12 is required to make bones strong. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 exerts negative effects on RBC’s which are responsible for carrying oxygen to the cells and tissues. In the absence of it, hair fall is common. Thus, all these vitamins and minerals should be supplied to the body in the required amount on a daily basis through a balanced nutritious diet or else through supplements. In case of deficiencies, hair fall is a common thing to take place.   Dieting Those individuals who try to lose weight very quickly by following a crash diet are more prone to hair fall than others. It is because a crash diet does more harm to their body rather than good. Those who lose a large amount of weight over a small period of time suffer from hair fall. Sudden loss of weight exerts adverse effects on hair growth. Also, during dieting, individuals cut down many food groups from their daily diet plan. Dieting without proper knowledge can affect hair health and overall health. It is because the food groups that are cut down are necessary for hair growth and when they are not included in the daily diet, negative effects are exerted on hair health.   Illnesses or serious diseases Certain diseases or long term illness may be a possible cause for hair loss. Also, undergoing treatment of these diseases can also result in hair loss. Cancer is one of them. Not only people experience hair loss during its treatment but also become bald during chemotherapy. Thyroid related disorders also result in hair thinning and scattering. An autoimmune disease by the name of Lupus can make hair brittle. Consequently, hair fall takes place in patches. On the other hand, untreated long term illnesses such as measles, viral fever, and smallpox can also result in hair thinning.    Excessive stress Stress is one of the top reasons for hair fall. Excessive stress can increase the Androgens levels which can result in hair thinning. Stress also results in other hair problems such as interfere with food habits, digestive system and bring in dandruff. All these factors, in turn, are associated with hair fall.   Sun exposure Too much of exposure to sunlight can make hair dry. Thus, people who stay under the direct sunlight for a longer period experience hair thinning if they do not adopt precautionary measures.   Age factor As we age, our hair ages too. With age, the hair becomes finer. Thus, hair loss due to aging is a common factor. However, even those aged individuals who keep themselves fit physically and mentally enjoy good hair health. Women who are entering menopause or going through the menopausal phase are prone to lots of changes in the body. It is mainly due to hormonal imbalances. Thus, hair loss during and after menopause is again common.   Bad habits related to hair Individuals who do use lots of hair styling products such as sprays, gels, coloring agents, harsh shampoos for a longer duration suffer from hair fall. Moreover, excessive and prolonged use of curling iron, hair straightener, hair driers and other tools used for hair styling also result in hair fall. These products when used for a longer duration can retard the growth process and also cause damages to the shaft of the hair. Women and sometimes men often part their hair. Parting in the same style for a longer period can also result in hair fall. Those who do not use clean combs or wrong ones also suffer from hair thinning. Apart from all these reasons, another important reason for hair fall is to tie the hair in tight ponytails or in some other style.   Pollution Pollution tops the list of causes when it comes to hair fall. Pollution has affected us in many ways whether it comes to deteriorating our physical well being or mental health. When our overall health is depleted, there is no way that our hair enjoys good health. Thus, pollution affects our hair health and results in hair fall. With pollution, dust increases in the air and the dust particles sticks to our scalp and hair and damages them resulting in hair thinning.   Imbalance in hormones Imbalances caused in hormones can affect an individual in every way. It not only deteriorates overall health but hampers beauty too by causing acne and can also radiate to the hair health causing hair fall. The growth cycle of hair is regulated by hormones itself. There are hormones such as androgens which are not so friendly when it comes to hair health as they can decrease the span of the cycle. There are other hormones such as estrogens which promote hair growth as they increase the span of the hair growth cycle. Increase in androgens in the body due to any cause particularly seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome which is a disorder of endocrine gland can result in hair thinning. Hormonal imbalance tends to affect those individuals more who have a susceptibility to follicle sensitivity.   Conclusion Hair loss in men is more common than women and the pattern that is mostly seen is baldness. However, hair loss or hair thinning also affects women and can take place at any age. There are many reasons for hair fall. It can range from simple causes such as dandruff, frequent change in water to serious ones such as the underlying illnesses and disorders. Since it is a complicated process, sometimes more than one reason may be present for hair fall.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article Simple ways to naturally lighten hair.

