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6 Ways to Help Reduce Anxiety in Children with Autism

6 Ways to Help Reduce Anxiety in Children with Autism

Experiencing anxiety can be very challenging. It can affect your productivity, your health and even the smallest parts of your everyday life. If you have ever experienced this as an adult, you would realize that anxiety in children with autism can be more difficult. These special children are already dealing with a lot of difficulties in their daily routine and anxiety will surely add more to all of the trouble. With this, it is really imperative for parents, teachers and other individuals on know the effects of anxiety to kids with autism.

What are the links between autism and anxiety?

A study revealed that people with autism also experience anxiety. The challenge for parents is how to try to understand the overlapping characteristics of anxiety and autism. There are instances when the child would show different behaviours that will make you wonder if it is a symptom of the anxiety of it is only a part of the characteristics of a child with autism. They can be over stimulated, they can also harm themselves and they can have an outburst of emotion. For other children, they become so depended with schedules and they can withdraw from their usual circle.

Six Ways to Help Your Child with Anxiety

As parents, the first thing that we should be doing is to understand the triggers and the type of environment your child has. Start looking for information that will help you get a better perspective on the situation that your child has. After that, you can continue looking for the best ways to address the issue. To give you a head start, here are some ways on how you can help your child with anxiety:

  • Introduce Your Child to Music

Music therapists have proven that music is a great tool to help people with autism deal with anxiety. Music can help in dealing with sensory issues and behaviours. It can also increase or improve the child’s self-determination and self-reliance. Letting your child take music lessons can also improve their communication skills. Their music experiences will provide them with personal connections with the people around them. Letting them listen to music while they are working on something will surely increase their attention to what they are doing.

  • Yoga and Breathing Exercises

The sensory experience of children with autism is what makes them different from other people. Their response to new experiences is either fight or flight. They become suddenly active and they may experience some changes in the heart rate and this can start anxiety. With yoga, it would be easier for your child to learn to regulate his or her emotion. The child will learn the proper response to certain situations.

  • Art Therapy

There will be times when children with autism will channel their anxiety to some compulsive behaviour. They may show some problems communicating properly. When these behaviours become repetitive, you have to think of a way to channel these negative actions to something that can be productive. This is where art therapy comes in. Art promotes healthy ways to express oneself. With this, the child will be able to explore his or her emotions and transfer his or her energy into something beautiful.

  • Visual Schedules and Transitions

One of the problems that children with autism may experience that can lead to anxiety is transitioning. There are some activities that are not so appealing to them. With this, they will certainly have a hard time transitioning from a task they love to an activity that they find unappealing. To help with this, you can use visual presentations to make them feel interested. A photo of the next activity will help them visualize themselves doing it.

  • Know Your Child’s Signs of Distress

Another very important thing that parents should know is how to identify if their child is showing signs of anxiety. With this, you have to consider observing your kid’s daily activities and identify how their emotions change based on their situation. With this, you would know when to intervene.

  • Create a Safe Space to Calm Down or Regroup

A safe space is a contingency plan that will help you calm your child when he or she is feeling extremely anxious. You can prepare puzzles, bean bags or anything that will easily calm them down. However, you need to remember that safe spaces should not be treated as a regular option. It should only be used during extreme times.

Caring for children with autism may be difficult at times but it is completely worth it.

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Author Bio:

Curtis Dean writes on behalf of Sage Music School where they base lessons on the science and research of the psychology of learning. Their effective teaching methods create confident and capable students who enjoy the happiness of making music.

Strike a Pose: How Yoga May Combat Depression

Strike a Pose: How Yoga May Combat Depression

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Depression may strike us at any given time, and women are twice as likely as men to suffer from it. Scientists are psychologists provide us with a whole platter of different reasons to this gloomy monster; while some of them point out genetic predisposition and hormonal imbalances to be the source, others point to psychological and sociocultural factors.

Regardless of its source, depression is hard to fight – and especially when you do it on your own. Exercise has proven to work wonders on our mind, though, and certain types seem to be more effective than others.

Why Yoga?

This ancient activity is a sequence of poses and is supposed to clear the mind to prepare it for meditation. Today, we focus more on the physical benefits of practicing – as well as celebrating the added benefits of a calmer and steadier mind. We’re looking at it from the other way around, in other words, where ancient yogis would see added strength and flexibility as a nice little bonus to a quiet and relaxed mind.

By combining these two benefits, the strength a yoga practice can give your body as well as the calm and meditative state we tend to practice in, you achieve a holistic view of your health where the mind, as well as the body, is in focus.

This is important to feel more connected, in general, and to be able to deal with chronic and daily stress.

Health is about more than activity and a peaceful mind, although this certainly takes you a long way. Make sure you eat a variety of food, mostly plants, and bathe your cells in quantities of water every day. Read up on a few AlgaeCal reviews if you’re an aging woman, as we all are, and keep up with the cardio to keep your heart healthy.

To stay strong and vigorous, you need to tackle the problems that are specific to your health; consider supplements if you’re not eating enough nutrients, and always consult with your doctor before taking anything new.

The best poses to combat depression

If you’re convinced, it’s time to roll out your mat and enjoy a deep and energizing breath. Some of the yoga poses are known for its abilities to increase your mindfulness and turn you inwards rather than outwards to bring you closer to yourself. Inversions are usually the best mind-boosting poses you can choose, such as the forward fold and head-to-knee forward bend.

Remember that any forward bend should be equaled out with a back bend, such as the cobra and bridge. If you’re not that advanced in yoga yet, try to modify your bridge by keeping it in a table-top style rather than a full bridge.

