Helpful Tips For Relaxation

Everyone is so busy these days with the demands of work, parenting, and life's everyday tasks. But you can get through the day with less stress, and achieve more energy. Here I will list some methods you may want to try to help you relax and de-stress after a hectic day.

Here are some ways to unwind and take a load off:

1. Try going for a long walk if you are stressed.

2. If you are at work try to breathe deeply and exhale slowly if you find yourself in a stressful situation.

3. Taking a leisurely bath with an oil or bubble bath can be a very soothing end of the day comforter.

4. Stretching exercises for about 15 minutes while listening to calming music with your eyes closed, is very relaxing.

5. Reading a good book is a nice way to chase the day’s cares away.

6. Laugh. Laughter is the best medicine! Laughter makes you feel good, makes you glow, and stimulates circulation throughout your body. Try going to see a funny movie, read a funny book, play with a pet, or if you have children play with them, they are sure to be laughing and smiling all the time.

7. Healing foods are a great way to pamper your mind and body. I have the top ten healing foods, that will help you to balance your moods, restore your energy, and give your immune system
a boost.

Here are the top ten healing foods:

Beans - Beans are very high in B Vitamins, which is a known mood stabilizer. They are also high in complex carbohydrates, magnesium, iron, zinc, and fiber. A cup or so a day is recommended to benefit from this food.

Salmon - Salmon is the top food of flavor and a rich source of beneficial omega 3 fats, which have been proven to help prevent heart problems and lessen the symptoms of PMS and arthritis. One or two servings every week is recommended.

Garlic - Garlic is a potent antioxidant that can cut cholesterol, fight off infection, help soothe a sore throat, and protects your heart. An ounce of fresh garlic contains a large helping of vitamin C, thiamin - vitamin B, potassium, sulfur, and iron. Eating a clove or two of fresh garlic every day will help keep bacteria away.

Shellfish - Shellfish is a lean, low-calorie food that delivers a powerful nutritional meal. Shrimp, scallops, clams, crab, lobster, snails, and oysters are high in nutrients like protein, B complex vitamins, iron, iodine, zinc, and copper. To benefit, two meals of shellfish per week are recommended.

Sesame Seeds - These tiny seeds are highly absorbable and packed with calcium and magnesium. They are also high in minerals, and fiber. If you go to your local health food store, you can find raw, unhulled seeds or jars of sesame tahini or sesame paste. Two tablespoons every day of seeds or paste will contribute toward your daily mineral requirement.

Water - Water helps you to feel full, hydrates your skin, helps to keep your organs operating smoothly, and flushes toxins out of your body. A person should drink 8 to 12, 8-ounce glasses of water every day.

Bananas - Bananas are high in natural sugar, and ripe bananas are a self- contained food that is quick and gives healthy energy. Bananas have a fair amount of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, soluble and insoluble fibers, and are a good source of potassium and magnesium. Eating a few bananas each week will boost your energy.

Apples - Apples are a fast, easy, and thirst quenching snack. Apples are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, potassium, and trace minerals. As the old saying goes, "An apple a day, keeps
the doctor away".

Orange - Oranges are juicy, sweet, and full of cold-fighting vitamin C, soluble and insoluble fiber,
bioflavonoids, folate, and potassium. One a day of this yummy snack is sure to help!

Broccoli - Broccoli is full of nutrition. If you have 1/2 a cup several times every week, you can achieve most of your daily required vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin A, and the B complex. You will get plenty of minerals, most impotently calcium, and magnesium.

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