Save Your Life: Lower Your Cholesterol

I’m just going to come out and say it… There’s no substitute for a good diet, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. I say this because in our fast paced modern world we’ve developed something of a quick-fix mentality, we’ve become obsessed with short cuts. In a world of fad diets and “miracle” weight loss pills, a multi-million dollar industry has grown out of our desire to circumvent our obligation to keep our bodies fit and healthy by throwing money at pre-packaged “solutions”. Sorry folks, but while science has brought us many wonderful ways to enrich our diet with supplements, and international haulage has made it easier than ever for us to enjoy delicious fruits and vegetables from all over the world… Good health is not something we can just pick up off a supermarket shelf.

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That said, low cholesterol is still far more easily than most people think. It’s simply a matter of eating the right foods, avoiding the wrong foods and keeping your heart healthy with regular cardiovascular exercise.

 

There’s no shame in supplements

 

Generally, I don’t recommend miracle weight loss pills or pharmaceutical weight loss solutions like Olestra (unless you want to have oil seeping out of your butt- seriously, that happens!). However, there’s a universe of difference between a weight loss pills and supplements. Intensive farming techniques and genetic modification mean that the food that we buy and consume tends to be less nutrient rich. While you can make up for this somewhat by buying organic, it’s not always cost effective. Supplements are a great way of enhancing the effectiveness of a healthy diet and there are natural supplements on the market to help you lower your cholesterol. Check out cholesloreview.com for more information, and remember that these supplements are intended to assist in a healthy diet, not supplant it in the same way that flossing or using mouthwash isn’t a substitute for brushing your teeth.

 

Knowing the dangers

 

It’s vitally important to understand the dangers of high cholesterol. While the term may be familiar to many of us, we’re not all aware that cholesterol could be a matter of life or death. High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart attacks as well as peripheral artery conditions like strokes and angina.

 

Cholesterol in the blood causes plaque buildup within the arteries. Yup, that’s right, the stuff your dentist warned you about is building up in your arteries as well. Over time this decreases blood flow and impairs the function of the cells and organs that your blood needs to keep supplied with oxygen. High cholesterol also affects your digestive system. It can create an imbalance of bile leading to potentially agonizing gallstones. In extreme cases, the lack of blood-flow to the extremities can even lead to tissue death (gangrene). Horrible!

 

The good news is that as terrible as these symptoms are they are the result of years of negligence and we can reverse the damage we do by paying close attention to what we eat.

Foods to approach with caution

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The most obvious culprits are processed foods that are high in sugar, salt, and saturated fats. While many of us are aware of the risks presented by a diet packed with processed convenience foods, many of us are unaware of just how ubiquitous saturated fats are. They lurk in all manner of go-to foods from pepperoni to snack cakes.

 

Even some vaunted health foods should be treated with caution. A great many manufacturers lean heavily on how their products raise HDL or “good cholesterol”, little mentioning that they can also raise HDL or “bad cholesterol”. While nobody’s expecting you to omit these foods from your diet forever, they should be used in moderation or enjoyed as an occasional treat.

 

  • Butter
  • Margarines
  • Lard, and goose fat
  • Fatty meat products such as sausages, bacon and processed meats like pepperoni.
  • Full fat cheeses, milk, cream and yogurt
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut milk and cream
  • Palm oil

 

Just because you’ve reduced your consumption of these foods, though, doesn’t mean that you’re limited to munching on kale for the rest of your life. While green veggies are amazing for general good health there are a great many wonderful foods to enjoy while lowering your cholesterol.

 

Eat your way to lower cholesterol

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Although foods rich in saturated fats are way too easy to come by, delicious foods that actively lower your cholesterol are also inexpensive and easy to find. Veggies or vegans may have the inside track here. In the absence of meat, dairy and fish; many of the foods that they already consume regularly for their healthy fats, protein, and fiber, as well as soy based dairy alternatives are proven to battle high cholesterol. You can enjoy these foods safely in the knowledge that they’re helping you to reduce your cholesterol:

 

  • Oats and oatmeal (still the breakfast of champions)
  • Barley and other whole grains
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Eggplant and okra
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Vegetable oils
  • Berries
  • Citrus fruits

 

Stick to these foods and cut down on the saturated fats, and you’ll be well on your way to low cholesterol and good health. But as we know, while a good diet is crucial to good health, it’s also important to supplement it with regular exercise.

