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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How to Relax

As we all know "Health is Wealth" .We all want to take care of our health without bothering about our health . Stress can have a negative consequence on your health and relationships , as stress and health are interconnected with each other .

Here are some problems or negative effects of too much stress :

  • concentration and attention span decreases.
  • short- and long-term memory deteriorate
  • response speed becomes unpredictable
  • error rate increases
  • powers of organization and long-term planning deteriorate
  • delusions and thought disorders increases.
  • physical and psychological tensions increases.
  • hypochondria increases
  • changes take place in personality traits
  • existing personality problems increase
  • moral and emotional constraints weaken
  • depression and helplessness appear
  • self-esteem falls sharply
  • speech problems increase
  • interests and enthusiasms diminish
  • absenteeism increases
  • drug abuse increases
  • energy levels are low.
  • sleep patterns are disrupted
  • cynicism about clients and colleagues increases
  • new information is ignored
  • responsibilities are shifted onto others
  • problems are 'solved' at an increasingly superficial level
  • bizarre behavior patterns appear
  • suicide threats may be made
We are here to talk about HOW TO RELAX . To avoid these effects discussed above here are some relaxation techniques :

First of all,
Change your food habits :
Avoid excessive sugar found in granola bars, pastries or soda. Carbohydrates, such as pasta, convert easily to sugar. These can cause severe ups and downs and agitation, upsetting your body's ability to efficiently utilize energy.

  • Avoid excessive coffee . Instead of regular coffee, switch to decaf or an herbal tea with little or no caffeine.

  • Eat fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains that are free of refined sugar, such as apples, grapes, carrots, broccoli, brown rice or whole grain breads.

  • Eat plenty of low-calorie protein, such as chicken, fish, whole grains, legumes, dark leafy vegetables or low-fat dairy. These proteins are a better source of energy.

  • Take multi-vitamin. Some vitamins relieve stress.( must consult to your doctor)

GO for Exercise :

  • This is the best known way to reduce stress . Regular exercise would give you amazing results

  • Try at least thirty minutes a day and six day a week of moderate activity.

  • Walk in the park or on a treadmill.

  • Try to use stairs rather than elevator.

  • You don't need to work out like a body builder or celebrity , go for a simple walk for 30 minutes is quite good .

Go for swimming :

Try your local pool, a nearby lake or a friend or relative home or natural spring near by ( but be careful).

Try to Find a quiet place with eye catching scenery.

this will refresh your mood and give you better feeling and thinking.

How to relax yourself with sleep

Many people do not realise the importance of relaxing yourself and the benefits it has on your body. Relaxing your body involves getting your body into a state that feels calm, healthy and fulfilled. Not being relaxed results in stress, tensed mood, anxious , dizzy and loose minded.

There are many techniques that one can do to feel relaxed. The best way to relax your mind and body is sleeping .

Now,the question arises that everyone sleeps but why everyone do not relaxed?

The difference here is only of good sleep at night or at day time, that good sleep does not mean a nap or going to bed at a late hour but it means getting a decent amount of snooze time in. People do not understand that not getting enough sleep takes a few years off your life so it is vital that you sleep enough and sleep well. The advantage of good sleep is that you instantly feel more calmed and can think clearer.

In many cases, when it comes to sleep relaxing has two PARTS. One, you become relaxed through with good sleep and on the other hand you need to relax in order to sleep. Especially when you are highly stressed, disorders such as insomnia might occur and that may give rise to another health and mind problems

Many different healthy and beneficial activities occur during restful sleep. Neurons may repair themselves, or dispose of the accumulation of toxins from daily activity. Sleep may permit the brain to exercise rarely used neural connections to prevent their deterioration. Deep sleep is also when certain parts of the brain are significantly less active than at other times. In particular, the parts of the brain involved in emotions, making decisions, and in regulating social behavior decrease their activity during deep sleep.

However, some brain activity patterns associated with daytime activities also repeat themselves at night during sleep. One reason for this may be to enhance memory and learning.
Sleep is extremely powerful and insomnia is caused by the mind and not an inability to sleep. Once you learn that the tool to falling asleep is to clear your mind completely, sleeping becomes easier and so, you feel more relaxed.