Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Importance of Taking Care of your Nerves at any Age

The Importance of Taking Care of your Nerves at any Age



Many people neglect the health of their nervous systems, especially if they feel perfectly okay. For most individuals, the lack of illness symptoms is the same as being healthy. But, that is far from the truth. Good health includes your emotional, physical and, social well-being, and these are greatly affected by the nervous system.

This system is important in ensuring that the functions of the body are carried out normally. For example, it allows blood to flow naturally and also helps in the regulation of blood sugar levels. In addition, the nervous system helps in maintaining the normal breathing pattern. People with conditions such as diabetes, migraines, and asthma have disorders in their nervous systems.

The drugs prescribed to patients with such conditions are meant to correct the functioning of the nervous system as a way of bringing about relief.

Besides helping with the normal body functions, the nervous system is also important in matters to do with pain. When you step on something hot, your nerves will pick up the pain and send the signal to your brain, therefore, allowing you to evade injury. If your nerves pick up chronic pain, you can ease the discomfort by using pain killers or anesthesia. In serious cases, people have to undergo surgery.

Stress and the Nervous System

Many diseases are rooted in stress and emotional tension. Both of these are directly linked to the nervous system. Usually, diseases caused by stress affect older people. Children are affected in rare cases. Still, it is important to learn how to manage stress at all ages as this will improve your general well-being. Tension and stress usually lead to lifestyle conditions such as heart problems, asthma, diabetes, obesity, depression, Alzheimer's disease, and migraines.

These result from a disorder in the functioning of the nervous system. The system ends up being incapable of handling the normal functions of the body such as circulation and digestion.

      Heart Disease
Stress leads to a direct increase in heart rate and blood flow as the nerves are not able to control your body functions properly. This leads to the release of triglycerides and cholesterol into the blood stream, and this is what causes heart diseases. In the same vein, stress increases the chances of engaging in unhealthy habits such as smoking and overeating, therefore, causing obesity. These are directly related to heart diseases. Also, sudden changes in the nervous system have been noted to cause heart attacks and other serious cardiac issues. For people who already have heart diseases, stress is likely to worsen the conditions.

      Asthma
In the case of asthma, stress has been discovered to make the condition more severe. Even worse, high levels of stress lead to the development of asthma in a mother's unborn children. The risk of developing asthma in kids is much higher for women who smoke when pregnant. Poor management of the nervous system is, therefore, a major risk factor for asthma in both mothers and their unborn babies.

      Belly Fat
High levels of stress also raise the levels of the hormone cortisol, and this makes people deposit fat in the abdomen. According to researchers, the fat deposited in the belly poses a greater health risk compared to fat stored in other areas.

      Diabetes
Diabetes is another problem that is both caused and worsened by disorders in the nervous system. Stress directly raises the blood glucose levels, especially in people with type 2 diabetes. In addition, it increases the probability of excessively drinking of alcohol and eating unhealthy foods. Both of these will eventually cause diabetes.

      Headaches
Because of poor circulation of blood, stress will also cause headaches. Very high stress levels can even cause migraines.

      Depression
Stress is closely related to anxiety, and both of these are also linked to depression. According to some studies, people who had stress in their professional lives have an 80 percent greater chance of getting depressed, which is in comparison to people with healthy nervous systems.

      Gastrointestinal Problems
Although stress does not lead to the development of stomach ulcers, it plays a great role in worsening the condition. Beyond that, it aggravates a host of other gastrointestinal ailments. These include chronic heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The latter condition is most common in women and its exact cause is currently unknown. Some of the treatments recommended by doctors include lifestyle and diet changes. Many patients who have stress will find it hard to implement these treatment options. Stress has also been noted to accelerate aging.

To reduce your chances of getting these diseases, you will need to manage your stress. Besides improving your physical health, managing your stress and emotional state will make you happier.

How can you take care of your Nerves?



Nervous tension results in physical symptoms. Usually, patients breathe faster and experience higher pulse levels. Hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol are also released into the blood stream. Also, stress causes the blood vessels to constrict, making the heart work harder to pump blood around the body. To reduce the severity of these symptoms, you can try these simple exercises:

      Meditation
This can be done in several ways. One common meditation technique involves concentrating on your breathing pattern or repeating a phrase. You can also focus on a source of light or a repetitive song. The point of the exercise is to improve your concentration. Over time, you should increase the duration of the exercise.

