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 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.

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