Try adding a little yoga into your schedule. The physical benefits include becoming more aware of your body's posture and alignment, improved flexibility, an increase in endurance, an increase in strength and resiliency, and improvement in balance, just to name a few. Yoga can have an impact on your mental health as well. It helps promote calmness and stress reduction.
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If you've made the resolution to snuff out smoking this year, then one of your best allies in the fight can be exercise. It's great if you're already committed to a workout plan - after you quit, you'll see even better results because smoking and exercise have opposite effects on the body. While smoking hampers the inner workings of the heart and lungs by increasing blood pressure, phlegm buildup and heart attack risk, exercise reduces... Read More
There's no magic bullet to ward off the effects that the years have on your mind, skin and body, but you can slow the hands of time by eating the right foods. Lack of exercise, smoking and a poor diet all contribute to aging prematurely, but these are all factors that you can control. Increase activity, stop smoking and eat a healthy diet, and you just may turn back the hands of time. Adding foods that are rich in antioxidants,... Read More
April marks Stress Awareness Month, and if any population is aware of their stress, then it's moms! Moms are the do-it-all members of the family for the most part, and the ones who take on more than they ought to. For multitasking moms, who juggle kids, jobs, extracurricular activities, husbands and managing the household, stress may be ever-present. But you can -- and should -- lighten your load. Moms need a moment -- or several --... Read More
Of course trying to lose weight can be stressful, especially if you place unrealistic demands on yourself. Stop beating yourself up and learn how to manage the stress that inevitably comes from following a diet and fitness program.
Constant stress can even be a culprit in derailing your diet efforts by creating the hormone cortisol, which affects your metabolism, cravings for sugary comfort foods... Read More
Putting anger in its place isn't always easy. We all deal with frustration in our lives - at work, home and in public. Whether it's over small irritations like traffic jams or big life-changing situations like a divorce, the anger and stress we feel inside sometimes can bubble up and come spilling out at the worst moments. So how do you stop feeling like the Hulk and get back to being yourself? Check out these seven techniques to put... Read More
Sure, it's nice to get all those lovely crayon-scribbled notes that say "I love you," along with a soggy bowl of fruit loops and vase of dandelions in bed. But it's OK to want a little more out of Mother's Day. After all, consider what you do for your family year-round. You deserve to be treated specially, perhaps even treating yourself if need be! If you'd like to make Mother's Day all about you, then it's OK. Taking a family time-out... Read More
If you've had a lot going on lately and suspect that your looks are suffering as a result of stress, then you may be right. Think about it: nails splitting faster than you can file, pimple breakouts, dark circles under your eyes, thinning hair...if any of these issues sound familiar, read on. Stress just might be making you ugly! Ever notice when you've got a big event coming up - class reunion, wedding, prom, etc. - then your face... Read More
"How Do I Live" singer LeAnn Rimes wants to learn just that. So like many other rich and famous celebrities before her, she is checking into rehab supposedly to develop some coping skills. Rimes' rep Marcel Pariseau tells People magazine the 30-year-old singer, who has long been plagued with rumors of an eating disorder, has "entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress." Although Rimes... Read More