Monday, July 26, 2010

Harnessing Your Emotional Resiliency

Saying that you can always stay in control of your emotions is one thing, but living up to it is another. If like me, you find it hard to stay tough when confronted by emotionally taxing situations, then harnessing your emotional resiliency is compulsory. But before you proceed, be reminded: being emotionally resilient does not give you an immunity from life's hassles.

If it has to rain, it would rain. There is not much you can do about it since staying alive means being exposed to problems time and time again. But the benefit of emotional resiliency you could definitely not do without would be having that presence of mind and positivity to help you react advantageously and bounce back should you get knocked down.  To help you develop your emotional resiliency, try out these tips:

Do not shy away from strong emotions. Let yourself experience them so as to get familiarized.

But do not leave yourself vulnerable to them when your spirit is down. Their combined forces along with your already stressed out self spells trouble for you in the end.

Face your challenges.

But know your limitations and give yourself enough time to recharge your spirit and energy.

Written By: Maris Modesto

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Health Trivia That May Boost Your Health

Trivia is a wonderful distraction. But it can also be handy at times. Look over this collection of health trivia for bits of wisdom that can improve your health and reduce your risks of infection and diseases.

Dentists recommend that you store your toothbrush at least six feet away from the toilet. This reduce risks of airborne particles from flushing coming into contact with your toothbrush.

Sleeping burns more calories than watching TV. If you want to lose weight but aren't in the mood to exercise, snooze instead of turning on the TV.

Moisturize if you are allergic to dust. Why? Most dust particles in your house are made of dead and dried skin cells.

Here's a good reason to wash your pits and dry them well: The skin of the armpits can harbor up to 516,000 bacteria per square inch, while drier areas, such as the forearm, have only about 13,000 bacteria per square inch.

Enjoy your food while you still can. The average human has about 10,000 taste buds located in the tongue, its underside, and insides of the cheek. However, most people lose half of their taste buds, hence, compromising their sense of taste by the time they reach 60.

Written By: Kristine Gonzaga

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Laugh, Snicker, Giggle: It's Good For You

Laughter is the best medicine - there is a truth to this cliché. You see, stress and anxiety are usually the cause of many disorders and illnesses - causes that can easily be relieved and remedied by some laughter. 

There are several other benefits that laughter can do for you that you might have overlooked like:
  • Stimulate body organs
  • Trigger your stress response
  • Soothes tension and aches
  • Boost your immune system
  • Relieve pain
  • Improves positive outlook
Here are some tips on getting more laughs in your life without being crazy:

Make humor part of your routine. Subscribe to an online comic strip that makes you laugh or put a collection of funny pictures on your desk so you can easily get a laugh into your daily routine.

Think silly. A lot of people are afraid of making a fool of themselves that they get so uptight about things. Aside from increasing anxiety and stress, they also miss out on the humor.

Look for jokes. Deliberately scan through copies of joke books in your local bookstore. There is a high chance that the jokes are corny, but the stupidity of it all may be just enough to get you cracking up.  

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