 

Exercises to keep your heart healthy

 

While it’s absolutely true that any exercise is better than no exercise, some exercises are better for your heart’s health than others. Maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system is vital in combating the symptoms of high cholesterol. Cardiovascular activity like running, jogging, cycling or using a step or rowing machine at the gym is all good but weights enthusiasts will be delighted to know that lifting can also improve your heart health.

 

When lifting weights, it’s important to remember that compound exercises (which use more than one muscle group at a time) give your heart a better workout. Squats, deadlifts, pull ups, bench presses and bent over rows are great examples of these.

 

Interval training (short bursts of high-intensity exercise between ‘cool downs’ of low-intensity exercise are unparalleled in their ability to burn fat and give your cardiovascular / respiratory system a great workout.

Get Your Game Face On #GameFaceWipes #FaceWipes #MensGrooming #GameFaceGrooming

I was not sure about trying these Get Your Game Face On Wipes. Being a mom and grandma, I feel as if I am always on the run, and though it might be embarrassing while on the run I tend to get sweaty. Thanks to these refreshing wipes I am able to stay cool while feeling and smelling deodorized.

These wipes come in four different kinds, Deodorizing Underarm and Body Wipes, Anti-Bacterial “Warrior “ Wipes, Cooling Facial Wipes, and Cleansing Facial Wipe. The Deodorizing Underarm and Body wipes are perfect for, after a workout, they have a formula that leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh. The Anti-Bacterial “Warrior” Wipes are made with a special mild hand/body sanitizing cleansing formula that kills germs. This is great for a quick wipe to help get rid of germs, MRSA or any other staph related bacteria acquired while working out at the gym. The Cooling Facial Wipes are designed to keep you cool in even the hottest conditions, wiping away sweat without leaving a trace of residue. Lastly, we have the cleansing facial wipes wipe away dirt and sweat while leaving a cleansing hydrated skin.

I love them for my morning walks since I sweat so bad!

Over all this product has served me well. Game Face Wipes have a great price at $7.99 for a pack of 25. They also have subscriptions which can include a Twin Pack for only $10.00 a month or Care package for $20.00 a month. This ad is sponsored however all the thoughts on the product are my personal opinions. I hope everyone gets to enjoy this product as much as I did!

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Want To Become More Healthier? This Is How

We can’t hide from the fact that these days our health is vitally important. Of course, the advice we hear is often mixed and changes. One minute you can’t drink wine, the next minute one glass of red each day is good for the heart. The same can be said for exercising too much or too little, drink more water or less. But the main subject of all the headlines is that your health matters and more of us should be making it our priorities. However, there is more to it than just what you eat, your health can be improved in many different ways and placing some focus on each will enable you to feel much better on the inside and out. I thought I should share with you some of the easy and simple ways you can improve your health.

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There is no hiding from the fact that your diet is vitally important

 

Your diet is so important for your health. What you put into your body helps it to function for whatever it needs to do. Putting a lot of junk food or sugary treats into your body on a daily basis can hinder your health instead of making you thrive. Of course, it is always okay to have things in moderation, but a well-balanced diet is better than denying yourself certain types of foods. Your body needs all the food groups to take out the vitamins and nutrients it needs to function. Nourish your body with lots of decent vegetables, fruits, lean meats and you can’t go far wrong. Some people even consider changing their lifestyle when it comes to food and tries out different ways of life such as becoming a vegan or even just being a vegetarian. Again, this can be a great way to boost your health. Just ensure that your diet still remains balanced.

