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:
- Try going for a long walk if you are stressed.
- If you are at work try to breathe deeply and exhale slowly
if you find yourself in a stressful situation.
- Taking a leisurely bath with an oil or bubble bath can
be a very soothing end of the day comforter.
- Stretching exercises for about 15 minutes while listening
to calming music with your eyes closed, is very relaxing.
- Reading a good book is a nice way to chase the day’s
- 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.
- 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
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 lesson 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 everyday 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, un hulled seeds or jars of sesame tahini, or sesame paste.
Two tablespoons everyday 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 everyday.
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. Like the old saying goes, "A 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.