If you have ever looked in the mirror and noticed very visible dark shadows under your eyes, you will know just how annoying they are. They might not be an indication of a serious health problem but they can damage your self confidence and as such, a solution should be sought. Fortunately there are some natural ways to help banish these dark circles.
As irritating as these dark circles are, they can come and go all of a sudden. They may well be hereditary though and of course this can make it harder to alleviate their presence. If you smoke or drink regularly, you increase your chance of developing them, so preventative is often better than cure and cutting back on cigarettes and on alcohol can improve the situation. Surprisingly, any dark circles are not caused by tiredness and even if you have been burning the proverbial candle at both ends, [...]
There is nothing worse than experiencing those hot and cold shaky feelings, where your concentration drops off the face of the earth and you start to wonder if you are going to pass out. You can literally feel yourself shaking from the inside and out and when your blood sugar levels drop, it’s a horrible feeling that really can impact not just your productivity but your safety too.
If it happens to you a lot, it may well be that you are skipping meals on a regular basis which should always be a no-no anyway. You may have noticed that when those feelings occur, you could literally wolf down anything and everything that is available and it’s usually those bad foods that are to hand. This quick fix that really isn’t a solution. Often we have a biscuit, a sugar laden drink or a bar of chocolate. Sure, it helps [...]
Fatigue and feelings of general exhaustion can affect every woman at some point but low energy generally can have a big impact on mood, health and overall productivity. For some women, it can simply make them feel that they have ground to a halt. If you feel that you are struggling to even get out of bed to start the day, let alone making your way into work, it’s time for some natural strategies to put the oomph back into your get up and go.
If you work a lot of hours, have a stressful job with a lot of responsibilities, then you may find yourself heading for burnout. It’s common but preventative is much better than cure. If you feel depressed and that you have lost interest in work and everything that you once held dear, stop as soon as you are able and take some time out just for you. [...]
Some people often think that meditation means sitting cross-legged for hours, alone, hermit-like and wearing serenity like a cloak or studying the techniques for years, having a separate meditation room or wearing certain ‘meditative’ clothes just to get you in the right frame of mind. But, not so.
If you tend to think of meditation as being some remote, off the wall type of practice available only to spiritual gurus or loners, think again. There are many different types of meditation and there will be one that works for you.
The one thing that is essential if you are contemplating trying out meditation for yourself is that you need to have your mind open ready to enjoy the whole process. A closed mind is akin to banging your head against a brick wall and will achieve nothing but frustration.
Meditation is like slipping on a cloak of serenity; it envelops you, nurtures you, [...]
Do you suffer with a flabby middle? Do you feel that your back and stomach muscles need a little bit of work so that you can get your body back into shape? Do you look in the mirror from a side view and find yourself pulling your stomach in? Do you hate how you look?
If you feel less than toned then it’s a good idea to develop an exercise program that works specifically on this area. Toned stomach and back muscles are essential if you want to have a good posture as well as to help you avoid injuring your back. Weak back muscles make it incredibly easy for you to bend and lift awkwardly and a bad back can put you out of action for many weeks.
To start your exercise regime, you do not need any fancy weight training equipment, all you need is the simple push-up and that will [...]
If you are someone who is constantly on the go, running from work meeting to work meeting, dashing home to pick up the children, grabbing a quick meal before dashing out for a social event that you really cannot get out of, you may feel that you are relatively healthy to be able to keep going the way that you do. But what happens when you stop running around and manage to get yourself some time out from your busy schedule?
You work hard to save up some money to go on the holiday of your dreams and then quite often you fall ill either before you go or whilst you are on holiday. There is nothing more miserable than having little energy when you have time on your hands.
The last thing that you want to do is to have to worry about your health whilst you are away [...]
It’s so easy to get into a rut. Poor diet, a lack of exercise and even unhealthy relationships can become the norm due to a lack of energy and motivation to make important changes. Your life might seem so busy that you have little time to pause let alone make significant changes to your routine or you might have too much time on your hands and yet, so much less energy as a result. But it doesn’t have to be like that, your life can be exactly what you want it to be and you can start making those changes today. If this sounds too easy, don’t worry, it really is and this is because the changes do not have to be huge to make a positive impact on your life.
You may be wondering just what changes should be incorporated if they are not going to be difficult to adapt to [...]
We all know that heart disease is a killer but just how seriously do you really take this disease? When you are young, heart disease can seem a very long way off. Improper eating habits, drinking alcohol or smoking will all eventually wreak havoc on your body but with the confidence of youth, often this information is not mentally processed but disregarded.
Being healthy in general is vital for your long term health prospects and that means eating well and exercising regularly. Many people forget that their heart is a muscle and you can strengthen it so that you achieve greater stamina and an increase of energy. Exercise also works to enable your tissues to be able to extra life giving oxygen from your blood as it circulates and this boosts your metabolism and helps to maintain blood fats too.
Cardiovascular exercise is very important in terms of heart maintenance and you [...]
Nobody wants to grow old that’s for sure but because we often fuel our bodies with chemicals – through food and we use many chemically enhanced lotions and potions on our skin, we are not fighting the ravages of time, we are enhancing it. You have to know that looking and feeling good comes from a healthy living regime and not through so-called enhancements or consumption of toxic ingredients.
It’s not rocket science to be able to eat healthily and to live a life that is rich in contentment. You just need to look at your current lifestyle and gradually amend those areas which are not doing you any favours. If your diet is full of high-fat, greasy take-always, then you know that you need to change this aspect of your life. This doesn’t mean never having another take-away it just means having one as a treat occasionally and not on [...]
Good health is vital but it’s not until you start to lose your health that you really start to appreciate what you had. Unfortunately, the food that is highly nutritious and that provides fuel for your body is often so much more expensive than those food sources that have numerous unhealthy ingredients within. Sadly, with the world currently in financial crisis, organic foods and healthier, chemical free cleaning products are often out of the average person’s pocket.
It might not be fair that healthier alternatives cost so much more but it is comforting to know that there is a lot that you can do to free up some of your cash or to live a healthier lifestyle without breaking the bank.
As much as it is nice to be able to have those weekly or monthly fast food indulgences, from a health perspective they are doing you no favours at all as [...]