Life is full of stress and anyone who say it isn’t either is a very good liar, or is very good at managing and overcoming their stress. Being good at overcoming stressful situations can help you in a number of ways, one of which is your health. Being caught in the middle of a stressful situation can feel debilitating. When our minds and bodies get caught up, we can often find it difficult to see the way through the difficulties and find peace, which is exactly what stress intrudes upon – peace. As humans, we develop far better when we get into routines and feel comfortable, so when a situation arises that pulls us out of our comfort zone, it can be very difficult to turn it back around.
If you have a pet, you would see that when their routines get broken they react a certain way. Dogs start urinating indoors, they shed fur that usually wouldn’t be shed and they generally act erratically until routine and order is restored. People react in a similar manner to stressful situations, although there is often less shedding of fur! Everyone aims to feel safe, secure and happy and yet sometimes, this is just not possible. We cannot rely on everything that we are used to staying the exact same as we like. Things change, and while this is something difficult to overcome, we do often overcome them. Learning how to move forward and overcome stressful situations is not easy, but learning how to manage the stress so it doesn’t consume you is the key. So, what are the most stressful situations?
If you want to be at your peak fitness, you have to spend hours in the gym, lifting weights, monitoring your macros and running as cardio in the evenings right? Well, you can do that, but there are also some other less high impact and potentially more enjoyable ways of getting fit and healthy. One such way is through hiking, and although to many it’s “just walking” it is an activity with many surprising benefits. Read on to find out more.
It’s no secret that the human body is a complex and high-maintenance machine. Your body needs a lot of specific nutrients to keep going healthily. Without these in your diet, you could find yourself getting weak or, even worse, ill. Most people have a relatively good diet which includes most of what they need.
But, this is long before you even begin to consider the minerals your body could be going without, as well. To help you out with this area, this post will be going through some of the most important minerals you should be giving to your body. All of these are available as supplements, making them nice and easy to get into your body.
One of the most important aspects of life is preserving yourself for the later years. Usually, this means a combination of healthy eating, exercise, and avoiding injuries and illnesses. Sadly, this isn’t always possible because we don’t live in a plastic bubble. We are all exposed to the outside world and all its harmful bacteria floating around all over the place, tripping hazards, fast cars, rollercoasters… danger everywhere, hah.
Thankfully, researchers are always looking for new ways to improve our lives, and in the past decade, we’ve seen countless new innovations that have helped us bolster our health to make us live longer, healthier and happier lives. To give you three ideas on how technology has helped us, here are a few advances that we’ve seen in recent years that can have a serious impact on your wellbeing.
Are you really in control of your health?
I know you’re thinking “what the hell kind of question is that?” but I bet you haven’t really considered it before. I know I haven’t! Most people coast along in life without really taking control of their health matters until they’re forced to, when something goes wrong or a certain event happens that triggers it. And even then, it’s easy to lose focus and let other people control the direction your health takes. I’ve learned recently that it’s always best for you to take driving seat and make the most of your life and your health situation.
Even if you have a problem that’s getting you down, taking action and being in control can empower you. I’m suffering with pretty severe psoriasis at the minute, that is requiring very regular blood tests (and I hate needles) as well as tablets each week and consistent monitoring. There is no better feeling than being control of your own future, and this is even more important when it affects your health and wellbeing. Even though my treatment hasn’t completely kicked in yet, it feels better knowing I’m on the right track. If you’re still not quite convinced, here are some more top reasons to take control of your health.
Well… at least it is out of the way. We knew Chicken Pox were coming but just not quite… that soon. In a lot of ways, I’d rather Short Rib get rid of them at the age of one than when he’s five. It was a bit of a naff week, with a couple of sleepless nights but to be fair, our boy was a real trooper. Considering how itchy he must have been, there were very few whinges.
We did a lot of research from the minute we found his first spot, because whilst we knew it wasn’t dangerous, there was an overwhelming feeling of helplessness when it came to this. We couldn’t do a great deal to help, there’s no cure and we could only imagine how uncomfortable our little boy was (neither of us remember it, after all). We tried a LOT of things to try and help… here are the ones that worked best for us.