    May 30 at 3:13 am

    We all wish to have lighter hair shades to project a whole new touch and appeal to our look. Especially during summer, we wish lighter shades. However, most of us are scared to use those commercially available hair lighteners that are full of harmful chemicals. Such products do lighten hair but do more harm to the hair after every use. Instead of spending money on harmful hair lighteners, we can try easy to use home remedies that can help us to naturally lighten hair and can also be used to naturally highlight them. These home remedies are perfectly safe to use and cause no sort of damage to them. Moreover, these remedies are hardly expensive and most of the products used are easily available at the home. Hair enjoys good health unlike dryness or brittle hair that is caused after using harmful hair lighteners. Below mentioned are some easy methods which help to naturally lighten the hair.   Honey and olive oil Honey is an ingredient which has naturally lightening quality. Olive oil is added to prevent dryness in hair. Make sure to pick extra virgin olive oil to get desirable effects. Add 1 cup of honey to 2 cups of vinegar. To this mixture add 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon and mix it properly. Damp the hair and apply this mixture evenly on hair using a brush. In the case of highlights, apply this mixture wherever highlights are required. Cover the hair using a towel or plastic wrap. Put on a shower cap above plastic wrap. Leave it overnight. Wash hair in the morning. Cinnamon and olive oil accelerates the lightening process. However, the real work is done by honey. It has hydrogen peroxide in it in small traces. Hydrogen peroxide is a lightening agent and thus the mixture prepared helps to naturally lighten hair when applied overnight.   Lemon juice Lemon is a lightening agent and thus making use of it to naturally lighten hair is an age-old trick. Dilute it with water and apply it evenly on hair to obtain naturally lightened hair. Most of us fear that it will leave reddish color on hair but it is not true. It is highly effective and thus used widely all over the world for a reason. Apply the mixture of lemon juice and water, sit in the sunlight to dry the hair. Wash it after a couple of hours.    Chamomile tea Tea is a natural ingredient to use for lightening the hair. Chamomile tea is particularly very useful. Not only it lightens hair but also promotes good hair health. If it isn’t available, one can also choose to use black tea. Boil a cup of water. Let the chamomile tea bag steep in it for 7-10 minutes. After the tea has cooled down, use it to rinse hair. Let the mixture remain on hair for 20 minutes. Repeat it after a few hours if one wishes to have lighter shades. Follow it by a shower.   Henna or Mehndi Henna in itself is a natural lightening ingredient. It is a boon to naturally black hair or dark brown hair. It lightens them and gives them a reddish color. However, other than these shades, it tends to darken other shades of hair. Mix henna with water and keep it overnight. In the morning, apply it on hair and let it remain for three hours. Wash hair and see amazing reddish tint offered by henna. Henna can also be applied to the hair by mixing with an equal quantity of chamomile tea powder and water. Apply this mixture to hair and let it remain for an hour. If the hair color is dark, let it remain there for two hours. Rinse hair and see the difference.   Baking soda Over the years we use a number of hair products and most of them have harmful ingredients in them. These ingredients settle on our hair and cause damage. Baking soda is the best natural ingredient to strip those chemicals and get rid of them. Moreover, it is a natural agent for lightening the hair. The process is slow. However, if the purpose is to eliminate the harmful buildup of chemicals from hair as well as to lighten the color, then it is the best product to use. All that is needed is to make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it on the hair. Leave it for half an hour to get good results. Paste should be of proper consistency. If it is too thin, it will be difficult to cover on hair and if it is too thick then it will dry out early.    