Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tips To Boost Your Morning Mood

When things go smoothly, you tend to feel more relaxed and ready to face whatever the day may bring. However, when things get bumpy before you’ve even managed to get dressed, you’re more likely to remain grumpy until bedtime. While some hassles can’t be avoided, you can make mood-enhancing decisions during the a.m. hours that will set the stage for the next 16 or so. We spoke with the experts and combed the latest research for 10 pick-me-ups that will have your mood rising like the morning sun. Try one (or all!) of them for a happier and healthier you.

1. Pick one “Spoil Me” task to do
When you wake up, give yourself 30 seconds to think of at least one nice thing you can do for yourself that day…and then do it. When Alice Domar, PhD, psychologist and coauthor of Live a Little! Breaking the Rules Won’t Break Your Health, was in Los Angeles for a book tour one winter, she woke up much earlier than usual. But instead of fretting about lost zzz’s, she realized with excitement that she could score some fresh fruit at the nearby farmer’s market, which would’ve been impossible if she were back home in Boston. That impromptu side trip kept her mood lifted throughout the day.

2. Eat a well-balanced meal
Start your morning with a nutritious mix of complex carbohydrates and proteins that will last you until lunch, such as oatmeal or toast with peanut butter (include a sprinkle of cinnamon, which one study linked to improved mood and alertness, for an extra boost). Other research found that a moderate amount of caffeine (200 mg, or the amount in about two cups of coffee) elevated mood and mental sharpness, so enjoy some joe or black tea with your breakfast. 

3. Get Some Fresh Air
Head out for some “green exercise” physical activity performed in an outdoor setting even if you only have a few minutes to spare. Researchers found that people experienced an enhanced mood and higher self-esteem after just five minutes of various types of green exercise, including walking and gardening. The study also found that exercising near water amplified the effects, so if you live near a lake, river or waterfall, even better.

4. Listen to The Sounds of Nature
Capture the benefits of the great outdoors, even if you can’t get outside, by listening to recorded nature sounds. In a recent study, participants recovered from a stressful situation more quickly when they listened to a recorded combination of running water and bird sounds. Open your window in the morning so you can hear Mother Nature’s music as you get ready, or invest in an alarm clock that eases you awake with nature sounds.

5. Focus On Feeling Good
Right after waking up, taking five deep breaths and making the decision to feel good for the day. “Imagine that, even when you encounter frustrations and surprises, you will remember to breathe and respond mindfully rather than react mindlessly to your circumstances,” throughout the day, you “take five deep, intentional breaths and remind yourself of your decision to feel good.”

6. Drink Hot Chocolate
A recent study found that sipping a drink containing cocoa flavonols improved participants’ moods and levels of alertness even as they worked on a series of challenging math problems. So go ahead and savor some hot cocoa made with low fat or skim milk and dark chocolate. The protein and carbs in the milk will help keep your blood sugar levels stable until lunch, which will help you hold on to your mood momentum.

7. Take a Moment to Assess Yourself
Don’t jump out of bed right when you open your eyes in the morning. Instead, take five minutes to pay attention to your body and notice if you feel any stiffness, then do some light stretching while breathing deeply, suggests Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, RYT, a psychotherapist and yoga teacher in Marietta, Georgia. She notes, “Before racing off to the hundred things on the day's to-do list, it can be tremendously beneficial to claim these five minutes to tune in to your body and your breath. You'll find that you are more ‘present’ and better equipped to deal with the busyness of the day ahead.”

8. Envision The Negative
You have always heard that gratitude is a mood elevator, but here is a surprising twist to that tactic. Think about a positive event from your life how you got your dream job or met your ideal partner, for instance and then imagine what your life would be like if the event hadn’t happened. Though it seems like this would have the opposite effect, it actually improved the mood of one study’s participants more so than simply thinking of the positive event itself.

9. Breathe In Some Mint
Researchers found that sniffing peppermint enhanced mood and attention while also fighting fatigue. Try keeping a bottle of peppermint essential oil or bag of peppermint tea on your nightstand so you can inhale the positive scents right as you wake up. Another happiness helper is chewing gum, which elevated the moods, alertness and attention spans of another study's participants. Pop a piece of peppermint gum after breakfast for a double-duty perk-up.

10. Smile
There’s one thing you can do just about anywhere: Smile. “smiling is a simple way to change your mood and the mood of those around you, too.” So spread your good-mood wealth by baring those pearly whites as often as possible in the morning as well as

Friday, October 4, 2013

Natural Way To Cure Your Back Pain

Back Pain now a days is a very widely spreading cause for men and women both and sends more patients than any condition other than the common cold. Its the fifth most common cause of hospitalization. 60% of people are suffering from this problem of back pain and say symptoms disrupt their daily routines of office work including sleep and sex. According to Todd Sinett, a chiropractor and co-author of The Truth about Back Pain. "Back pain is rarely one catastrophic event," he says in the book, "but several situations combining to create pain." And it turns out that some seemingly insignificant everyday habits can take a big toll on your back over time. Here,the top mistakes that may be causing your aches and how to correct them:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

8 Food To Boost Your Sex Life

Eating healthy foods rich in protein and vitamins are great for boosting your libido and studies show that having sex more often is beneficial to your health. Find out which foods, from healthy snacks to tasty treats, can help kick start your sex life.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Daily Beauty Tips For Teen Girls

In today generation lots of girls and specially teens spend billions of money every year in cosmetic products and in body care industry for their better look. But they don't know the side effects of these products, they don't  know they can glow up their skin by just simple daily tips.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Natural Beauty Tips For Teenager

We know that teenagers are very much conscious on their beauty and health.Lots of Beauty products are available in the market now a days. You can choose any one of them according to your skin type. Like if your skin is oily, then you can go for the product which reduces the production of oil from your skin. But these products can have adverse effect on your skin as they may contain chemicals in them. So before opting any product you should check the ingredients written on the cover of every product. But the most adoptable way to get rid of all acne problems is by using home remedies, just try the given points on your face if you want a pure and shinny skin.

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Natural Way To Keep Vagina Hygiene

A woman’s genital has a more sensitive chemical composition and larger number of microscopic organisms compared to that of a man’s. Maintaining proper vaginal hygiene prevents the genital area to develop an unpleasant odor and helps the vagina from cultivating bad bacteria and infection.
There are so many different reason of infection around the vagina intimate area. It includes soiling due to passage of urine and stools. Sexual infection through infected partners. use of unhygienic toilet leads to skin infection.
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