      Engage in Activities you enjoy
You should always set aside time to engage in a hobby or any activity you find relaxing. You can get involved in a sport or even visiting children's homes.

      Express your Emotions
It is important to find healthy ways to express your emotions and aggressions. You should laugh, cry, engage in aggressive sports, or simply talk to someone about your problems.

Conclusion

Nerves are very important in the body since they control many functions. Long-term tension in the nerves can lead to serious lifestyle diseases, most of which are life-threatening. Usually, this is because of the effects of stress on processes such as breathing, blood vessel contraction and relaxation, and circulation. It is, therefore, important to take care of your nerves at all ages.

About the Guest Author:

Lucy Miller is a nutrition student, marathon runner, and a passionate writer for Mind Your Zen, a brain nutrition supplement brand. She contributes on a number of blog sharing useful health tips from her research as a nutrition student. She can be reached at lucy@mindyourzen.com


Monday, February 20, 2017

Simple Tools to Release Stress Fast


Simple Tips to Release Stress Fast

We all experience stress, it’s a part of life; however, unaddressed stress can play havoc on your body. When you’re feeling tense and overwhelmed with life in general or while at work, doing exercises to release stress quickly will not only improve your peace of mind but will also improve your health and wellness in the long run.

A simple, yet powerful, exercise can help reduce anxious feelings quickly and easily. It’s called mirror work. Mirror work is the most effective method for learning to love yourself and to see the world as a safe and loving place, according to Louise Hay, an American self-help author and founder of Hay House.

How to Do Mirror Work

Mirror work is done by looking in a mirror and vocally speaking positive affirmations to yourself with affectionate conviction. You can use it to release worry or to improve your self-confidence. Over time, doing mirror work often will reprogram your subconscious mind to believe wholeheartedly that the affirmations you tell yourself are, in fact, true. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

How to Use Tech to Enhance Your Wellness Program



  How to Use Tech to Enhance Your             Wellness Program

For a long time, technology has suffered from a poor image in terms of supporting our health. Most of us associate it with large amounts of sitting, looking at screens and general malaise. Despite that perception, we accept the trade off as worthwhile in exchange for the many conveniences technology provides us.

But what if there were another way? What if technology could actually prove beneficial to our health and wellness rather than serve as an impediment? Utilized correctly, that’s exactly what modern technology can and does do. Quality of life needn’t be a tug of war.

With the right tools, a suitable plan and the proper state of mind, technology can be a tool to enhance your wellness program in ways previous generations may never have imagined. Here’s how you can get the most out of your tech when it comes to health.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

6 Simple Tips to Stress Less During the Holidays


Tips to Stress Less


6 Simple Tips to Stress Less During the Holidays

As delightful as the Christmas season is, with all the decorating, shopping, family get-togethers, office and friend parties, gift wrapping and gift delivering’s, the holidays can be a bit overwhelming, to say the least! I used to get all frazzled with all I had to do when the holidays came around each year until I realized how damaging “stressing out” all the time was on my body. You, too, may feel the way I use to. But, not to worry, I have some easy tips that can make the holiday season stress-free and joyful!

Having an endless Christmas to-do list to top off your already busy schedule can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety; which is the last thing you want during the most wonderful time of the year. When you feel overly stressed it’s difficult to appreciate and take part in the magical spirit of Christmas and look forward to a happy and prosperous New Year.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CRIO BRU – My New Hot Cocoa Love!!!



CRIO BRU – My New Hot Cocoa Love!!!

I'm a big fan of Crio Bru! If you haven't heard of it, let me in on a delicious little secret... It's a form of hot chocolate that is made from roasted ground cacao beans from different parts of the world that have robust flavors and subtle aromas to die for! 

It comes in several flavors, however, my favorite it Ghana French Roast & Venezuela Medium Roast (I mix them together in my French Press). Each flavor of cocoa is harvested from the name noted on the packaging--there are 8 flavor varieties to choose from--each has a subtle unique taste. Ghana French Roast is their most full-bodied flavor, which I adore!

