Stress relief - 3 Ways to Relieve Stress!

-By Paul A. Philips.


We all have to deal with stress. In fact, a day probably doesn’t go by when you don’t feel anxious, angry, annoyed, overworked, or just plain overwhelmed. This is why finding simple ways to apply stress relief is so important.

You don’t have to go into a dark room and meditate for an hour, or drop everything and run off to a tropical island, to relieve the tensions of your daily life. In fact, there are things you can do at any time, no matter where you happen to be, that can give you instant stress relief.
Slowly Count To Ten
Yes, some problems can be stressful. But how you react to stressful situations is the key. If you immediately get worked up over every problem or challenge that pops up in your life, you’re going to spend a lot of time feeling tense and anxious. But, if you can stay relatively calm and in control, stress won’t be as much of an issue for you.
When something bad or unpleasant happens in your life, don’t react immediately. Instead, take a moment and slowly count to ten. As you count, rate the stressor on a scale of 1 to 10.
Your boss yelled at you? On the scale of bad things that can happen on any given day, that’s about a two.
You lost your keys? That’s about a 4. Not an ideal situation, but one you can handle.
Counting to ten gives you time to really evaluate the stressful situation. Once you put things in perspective, you might find it’s not worth stressing over.
 Take Some Deep Breaths
In a way, stress is a fear response. One thing that happens when you are afraid or in danger is your breathing becomes quick and shallow. And the same thing can happen when you’re anxious about a busy day, or nervous about giving a speech. And this impaired breathing can actually make your stress and anxiety even worse.
So concentrate on taking slow breaths, breathing deep so that your stomach expands, then slowly letting the air out. This is a way of tricking your body into thinking the stressor is gone, and you will start to actually feel more calm as a result.  
Massage Your Temples
When they are feeling stressed, some people instinctively reach up to massage their temples. And it’s a good instinct to have.
Gently rubbing your temples in a circular motion is an acupressure technique that helps relax tense muscles, especially those in your shoulders and neck. And, as your muscles relax, some of your stress will drain away.
There are many ways to relieve stress. And, with these quick and easy techniques, you can ease tension, and help yourself feel calmer and more in control, no matter where you happen to be.

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Vitamin C in relation to handling stress
What happens during stress?
Instead of the dietary supply of vitamin C going in to the body’s normal metabolic pathways, some or much, depending on the circumstances is diverted and used in the handling of stress.
This stress situation could demand so much vitamin C that it may deprive the body’s normal metabolic pathways of an adequate supply.
If this occurs then it could lead to a deficiency and then an illness.
Examples of the type of stress situation leading to vitamin C depletion and illness could be:
Physical: Being cold and wet burdens the body and demands its homeostatic mechanism to maintain a normal temperature… see more


7 Natural Ways To Bullet Proof Protect Your Immune System!

-By Paul A. Philips



Handling life effectively

Indeed, the stressful demand of everyday life means that our immune systems are constantly under threat. Then there are the temptations to skip meals or settle for junk fast foods as a quick fix leaving us void of any real or solid nutrition for fighting infection. If that’s not enough to jeopardise our health we’re subjected to an onslaught of pollution in our food, land, water and air… 

In light of this, here are natural ways to bullet proof protect your immune system!