Other complicated inversions, such as the headstand and shoulderstand are also known for their healing effects – but again, don’t attempt these without having a yoga teacher around.

Holding these for around eight breaths or up to two minutes is good for both your mind and your body. Breathe slowly through your nose and keep the exhalations as long as your inhalations.

It might not make you instantly healthy, but keep it up and you’ll reap the benefits of your practice with a happy mind that’s ready to tackle the challenges of life

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5 Best Workouts for Fighting Aging

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5 Best Workouts for Fighting Aging

Few people have problem with growing old; many have problem with looking old. Aging is a natural phenomenon but not everybody is okay with aged looking. Luckily, looking aged is not mandatory. You can grow old but still look and feel young. The mantra of this joyful feeling is to remain fit and have peace of mind. There are many exercises and activities that an individual can adopt to fight aging. In this article, we are listing 5 workouts that can help.

Yoga

Yoga is known to help you stay healthy and cure lots of diseases too. This is an ancient practice and can be adopted at any age. In the modern era, yoga is recommended to almost everybody because of lifestyle choices and changes that make life stressful in general—stress is the major cause of aging. Yoga is known to reduce stress and anxiety and bring a sense of peace, while aligning the body in the optimal shape. There are few postures in yoga which help in removing aging from particular body parts. You can adopt a 15-minute/30-minute or more yoga practice on daily basis depending upon the schedule and time availability.

Squats

Squats are related to large muscles of your body and help tremendously in anti-aging. Squats help in burning calories and keep the legs strong. Squatting is important for our daily chores too—apart from keeping you fit, this workout helps in anti-aging process too. However, it is important to do it right way and not induce any adverse effects.

Walking

Walking is an age-old practice to keep oneself fit and strong, and at the same time keeping young. There is no exertion involved in walking and it can be done without any problem—suitable to all age-levels and situations. It helps in improving the metabolism and improves blood regulation.

Cardio

Cardio is one exercise which is recommended by many specialists. It may involve running using treadmills (if you can’t hit outdoors), swimming, dancing and cycling etc. It helps in burning calories, improving heart rate and blood regulation, and assist in keeping you young. You can choose to adopt any of the cardio exercise or club them and use them to keep yourself fit and young.

Weight lifting

Weight lifting is another workout that can help burn calories and reduce aging effect on the body. Depending upon your physical ability and condition, you can adopt a regular weight-lifting exercise in your daily routine. Joining a gym is a good option because you can get the expert guidance from a specialist there.

Conclusion

Anti-aging is not a rare phenomenon—it can be achieved with proper diet and exercises and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A lot of people adopt combination of workouts to keep themselves fit and young. Many of them adopt a particular system of exercises like yoga or tai chi depending on their choice and follow it diligently to achieve the desired results. There are various recommendations provided by various government and non-government bodies for particular exercises corresponding to particular age-group. It is always better to consult with specialists and adopt the most suitable workout to avoid aging.

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Beauty Promises To Make And Keep In 2017

Beauty Promises To Make And Keep In 2017

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We made it through the first month of 2017. Resolutions were made, which may or may not be dwindling. But now is the time to settle into a realistic and achievable beauty regime that will yield results.

80/20 Rule

Research shows that goals, objectives, and resolutions often fail because we take on too much too soon. In the first few days or weeks, we’re fired up and feel as though we could take on the world. But very soon our best intentions begin to dwindle. So, rather than going all out and setting unrealistic resolutions and expectations, try the 80/20 rule. The idea is that you eat healthily for roughly 80% of the time but allow yourself the odd treat. Set up a training plan but allow time to relax. Little and often or bit by bit is better than all or nothing. Because if the latter fails, you’re left with nothing.

Establishing Routines And Setting Intentions

It’s important to establish a healthy beauty regime. Even if you have one already, there’s a benefit to reviewing this and making changes. On average it takes around 66 days to form a habit. This varies, depending on the task. When something becomes a habit, this is the point at which is starts to feel automatic.

When establishing your regime, set a plan for the year. Work out what you intend to achieve and by when. If this is the year you decide to go for the plastic surgery you’ve been deliberating, do your research and make the decision. Always opt for board certified experts such as Belcara Health.

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Commit To Skincare

Whatever else you do this year, commit to skincare. A simple routine is all it takes to maintain healthy, young-looking skin.

  • Remove your makeup every day without fail
  • Invest in a good moisturizer for your skin type
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat well and exercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Wear a suitable SPF sun lotion and protect against harmful rays

A Healthy Smile

One of the easiest beauty commitments is to prioritize dental health. Brush at least twice a day and invest in a good-quality electric toothbrush. The benefits over a manual brush are staggering. Add flossing to your daily regimen. Visit your dentist on a regular basis to fix any problems before they become an issue.

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Inner Beauty

As well as investing in cosmetic or external changes, make sure you focus on your inner beauty. Feeling stressed, sleep-deprived, or depressed has a negative impact on your overall health and this all impacts on your appearance. Whereas, feeling alert, relaxed and calm, has the opposite effect. Spend some time this year focusing on how you feel. Cut unnecessary stressors from your life and find strategies to manage anxiety. Take up yoga, meditation or tai chi which will exercise the mind and body.

Now that the year is underway, it’s time to settle down and establish a few sensible beauty regimes. Set achievable and realistic targets and remember the 80/20 rule. Beginning to form new habits will be beneficial over time, and you will begin to notice the changes. So, start now, and your future self will thank you for it.

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