Stress and anxiety are common experiences for most people. In fact, 70% of adults in the US say they feel stress or anxiety daily. Here are 16 simple ways to relieve stress and anxiety. 1. Exercise Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress. It might seem contradictory, but putting physical stress on your body through exercise can help relieve mental stress. And the benefits are strongest when you exercise regularly. People who exercise regularly are less likely to experience anxiety than those who don’t exercise (1). There are a few reasons behind this: Stress hormones: Exercise lowers your body’s stress hormones in the long run, such as cortisol. It also helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers. Sleep: Exercise can also improve your sleep quality, which can be negatively affected by stress and anxiety. Confidence: When you exercise regularly, you may feel more competent and confident in your body, which in turn promotes mental well-being. Try to find an activity you enjoy, such as walking, dancing, rock climbing or yoga. Activities that use repetitive movements of large muscle groups, such as walking or jogging, can be particularly stress relieving. […]
Now that the weather is warming up, you have the perfect chance to spend some quality time with your family in the great outdoors. There are tons of activities to do this spring that don’t require torturing fish or other animals for “sport” or using them for food. Here are my favorite things to do in spring: Click the picture below for the full article.
For every disciplined effort, there are multiple rewards. That’s one of life’s great arrangements. If you sow well, you will reap well. Life is full of laws that both govern and explain behaviors, but the law of sowing and reaping may well be the major law we need to understand: For every disciplined effort, there are multiple rewards. Related: Rohn: 4 Tips for Setting Powerful Goals What a concept! If you render unique service, your reward will be multiplied. If you’re fair and honest and patient with others, your reward will be multiplied. If you give more than you expect to receive, your reward is more than you expect. But remember: The key word here—as you might well imagine—is discipline. Click the image below for full article.
HAVE AN OVERLY EMOTIONAL CHILD? Can’t find time to read all of those parenting books and magazines? Don’t have a lot of mommy friends to bounce ideas off of? Kids go crazy every time you get on the phone to ask a friend their advice? No problem; I’ll do the work for you! I’m bringing you kid-tested parenting tips for specific parenting challenges “from the mouths of moms.” We’ve already shared lots of tips for dealing with picky eaters, getting kids to sleep better, ensuring stress-free play dates, cooking with kids, potty training success, promoting sibling bonding, teaching good touch bad touch, and taming toddler aggression. Now here are direct quotes from a diverse group of moms (with kids of all ages and tons of experience) on dealing with an overly emotional child… Click the image below for the full article.
It’s not easy being upbeat when life’s little bumps—from looming work deadlines to a streak of cloudy days—can easily send your mood sinking and stress levels soaring. But what’s sweeter than that warm feeling you get from sipping a peppermint-spiced latte (or any of these mood-boosting sips) on a chilly morning? These 10 small, feel-good moves offer a major mood boost. Try one—or all—to feel happier and calmer in no time. Click the image below for the full article.
Ah, spring. There’s something simply magical about the season. Even perpetually peppy birds seem to have a little more cheer in their chirps, and heck, what’s not to like about going outside and not being slapped by a wind so cold it makes you wonder what you ever did to make Mother Nature hate you? But there’s nothing that can kill your warm weather-induced buzz faster than the idea of “spring cleaning.” (Nothing says a heath refresh like finally getting into shape—with the least amount of work possible. Prevention’s Fit in 10 plan gives you super-efficient 10-minute workouts and 10-minute meal ideas. Try if for FREE!) Click the picture below for the full article.
There’s no secret – the simplest things are often the best, says nutritionist Dr John Briffa, if we want to feel good all year round. 1 Eat ‘primally’ Common sense dictates that the best diet is one based on foods we’ve been eating the longest in terms of our time on this planet. These are the foods that we’ve evolved to eat and are best adapted to. Studies show that a ‘primal’ diet made up of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, as well as meat, fish and eggs, is best for weight control and improvement in risk markers for illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes. This ‘go primal’ food philosophy will enable you to cut through the marketing hype and dietary misinformation, and allow you to make healthy food choices quickly and confidently……. Click the picture below for the full article.