You can drink it straight (like I do) or add creamer and a sweetener. My family prefers it with vanilla (unsweetened) almond milk and stevia.  

Friday, August 26, 2016

Protein Rich Alternative Foods for Bodybuilding

Protein Rich Alternative Foods for Bodybuilding

Guest Post By: James McDuffy

Contrary to what most people think, proteins don’t necessarily have to come from red meats and chicken. After all, it’s not unusual to find bodybuilders that are vegetarians, who rely completely on non-meat sources for their protein requirements.

In my opinion, there’s a certain type of wisdom behind this practice. For instance:

1.       Not as expensive as meats
2.       Contain fewer calories
3.       Kinder to the environment


Recently I overheard a conversation at my gym where two guys were discussing whether becoming a vegetarian would affect the muscle building process. One thing that caught my attention immediately was when one of the guys probed whether non-meat protein sources offered “complete proteins”.

Around a fortnight prior to that, I read a long article discussing “complete proteins”. For those of you wondering what complete proteins are, this term refers to amino acids that are the fundamental building blocks for protein in the body.

Monday, July 18, 2016

How to Improve Your Quality of Life Quickly


How to Improve Your Quality

of Life Quickly

You are about to learn simple yet incredibly powerful tools that will enable you to shift your energy frequency from low vibrations of feelings of frustration and powerlessness to high energized vibrations of cheerfulness, abundance, and joy! Your mindset is your ticket to success or failure—you have the power to choose what you think about and how you feel. We were blessed with the gift of free agency, which entitles us to create greatness in our lives if we choose. You can become all that you desire to be when you have a positive mindset. When you feel enthusiastic about life, you are in the energy vibration of creation. That’s why you feel good, and want to expand and become that of your dreams. You can have a happy, fulfilling life no matter what your past is or what your current circumstances are. You can become all that you wish to be by simply believing you can, setting goals, taking action and then living up to your goals once achieved.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

5 Things Nobody Tells You about Successful Weight Loss


5 Things Nobody Tells You about Successful Weight Loss
Guest Post By: Evelyn Kail
With the fitness craze catching up, everyone wants to lose weight and stay fit. There are diets like vegan, vegetarian, and Weight Watchers that people follow with regular workouts. So finally they either reach their ideal weight or tone up.
Most of the articles on the web tell that losing weight will reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes. You fail to notice that they tend to focus on the obvious. People fail to mention the good and the bad things associated with weight loss. If you are looking for a resource, then Garage Gym Planner has a lot of article about fitness and general health.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

10 Tips to Cultivate a Higher Self-Esteem



10 Tips to Cultivate a Higher 
Self-Esteem

Cultivating a high self-esteem is the key to improving all aspects of your life. Your life as it is now is an expression of your deep rooted self-beliefs, inner thoughts, emotions, and feelings. As is your body, it is constantly articulating whether or not your thoughts are for your highest good or not by how you feel. Take a moment to notice what is your body telling you right now; how do you feel? Do you feel pleased and full of life or do you feel exhausted, worn down, or lack hope?

How you feel physically is directly influenced by your psychology. For instance, if you wake up feeling well and then you go to work and your co-workers tell you that you look ill and ask you if you’re okay, soon your mind would shift to questioning how you feel which would directly affect your body. Within a short amount of time, your body would begin to feel unwell. On the flip side, if you woke up feeling tired or unwell and your coworkers keep complimenting you and telling you how beautiful and amazing you look, you would begin to feel better and may have a little skip in your step.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

8 Fat Blasting Tips That Work

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8 Fat Blasting Tips That Work

Living a LivFit Lifestyle is an awesome way to live! Who doesn’t want to look and feel their best physically, spiritually, and emotionally—living fit will help you do just that! To become your best-self begins from within. You must first come to love and believe in yourself. We all have our ups and downs, but it's when we get stuck in an "emotional rut" that it seems life tends to run amuck and the scale tends to go up or come to a complete halt.

