If you have ever suffered even one panic attack, I’m sure a repeat experience is something you would like to avoid at all costs. Fear and worry can completely overtake your life, if you allow it. But it doesn’t ever have to be this way.
The answer to the problem really can be much easier than it appears on the surface. Certain techniques that can be learned with practice will actually stop panic attacks in their tracks and eventually lead to the problem being solved completely. Here are a few simple methods you can put into practice today to make this a reality.
The first thing anyone needs to learn who copes with anxiety attacks is learning ways to relax. Again, I know this sounds easier said than done, but anything can be achieved with faith and practice. Techniques that focus on controlling your breathing and loosening the tension in your muscles are at the core of this technique.
This can be done with determination and practice, and there are a few wonderful treatment methods out there that can lead you there without the need of therapies or medications. The key to making this work is to keep working on these techniques.
It may be a little difficult at first and you may get discouraged at times with your progress. But stay with it because this is what will lead you on the path of how to stop panic attacks for good. The more you do it, the more you’ll be able to recognize the warning signs of a potential attack and instinctively know how to address it.
Exercise is another method that can help a great deal, even if it’s just a walk around the block. Daily or regular exercise helps to keep the adrenalin level of your body down, which helps to keep you calm. If you’re not in the habit or regular exercise, start slow and work your way into it. If you can, try to do it outside because the fresh air is something that is good for anyone.
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Traveling with children can be stressful:
Traveling to and from work can be stressful. Traveling with children can be stressful. Traveling out of the country or on an airplane can also be stressful. To lessen your stress while you are traveling you need to prepare yourself for the trip, for where you are traveling too and you need to keep your stress levels down so you enjoy your trip for the entire time you are out traveling.
Reduce your stress:
To reduce stress while traveling too and from work, leave yourself plenty of time. In allowing yourself an added fifteen minutes, you can easily reduce the stress you feel in traveling to work everyday. Reduce stress you feel so you are not in a hurry all the time. Waking up early or at least on time all the time is going to help you reduce the stress your feel daily. Reduce your stress while traveling to work by turning the radio on, and listening to some soft music, or at least music of your choice. Soothing noised music you love, is going to help you turn that stress away.
Traveling with children:
Reduce stress while traveling with children. To reduce your stress, you need to travel at night, when the children are sleeping, or bring along activities that are going to keep the children occupied while you are traveling. Videos, DVD,board games, music and such as all great way of keeping your children occupied while you are traveling so they don’t stress you out. Children can easily become bored and cranky. Make sure you are traveling in the shortest routes possible, and during the times when children are not hungry or will want to get out and move around in the sun. Traveling is easiest
first thing in the morning and late in the evening.
Standing travel stress avoid tips:
Stress while traveling is going to be less involved, less noticed if you are to remain calm and cool while you are standing in line, standing waiting to eat, waiting to cross a bridge, waiting to get through the tunnels, even while you are waiting to check into your hotel. Be patient. Remember, you have all the time in the world you dont have to be any where at any particular time. You are on vacation and waiting, in slow lines is all about part of being on vacation and while traveling. Take a deep breath and read your book, listen to your music, talk to your family and think about all the good things that are bound to come yet. Leave stress behind by preparing yourself mentally to wait and to be more patient.
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1.Take care of your body. Eat some healthy maybe a fruit that is high in antioxidants. Have you ever noticed when you are cranky and you eat something you seem to feel better? Well the same thought applies here. What you take in if it is high in vitamins the vitamins will help your mood, and possibly help you to deal with stress.
2.Give yourself a minute. Take a break, walk away from the situation. By taking your leave, and giving yourself time you can reassess how you actually feel about what is going on. You may be reacting rashly under the pressure. Take a moment to really think about what is the right course of action.
3. Laugh. You have many choices here. You can laugh at how ridiculous or ironic the situation actually is, or how your face looked when you felt stressed. Now many people have phones with Internet on it, down load the joke of the day, some comics you might like, or your favorite comedian. Just find something humorous.
4. Learn some time management techniques. Managing time is one of the biggest instigators of stress in peoples personal lives. Get a planner, do not over-scheduled, learn to say no, do not over commit yourself. Do not procrastinate. Be organized. What do you want to accomplish today? Make your goals and stick to them. Your goal is less stress, let that be the little voice in the back of your mind that motivates you.
