Mind & Body
Are you making yourself sick worrying that you're sick? You can stop being a hypochondriac by learning to take control of your fears.
You need to know what a hypochondriac is: it is someone who is constantly convinced they have some kind of physical ailment, even though doctors can find nothing wrong. Hypochondriacs tend to misinterpret minor health issues as symptoms of something more serious. Hypochondria usually begins in early adulthood and affects both men and women equally.
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Sometimes a friend can be abrasive and offensive because they think you’re aligned with them. Handle your discomfort when a friend makes an inappropriate comment by being the friend they need, rather than the co-conspirator they want.
Teach them: You can counter ignorant comments by not supplying the supportive reactions the offender was seeking. If it appears that your friend is merely insecure or jealous rather than malicious, you can use the discomfort as a teachable moment. Bear in mind Read more [...]
We’d all like to think we’re fabulously fascinating at all times. But it’s good thing to know the signs that you’re boring someone, just in case.
First of all, check out the other person’s eyes. Are they darting around the room, as if looking for an escape? Or, worse, are they completely unfocused, as if they’ve lapsed into a coma? It’s a good idea to take a look at their feet, too; if they’re pointed away from you, they’re poised to run.
Be aware of their responses. If your Read more [...]
Many serious runners say they have experienced an elevated, euphoric consciousness just by running long distances. Find out if you can achieve the same by following these steps.
Always check with your doctor before starting any vigorous exercise plan.
Buy the right equipment to be able to run safely so invest in good running shoes that offer ample support and shock absorption. Shop for clothes that are appropriate for your climate and that will keep you dry and comfortable throughout your run.
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Getting to know someone takes time, but there are some things you can do to get the communication flowing especially if you are a little shy.
First of all, although you may find it difficult, you need to be confident, be yourself, and accept who you are. Don’t pretend to likes things you don’t like, and don’t say things you don’t believe. Being open and honest will allow the other person to feel more relaxed around you.
Ask them questions about their background, what they do, what they Read more [...]
Convince your brain it’s time to relax, and reduce stress with one of several tried and true aromatherapy methods.
You should always consult your physician or a qualified aromatherapist before using aromatherapy because some oils may cause allergic reactions, and are not advisable for pregnant women or those with asthma, high blood pressure, or epilepsy.
To start with you need to choose an essential oil like lavender, vanilla, citrus, or others which are known to reduce stress. These oils Read more [...]
Have you got a teeny-tiny dress or pants you have to squeeze into next month? Then get the skinny on getting skinny.
First of all you have to set a realistic weight-loss goal. Don’t fall prey to the “false-hope syndrome” and try to lose the weight too fast as unreasonable goals are a bigger diet killer than chocolate cake. Know your BMI and work from that. A good, healthy goal is 1 to 2 pounds a week. You should not drop below your recommended body weight or BMI. Talk to your doctor if you Read more [...]
It’s difficult to follow a diet but if you bear in mind some of basic do’s and don’ts of a good diet these will help you to find your best balance.
Never ever skip breakfast.It doesn’t have to be something complicated. Keep it simple, quick, and healthy, by sticking with high-fiber options. Don’t load up on fast foods, snacks, or sugar. It’s a good idea to keep a trail mix or dried fruit handy if you’re pressed for time and have to eat on the run.
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Sometimes the pressure can be too much. You can release some steam at work in several ways without saying something you’ll probably regret later.
Take a break: at lunch time go for a drive, a wander in the park, or browse the local bookstore.
Stretch in the office: if you are lucky enough to have your own office, stop everything, lie on the floor, and stretch, relax or practice deep breathing exercises. Make sure you close the door so that you are not disturbed.
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Spinning nunchucks, or nunchaku, are a traditional Japanese weapon that requires skill to master. Begin learning the basics by following these tips.
Grip your nunchucks: (to do this safely you will need to be in an open space like a field or martial arts dojo) hold 1 stick of the nunchucks in each hand, leaving 1 inch of space at the bottom of each. Stand with your feet shoulder distance apart, and your weight distributed equally. If might be a good idea to use foam-covered practice chucks and Read more [...]