Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Impact of Stress on Today's Family

Stress is the emotional impact of surrounding events to a person's mind. It is the response of both physical and psychological sensation to the outside world.

In today's family life, stress has become the major source of tension and frustration which leads to conflict in many cases. The traditional extended family structure in eastern society imposes many situations where a family member feels stressed. Parents may get stressed as they have to manage the costs and living of the elders. A child may get stressed due to the limitation of resources in the huge family. A mother may get stressed due to the work load she has to complete. Grandparents may get stressed due to their security problems (financial, health, future). Traditional norms, values and beliefs also cause stress in the family. Its results might be tension, irritation, anger, aggressive feelings, reduced work efficiency, frustration, headache and other health problems.

As the emergence of nuclear family in the society, many new causes and cases of stress have been identified. Misunderstanding between the spouse, growing rate of divorce, little care to children, financial problems, job security, teens problems, unfulfilled sex desire are some of the sources of stress in a nuclear family. Its impact on family members might be health disorders, drug abuse, degrade on performance at school,depression, loss of appetite etc.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Healthy Choices For Your Heart

Heart Disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Understanding heart health should be a number one priority for everyone, primarily if you are over the age of 40, have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease. If someone in your family has been diagnosed or has passed away because of heart disease you should also be concerned.

Years of destructive eating,no exercising,drinking,smoking,and high stress conditions can lead to an unhealthy heart. Even if you only have a few of these factors,you can still get heart disease. That's why it is important to take preventative measures against heart disease.

The changes in lifestyles and cultures have been associated with heart disease. As people have become less active eat more foods that are high in fats. Because of the fast food available today, people are becoming less likely to eat a nutritious meal. They are becoming aware of the risks and are starting to change their eating habits.

All of these factors can be changed to help improve you heart. By changing our habits we can see a positive change in our health. Changing your diet is one of the best things you can do for your heart. You don't have to do anything drastic,just small steps till you achieve what you want. That with a combination of a good exercise program will work wonders.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Avoid Knee Surgery With This Simple Exercise

I've been there. I played over twelve years of professional football, basketball in high school, soccer before that. I hyperextended my knees more than I care to remember and wore knee braces most of my high school and college career. I remember looking for ANY solution I could find to stop the nauseating ache in my left knee. I took Advil like they were tic-tacs and used Bengay like it was going out of style.

Nothing gave me the relief I was looking for... until now.

I fell into the category of "don't move around too much and your knee will be fine". What a pathetic philosophy! Now I have been enlightened to the fact that exactly the opposite is true. What I am about to share with you came from a man that had BOTH his knees crushed after being struck by a car. After numerous surgeries, he was asked to go through one more but declined. Instead, he came up with this very simple yet effective technique to allow his knees to heal NATURALLY. I know, I know, that sounds too good to be true but think about it.

Is your body smart or stupid? If you cut yourself does it heal on it's own or do you have to think about it? If you get sick how does your body know what to do to rid itself of the invading bacteria or virus? Sounds like it's pretty smart to me. Did you know that the lining of the mouth regenerates every four days or that the entire skeleton regenerates after about 16 months? We are living, breathing creatures that are CONSTANTLY breaking down and rebuilding. This is the basis for the simple knee rejuvenation exercise.