 

You have to exercise in order to feel good

 

Of course, a good diet goes hand in hand with exercise. Normally those are the two things any one focuses on when it comes to improving their health. However, exercising is something not to dismiss when it comes to being more healthier. It is always recommended to try and take a cardio sort of workout three times a week for at least 30 minutes. Which for many of us, is more than achievable. However, combining that with other exercise options like swimming or yoga would be a great idea to improve your health in different ways. Yoga especially can help with your muscles and also your mind to prioritize what you do. Joining a gym isn’t always the way forward for some, so consider just being more active, walking locally, or even using websites like YouTube for workout inspiration.

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Sometimes you have to tackle hidden health issues

 

Our health is more than just the food we eat, and what we do, some people struggle with hidden health issues like mental health, gut problems or even things like silent reflux. It’s important to work on those health problems and research them to ensure that you are treating them in the right way to improve your health. For example, there are some things that are important to know about silent reflux like how it can be misdiagnosed regularly or even how the most prescribed treatment for it doesn’t work too well. Same can be said for things like treating anxiety or depression. Too often for some health concerns, it isn’t always a one size fits all resolve.

 

Drink more water

 

Water is one of the easiest ways to start improving your health it can be the simplest change you make. Just increasing your water intake alone can improve your energy levels, improve skin tone, and even help with the quality of sleep you get. It is fairly obvious to do, but something we should all do a little more of.

 

Sleep is far more important than you realize

 

Your sleep is just as important as the time you spend awake. While you sleep, your body is repairing itself from the day, relaxing, and also allowing you to rest your mind and help calm any stress levels or anxiety you might be feeling. To improve the quality of sleep you get, the first place to start would be to switch off the technology at least an hour before bed. Instead develop a new bedtime routine of your own consisting of a warm bath, a hot drink and even some time to read.

 

I hope these tips help you become healthier.

 

ARCTIC ZERO®Frozen Dessert #momsmeet #arcticzero

It is definitely the dog days of Summer here in South Texas. Temperatures are in the upper 90’s daily and the “feels like” temperature is over 100’s. Even the pool feels hot in the afternoon.

The only relief I have found is my afternoon guilt free snack! Arctic Zero Frozen Dessert is such a light, cold, oh my goodness yummy, snack. The hardest part of my afternoon is decided which flavor I want to devour them!

 

Only 35 calories per half-cup serving and 150 calories for the entire pint, Creamy pints are fat-free.

  • ARCTIC ZERO is low in sugar (low glycemic) and makes a great sweet treat for diabetics since it’s sweetened naturally with monk fruit (no sugar alcohols).
  • ARCTIC ZERO is lactose-free and perfect for those who are lactose intolerant.
  • ARCTIC ZERO only uses rBST-free whey protein.
  • There are many gluten-free ARCTIC ZERO options available that are every bit as delicious as non-gluten free frozen desserts.
  • ARCTIC ZERO Creamy pints are fat-free and only 35 calories per half-cup serving and 150 calories for the entire pint, making it a zero-guilt dessert.
  • ARCTIC ZERO Chunky pints are low in fat (1-2.5 grams) and only 75 calories per half-cup serving and 300 calories for the entire pint, allowing you to indulge without guilt.
  • ARCTIC ZERO pints contain 3-4 grams of protein per serving and are perfect in protein smoothies or shakes.
  • All ARCTIC ZERO pints contain 2-3 grams of fiber per serving.
  • ARCTIC ZERO is GMO-free and contains no artificial ingredients.
  • ARCTIC ZERO is certified kosher.
  • Price: $4-$5 per pint.

 

The best part of all this is no guilt eating ice cream every afternoon, after all, it is only 35 calorie snack. It doesn’t affect, my attempt at the beach body this summer. If you have tried any yet, you need to not only is is delicious but so smooth and light you will wonder how it can only be 35 calories!

Pressures We Can Place On Ourselves During The Summer Months

Summer is a great time of year. A chance to spend time outside and enjoy the sunshine, while basking the great outdoors with family and friends. However, it can also be a time where the pressure is placed on you from all different directions. The magazines and gossip sites are filled with celebrities looking picture perfect in their skimpy bikinis. The desire to lose weight, get fitter and healthier and look out best is increased, and we can all crack under pressure we place on ourselves at this time of year. I thought I would share some of the most common issues we can all face and hopefully give you some clarity on how to deal with it.

