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A Guide to Healthier Living

Reducing stress can help you live longer, healthier, and happier. When you move to live longer and healthier, happiness often follows pursuit. Stress is pressures, or physiological responses, which when pressure occurs the body and mind will respond. Most times the person feels threatened, or fears change, or else feels challenged when stress occurs. Nowadays, we have to work twice as hard to survive, which has increased the rates of illnesses stemming from stress. The number of people today suffering has reached far past 1 million each year.

Stress is a positive influence however. When you feel stress you want to turn the negative energy into positive thinking. How it works?

First, remember to tell your self sufficient each day for no one knows what tomorrow will bring. Furthermore, learn to live one day at a time, unless you are overwhelmed with stress, and then learn to live one second at a time. If you are using alcohol or drugs to relieve constant tension, you want to consider practices other healthier tactics. If you are loosing sleep and find that alcohol helps you sleep, remember, when you drink you loose REM sleep. REM is the dream state, which is important.

You can go to the local pharmacist and purchase Melatonin supplements, which will relax the nerves and help you sleep. Melatonin costs a few bucks, and will save you more than you will spend on alcohol or drugs to relax. If you are unfamiliar with signs of stress, emotional symptoms, mental

symptoms, physical symptoms, or behaviors that stem from stress, we can consider a few details now.

The Signs:

Irritability is a sign that a person is over stressed. When you feel edgy, uptight, or feel impatience is taking control, likely you are overwhelmed with stress. Sensitivity, pessimistic thinking, and taking offense to what others say to you are signs of stress. If you are twitching nervously, biting your nails, pulling hair, or jiggling the knees you likely are experiencing stress. Nausea, constipation, diarrhea, excessive smoking is all signs of stress.

Mental Symptoms

When you forget often or find it hard to concentrate, likely the mind is overwhelmed with thoughts. Likewise, when you find it hard to make decisions, (Small or Large) and find self obsessing, likely you are overwhelmed with stress. Fatigue, and overwhelming feelings of pressure is a sign of stress.

Emotional Symptoms:

Emotional symptoms stemming from stress may include, low self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, resentment, ready to cry often, moodiness, nightmares, and inability to laugh.

Physiology or Physical Symptoms:

When you feel stressed, you may experience tension of the muscles and fatigue. You will likely experience back, head, shoulder, and neck aches.

Your eyes may feel tired, and the muscles may twitch, especially around the corners of your eyes. Often the jaw feels stiff, while the mouth feels dry. Often the palms of the hands will feel sweaty, while the fingers will feel cold. You may experience heartburn and indigestion often, as well as bladder and urinary problems. You may also experience palpitations of the heart, weight gain and loss, headaches, colds, hyperventilation, and so forth when you are overwhelmed with stress.

Behavioral Signs:

Often when a person is overwhelmed with stress, the person will feel angry and explode when miscommunications occur. The person may feel aggressive, and talk persistently, as well as often interrupting others who speak. Sometimes the person will withdraw from society, or social gatherings. The person may stop taking care of him or herself, and could show signs of obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

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How to Live Happier

Did you know that emotional responses can send negative response, which can make a person unhappy? When a person is unhappy, did you know that it reduces life span, as well as health?

One of the ways to improve your life and live healthier is to learn how to listen actively. When you learn to listen actively you reduce filtering, derailing, daydreaming, placating and so forth. Avoiding these habits will increase your thinking, as well as help you to see how you can live longer, healthier and happier.

Various ways can help you to live happier, including learning to paraphrase when communicating with others. Often relationships fall apart when inactive listening occurs. For instance, when a woman is upset you may strike out emotionally at her mate, which he responds with negative returns. This all leads to unhappiness, and will cause health problems, which your life will shorten.

Negative energy will only lead to health problems, breakdown in relationships, and so forth. Negative energy is bad, which leads to unhappiness, discourage, anger, and pessimistic thinking. Basically, negative emotions are denial and refusal in summary.

In truth, negative energy is a large problem that is causing people to suffer. Some of the results from negative energy (emotional response) are heart failure, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and so forth. As you can see learning to use active listening tactics can help you live longer, healthier, and happier.

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Berries—Health Benefits

Berries are full of anthocyanins, especially the berries that have a darker color. Anthocyanins are the pigments that give them this color. But, at the same time, anthocyanins are also rich in antioxidants. This is a fact that is really of importance to us here. In order to understand why berries are wonderful for health, we should understand what antioxidants can do for us.

Our body is consistently ravaged by destructive elements known as free radicals. These free radicals impair our body in various ways. They slow down the metabolic processes of the body and put it in severe peril. That is the reason why we are not able to do our work effectively when we grow up, even though we could do it quite well when we were younger. As age advances, the impact of free radicals in our body increases. The various processes of the body become slower.

This includes processes like digestion, reproduction, sexual activity, psychological activities, immunity, blood circulation and almost everything else that you can think of. Free radicals impair these processes and convert out bodies into a wreck as we age.

It is at this time that we feel the need to turn to antioxidant-rich foods, like berries. Antioxidants are natural removers of free radicals. By eliminating the action of free radicals, they can bring the body back to its youthful vigor and energy.

