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Want to Quit Smoking: What to do?

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on November 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

Plan the right time to quit.

Think about a good time to quit. Make sure that you plan to quit at a time when your life is going to be reasonably stable – when you have no major events over the coming month or two such as getting married, birthday parties, exams, holidays such as Christmas, and so on. On the other hand, many people find that quitting just before they go on holiday is a great time to do it, as the change of scenery and lack of all those familiar smoking triggers can reinforce their new non-smoking habit.

 

Tell people, who you know are supportive, that you’re quitting.

It’s always nice to have support and encouragement. These are the people you know you can turn to when your resolve is wavering, or who you know will give you those little words of encouragement just when you need them. Avoid at all costs those who would delight in your failure!

 

Get rid of all your smoking paraphernalia just before your hypnotherapy session.

Throw out your ashtrays, your lighters, and your stash of emergency cigarettes. You won’t need them any more. Once they are gone they won’t be there to tempt you from the straight and narrow. And ensure that your home becomes a strict no smoking zone.

 

Do something that you know will increase your motivation to quit.

You’re motivated, but what else can you do that cranks up that motivation? Half-fill a jam jar with water and drop your old dog ends into it after you smoke each cigarette. Every so often, shake it up and smell the mixture. Nice! That’s what’s going on in your body each time you smoke. Or take another jam jar and each time you buy a packet of cigarettes put the equivalent amount of money into it. At the end of the week count it up and see how much you are spending on ruining your health. And then think how much you save once you have stopped. Plan to do something nice with that money.

 

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Relaxing Moments: Peaceful Wind Chimes Meditation

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on October 30, 2012 at 9:33 am

Wind Chimes Relaxation Sounds for 1 Hour

When you add wind chimes to your porch or patio, you bring a new dimension into your outdoor space. The sound of the metal or wooden chimes adds gentle ambiance. There are actually many reasons that the gentle, tinkling is used. Some of these include:

• Soothing — the calming and soothing effects will provide peaceful background noise while you work or play outside.
• Health — there is evidence that the chiming sound created by wind improves health.
• Comfort — the gentle sound will comfort a troubled mind.

It is well known that certain types of music can be beneficial to patients who have high-blood pressure or heart conditions. As a light breeze blows, the wind chime peels its jingling strains in your backyard. To sit and listen will encourage total relaxation, which can be beneficial for many health problems. The psychological benefits actually work to benefit the physical ailments.

There are several places where a wind chime is ideal. You will want to securely attach the apparatus to a roof, beam, rafter or overhang. For this, a simple C-shaped hook that screws into wood usually works well.

You may enjoy your chime in many situations in your yard and around your property. Consider installing yours where you will be able to enjoy it. For example:

• A deck is one of the most obvious places that will be an accessible location where you can hang your chime. You will enjoy the music the breeze creates when you sit and watch the sunset from your deck or when you just sit in the shade to enjoy the fresh air.
• Hang one of these natural instruments near your garden area. You will commune with nature as you dig in earth to the accompaniment of the strains moved into music by the wind.
• A swimming pool or dining area is a great place to enjoy your wind chime. Imagine floating in a pool chair with the tinkling of chimes in the breeze, or having that gentle, natural background music to set the tone for your outdoor dining area.

Many people hang wind chimes on their property. The most popular ones available are made from wood or metal. Often, these are hollow tubes that clink together to create the attractive noise that peels through the air and brings pleasure while you enjoy or work in your yard.

 

11 Simple & Effective ways to Super-Boost your Immunity

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on October 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

11 Simple Effective ways to Super-Boost your Immunity

What is immunity?

The immune system protects the body from possibly harmful substances by recognizing and responding to antigens. Antigens are substances (usually proteins) on the surface of cells, viruses, fungi, or bacteria. Nonliving substances such as toxins, chemicals, drugs, and foreign particles (such as a splinter) can also be antigens. The immune system recognizes and destroys substances that contain antigens.

Your own body’s cells have proteins that are antigens. These include a group of antigens called HLA antigens. Your immune system learns to see these antigens as normal and usually does not react against them.

So, how can you Super-Boost your Immunity?

1. Sleep for no more than 8 hours and no less than 6 hours.

2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, totaling 64 ounce.

3. Take over-the-counter vitamin C pill daily especially during the change of season.

4. Deep breathing: Enhances the vitality of the internal organs and detoxifies the blood.

5. Exercise regularly at least 3-4 times a week with a minimum of 20 min of aerobic activity.

6. Meditation: Relaxes the mind and muscles, improves oxygen uptake, improves bone marrow functions and overall improves immunity.