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Getting fitter

 

Being fit is a great lifestyle choice to embark on. Having more energy to do the things you love without feeling tired or getting out of breath can be a revelation. But we can also put too much pressure on ourselves and set unrealistic targets. This can then demotivate you on your quest for a better quality of life. We may have all heard the common phrase “no pain no gain” but honestly this can hinder your chances as this website points out. When it comes to increasing your fitness levels, the best advice would be to focus on being more active. Choose to walk more and be outside in the fresh air, consider parking further away from your destination to encourage you to walk. Head out for a run or simply try and make exercise a priority just a few times a week. You will notice a huge difference by just taking things at a slower pace.

 

Changing your diet

 

Your diet is another area you may feel pressurized to change during the summer. On the quest to lose weight or feel better on the inside, you may feel pressured to eat more vegetables and salads. This, of course, won’t ever be a bad thing. But mentally you may be trying too hard or denying yourself other foods which are equally important to a balanced diet. Focus on just eating a range of the food groups to ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to thrive.

 

Striving for that bikini body

 

Too many of us will see airbrushed pictures in the press and focus on how your body looks in comparison, but these can often not be a true image. This can then place pressure on you to mess with your diet and cut out vital foods like carbohydrates. It may cause you to go to extremes when it comes to fitness or simply become obsessed by achieving an unrealistic visual. Instead, focus on you and what you want and need. Be happy in your own skin and celebrate your body shape.

 

Looking picture perfect at all times

 

Finally, summer doesn’t always lend itself to looking picture perfect at all times. There will be points of the day where you feel hot and sweaty, there may be times you won’t be able to wear your makeup or the clothes you want. Embrace the good weather and go with the flow. Happiness is the best ingredient for looking picture perfect.

Oh No! You’ve Got A Cold Sore

Nobody wants to wake up in the morning and see a cold sore in the mirror. That can seem like the end of the world for some people because they understand what it means. Cold sores are symptoms of the herpes virus which unless medicine improves, will stay with you for the rest of your life. Still, there is no need to worry because some estimates suggest around 50% of human beings carry the infection. It’s not something that’s going to send you to an early grave in most instances. Even so, it can cause some issues, and unsightly cold sores like you have now. So, what do you do when that happens to you? I’ll do my best to offer advice.

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Visit your doctor to get checked out

 

The first thing you need to do is book an appointment to see your doctor. Explain the issue, and allow them to perform some tests. Nine times out of ten, they are going to tell you that you’ve contracted a form of herpes. It’s vital you remember that the type of virus that causes your cold sore isn’t the same as that which could affect genitals. It’s just from the same family of conditions. Your doctor should provide you with some information about what you need to do and which medications you need to take. While there is no guaranteed herpes cure, you can find excellent info online for managing the condition. So, you might want to perform some research when you get home to put your mind at ease.

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Use specialist creams and gels

 

Your research should point you in the direction of many different products all claiming to make herpes better. Be careful which brand you select and where you choose to spend your money. Some products are going to produce better results than others. Considering that, you might want to ask for some advice from your pharmacist. You should also make sure you work towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Treating cold sores is often a real pain because they tend to occur in the corners of your mouth. That means any solutions you apply to the skin get washed away quickly. Still, you just need to follow the instructions and keep using the products.

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Avoid skin to skin contact with other people

 

This is the most important piece of advice on this page. Now, if you have cold sores, you will probably pass the herpes infection to your partner. So, you need to ensure you’re careful about skin to skin contact while the cold sore is still there. That includes contact where your mouth touches any part of your partner’s body. Of course, you might have caught the virus from your loved one in the first place. For that reason, it’s sensible for them to get checked out too.

 

Cold sores are often unsightly, and they can make ladies feel self-conscious. However, you can usually conceal them using some makeup products. I don’t advise you do that because it could extend the healing process. Still, cold sores are nothing to stress about these days. As I have already said, almost 50% of the population will have them at one time or another. You just need to use special creams and gels to help reduce the discomfort you feel.