5.Think positive. You can do it. Positive thinking is very powerful, and it can change the way you feel about yourself or a situation. Say something positive. Positive self talk is very helpful in this regard. Many cynics bag on positive self talk but really if someone pays you a compliment about what you look like or something you have accomplished do you feel good? Of course! This is really no different. You are just taking charge of your own ability to make yourself feel good, and your stress go away.
6. Listen to your favorite music. And turn it up! Let it move your stressed out mind to another place. Focus on the rhythm, or the peace it is bringing you. It is all about you and the music, NOT the stress you felt.
7. Take a deep breath. As you exhale push all the negative thoughts out of your mind. You can even do a breathing exercise. Breathing exercises are growing in popularity because they are so convenient and effective. These exercises can even be done in two minutes, at your desk, sitting up. Pretty good huh?
8. Say no to being a worry wart. Say no to the negative thought process. Worry fills you with undue anxiety. If you can’t change the situation right now it’s time to focus on something more productive. Less worry, more living your life.
9. Read a good book, newspaper, favorite website, whatever. Taking 5 to 10 minutes for yourself. It could be the best thing for you in that particular situation. You may feel refresh you so you can return to the situation in a new frame of mind.
10. Shift your view of what is stressful. Refocus your mind. You could look at those stressors as a challenge that you could grow from. Once you overcome one of these challenges (or stressors) you will feel accomplished. Bask in that feeling, you have accomplished something for yourself.
Copyright 2009 Brenda Hoddinott: You may freely republish this article, provided the text, author credit, the active links and this copyright notice remain intact.
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Have you ever heard of the metabolic syndrome in reference to cognitive impairment? Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of metabolic risk factors in one person…this means that if you have three or more of five symptoms, you have the syndrome and a 66% higher risk of developing cognitive impairment than women who do not have syndrome. According to a large study done by the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California and published in the March, 2009 issue of Archives of Neurology, the metabolic syndrome is defined by the presence of three or more of the following symptoms: abdominal obesity, elevated blood triglycerides (fatty acids), reduced HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes.
Interestingly enough, if each symptom is examined by itself, diabetes is the only one of the five symptoms that is normally associated with a higher risk of cognitive impairment. But, when more than one symptom is present, each additional symptom adds a 23% greater risk. This means that it is important for older folks with the metabolic syndrome to be screened early for cognitive impairment (and that the different symptoms of the syndrome should be treated early and aggressively, before a woman becomes post-menopausal).
The news is quite thought provoking, considering that 45% of American adults between the ages of 60 and 70 are believed to have metabolic syndrome. In fact, many 45-50 year old men and women are already exhibiting three of the five symptoms. The good news is that all five symptoms of metabolic syndrome are manageable, and most are even preventable or reversible. But more research is needed to determine whether managing or reversing symptoms will reduce the risk or if the damage has already been done. Once again, prevention is without a doubt much better than a cure.
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Susan Juricek is a retired social worker who is devoted to introducing health and wellness to as many people as possible, Susan is particularly interested in health and wellness for the baby boomer population. As a baby boomer herself, Susan is well aware of the questions and concerns of baby boomers who want to stay mentally and physically healthy and active.
Mint Tea was discovered in Morocco in the 18th century. It is a part of Moroccan food culture and is widely consumed there. Now the tradition has spread all over the world. Morocco is the largest tea importers in the world and it mostly imports from china. People there drink tea with food in the mealtimes and also throughout the day. They serve this drink to their guests.
Preparation of Mint Tea: First the tea leaves are cleaned with boiling water so that all the dust is removed and then they are dried. Again tea is boiled with water for some time and sugar and fresh mint or dried mint is added to enhance taste. But an important point should be taken care that the vessel should be covered or else the valuable oils will evaporate. Some people do add sugar and mint while brewing and not at the time of boiling. Then it is strained in the teapot and served into tiny glasses from a height in order to form foams in the glass.