Cinnamon powder We use cinnamon in our day to day lives either in the preparation of tea or put its aromatic flavor to the best use by adding it in the preparation of sweets and other recipes. It is aromatic and also has properties to lighten naturally. Thus, it can be used to naturally lighten the hair. Moreover, cinnamon is rich in antioxidants. It offers protection against the harmful rays of the sun. Take conditioner and add some cinnamon powder to it. Use this mixture to coat on hair. Make sure to coat it evenly and in the case where only highlights are required, apply the mixture only to those strands. Leave it overnight and rinse the hair in the morning. Make sure to use natural conditioners. Leaving commercially available conditioners overnight can damage the hair. Natural conditioners such as curd, henna can be safely used and works magic if left on the hair for a longer duration. It not only naturally lightens hair but also makes it silky.   Honey and vinegar Honey as well as vinegar both has lightening properties and thus both when together applied to hair offers much better and quicker results. Take a cup of honey and add the double amount of vinegar to it. Preferably use raw apple cider vinegar in the preparation. Add around one tablespoon of coconut oil to the mixture and blend all the ingredients properly. Apply this mixture on the hair and make sure to coat the hair well with it. The mixture is safe to be left on the hair overnight. Rinse the hair in the morning and see a remarkable difference.   Magical ingredient salt Take any kind of salt around 1-2 tablespoon depending on the hair length. Dissolve it in a cup of warm water. Apply this solution on the hair and make sure to do it evenly. Let the solution remain on hair for around 15-20 minutes. Rinse the hair and see the same results which we experience after swimming in the beaches or the ocean. Salt in the ocean naturally lightens and highlights hair. Why wait for the summer to arrive so that we can hit the beaches and get that wavy naturally highlighted look on our hair strands. We can do it on our own within our home by using the magical ingredient salt as and when necessary.    Tablets of Vitamin C Vitamin C is good for hair health. Moreover, it also lightens the hair. Take a few vitamin C tablets. Crush the tablets and mix with shampoo. Wash hair using the shampoo and vitamin C mixture. Condition the hair as usual. Follow this trick as and when necessary and see the difference.   Apple cider vinegar Some of us may not like the instant change in the shade. They would appreciate a slow and gradual change. For those desirable of slow change, vinegar is the best ingredient. Prepare a solution of vinegar and water and use it regularly to experience gradual hair lightening. Dilute vinegar by 6 parts of water. Apply this mixture on hair and keep it for at least 20 minutes followed by a rinse. One can use different kinds of vinegar however; apple cider vinegar is better than others and also does not smell bad. It offers reddish color to the hair and it is a good ingredient if highlights are desirable. To get quicker results, dilute the vinegar with an equal quantity of water and leave it on hair for 30 minutes.   Hydrogen Peroxide Those of us who do not appreciate slow and gradual changes and desire quicker results should go for hydrogen peroxide. This product lightens hair quickly. Some of us are concerned that it will cause hair dryness. However, it is not true. It does not cause damage to the hair like bleaching agents present in commercial hair products. Prepare a solution by mixing equal quantities of water and hydrogen peroxide. Apply this solution on hair and leave it for 15 minutes. One can see the natural lightening in the shade of hair. When one gets the desired shade, do rinse hair immediately with water.    Conclusion We all have different tastes when it comes to hair color and styling. Instead of making use of commercially available hair color, use natural ingredients which not only lighten hair but also help to boost hair health. They are safe to use and do not cause any harm to the hair unlike chemical agents present in the hair coloring products sold in the market. The only thing to remember is that our hair is different and thus results will vary. The power and rate to which color is absorbed differ from person to person. Thus, the outcomes vary too. It is fun to experiment using the above mentioned natural ingredients.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article How to naturally improve eyesight.

