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5 Important Things You Should Know About Stress

5 Important Things You Should Know About Stress

Stress is a term and feeling you’re probably quite familiar with. We all deal with stress at some point in our lives, so it’s surprising just how many people know so little about it. There is an abundance of information on it, of course, both online and in the real world, but trying to wade through it all is a stressful act itself. However, that doesn’t mean that you should just ignore it. To give you a bit more of an insight, here are five important things you should know about stress.

 

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  1. Everyone Experiences Stress Differently

Although we all have to deal with stress, we don’t all deal with it in exactly the same way. Certain traits and patterns in our personality, both learned and inborn, can have an effect on the way we view and cope with a stressful situation. This can mean that two people who have lived through the same thing can handle it in completely different ways, with one finding it incredibly stressful and traumatic and the other not. Some of these traits are permanent, but others can be altered.

 

  1. Stress Makes You Sick

It’s clear that stress takes its toll on our minds, but what most don’t realize is that it can harm our bodies too. As well as mental health issues, stress can leave us vulnerable to physical illnesses and diseases, even if you’re only stressed for short periods of time. This is because it affects and inhibits your immune system, making it difficult, if not impossible to fight bugs. Prolonged stress can also tire you out, making it more likely for you to hurt yourself in an accident.

 

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  1. You Can Manage Stress

There’s no way to rid your life from stress completely, but it is possible to manage and reduce it to some degree. You can do so by sticking to a healthy diet, spending time with people who make you happy, and working out on a regular basis. Ignoring or bottling up your worries can make them grow, which is why it’s also beneficial to let them out, whether it be to a friend, counselor, or just in a journal.

 

  1. Certain ‘Relievers’ Cause Harm

There are lots of ways to deal with stress, but many of us turn to unhealthy options automatically, like excessive drinking. If this is something that you’re struggling with, then get professional help from your doctor. Trying to quit cold turkey on your own can be dangerous, often leading to harmful situations and individuals requiring treatment for delirium tremens. While alcohol may provide temporary relief from worry, it doesn’t solve anything, so shouldn’t be used as a crutch.

 

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  1. Some Stress Is Beneficial

Most people associate stress with negativity, but some forms can actually be quite beneficial. They provide motivation, which is useful when trying to meet deadlines and get work done, and excitement, which helps us to enjoy life and actually feel alive – This necessary for a person to be happy, productive, and well-balanced. It’s only when this stress becomes excessive and chronic that it turns into a problem.

 

Stress is something that affects us all, so, hopefully, with the information above, you now know a little bit more about it.

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Changes of seasons usually warrant changes of hair

Changes of seasons usually warrant changes of hair

 

As you know with each season the texture and maybe even color of your hair changes. Protecting your hair in the summer slightly differs from winter protection in several ways.

 

Unlike the summer when you must protect your strands from pool water and sweat, in the winter you must remember to keep hair hydrated from the drying heat of any indoors. Using a hair mask or using argan oil once a week can help restore moisture into those locks. Using a shampoo and conditioner that protects from UV rays is also important in both winter as well as summer.

 

Changing your hair color like the leaves

 

This season, I went from a summer blonde to an icy blonde with a touch of low lights thanks to previous Hollywood hair stylist, CJ Deaver Designs. Reds are a desired color for fall, but remember, reds are hard to get rid of and even harder to keep. But the most important thing to remember when coloring your hair is to not color on top of clean hair. The cold strips the moisture out of your hair. Washing your hair strips it of natural oils. And we all know, bleaching and coloring dries hair. So, it’s best to plan accordingly when you’re about to get colored. Dirty hair will give you the best color results.

 

CJ had no worries about lifting my blonde to its icy tone when I walked in with oily hair. When the lift was completed, she used a purple shampoo to bring out the rest. *Using a color safe shampoo is key for maintaining the salon results. CJ finished with a blowout and razor cut to get me moving into my winter season.

 

Even days after the fact, my hair has remained in great health. It’s important to remember great hair starts on what you put in the inside. So, maintain a healthy diet along with adding plenty of nuts and oils. B vitamins are also a major importance when it comes to fabulous hair, no matter what season it is. And just like your skin needs it, your hair needs water too. So, drink plenty of water and your hair (and body) will thank you for it!

 

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Are You Watching What You Eat?

Are You Watching What You Eat?

“Watch what you eat” is a phrase that has been thrown around many times before in the past. A lot of people say it without really understanding what it implies, what it means or how it can actually help us to watch what we eat. In this article, we’ll be going through a couple of reasons why it’s important to watch what you eat and how you can monitor your habits to improve your health in the long term.

 

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Overeating and associated health issues

 

As you might expect, overeating is a real issue that affects everyone from young children to adults. It’s a widespread problem that has many different causes, but it’s typically hard to diagnose given the widespread number of cases that are seen across the world.