Healthy Habits For Life

When it comes to your long-term health, getting into the right habits really does make all the difference. The whole point of a habit is that it is something that is very difficult to break. A lot of the time, we naturally associate the word ‘habit’ with the word ‘bad’, so taking back the word to mean something positive should be your first aim! With health and fitness, people often tend to set short-term goals. They may go on a fad diet for a few weeks or go through a sudden burst of exercise to get beach body ready. But, in reality, you are much better off focusing your energy on developing some good long-term habits. Wondering what some of these are? Well, wonder no more!

 

Eat Breakfast Every Day

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Far too many of us don’t eat breakfast in the morning, so if this is you, it is time to make a change. People who eat this morning meal tend to take in more vitamins and minerals and reduce their cholesterol count. They are also less likely to overeat during the day. There is no single ‘perfect’ breakfast that you need to eat every day, but you should be aiming for something which includes some carbohydrates, protein and a small amount of fat. Though this may be a tricky habit to begin with since your body won’t be used to eating in the morning, it is beneficial in the long run.

 

Get Enough Sleep

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This one sounds simple enough, but a huge number of people don’t get the sleep they need which is so important in your physical and mental health. Sleep deprivation can affect memory, learning and logical reasoning. Not only this, if you are tired, you are a lot less likely to have the motivation you need to continue exercising on a regular basis. A major issue that people are having these days is that they are continually surrounded by screens. Studies have found that if you are staring at a screen just before you go to bed, this can affect your body’s serotonin production which is the sleep hormone. Try having a no screens policy in the bedroom to see what a difference this could make.

 

Set Your Exercise Times

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Obviously, there are no guarantees when it comes to your health which is why you need to learn more about the insurance options that are available to you, but exercising on a regular basis is one of the best ways to maintain your long-term health. As we have talked about at the start, the problem comes when people don’t commit themselves to exercise on a long-term basis. That is why you should set yourself certain times of the week to exercise and stick to them as closely as possible. If you have already set aside time for yourself to work out, this will become a fixture of your schedule. If you are struggling for exercise motivation, there are plenty of ways that you can maintain it including getting a workout buddy, setting yourself goals and varying up your routines.

 

Protect Your Skin

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A lot of people don’t give their skin the attention it deserves, which is bad considering how important is is to our overall health and wellbeing. The UV rays from the sun are always a risk, so you should always wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. If you struggle to remember to put this on all the time, you should use a moisturiser with an SPF factor so it becomes a normal part of your skincare routine. Overexposure to the sun can cause sunburn, skin texture changes, dilated blood vessels and skin cancer.

 

Drink Plenty of Water (and Tea)

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Drinking plenty of water is essential to your wellbeing. If you are one of those people who often forgets, you could try keeping a refillable water bottle in your bag and set reminders on your phone telling you to drink water every couple of hours. There are so many reasons why the body needs to get enough water, but essentially, your joints need it to stay in motion, and your brain, heart, kidneys and liver need it to function properly. Rather than going for your usual cup of coffee in the morning, you could instead try drinking tea which has been shown to have a whole myriad of health properties.

 

Though there are plenty more healthy habits you could get into, this guide provides you with a good overview of some of the main ones.          

Do Our Bellies Pose The Most Risk To Our Health?

We could all probably think of the way that healthy living standards have decreased in general over the years. Obesity becoming a widespread epidemic is one of them. But bigger bellies aren’t the only risks our gut can pose. Digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome are on the rise and a lot of it is down to our lifestyle choices, though some are more at risk than others. How do we manage the danger our bellies might get us in?

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Mind what you put in it

IBS isn’t a disease or a set condition, but rather a set of symptoms that tend to get grouped together because their causes and relationships are often shared. Most of those symptoms have one thing in particular in common: how we eat. We can control those symptoms with our diet. Many people have individualized experiences of what foods bring on symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, gas, aches, and constipation. Keeping a meal diary and noting the correlation between foods and symptoms can be a great help in avoiding them in future. In general, common agitators include sugary fruits, dairy, artificial sweeteners, and caffeine.

