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How Gardening Can Ease Muscle Tension And Body Pain

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Gardening has become a trendy pastime over the past year as individuals stuck at home have begun growing flowers and vegetables for the very first time. According to a survey, 64 percent of adults said that they took up gardening in 2020, and this trend continues to bloom as reports indicate that there is a growing demand for seeds this year. Gardening can help ease boredom and enables you to live a sustainable lifestyle, but did you know that it can also enhance your physical health by reducing body pain? Grab a watering can and a trowel, and find out...

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How‌ ‌Does‌ ‌Stress‌ ‌Affect‌ ‌the‌ Nervous‌ ‌System?‌ ‌

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‌‌The‌ ‌body’s‌ ‌nervous‌ ‌system‌ ‌consists‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌brain,‌ ‌the‌ ‌spine,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌nerves‌ ‌that‌ ‌show‌ ‌vital‌ ‌body‌ ‌signals.‌ ‌These‌ ‌three‌ ‌organs‌ ‌work‌ ‌in‌ ‌unison‌ ‌pretty‌ ‌well,‌ ‌but‌ ‌when‌ ‌stress‌ ‌comes‌ ‌into‌ ‌play,‌ ‌an‌ imbalance‌ ‌is‌ ‌struck.‌ ‌So‌ ‌in‌ ‌what‌ ‌ways‌ ‌does‌ ‌stress‌ ‌do‌ ‌this?‌ ‌ The‌ ‌sympathetic‌ ‌nervous‌ ‌system,‌ ‌also‌ ‌SNS,‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌integral‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌body’s‌ ‌nervous‌ ‌system.‌ ‌It‌ ‌is‌ ‌responsible‌ ‌for‌ ‌keeping‌ ‌us‌ ‌safe‌ ‌using‌ ‌the‌ ‌fight‌ ‌reflexes,‌ ‌which‌ ‌directly‌ ‌respond‌ ‌to‌ ‌any‌ ‌form‌ ‌of‌ ‌stress‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌body,‌ ‌whether‌ ‌physical,‌ ‌emotional,‌ ‌or‌ ‌psychological.‌ ‌ The‌ ‌proper‌ ‌overall‌ ‌functioning‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌nervous‌ ‌system‌ ‌is‌ ‌our‌ ‌responsibility;‌ ‌thus,‌...

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10 helpful tips to deal with stress and anxiety

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7 out of 10 adults suffer from Stress & Anxiety, but not all stress is bad! Acute stress – or short-term stress – is usually a result of specific events or situations that involve novelty, unpredictability, a threat to the ego, and leave us with a poor sense of control. This type of stress can be good for you because the stress hormones released as a result of these situations can help your mind and body deal with the situation. On the other hand, chronic stress – or long-term stress – is not good for your body and mind. Repeated...

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Wellness Tips for the Holiday Season

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As the holidays quickly approach, many of us may become overwhelmed with emotion. And while it is the season to be jolly, unfortunately, it’s also the season to experience stress. From holiday spending to hosting family gatherings, it’s normal for our wellness to fall by the wayside. If you’re someone who normally struggles to survive the holidays without getting sick or feeling run down, don’t panic! Here are five wellness tips for this holiday season: 1. Adjust Your Skincare Routine With the holiday season comes cold weather. And while you may enjoy the months of winter, your skin likely will...

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How stress affects your body

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We’ve all felt stressed at some point of our lives – but if you are constantly under stress, it can harm your body and its functions. Unfortunately, stress may come from things that are outside of our control. However, we must practice stress management to make the best out of a situation. As well, by learning how stress affects your body, you will understand the importance of taking care of both the body and the mind. The body and the mind are intimately connected with each other, so you will have to learn how to take care of both systems....

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