Posts Tagged ‘stress relief’

Meditation – Introduction

August 25th, 2011
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Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. It has been and still is used as a very effective method for calming the mind and focusing – and it is gaining more and more popularity especially because of its stress-busting properties.
Studies have shown that practicing meditation is great for stress relief, relieving nervous tension, very helpful in managing anxiety levels. It enhances the immune system and can reduce high blood pressure as well as pain. Meditating regularly can also postpone ageing.
There are many different meditation


Relaxation – Introduction

August 25th, 2011
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The term “relaxation” basically means a release of tension. By releasing tension, relaxation contributes to relieving headaches and migraines, stress and anxiety as well as pain (e.g. back pain).
Relaxation should be a part of everyone’s life and especially if you are leading a stressful life. It is very important for your general health and wellbeing to take some time – even if it is just a few minutes each day – to unwind.
There is a variety of relaxation techniques available, such as deep breathing,


Dealing with Stress

August 25th, 2011

The term “stress” refers to any reaction to a physical, mental, social, or emotional stimulus that requires a response or alteration to the way we perform, think, or feel.
Stress is very common in modern society and is affecting nearly all age groups. It is an unavoidable part of life and can cause fatigue, chronic headaches, irritability, changes in appetite, memory loss, low self-esteem, withdrawal, teeth grinding, cold hands, high blood pressure, shallow breathing, nervous twitches, insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders, etc.
Researchers estimate that stress contributes to as


Top 10 Stress Busters

September 4th, 2011
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Avoid artificial stress reducers (i.e. alcohol or drugs) – they seem to provide immediate help but will cause more problems later on as they tend to mask the symptoms of stress which makes it more difficult to deal with the causes.
Avoid consuming excessive amounts of caffeine which can be found in coffee, black tea, chocolate, energy drinks and some soft drinks.
Exercise regularly – Yoga, Pilates as well as cardio exercises (i.e. running, swimming and cycling) have been proven to reduce stress. They produce feel-good endorphins