If you lack the motivation to workout, begin by visualizing yourself working out, even if for only 20 minutes a few times a week. Your mind is your greatest resource to get in shape and lose weight. If you don’t see yourself working out regularly and eating healthy in your mind's eye, you won’t feel the urge to take the actions necessary to accomplish having a healthier, leaner physique. When you come to embrace fitness, you will be well on your way to living a LivFit Lifestyle, which will improve all aspects of your life. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How To Do Mirror Work to Learn to Love YOU!

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How To Do Mirror Work to Learn to Love YOU!

Self-love is the core of having a high self-image and self-respect, it is an important aspect of self-development and improvement. Many of us struggle with feelings that we aren’t good enough, or have feelings of self-doubt, or catch ourselves mumbling unkind words when we make a mistake far too often. 

I’m no acceptation, I, too, have down days now and again and have to do my best to get back on track with having love and adoration for myself. But, luckily, there are several tools we can use to enable us to come to love and accept ourselves at a profound level, one such tool is doing an exercise referred to as mirror work. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Burn More Fat in Less Time with HIIT

Live Skinny Now: HIIT Training

Burn More Fat in Less Time with HIIT

If weight loss is at the top of your list for your fitness goals, then cardiovascular training should be part of your workouts regularly. Cardio is essential to burn unwanted fat stores to enable you to see your awesome defined muscles. 

The best fat burning cardio method is high-intensity interval training (HIIT).  An HIIT session is tough, it’s not easy, but the results and benefits are more than worth it. You can literally burn fat with less time doing HIIT cardio, that means you will have more time to accomplish your "to do list" for the day by incorporation interval training into your fitness program.

Monday, February 1, 2016

10 Tips to Attract More Goodness in Life


10 Tips to Attract More Goodness in Life  

Do you want to attract more goodness into your life? Well, you can. It is your inherent gift from above to receive all the goodness that life has to offer that you long for, from love and well-being to abundance and success. Life has a limitless abundance of every kind to fulfill our lives with the richness of health, wealth and happiness.

All the goodness in life is yours for the taking. God created everything for us to thrive joyfully. We were meant to create our lives intentionally by the energetic frequencies of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Living Your Life’s Calling

Living Your Life’s Calling
Each of us was born to fulfil a calling in life, unique and individualized, just as we are each individual in nature. When we embrace our truth and resonate with our divine power within, we are able to feel and harken to the still, small voice that whispers to us, which is leading us to understand what it is that God put us on earth to do. 

Living your life’s calling is what your destiny is made of, it is the thread that weaves the beauty of your life’s tapestry. It is the color of the rainbow that sparkles within you. It is what makes you special, valued and needed.

Your life's calling is that which calls to you to do. It's what inspires you to dream big dreams and to want to change the world--even if that world is within the walls of your own home. Your calling is that which is meant for you to fulfil while on this earth. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ultimate Waistline Makeover Summit


      Ultimate Waistline Makeover Event

Happy New Year! I hope you and yours had a joyful and blessed holiday season! And are looking forward to an amazing new year.

If you gained weight over the past month with all the festive treats and delicious meals with family and friends, you’re not alone, millions of people gain up to 10 pounds on average during the holidays. But you’re in luck, the upcoming summit I participated in has answers to help you get back to your ideal weight.

I’m happy to share with you another awesome summit to help shed those unwanted pounds gained over the holidays. I, along with other top experts, will give you excellent tips and advice on how to shrink your waistline.
 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Delicious Ginger Detox Drinks for Weight Loss


Delicious Ginger Detox Drink for Weight Loss

I hope you had a joyful Christmas! If you're like me, and overindulged this past weekend and gained water weight, not to worry, you can lose it by simply drinking a delicious weight loss ginger drink (which I'll share below).

Ginger has a long list of health benefits, a few of which include: weight loss, detoxification of the body, increases metabolism, gastrointestinal relief, increases immune system, anti-inflammatory, enhances satiety, increases energy, and it's a natural diuretic--all of which aids in weight loss. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Workout at Home Without Weights


Workout at Home without Weights

Who says you need a gym membership to get in shape! You can get in great shape training at home—without using weights! Yes, you can get a great workout by using your own body weight.