Benefits of Mint Tea: Mint tea is most benefiting herbal tea in the world. It improves digestion and is also helpful to treat irritable bowel system. It eases nausea and vomiting. Menthol in mint tea fights against bad breath. It benefits in chronic pains and muscle aches. It reduces heartburn, fights stress. It benefits from cough, cold, fever and some allergies. It is also beneficial for the high blood pressure patients. This tea has an excellent taste. Mint flavor is also used in iced tea which is famous amongst youngsters. A refreshing cup of mint tea can make even the worst day better.
Mint Tea was discovered in Morocco in the 18th century. It is a part of Moroccan food culture and is widely consumed there. Now the tradition has spread all over the world.
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We’ve all had to deal with them, be they ex wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, best friends, family members, etc, those people for whom the term “sociopath” readily applies. Namely, those who demonstrate anti-social behavior and lack any meaningful sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
Sociopaths may be identified through a number of various traits, such as superficial charm, a talent for manipulation and cunning along with the willingness to use it, as well as a grandiose sense of self worth, believing that certain things are their right.
Sociopaths believe in the truth only when it suits them and they have no problem lying in virtually any circumstance. They also lack any meaningful ability to demonstrate remorse, shame, or guilt.
Most of their so called emotions are nothing more than thinly veiled attempts at feigning such emotion, and you can safely forget about anything meaningful such as love. Sociopaths are incapable of giving sincere unrequited love unless there is something in it for them.
Episodes of uncontrolled rage or severe emotional outbursts are common from these people. The sociopath may also engage in risky behavior such as promiscuous sexual activity or gambling.
They are unable to empathize with the pain of the people they victimize. They only resent other peoples’ feelings of stress and take advantage of them at every opportunity. The damage they cause to other peoples’ lives is inconsequential to them, and they will blame others for acts which they obviously committed.
Genuine religious, moral, or other values play no part in their lives. They have no empathy for others and are capable of violence. Under older psychological terminology, they fall into the category of psychopath or sociopath, but unlike the typical psychopath, their behavior is masked by a superficial social facade.
The sociopath will never admit that anything is wrong with them, and they will often seek out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be accepted and even celebrated. They have a need for control that is best described as obsessive, and they look for people that they can readily dominate.
Dealing with sociopathic people can be stressful, and even dangerous. They have the ability to become a chameleon that becomes “an image of what you haven’t done for yourself.” Over time, she says, “their appearance of perfection will begin to crack,” but by that time you will have been emotionally and perhaps financially scathed. There comes a time when you realize there’s no point in searching for answers; the only thing is to move on.
You have to remember that these people are habitual liars and will say virtually anything to get their way. It is not at all uncommon for them to craft a lie when it would in fact be preferable to tell the truth, indicating their incapacity for honesty and integrity. They cannot be trusted.
Their ego borders on narcissism, and they have no desire to bear any responsibility for their actions. They will always blame others for any problem, and can be extremely vindictive is exposed.
Values hold no place in their lives except on the most rudimentary level. A sociopath may in fact go to church but will be not be guided by any moral or religious values in their own lives. These people have no empathy for others and are fully capable of violence.
The best way to deal with a sociopath is to avoid any and all contact. In some cases however, such as a divorce, this is not always possible.
If you have to deal with a sociopath, remember to keep your guard up at all times and know that they are looking for any and every opportunity to manipulate you.
Ideally, never deal with a sociopath alone. Have someone with you to serve as a witness.
Having someone like this in your life can become a source of considerable stress at best and physical danger at worst. Do all you can to either get this person out of your life or reduce their involvement in your life as much as possible. Always remember who and what you are dealing with, and don’t let them get inside your head. They are master manipulators, and can make your life a living hell.
Don’t give them the satisfaction.
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People say the only way to cure a phobia is to slowly face the fear behind them. Don’t be overwhelmed when you read this. It’s only natural that we’d want to be free of the chains our phobia’s imprisoned us in. You question if it’s possible. Can you cure a phobia? So with that in mind, you take a deep breath, and begin.
All of us suffer from one phobia or another, some more than others– most don’t even realize they have them. Although all we can do is try not to give in to it. We’re better than that. We all are.
Even if we’re afraid of facing them, they could end up getting worse than they were before. Bundling them up deep inside of us can be upsetting our overall mental stability, even causing some problems to those around us. As much as we’d like to put the well-being of others ahead of our own, we need to grab our phobia’s by their chains and reign them in.
