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Being compassionate with yourself means accepting yourself as imperfect, which helps you to be kinder and more compassionate with others.
Try to make meals that bring out the flavor of your ingredients without having to use any additional fats.
We often start our year with the motivation to change our habits and reach new goals.
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Keeping your consumption of ultra-processed food and drink under control during this holiday season will help you to enjoy it stress-free.
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The WHO is calling on all youth between ages 11 and 17 to increase their physical activity.
In a recent study conducted by researchers from the World Health Organization and published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, over 80% of school-age teens from 146 countries around the world do not meet the minimum recommended levels for physical activity a day. This is why it has become necessary to promote making exercise a habit in order to care for your current and future health.
But fostering awareness in children starts at home. Just as with sports, there are certain daily activities – that when they are appropriate for the physical resistance levels of each individual – use just as much or more energy and can be counted as time spent doing exercise. The MedlinePlus website recommends the following:
- Walk or bike to school
- Take your dog out for a walk
- Play in a body of water, such as in the pool of an apartment complex
- Go out dancing
- Do housework (sweeping, mopping or vacuuming the floors)
- Opt for video or computer games that involve moving your whole body
60 minutes of moderate physical activity a day is the recommended amount for teens.
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Just as with exercise and a balanced diet, going on vacation can help you lead a healthy life.
Massages are one approach to reducing stress and pain, as they provide a general state of relaxation.
Specialists use massage as a complementary treatment for a wide range of diseases. However, more than being a way to relieve muscle tension and improve the moods of people who are going through difficult medical situations, massages have been found to be very helpful for having a direct impact on reducing the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety.
According to the webpage Saludalia, having pressure or friction on the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments sends a calming message to the sympathetic nervous system, which then helps the body benefit from a series of physiological changes. For example, having a more relaxed mind can help a person forget about their daily problems, can reduce headaches, and can help the body fall asleep easier.
While there are many different types of massages, the most recommended type for treating anxiety are Swedish massages. By using large, circular and deep movements and by focusing on the back, neck, legs and arms, these types of massages help lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone). They normally last between 45 and 60 minutes and they have much more positive effects if they are given along with relaxing music.
Keep in mind
While a massage alone cannot eliminate the source of anxiety, working on the mind and body together in a comprehensive way can help bring a more positive perspective to life.
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For children, appointments with pediatricians are often associated with shots and vaccines, causing them fear and stress.
Because of its antioxidants that fight bad cholesterol and promote good cholesterol, wine can prevent heart disease.
When consumed in moderation, this beverage can reduce the risk of different types of cardiovascular disease. This is due to the resveratrol it contains, an antioxidant that slows aging and prevents coronary artery disease, damage to blood vessels and blood clots. With these benefits, people often ask, “What is the most recommended type of wine?”
As the Saludalia website states, there actually is not any evidence that proves that red wine is better for your health than other types of wine, such as white wine, or beer. However, throughout its production process, red wine absorbs more resveratrol because it ferments longer with the grape’s skin. If you want to receive the benefits of antioxidants without consuming alcoholic beverages, as the Mayo Clinic recommends, include peanuts, blueberries, cranberries and juice made from natural grapes part of your daily diet.
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