Below is a full body workout without lifting up a single dumbbell. Do what you can, if your body doesn’t do well with a particular exercise, don’t do it. Always listen to your body and stretch and warm up before doing resistant training. You can jog in place or ride a stationary bike and then stretch for the first five to ten minutes, then enjoy your exercising.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Self-Love Revolution Series


Self-Love Revolution Series
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Sit with me for a sec? I have something I want to talk to you about, because I care… and I think you should hear this.

How often do you feel sick? Or that your health is suffering from the late nights, bad food choices, stress and serious lack of self-care in your life?

How often do you go to work and say to a co-worker or friend, “I am soooooo tired today” as you reach for the second or third caffeinated drink, or worse, an energy drink? 

Friday, November 27, 2015

6 Tips to Lose Weight after Thanksgiving

Live Skinny Now

6 Tips to Lose Weight after Thanksgiving 

If you're like me, you most likely woke up to having to deal with post-Thanksgiving "damage control"- not fun! Getting back on track with your fitness and weight loss goals after a festive holiday of overeating with family and friends can be overwhelming for some people. If you ate too much yesterday don’t worry you can regroup and get back to exercising and eating clean!

Typically at social gatherings there are plenty of high-calorie foods and desserts to tempt and tantalize your taste buds. Often self-discipline and control seem to go out the window the moment you step through the door. If you overindulged during Thanksgiving, don’t despair, there is nothing wrong with indulging now and again; in fact, it’s good for the body and mind to have a high-calorie meal after weeks of eating clean.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Joy of Thanksgiving

The Joy of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! This time of year, the energy in the air is filled with thanksgiving as people from all walks of life are thankful for the many blessings in their lives. I too am extremely grateful... My heart overflows with thankfulness and delight as I relish in the love of my family and the abundance I am continually blessed with.

Thanksgiving is a beautiful reminder to reflect and appreciate the infinite blessings received daily. It opens our hearts and minds to that which is plentiful in our lives and brings a sense of peace and gratitude. Having an attitude of gratitude is the foundation to happiness and fulfillment. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Strength Training 101: with Dumbbells for Women


 Strength Training 101: with Dumbbells for Women
Holistic Lifestyle Fitness Coach, Carol Whitaker
Strength Training 101: with Dumbbells for Women 

I've been a fitness enthusiast for over 20 years! And for good reason, being healthy and fit has improved my quality of life in all aspects of my life, from having a higher self-esteem, more loving relationships, having more energy to increasing my income, and even my spirituality. 

When you love and honor your body, it shows, and others are automatically impressed and drawn to your success, all because you care enough to care for your body as it needs by having a positive mindset, eating a proper diet, and exercising regularly.

Not all exercise is created equal, if you want to be stronger and shape your physique, then you’ll definitely want to incorporate weight lifting into your exercise program. 

If you’re new to strength training, not to worry, I'll share with you how to begin a weight lifting regimen using dumbbells. You can lift weights to tone, sculpt, and reduce your body fat in the comfort of your home.

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Create Your Badass Life" FREE Summit

Create Your Badass Life
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I'm excited to announce an upcoming FREE summit to help you live your best life! Terry Sobon invited me to her online event, Create Your Badass Life. 20-plus experts in fields such as health and fitness, abundance, mindset, business success, law of attraction, heart-centered wealth creation and more are getting together to have an interview discussion that you can listen to for FREE.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Weekend BOGO Sale!

Carol Whitaker Coaching
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Halloween Weekend BOGO Sale!

This weekend, only! Buy One, Get One FREE with a regular priced purchase of:

·        EFT Tapping Therapy
·        Coaching Call


Don’t be a zombie and miss out on this weekend’s (October 30th – November 1st, 2015) killer deals before they disappear. 

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transformation-programs/

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Love Yourself, Love Your Life ~ Featured on InspireMeToday.com

Love Yourself, Love Your Life
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I'm so excited to share some great news with you. On Oct 19, 2015, I was the featured Inspirational Luminary on InspireMeToday.com, sharing my wisdom with the world. This FREE website is one to bookmark!

Inspire Me Today features the inspiration of a new Luminary every day. You can start your day with the wisdom of Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Neale Donald Walsch, Marci Shimoff, or one of hundreds more, now including me. I'm so honored to be with such esteemed company!