Archives For Health

Sometimes, we get so busy with our lives that we forget to just stop, be still, and focus inward. It seems, especially in the summer months, there are just too many things to do, too many people to see, that we can needlessly tire ourselves out.

 

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One of the ways to reduce stress is to get a good night’s sleep. If you want to be at your best during your waking hours, getting a good night’s sleep must be a priority in your life. In fact, one of the most important components in staying healthy is to sleep well. For most of us, that means getting a minimum of seven and a half hours of sleep—that’s seven and a half hours of uninterrupted, deep, restful sleep.

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Meditation is a wonderful way to clear your mind, focus inward, reduce stress, and improve your health. Meditation can assist with health issues such as reducing high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. In my next blog post, Meditation For Pain Relief, I will write about how meditating can even control physical pain. If you have never meditated before, I encourage you to try it. Although it may seem very difficult at first, with practice, it does get easier.
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How do you simplify your life? Do you sell all your worldly possessions and join a monastery? For most of us, I suspect that would not be an option. However, there are practical ways to simplify your life which will result in reducing stress.

In my last blog post, Simple Ways To Reduce Stress, I listed ways to de-stress. Now, I’ll discuss in more detail my suggestion to lower your stress level by simplifying your life.

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Stress is more harmful to your health than you may realize. Long periods of stress will take its toll on your body, and even result in illness and disease. If you already have an illness or disease, stress will only make the situation worse.

My personal experience with having extremely high blood pressure before my kidney transplant forced me to become an expert at lowering my stress level. It wasn’t optional for me to lower my blood pressure. It was mandatory. My life depended on it.

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