Your head matters, too

The mind also plays a surprising role in your gut health, too. Indigestion and heartburn coming with stress aren’t just a stereotype, they have very real links. Your stomach’s functions shut up under stress as a reaction to the “fight or flight” responses in your brain. Managing your stress with apps like Pacifica can help you minimize the amount of time your stomach spends in this shut-down state. That can drastically reduce the instances and length of cases of constipation, heartburn, and other symptoms.

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Build a healthier gut

If you’re having recurring digestive issues, then you can take steps to directly battle them, as well. Supplements like IBS Relief don’t just tackle symptoms like bloating, gas, and aches. They also play a role in addressing the balance of bacteria in your stomach. They, alongside foods like low lactose yogurts, are full of probiotics that improve the ratio of good bacteria in your stomach. On the other hand, they also challenge the buildups of bad bacteria that instigate many of the symptoms named above.

Put your head down

There’s one “habit” that links all the others mentioned above. Sleep is crucial to all the functions of the body and one of the most immediately noticeable changes under poor sleep is gut health. Sleep disorders are also a common result of IBS, so they have to be challenge together as a pair of linked problems, rather than one necessarily being the cause of the other. Beyond the steps above, make changes to your life that could make it easier to get a good night’s sleep, including a proper nighttime schedule, tidying the room you sleep in and scenting the room with lavender.

The points above might sound like micromanaging your life but the truth is that many of us have let our lifestyles get too out-of-control. If we don’t want our upset stomachs running the rest of our lives, we have to consider how we affect them with our choices.

Managing Your Health As You Enter Your Golden Years

There’s a lot to look forward to when we’re in our twilight years. Having retired from work, we get to finally enjoy the fruits of our labor, spend more time with your children and grandparents, and have time to dedicate to the other interests in our lives. However, we also need to pick an eye on our health. We’re no longer spring chickens, and our health needs better management now that we’re at an age when health conditions can become more serious.

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Listening to Our Body

Our body will show signs of natural wear and tear as we age. This happens to everybody, and while you can prolong it by doing things like yoga and other non-impact exercises, there’ll come a time when you’re no longer able to do all the things you used to do. To avoid injuries and serious medical complications, it’s important that you pay attention to what your body is telling you. If you’re still playing a weekly game of squash, for example, and your body isn’t coping well, then it’s time to put the racket away and find a new activity.

Regular Check Ups

Even if you feel in great condition, there can be a lot happening below the surface, things you couldn’t possibly be aware of unless you were told by a medical expert. Once you reach beyond the age of 65, it’s really important that you’re getting regular check-ups from a professional. As well as detecting any problems that need to be taken care of, your doctor will also be able to advise any lifestyle changes that will improve the length and quality of your life.

Retiring in Comfort

It can be hard to keep up with all the maintenance that is required in a family home, and if you’re still living there, you might find that the house is falling into disrepair just because you’re unable to address the issues. If you’re looking for a more stress-free and social life, you might want to consider moving into an area designed for senior citizens, like the senior living community Riddle Village. This will enable you to enjoy all the comforts of retirement while also maintaining your independence and meeting similar people, too.

Staying Active

Wherever you live, it’s crucial that you stay physically active for as long as people. By this, we don’t mean doing anything too intensive, but there are plenty of activities that are suitable for older people. Do these regularly, and you’ll receive plenty of benefits, including improved energy, a healthy heart, great flexibility and mobility, and more. Exercise also boosts our mood, which can help keep depression and other issues at bay.

Mentally Sharp

As well as staying physically sharp, you also need to do things to keep your mental sharpness intact, too. Things like reading, writing, doing crossword puzzles and the like each day can help keep your brain “young”, according to the experts. Even as you enter your golden years, you’ll be as sharp as a tack!

A Guide to Recovering from Trauma

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Anyone, anywhere young or old, can suffer from trauma. The emotional toll of things like accidents, surgical injuries, assaults and even terrorist attacks can totally debilitate a person and take a lifetime for them to get over, especially if they do not get the help they need to recover as soon after the traumatic incident as possible.

 

So, What Exactly is Traumatic Stress?

