There are tremendous health benefits to be had when relaxation techniques are used to reduce the stress of responsibilities and tasks or the demands an illness can have on the body and mind. Relaxation reduces stress by: the heart rate. Lowering blood pressure. Slowing your breathing rate. Increasing blood flow to major muscles. Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain. Improving concentration. Reducing anger and frustration. Boosting confidence to handle problems. Relaxation techniques involve refocusing your attention on something calming and increasing awareness of your body. Types of relaxation techniques: Autogenic relaxation comes from within you and uses both visual imagery and body awareness. You repeat words or suggestions in your.
Our bodies stress reaction was meant to protect us. When this system is constantly on alert, our health can pay the price. Our stress response system produces chemicals in our bodies that have effects to help us deal with the stress. The long-term activation of this system (caused by chronic stressors) can disrupt almost all of our bodies normal functions leading to health problems. Common effects of stress: On our bodies: Heart disease: chest pain. Sleep problems: insomnia. Digestive problems: stomach upset, ulcers. Obesity. Headache. Fatigue. Muscle tension or pain. Change in sex drive. Worsening of skin conditions, eczema. On our mood: Depression or sadness. Anxiety and restlessness. Memory impairment.
Water is the single most important nutrient we consume and a person cannot live more than a week without it. The old way of thinking was “drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water daily”, 8 X 8=64 ounces. The truth is you can get almost all the water you need from FOOD? Yes! Myths and Truths About Water Consumption: Myth: need to drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water daily. Truth: most individuals can get all the water they need from their diet alone. Myth: increasing water consumption can facilitate weight loss. Truth: consuming more water through water rich foods can reduce hunger, lowers calorie intake by feeling.