7. Kill the stress: Stress is the most common cause for reduced immunity.  Try to stay more happy, calm and relaxed.  Avoid getting angry.  Whenever stressed, take a moment and say to yourself 3 times “Relax…… Relax…….. Relax…..”.

8. Listen to calming music.

9. Stretch your body.  Avoid sitting or standing for long hours.  Make sure you take a break every 30-45 minutes to stretch your body.

10.  Do your best and leave the rest.  We cannot control many things in her life.  So stop controlling the outcomes.  Make sure you perform your best with good thoughts and actions.  That is the most important thing in life.

11. Eat healthy: Fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains and fish gives you abundant antioxidants, proteins  minerals and vitamins necessary to skyrocket the immune system.

Follow these 11 simple and effective ways to approach your immunity for a week and see the big difference in yourself.  You will feel much stronger in your mind and body.

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: Day 4

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on July 20, 2012 at 8:00 am

 

Myth: Natural or herbal weight-loss products are safe and effective.

Fact: A weight-loss product that claims to be “natural” or “herbal” is not necessarily safe. These products are not usually scientifically tested to prove that they are safe or that they work. For example, herbal products containing ephedra (now banned by the U.S. Government) have caused serious health problems and even death. Newer products that claim to be ephedra-free are not necessarily danger-free, because they may contain ingredients similar to ephedra.

Tip: Talk with your health care provider before using any weight-loss product. Some natural or herbal weight-loss products can be harmful.

 

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: SUMMARY

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on July 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

SUMMARY OF 20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH

 

1. CHANGE PERCEPTION

2. SMILE

3. CALL AN OLD FRIEND

4. LISTEN TO CALMING MUSIC

5. FORGIVE

6. WAKE UP EARLY IN MORNING

7. DRINK MORE WATER

8. EAT YOGURT

9. STRETCH

10. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST

11. ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET

12. DONATE

13. WRITE SOMETHING

14. GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP

15. CLEAN YOUR CAR

16. TAKE A WALK

17. GIVE A SURPRISE

18. MANAGE YOUR OWN STUFF

19. BUY A PLANT

20. MEDITATE

 

YOU SHOULD THANK YOURSELF FOR TAKING A STEP FORWARD IN YOUR LIFE TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS, PEACE, PROSPERITY AND GOOD HEALTH IN LIFE.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR JOURNEY.

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20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 12

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on July 4, 2012 at 7:58 am

12. DONATE

Fact: Hunger and homelessness are among the most pressing issues faced by US cities. According to the Census Bureau, the nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, its highest level since 1993. In 2009, 14.3% of people in America were living in poverty. For just $1, food banks can provide 8 meals to men, women and children facing hunger.

 

Human minds are designed in such a way that consciously we want things to come to us, but subconsciously we all have a charitable corner which keeps hidden by clutter in our mind. It is time to remove the clutter. Your clutter could be someone’s need. Your old pair of shoes, shirt, pants, coat etc. are some of the items which you can give out to those who are in need. You just have to dump them in a box and drop it off at the nearest GOODWILL center. You will get a lot of satisfaction by doing this. When we give, we get a sense of contribution to society. Contribution connects you to the outer world. So you achieve two goals, Inner satisfaction and connection to the society.

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 3

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

3. CALL AN OLD FRIEND

 

Fact: If you cannot think of any nice things to say about your friends, then you have the wrong friends.

It is always good to connect with friends. Our memories make up our sub-conscious mind. Reviving good memories creates multiple effects in body.

a. Relaxes our mind

b. Creates positive self esteem

c. Improves brain function

Friends are people who we grow with as a person we are today. They are very important. We cannot choose our parents, but we can choose our friends. Friends help us when we are in need. There are many instances in life where the only people you can think of are friends. We cannot even share some things with parents or siblings. Good friends are strong walls you can lean on anytime without fear of being hurt.

Just remember the one instance from your memory lanes when you were really having a good time with a friend. Call him or her and try to relive those memories whenever possible.

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 2

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

2. SMILE

Fact: It takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 muscles to smile. So better Smile and save some energy.

Smile increases endorphins and serotonin in body leading to good feeling. It has been said for a long time that ‘Smile goes a long way’.

It is so true. You would realize that you enjoy going to places where people greet you with smile. You also like to socialize with people who are smiling. Smile is addictive. You can test it anytime. Next time you see a person walking or sitting next to your table in a restaurant, give them a smile. I am 100% sure that that person would give you a smile back.

SMILE IS CONTAGIOUS.

When you give a smile to someone, you not only improve yourself, but you also improve others. They feel important and worthy of a smile. It creates a chain reaction. And it is such a great feel to know that you are the catalyst of that chain reaction.

So, Smile.

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