 

Traumatic stress is a common reaction to a traumatic event like a car crash, terrorist attack or hurricane. Incidents of this nature but the victims under immense stress, which can cause a whole host of symptoms, including shock, fear, anxiety, depression, flashbacks, anger and complete mental breakdown. That’s why it’s so important that victims of traumatic events, and witnesses to them, are helped through the aftermath.

 

If you believe you, or someone you are close to, is suffering from traumatic stress, here are some things you can do to aid recovery and get life back on track:

 

Limit Exposure to the Media

 

If you were involved in an incident that has led to widespread media coverage, it’s probably a good idea to switch off the TV, avoid the internet and even steer clear from social media for a while. It only takes one clip of the incident to start you panicking again, and that’s the last thing you need when you’re already suffering from the effects of trauma. Sit back and relax with a good book or spend time with good friends for a while instead of watching and reliving the traumatic event over and over again.

 

Accept the Way You Are Feeling

 

Trauma can cause all kinds of emotions that can take you by surprise. You might be very angry with the surgeon who messed up your operation to you could feel guilty because you survived an accident with your life while others lost theirs. You need to process and accept these emotions before you can ever hope to come to terms with them. So, feel whatever it is you need to feel and start to deal with those difficult emotions slowly at your own pace and only so far as you are comfortable to do so. If you try to force recovery, you will only make things worse.

 

See a Counselor

 

Seeing a professional to help you through your trauma will almost always be recommended. I know that for a lot of people, talking to a complete stranger about their innermost feelings isn’t exactly something that appeals, but it can really help, and with the help of a good lawyer legal representative from Medler Law Firm, you might be able to get the cost of your psychiatry bills paid for by the person(s) responsible for your current condition, depending on what happened to you and how it happened.

 

Good counselors will take things at your place and only ask you to share things you’re comfortable with, so you don’t have to worry about being pushed too far and making things worse if you do seek help.

 

Do Something Positive

 

When you’ve been through a traumatic experience, it’s normal to feel helpless about your situation and the events that took place. If you want to overcome this feeling and start to heal from your trauma, one of the best things you can do is take some positive action. Raise money for other victims, set up a charity, visit with other people who have been through traumatic experiences and you will feel more powerful and more in control of your life, which is definitely a positive when you’re trying to heal from trauma.

 

Exercise

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It’s probably one of the last things you want to do when you’re suffering from severe trauma, but exercising is great for boosting mental health. Even a brisk walk around the block will get the endorphins pumping, boost your mood and stop you from ruminating on the causes of your trauma. Apart from walking, yoga, running, basketball and dance are all good options for moving more when you’re suffering from traumatic stress.

 

Spend Time with Others

 

You might feel like isolating yourself following a traumatic event. In fact, you might want to hide away from the wider world completely, but to do so would be to give up on your recovery and sink further into your negative frame of mind. What you should do instead is get out there, spend some time laughing with friends and family, playing with children and petting dogs in the local park. Let yourself experience all of the wonderful things life has to offer, and you’ll feel a lot less stressed and more positive about life than you did before.

 

Take Steps to Reduce Stress

 

Reducing your stress levels should be a priority as you recover from trauma. Although a little bit of stress can be good for the average person, the amount of stress you will be under when you’ve had a traumatic experience will be off the scale. Good ways to relieve stress include listening to soothing music, taking a long hot bath and learning how to meditate, but you might have your own stress-busting go-to’s and they will be fine too.

 

Establish a Routine

 

Having a stable routine in place helps a lot of trauma victims to get back a sense of normality. Knowing what they will be doing from day to day, hour to hour and even minute to minute can be extremely comforting, so it is definitely worth a try. Just make sure that your routine includes a mix of essentials like work and chores and extravagances like meals with friends, trips to the cinema and time to work on hobbies.

 

Eat a Healthy Diet

 

The food you eat has a direct impact on your mood. If you eat healthy, nutritious foods including fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, you will feel much better than if you eat lots of sugar, chips and bad fats. So, eat a healthy diet if you want to get back on an even keel. You might have to go through a period of trial and error to see which foods make you feel good and which send you on a downward spiral, but it’ll be worth it.