    May 30 at 3:13 am

    Introduction Eyes are precious as these organs let us see the world around us. Thus, we need to learn to care for them. Instead of taking care, we let them suffer. We feel that eye care requires lots of time and thus we give an excuse that we don't have enough time to pay attention to them. Consistent carelessness can impact the eyesight and as a result, we need to wear glasses or contact lenses to see better. If the situation worsens, laser treatments and other sorts of surgeries need to be considered. It is high time that we care for our eyes as there are simple yet effective ways that will help us bring improvement in our eyesight and get rid of those glasses and contact lenses. Below are mentioned certain simple ways that can help us naturally improve our eyesight.   Eat healthily Eat a healthy diet and include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables that will bring remarkable improvement in the eyesight. It is a natural way of improving eyesight and prevents it from further deteriorating in any way. Vitamin A, C, and E are known to improve eye health. Include such fruits and vegetables in the daily diet plan that are rich in vitamins and minerals which support eye health. We all know how good carrot is for eyesight. All we need to do is include more and more such amazing fruits and vegetables in the diet plan. Antioxidants are also good for eye health. Lutein, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin are the antioxidants that prevent macula from undergoing damages caused by harmful sun rays. Consume lots of dark green leafy vegetables, yellow peppers, carrots, egg yolks, sweet potatoes and pumpkin to derive these antioxidants. Macular degeneration is an age-related process and can also result in blindness. Including green and yellow vegetables in diet plan on a daily basis can prevent this condition and keep the eye healthy. We may also take help of multi-vitamin or other supplements in case we think that we are not able to fulfill our daily requirement through diet. A vitamin pill may not improve eyesight but it is essential as it still contributes to other factors that help to maintain good eye health. Our eyes require many nutrients so that it can perform its functions properly. Apart from vitamins, minerals such as zinc and copper are also essential for good eyesight.  Fatty acid DHA structurally supports cell membrane and ultimately results in good eye health. Thus, try to include foods rich in DHA such as salmon, cod, mackerel, sardines and other cold water fish. Include fruits such as grapes, blueberries and goji berries as they have anti-inflammatory properties and are rich sources of antioxidants. A cataract is a very common problem in age-old individuals. Prevention is always better than cure. If care is taken right from the beginning, one can prevent its formation in the eye lenses. Eat foods that are rich sources of sulfur, lecithin, and cysteine such as onions, garlic, and shallots.   Get good sleep When we don’t sleep for adequate hours or do not get to enjoy undisturbed sleep, we, in turn, affect our eye health. Certain eye-related conditions are simply because we are suffering from sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea. If we want to enjoy good eyesight, we need to sleep for adequate hours. Also, eyes which are strain-free and well rested help in enjoying quality sleep. Even while working during our working hours, we should take quick breaks in order to offer some rest to our eyes. Our eyes suffer especially if our work is mainly computer based. This kind of work offers too much strain on the eyes. In such cases, it is important that every 50 minutes or so, we give a break of 1-2 minutes to our eyes. It will hardly impact our work but will greatly benefit our eyes. After 50-60 minutes, we can take a couple of minutes break by shifting our focus from the computer screen to different objects. 10-10-10 rule is the best method to relax our eyes and get rid of strain from them. It means we need to look at objects which are at 10 feet distance from us for at least 10 seconds. We need to do it every 10 minutes. Devoting 10 seconds of time after every 10 minutes is not going to affect our work in any way. Take regular breaks during work hours or while watching television and enjoy undisturbed sleep of 8 hours and see a remarkable improvement in the eye health within a week or so.   Exercises related to eye It is important that we devote some time on a daily basis for performing eye exercises. These exercises naturally and quickly bring improvement in eyesight. These exercises strengthen our sight and help get rid of those glasses or contacts that we use for seeing. Follow a schedule exclusively meant for performing these exercises. Rub the palms of hands together to generate some heat and thereby place the palms on eyes. Hold them for 7-10 seconds. Repeat a few times. This is warm-up exercise meant for eyes and is done prior to other exercises.  