The reason why we have taken up berries is that they are the richest sources of antioxidants in the world. Their natural goodness ensures that they are great foods to consume for all the benefits that antioxidants can provide, without worrying about any side effects. The ancient rishis of India lives solely on berries growing in the wild. These rishis never felt much hungry (berries are great appetite-satisfiers) and hence they had lean bodies and were capable of high activity and meditation. They lived a long life, most of them beyond 200 years.

Berries are also known for their high vitamin content. The tarty ones are especially rich in vitamin C, which is a natural protectant for the body and helps in faster healing. Another important vitamin found in berries is vitamin K, which helps in blood clotting. Vitamins of the B complex, which are amazingly helpful in the overall growth and development of the body, are also found abundantly in berries.

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Berries You Should Eat Everyday

Blackberry

The name indicates their color, which is mainly due to the very high level of antioxidants present in them. It is because of this fact that blackberries are highly effective in treating and preventing the onset of various chronic diseases.

Blackberries are exceptional at improving the immunity of the body. They provide the body with necessary fibers and hence are useful for maintaining the digestive metabolism of the body as well. Blackberries were recently found out by a study conducted by the Ohio State University to be effective in the formation of oral and colon tumors. This has sparked new interest in this berry in recent times.

So, these are the seven great berries that must definitely be a part of your regular diet. In the further pages, we are going to take up these berries in detail and see ways in which you can use them for your health and fitness.

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Bilberry

The bilberry is another highly attractive blue colored berry. The blue color, as in blueberries, is again due to the presence of anthocyanidins. But, they are about three times smaller in size than them.

Bilberries are well-respected in the world of natural foods because of their vast number of benefits in maintaining human health. These berries are considered to be very good in monitoring blood sugar level. They can help prevent early wear and tear of the arteries and veins. They are also known to improve vision and keep various eye defects at bay.

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Strawberry

Strawberries are perhaps the most abundant kinds of berries in the world. There are about 600 different varieties of them on the planet, all deep red in color because of the antioxidant plant nutrients that are present in them in high amounts.

This highly attractive berry has a significant number of benefits as well. It is known for improving mental conditions such as debility, stress and depression. They are known for ocular health and also for improving the overall metabolism of the body. Recently, a study with is still going on, has indicated that regular consumption of strawberries may be very good for the control of liver cancer.

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Blueberry

These berries, which are actually blue in color, are known for their very high antioxidant content. The berries get their blue color because of the high amount of plant nutrients present in them, which are

known as anthocyanidins. These natural ingredients are responsible for the natural antioxidant action of the berries.

The blueberry performs an impressive task in repairing the wear and tear that takes place in the body. Its high antioxidant content eliminates free radical action and keeps the body in its highest state of functioning at all times.

Along with improving the body’s immunity and metabolism, blueberries are medically proven to have a positive effect on conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, cataract, glaucoma and even some kinds of cancers. This has led to a great deal of scientific and medical interest in these berries in recent times.

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Goji Berry

The goji berry is found in Tibet and Nepal, but now they are being cultivated in several other parts of the world as well. This Asian berry is actually one of the first berries that medical science accepted to have curative benefits. The berries are full of nutritional goodness in the forms of amino acids, trace minerals, vitamins of the B complex and E and several others. The berry has a deep red color, which is in part due to the presence of beta carotene in it, which is a precursor for vitamin A.

Goji berries have been ascribed with several health benefits. They are known to improve the immune system of the body. They can do a wonderful job in maintaining proper health of the liver. The goji berry is also accepted to improve stamina and libido along with providing a better mental strength to the person who uses them regularly.

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Maqui Berry

While the acai berry enjoys its position as the number one healthy berry available in nature, the maqui berry comes a close second. This is a temperate fruit which grows indigenously in Chile and Argentina and is exported to other parts of the world in various forms.

Maqui berries have lower antioxidant content than acai berries, but we will get into detailed comparisons later. This berry has several health benefits, most of which are related with the digestive system. The berry provides consumers with a high level of monounsaturated fats, dietary fibers, and plant sterols, which are highly important in improving the heart function of a person apart from improving their digestive metabolism. The berry also has enough antioxidant content to correct digestive problems and cause unnecessary fat to burn out.

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Acai Berry

The acai berry is a relatively new discovery to most parts of the world, including USA, but this berry has been in use for centuries. A native of the Brazilian rainforest region, the berry is naturally grown only in that part of the world. Due to its short shelf life, there are difficulties in preserving and transporting the berry to different parts of the world, where there is a huge demand currently for it.

Acai berries are known to be the highest natural source of antioxidants present in nature, even more than red wine, which was considered the number one food for fighting against free radicals. It is these free radicals that can cause a very high amount of damage to the human system. Acai berries work by eliminating free radicals and thus improving the body on the whole.

Acai berries are great for various aspects of human health and fitness. They are highly rated for their effectiveness in weight management. Apart from that, they are also known for their role in anti-aging, improving stamina, improving mental health, controlling diabetes, enhancing heart function, controlling blood pressure and so on.

All acai available in countries outside the rainforest is in some or the other preserved form due to its short shelf life. Commonly available acai products are in the form of pulps, freeze-dried powders, syrups and squashes, etc.

Nature has furnished us with a host of goodies. Health experts have always advocated the use of natural foods for maintaining good health.