 

Although it sounds obvious, overeating increases your weight which introduces a number of different negative health problems. Everyone knows that eating too much will increase your body fat and put your health at risk, but what people don’t realize is how many calories their meals actually contain. A couple of cookies is usually around the same number of calories as a light meal, yet it has far less nutritional value so it doesn’t help us build our bodies either.

 

“Watch what you eat” here means to actually watch what you eat. Read labels, find your recommended daily calorie intake and take control of your eating so that you don’t put yourself at risk of the associated health issues.

 

Ignoring the pain in your gut

 

Gut pain is usually the sign of a bad diet. Long-term pain could be caused by the types of food you introduce into your stomach, and conditions like trapped wind can be painful and debilitating. You should never ignore pain because it often means that something is wrong with your health. It’s your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and you need to take a closer look in order to make it stop hurting.

 

Take a look at this post on prebiotics and consider keeping a food journal to see what foods cause pain. It sounds like a lot of work, but if you’re serious about taking control of your health and stopping the pain, then you need to take a more serious stance on your eating habits. Sometimes, we just have to accept the fact that our bodies were not made to eat certain types of foods. Perhaps it’s due to undiagnosed allergies that cause you grief, or maybe you’re simply eating too much of a certain food and need to cut back on it.

 

Final words

 

Watching what you eat can be difficult if you’re not used to counting calories or considering the nutritional value of food. However, it’s important that you take a more active role in improving your health, and small steps like improving your diet and changing the food you eat can have a huge effect that will provide many positive benefits like dealing with the pains or aches you experience.

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Protect your Skin this Winter & Look Beautiful with Simple Beauty Tricks

By Guest Blogger, June R.

Protect your Skin this Winter & Look Beautiful with Simple Beauty Tricks

 

Out of all the seasons, I personally love Winter season. Winter’s makes me feel fresh. Having a cup of hot beverages makes my day perfect. But with winter coming along, since my skin is dry it makes me worried too. Winter’s makes my skin chapped, cracked, redness, itchiness and what not.

 

There are various ways we can deal with it. Either by using cosmetics or by opting for home remedies. We can pamper our skin and make it healthy by moisturizing and prevent skin from further damage. Here are some beauty tips for your skin during winter.

 

8 Winter Care Tips for Skin

 

Moisturising

Moisturising your skin as when possible is one of the best remedies to deal with dryness. Apply Olive oil before going to moisturise your skin naturally. You can also use Milk cream, Honey, Yogurt or Aloe vera instead of going for thick cosmetic creams.

 

Moisturise your face 2 – 3 a day as and when you feel dryness.

 

Scrubbing

Take 2 ripe bananas and mash them, add a pinch of sugar and honey. Honey helps in moisturising the face naturally. Gently massage your face with this scrub and wash your face.

 

Another Face scrub that you can make at home is using orange peel and dry it completely in sun. Make a powder of it. Add honey to it and apply the paste on face and massage gently on face.

 

Instead of Orange peel, you can also opt for Lemon peel.

 

Toning

Apply tomato on your face and scrub it. This will help in treating uneven skin tone. Another alternative for toning at home is mixing yogurt with orange peel. Place Potato and Cucumber slices on the face can help in lightening of skin, hydrating and detoxifying.

 

Sunscreen

Yes, you heard it right, there are natural ingredients that act as a sunscreen. Since sun during the winter season is strong you can use Shea butter, Coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, Sesame oil, JoJoba oil, etc as sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Keep your skin glowing by using these natural sunscreens available at home.

 

Cleansing

If we are using all natural ways to protect our skin during winter then why not cleanse our face naturally. Gently massage with coconut oil on face and leave it for 30s. Take a warm cloth and place it on your face. Keep it for 10-15sec and let the pores open up. Wipe face with a face cloth.

 

Clean with Lukewarm Water

Since winter’s are cold we loving bathing in hot water. However, it makes us feel good but always remember to wash your face with lukewarm water. This will prevent removing all oil from the skin. Our skin needs some oil as winter’s makes our skin dry.

 

Healthy Diet

Diet plays a very important role. A healthy diet keeps our skin healthy. Include a lot of vitamin A & E during winter.

 

Winter Masks

One of the most important is DIY masks for winter to keep skin glowing, attractive and beautiful.

 

  1. Avocado & Honey Mask
  2. Yogurt & Buttermilk Mask
  3. Egg Yolk & Olive Oil Mask

 

Follow above skin care tips and enjoy your winter’s.

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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.

 

Author Bio –

June Roller loves writing on beauty & health. Besides blogging she enjoys cooking for her 2 children. You can find articles written by her on Fashionforyou.info.