Roll the eyes but make sure not to put any strain on them. Do not over exert and immediately stop in case if it hurts in any way. Try to focus as far away as possible followed by looking down. Perform this exercise at least 8-10 times. Next, look on either side and repeat it nearly 10 times. Follow this by looking diagonally. End the exercise by rolling eyes in the anti-clockwise direction followed by a clockwise motion. Repeat it 10 times. Take any obstacle such as a small stick, pen or pencil. Initially, hold it away from eyes at least at an arm’s length but make sure to keep it at the level of the eye. Bring it closer to the eye slowly whereas letting the eye completely focus on its tip. Do not bring the object anywhere closer than six inches from the eyes. Continue its journey backward until it reaches to arm’s length. Do not let the eyes get distracted and let them remain focused. This exercise should be carried in a very slow manner. Repeat it for at least 10 times. After exercising is finished, try to massage eyes. Use fingertips or knuckles to massage temples by moving in a clockwise fashion followed by anti-clockwise direction. Also, massage eyebrows and under eyes area. Once again apply some heat to the eyes by rubbing palms and placing them over eyes. Eyes will feel fresh and relaxed after the session. In case they are tired which may take place initially then let them rest for a few minutes and keep them closed.    Protect eyes When eyes are exposed to harmful ultraviolet light for a longer duration then it is for sure that eye health is going to deteriorate. Ultraviolet light exposure can cause cataracts and macular degeneration. Thus, we need to protect our eyes by wearing sunglasses as they tend to block these harmful rays. Buy sunglasses from some reputed brands and do not end up buying something from the roadside. It is because not every shaded glass blocks UVA and UVB rays. It is beneficial to purchase a wrap-around type of sunglasses. These sunglasses block ultraviolet rays not only from the front but also from the sides of our eyes. All we have to do is to purchase a good quality of sunglasses and wear them whenever we go outside during the day time. Also, quit smoking. Smoking is not only bad for overall health but also causes ill-effects on eye health. It is because smoking over a period of time can lead to macular degeneration and cataract. Thus, try to quit it at the earliest and protect your eyes from suffering from ill-health. One can also take help from a support group or concerned doctor for the same.   Conclusion A few things which are mentioned in this article if regularly followed can improve the eyesight over a period of time and prevent worsening of the damage that is already caused and also works on reversing the damage. However, results require time and consistent efforts. These are the natural methods to improve eyesight and enjoy good eye health. Individuals who opt to wear contact lenses or glasses over a period of time will have to go for prescriptions that are way stronger than they are using in the present time. The reason is that the vision keeps declining. Until an individual follows a healthy lifestyle and makes all the required efforts that are essential for good eye health, vision keeps declining. In recent times, we have been causing too much strain on our eyes as we are using them more than ever to stare at our cell phones, computer screens, televisions, and other electronic gadgets. Thus, eye disorders that are age-related and fatigue in eyes are the common sorts of problems we are at risk of. However, it does not have to be like this forever. We can follow the above mentioned simple tips and sharpen our eyesight and enjoy good eye health that is free of eye problems.

    4 months ago

  • Reena created new article 8 simple yet effective ways to relieve stress.

    May 30 at 3:13 am

    Introduction A few decades ago, stress was not as common as it is in the present scenario. With the introduction of more modern elements and eagerness to achieve success in every field, it is almost difficult to avoid stress from our lives. It no way means that we need to live with it and make our lives miserable. We need to do our best to avoid it as much as possible. If it cannot be avoided, we need to learn the ways to offer ourselves relief from it as and when it embraces us through its deep tentacles. Leaving it as it is while continuing our lives in misery can take a toll on us in long-term. Stress can greatly impact our mental health. When mental health is affected, it surely affects the overall well-being. Stress can be managed. All we require are some effective strategies and patience to get rid of it from our lives. Following are the simple but effective ways that will help us to deal with stress and enjoy every second of our lives being free from stress and happy.   Music is the best companion- We often get surrounded by a situation that makes us tensed and inculcate lots of stress in our minds. All we need to do is give ourselves a break of a few minutes. Listen to our favorite track or we can even sing to rejoice ourselves. Those of us who know how to play instruments can devote a few minutes and play their favorite instruments to relax the mind and boy. Usually slow, calming music has a soothing effect on the mind. When it heals the mind, it instills positive vibrations inside. It decreases the levels of cortisol hormone which is responsible for triggering stress in us. Moreover, it decreases blood pressure. Nature can also help us in such situations. Carefully listen to the chirping sounds of birds, sounds made when raindrops fall on earth, music created by the waves hitting the seashore and many such nature sounds that will calm our mind and help us become stress-free within no time. Focus on breathing- We have heard many a time that during stressful situations, we need to breath deeply. Deep breathing is not just an act of breathing but it definitely does a lot of good when it comes to dealing with stress. In stressful situations, we usually breathe very shallowly. Deep breathing increases oxygen supply to every body part including the brain. As we are concentrating on breathing, we deviate our mind from stress and the factors that have invited it. After the session, we end up thinking more clearly and come with a solution. Thus, deep breathing is a big part of meditation and has been practiced