You can start off by making a detailed list of what your phobia’s may be. Once you’ve finished, break the list down into steps and go from there. Below is an example of how your list should be.
1: How long have I experienced it?
2: What could’ve triggered it and why?
3: How it may be affecting your life and the people around you.
4: Why you’d want to cure the phobia.
5: Is it causing me or anyone else physical harm?
Lastly, you should answer these questions to the best of your knowledge and plan out ways to take each step one at a time to better yourself. The source of the problem can help you a great deal if you’re able to answer it.
Don’t ever let fear control you. Most of us don’t realize how easily fear can back us up into a corner and stop us from doing the things we enjoy in life. The absents of fear can bring forth true enlightenment of one’s consciousness. Don’t we all want to feel better about ourselves and not let anything get in our ways?
On your journey to be rid of your phobia, every time when the opportunity arises to face them. Step forward with open arms and say to yourself; “Nothing can stand in my way.”
Be strong. I’ve been cured of many phobia’s, and so can you. With a little time, effort, and acceptance. You will finally be free of all that binds you.
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Weight loss by definition is the reduction of the total body mass, due to loss of fluid, body fat, or adipose tissue and lean mass. It can also occur unintentionally due to underlying disease such as cancer, AIDS, and some hormonal diseases like Diabetes mellitus or Hyperthyroidism. On the other hand, health freak people lose their weight to reduce flab from their body and to become active. Also they cannot eat food like fried potato, softies, pizzas, burgers, hot dogs and many other things that not only high in calories but also help in gaining weight.
Exercise is an important component of the overall approach to treat obesity and weight. Increased energy expenditure is the obvious mechanism for an effect of exercise. Current evidence suggests that exercise should accompany diet reduction and that exercise alone may not be enough for it On the other hand, exercise appears to be a valuable means to sustain diet therapy. Exercise has many advantages besides weight loss, especially in the obese individual for its impact on cardiovascular tone and blood pressure. Since many obese individuals have not engaged in exercise on a regular basis and may have cardiovascular risk factors, therefore it should be introduced gradually and under medical supervision, especially in the most obese individuals. There are some healthy tips by which you can easily reduce weight like:-
• Do not skip your breakfast- if you avoid taking healthy breakfast then your stomach will burn with acidity
• Eat 4-5 servings of vegetables and fruits per day as they are full of fibres, vitamins and antioxidants so that your stomach feels full.
• Do not eat snacks in between meals
• Go for wholesome fresh foods.
• Don’t avoid sweet dish or dessert too much as it will lower your blood sugar.
• Drink at least 7-8 litres of water everyday. Limit your tea, coffee and alcoholic content in daily life.
• Go for wholesome fresh foods like brown bread, brown rice, half boiled eggs and so many other foods that are rich in fibre and make your stomach feel full.
• Cook food in best cooking oil that is good for your health.
• Avoid fried foods and non-fresh foods.
• Also avoid junk foods like pizzas, burger and hot dogs.
• Walk or run daily and strict on it.
If you want to drop the extra fat, the first thing you should do is to consult your family doctor for a recommendation of the best weight loss regimen. Of course you will want a full physical examination that leads to a determination of proper weight loss technique. A medical examination will also alert you to any restrictions you should be aware of heart disease, hardening of the arteries and other maladies that can make certain exercises hazardous. And to lose weight fast, four aspects of your life will be altered: what you eat, how you eat, your behavior and your level of activity. Unfortunately, drug treatment of obesity is rarely efficacious and despite short-term benefits, medication-induced weight loss is often associated with rebound weight gain after the cessation of drug use, side effects from the medications, and the potential for drug abuse.
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Anxiety disorders are the number one mental illness in the U.S. Millions of people use prescription medication to get relief from the many different symptoms that anxiety disorders bring. Although prescription drugs can be highly effective, they can have serious side effects not found with herbal anxiety remedies.
Some of the more severe potential side effects, of conventional anxiety drugs, are addiction, drug tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, mania, hostility, hallucinations and thoughts of suicide. It’s no wonder, therefore, that people are looking for a safer alternative. Many have found it with herbal anxiety remedies which are natural and not associated with the same problems prescription medication can produce.
