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It doesn’t really matter whether you’re someone who loves their alone time or gets energy from being surrounded by people. Even the most extrovert extroverts need alone time every so often. Alone time is necessary to feel comfortable with yourself. Here are eight activities to try on your own this year.
Aromatherapy: Smell Your Way to Better Health
What are therapeutic grade oils and how are they different from 100% pure essential oil?
Mankind’s first medicines over 5000 years ago were herbs and essential oils. While the Egyptians were masters of using essential oils for embalming, beauty and rituals, there are also over 200 biblical references to anointing with essential oils and their healing and curative properties. Throughout world history, fragrant oils and spices have played a prominent role in everyday life. One of the factors that determine the purity of the oil is its chemical constituents. These constituents can be affected by many variables: parts of the plant from which the oil is produced, soil and environment conditions, cultivation methods, harvesting methods and distillation process.
The primary constituents within an essential oil have to occur in certain percentages in order for the oil to have predictable therapeutic results. The key to producing a therapeutic grade essential oil is to preserve as many aromatic compounds within the essential oil as possible. The most critical difference between pure oil and a therapeutic grade one is that the therapeutic grade one has all the chemical constituents of the plant intact which works therapeutically at exponential levels compared to that herb or plant. For example, you may have been asked to drink peppermint tea to aid digestion, but one drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 27 cups of peppermint tea!
Every batch of essential oil needs to be screened to ensure their therapeutic standards. A high-resolution gas chromatography column is used to determine the percentage of chemical constituents. Spot testing, or simply relying on a vendor’s word is not good enough. It verifies not only that the oil is 100% natural but also that it is distilled from the correct botanical species, subspecies and chemotype.
All essential oils are antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and some are anti-parasitic. These properties are there to protect the plant from exposure to its environment. The molecules of these essential oils are very close to our own body tissues – and therefore it very rapidly diffuses right through our body tissues – if you were to apply peppermint to your feet, then it will diffuse through to the top of your head in less than 30 seconds! If you are sensitive enough, you may even taste it in your mouth!
The nose is the only sense organ that is directly connected to the brain – the pineal gland. So when you smell, it goes to your limbic system of the brain (the seat of emotions) and you actually have an emotional response before you even have a physical response. So it works at a subconscious level – deals with buried emotions, mental and physical levels – taking care of body, mind and spirit.
Essential oils bring oxygen to the blood and have acid binding properties – making them natural detoxification agents. They bind to all types of toxins in the body, maintaining a healthy inner terrain in your body. You cannot be allergic to essential oils – even if you are allergic to that particular plant, as our body only reacts to proteins – and essential oils are devoid of any large molecules like carbohydrates, proteins or fats (they are not fatty oils). With that being said, you should still exercise caution and start with small dosages due to the fact that it is very potent.
If you do have a “reaction” to any oil that you have applied, it is because your body is acidic and the oil is rapidly detoxifying your body, and the quickest way out is through the skin. Some people may get a headache or generally feel unwell the first time they have applied therapeutic oils – simply because the body is trying to get rid of latent toxins.
Some of the essential oils that have been used for meditation and spiritual practices like frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, cedarwood etc. have been found to have compounds that are small enough to penetrate the blood-brain barrier without harming our own body tissues – something pharmaceutical companies are spending billions trying to get a drug to do. These essential oils have been found to oxygenate the brain and create alpha waves – which create healing and a sense of wellbeing.
All things have a certain electro frequency – our own human bodies have a frequency of 60-66 MHz. Each essential oil has its own signature frequency – the higher the frequency, the greater your health status. So simply smelling these oils can improve your health, quite literally, by raising your own body frequency.
These therapeutic grade essential oils are now being used to treat cancer, modulate the immune system, balance hormones, treat viral and microbial infections including MRSA, manage ADHD/Autism and in spiritual upliftment.They are being successfully combined with acupressure, acupuncture, kinesiology and other alternative modalities. It seems to create a synergistic effect with the therapy to create quicker and greater healing. These essential oils create therapy in their aroma – so smell your way to better health.
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It has been thoroughly researched by this point that sitting has a multitude of negative effects on our health. With this science-backed knowledge, it’s now our jobs to take care of our bodies and combat the negative effects of long periods of sitting. This takes constant practice if you sit on a regular basis. We have created a list of activities to do! Try one of these once a day if you sit for a long time every day.
When sitting, our muscles and tendons become tight due to lack of movement being bent in one position for too long. This is why yoga is so beneficial. All yoga is based on strength-building and stretching postures that work with the breath, which is important for rebuilding strength that the effects of sitting can present. Through constantly practicing yoga, you will stretch the muscles that get tight while sitting. You will also gain flexibility and therapeutic time.
Pilates is great because it’s a full body workout and stretch. Pilates is a particularly good way to improve your core stability and postural alignment. The goal of Pilates is to improve muscle tone, whole-body strength, and stamina through a series of exercises that work to balance both sides of the body.
This exercise choice is an especially low impact exercise. It is particularly good for your joints while strengthening your muscles. Swimming, in fact, is one of the best workouts you can do for your body due to the fact that it works almost all muscles. It is also great cardio. It also improves your breath control and increases stamina. Along with the physical perks of swimming is the fact that it helps with focus and concentration.