by sages and monks since age-old times. It does not require lots of efforts or time. A session of 3-5 minutes is sufficient to offer clarity in our thoughts. Sit in a comfortable position on the floor or on the chair and focus on breathing. Try to breathe slowly and deeply inside and outside. Call a near and dear one- Friends, family or relatives are the ones who are near and dear to our heart. They may not be present physically near us. Still, a reassuring sound coming from them can do wonders to our thought process, especially during stressful situations. It does not have to be a long talk. A voice call lasting for a couple of minutes is enough to heal our wounded heart. Thus, we should not hesitate in reaching out to them. All we need to do is to take a break from the work and call someone whom we know can heal us. Call them and let them know the problems that we are dealing with. They may not have every solution to all of our problems but still, we will feel light and a lot relieved after talking to them. In case, we cannot call our friends or family, we can talk to ourselves. It is the best way to deal with stress. All we have to do is sit calmly and tell ourselves everything that's been bothering us. We may be surprised that after talking to ourselves, we may land with a solution immediately. Laughter is the best therapy- It may seem almost impossible to laugh or even smile during stressful circumstances. We don't have to wait for the laughter to arrive naturally to us. We need to make an effort and release our stress by laughing out loud just like the people who do it in the morning or evening time in the parks. Laughter improves the mood by releasing endorphins in the body. It also decreases the levels of adrenaline and cortisol which is responsible for causing stress. Not so naturally produced laughter can also play a trick with our brain and make us feel happy rather than tensed. We can read some jokes or remember some hilarious moments in our lives. We can also watch something that is hilarious and funny. Within no time, we will relieve ourselves of stress and return back to our work aiming to deal with it more patiently and calmly. Concentrate on the diet- We are what we eat. If we follow this philosophy, we will never have to face stress and anxiety again. Food habits and stress levels are related to each other in a close manner. When stressful situations arrive, we often skip our meals. Or else, we end up eating something that has lots of fats and sugar in it. It is because during such situations, eating healthy is the last priority in our list and thus, we end up eating the fast food that is easily available around the corners. If we want to exaggerate the stress levels then it is alright to delight ourselves with snacks that are sugary and deep fried. However, if we want to cure ourselves of stress then it is better to look for something that is healthy such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Moreover, foods which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids decrease the stress symptoms as per the study.    Drink healthy- We need not only concentrate on our healthy eating but also on our liquid calories. Calories that we drink should also come from a healthy source. During stressful situations, we end up drinking too many numbers of tea and coffee. High dose of caffeine in the body can rise up the blood pressure level for a small duration. We do not want that kind of spike in our body and worsen the stress. Thus, instead of drinking tea, coffee or energy drinks, go for green tea. It is low in caffeine and rich in antioxidants. It induces a calming effect on the central nervous system as it is rich in an amino acid known as theanine. Moreover, coconut water, freshly extracted fruit and vegetable juices are always the best sources of healthy drinking. Never compromise with sleeping hours- We all know that when we are in stress, we cannot sleep well. Even if we manage to sleep for a few hours, we wake up frequently. This kind of disturbed sleep takes a toll on our health and further worsens the level of stress. While going to bed, we need to make sure to keep those disturbing thoughts away from our bedroom. Stress or no stress, we need to sleep for 7-8 hours to remain healthy. Before bedtime, we need to calm down ourselves by relaxing for a few minutes. Going to bed straight away after finishing our work is not going to help us get a good sleep. There are many ways to relax like listening to music, a brisk walk, light massage, and aromatherapy. All these simple yet effective techniques will help us enjoy our sleep so that next day morning we can work with complete enthusiasm and dedication. Work out a little- Working out or simple exercises which are carried out for 2-3 minutes can help us decrease the levels of stress. We don't have to hit the gym or do some intense cardio exercises for achieving the results. Even simple stretches can relieve us from stress. All we need to do is stand up from our chair and walk for a couple of minutes around the office or wherever we are. While doing so, we need to keep our mind free from stressful thoughts. These kinds of frequent breaks help us to deal with even the most difficult situations in an effective way. Increased blood circulation causes a release in endorphins which in turn improves mood.   Conclusion There are many ways to relieve stress. Different techniques work for different people. The need of the hour is to identify the causes or factors that trigger stress in us and keep ourselves away from them. In case, stress is triggered in us, we need to take help of these effective techniques to deal with the stress in a more powerful way.

    4 months ago