If you have decided that you don’t want to risk the potential side effects of prescription medication, then herbal anxiety remedies could be the answer you are looking for. Before doing so, however, talk to your physician and get his advice. Some herbal supplements are not safe when used in conjunction with other medications you may be taking so you will need to take this into consideration.
The most popular medications prescribed for anxiety relief are antidepressants. The herbal counterpart to these drugs is the well known St. John’s Wort. In fact, studies have shown that St. John’s Wort is just as effective as tricyclic antidepressants. However, there can be some serious problems if it is taken along with certain other herbs, supplements or prescription drugs.
Valerian has been used to treat anxiety and sleeping disorders for a very long time. It is known as a natural sedative and produces an overall calming effect which reduces anxiety and promotes sleep.
Another natural remedy is Passion Flower. Also a sedative it relieves anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, calms muscle tension and reduces high blood pressure.
Kava is an anti-anxiety herbal treatment made from extracts of the kava kava root. Studies in Germany have confirmed its usefulness in treating anxiety disorders. They also suggest that it is a good alternative to prescription drugs like benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants but without their tolerance problems. They also found it to produce muscle relaxation and promote sleep as well as tranquilizers do.
There are many other herbal remedies you can try. Many of these can provide results similar to conventional drugs but without adding to your anxiety over possible side effects. Many people have found relief using this natural method and so can you.
Although prescription drugs and herbal anxiety remedies cannot cure anxiety disorders, they can effectively treat the symptoms. Using these natural alternatives can provide some normalcy in your life without any dreaded side effects.
There are many natural ways you can reduce your anxiety. For additional information about other herbal anxiety remedies, just visit http://www.anxietycuresite.com/herbal-anxiety-remedies/.
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As former sufferer of multiple anxiety disorders, it is my goal to provide you with information that will allow you to make informed decisions about options that are available to control or eliminate your anxiety disorder. You can learn more at: http://www.anxietycuresite.com/.
The pace of life in virtually all Western societies can often feel insanely fast with no help in sight. But we should not be shocked by this if you are extremely busy with your job and perhaps a family; not to mention the global economic climate with all the uncertainties. Yes, a lot of times our world looks truly crazy. Panic attacks are extremely common among millions of people in Western societies. If people are not immediately experiencing a panic attack, then at the absolute minimum people live with heightened levels of stress and anxiety. The peculiar aspect of panic attacks is they can manifest in many different forms, and it is probable that some people have authentic ones and do not recognize it.
Bear in mind that a panic attack results out of the mind/body connection. One extremely important part of the puzzle is that our body responds to stress in its own manner, and then your mind takes over and further complicates the matter. At that point, it is the mind that actually causes the body to further react in certain ways. Fast breathing in reaction to anxiety occurs with a lot of people with genuine panic attack. There are also varying sensations including experiencing hot or cold; sweaty or clammy. Things can definitely snowball when the brain has no notion what is going on, and then there can be intense fearful feelings. It is a scenario that can easily get out of control when instinctual reactions come about – the flight or fright effect.
If it is possible for the person to have awareness of the process, then consciously realizing what the body is doing can help. The subsequent critical step is to put conscious actions into affect so you can calm down. If you can, just have a seat and concentrate on getting a handle on long, controlled but relaxed breaths. You really want to breath slowly and never force the pressure. Never inhale an excessive amount of or with too much pressure on your lungs. This is really essential that you never over exert any breaths. This technique is extremely potent and can actually help you to relax in any situation.Try to imagine something familiar that is totally relaxing and constructive. If possible, close your eyes when you imagine, but do be mindful that if you feel light-headed or dizzy, consequently closing your eyes may not be suggested. However, if possible then just sit down and do the above with breathing and visualizing. Making use of this form of visualization has long been known to be effective. Then, on the inhalation simply tell your body and mind to be peaceful. Keep it all very uncomplicated, and tell yourself to do this with just one word – two at the most.
Actually, panic attacks affect millions of people around the planet, and that is basically the numbers that are conservatively approximated. Just think in relation to all the people who are living with them and never speak to their doctor about it. People may feel it is normal simply because life in general is demanding.
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