If you want to get really simple with it. Get up and go for a walk every hour or so. This is great to get your blood flowing and your muscles moving. Try walking up stairs as an added work out. This will help maintain a healthy weight, but you need to walk briskly to ensure maximum benefit. You can improve the benefits of walking by swinging your arms as you walk, with or without small, handheld weights.
Make sure that you are properly prepared to run. This requires specific footwear that you should get fitted for. Running shoes should cater to the needs of your joints and other parts of your body. If you have bad knees, be sure to get shoes that support your knees as your run. It’s high impact, so it can, over time, take its toll on both knees and hips.
With any exercise, you choose, be sure to do a warm-up session and stretching before you start. You can even choose a few of these examples and incorporate each one of them into your daily routine. Do some yoga before and after you go for a walk or run. Try walking to your pilates class or doing yoga after swimming. Mix and match so you don’t get bored. Invite your friends to make it social. The possibilities are endless! Make it fit you.
Today, on this auspicious occasion I want to speak on the topic ‘health is wealth’. In the modern time, where pollution, global warming, and other environmental issues have covered us, the importance of health and fitness has increased to a great extent. We need to be more physically healthy and fit to win the current environmental challenges. It keeps us away from the diseases, infections and other lethal diseases by reducing extra kilos, improving the strength of muscle and bones, increasing immunity level, and maintaining the healthy functioning of our major body organs. It helps us to look better with lots of patience and confidence level.
Physical fitness is really very much important in our life. Nowadays, in the modern life, most of the people are moving towards more sedentary lifestyle which is increasing the risk of diseases because of reduced daily activity level, bad cardiovascular fitness, and increased body weight. People, who are involved in the inactive lifestyle, must know the benefits of health and physical fitness so that they can involve themselves in the daily routine physical exercises in order to remain away from diseases and be fit.
Being active is very necessary for keeping our body functioning at a high level. Regular physical exercises help in maintaining the performance of lungs, heart and other major body organs. It burns off excess calories and keeps our weight under control. It also improves the muscle and bone strength, increases the joint flexibility as well as improves muscle endurance. Most importantly, daily physical activities decrease the risk of heart diseases, the risk of stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer, etc.
Being healthy means not only away from diseases but it also means the complete feeling of physical, mental and social well being. Maintaining health and fitness is not a simple task, however; not so tough too. We need to involve ourselves in some daily physical activities together with the healthy, fresh and timely food which can only provide us long-term health and fitness benefits. We burn extra and unnecessary calories to our body through physical exercises. Daily physical exercises keep kids so active and put them on a path of better physical and mental health.
Physical activities along with the proper nutrition are really very beneficial to the people of all ages from any background and abilities. Being involved in the daily physical exercises is a good strategy to defeat obesity. According to the statistics, it is found that around one-third of the U.S. adult citizens are obese and almost 17% of children and adolescents are obese. There are many people suffering from diabetes and other chronic health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, asthma, overweight, etc.
Health and fitness is really meant a lot to our life. Students including all the growing age children must know the importance of health and fitness. In order to improve their knowledge about health and fitness as well as improve the skill of English writing, teachers assign them to write paragraphs on health and fitness. Students studying in classes 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 get assigned to write a paragraph on health and fitness by their class teacher. We have provided below some health and fitness paragraphs to help students. They can choose any paragraph according to their need and requirement. All the health and fitness paragraphs are written in easy words and simple sentences.
In the modern time, where pollution, global warming, and other environmental issues have covered us, the importance of health and fitness has increased to a great extent. We need to be more physically healthy and fit to win the current environmental challenges. It keeps us away from the diseases, infections and other lethal diseases by reducing extra kilos, improving the strength of muscle and bones, increasing immunity level, and maintaining the healthy functioning of our major body organs. It helps us to look better with lots of patience and confidence level.
Health and fitness of a person mean the complete presence of physical, mental and social well being. One can maintain his/her health and fitness in many ways, however, need patience, hard work, and commitment towards the good lifestyle. Most of the people are much conscious towards their health and fitness, however, on the other hand, most of the people are involved in the sedentary lifestyle and suffering many diseases and overweight. Maintaining good health is not an easy procedure, it is the result of continuous efforts with full commitment. It takes years to get the desired health and fitness, however, once we get, it benefits us a lot.
Through regular exercises including cardio, stretching, and weight training, we can maintain our normal weight which saves us from various disorders. It repairs the damaged muscle, strengthens the muscle and bones which gives power to the body. Through physical activities, our major body organs functioning also gets regularized. It gives us mental peace and health with improved memory power and concentration level. We just need to give ourselves small hours from our busy schedule on daily basis to get maintained with lots of benefits.
6 Things You Should Always Avoid Before Bedtime
Sleep is tough. Most of the time we aren’t getting enough of it even though there are too many legitimate studies proving that we desperately need it as humans. Not getting enough time in dreamland can lead to weight gain, weaken the immune system, and make you feel foggy the next day. What if we told you that you can help yourself with this sleep problem? If you’re constantly having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, avoid doing these six things before bedtime.
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