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Correct Breathing

April 6, 2013 Lifestyle

breathingProbably the simplest way to check whether your breathing is correct or not is to place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. Then take a deep, deep breath while observing which hand moves first. In case the hand on the chest moves first and considerably more compared to the one on the abdomen the bad news is that you are not breathing correctly. The good news is that you have found out and now you can do something about it.

The problem with chest breathing is that we don’t use the diaphragm to its full capacity and our lungs don’t get enough oxygen to replenish the brain and vital organs with essential nutrients. Moreover, we don’t release all the air inside, so we always have a mixture of fresh air from the next breath and “the old” air...

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Stress – Too Dangerous Not to Handle

March 28, 2013 Mental balance

stressWhat is stress?

We all agree that stress – in its negative perception – is the feeling that we face a great pressure, too big to handle. Nevertheless, it is also true that everybody has his/her own limit. What is “too much” for me can be quite OK for somebody else or the other way around.

Usually we think of stress as being caused by external factors – the job or major life changes like a divorce or financial problems – but there are also internal factors. These may refer to a pessimistic attitude, lack of assertiveness or maybe some (too great) expectations which are not realistic.

Long-term exposure to stress can have serious negative effects on our health, causing heart diseases, digestive problems, insomnia and depression, autoimmune diseases...

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Fighting Insomnia – Tips for a Good Night Sleep

January 31, 2013 Lifestyle

insomniaInsomnia is a a disease which can become chronic and seriously affect our health, causing depression, chronic fatigue and many other problems. Thus, it’s important to avoid sleep disorder in the first place by creating a healthy sleep routine. Dr. Mark Hyman recommends a few rules in order to have a good relaxing night’s sleep. Here are several of these rules.

First of all, ideally, you should start preparing about two hours before getting to bed by dimming the lights, reducing mental stimuli and maybe getting off the computer.

Our body has a rhythm of his own, that’s why we should try to go to bed and get up at the same hours every day...

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