Thursday, September 10, 2009

Reduce Stress: Learn relaxation techniques

Stress is the wear and tear that your body experiences as you adjust to a continually changing enviornment. If you don't reduce the stress in your life, it can have a devastating effect on your health, and contribute to major health problems such as high blood pressure, adnormal heart rate, digestive problems, and overeating.

Physical reactions to stress:
...Increased heart rate
...Increased blood pressure
...Increased blood sugar
...Increased muscle tension

Relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms and help you to enjoy a better quality of life.
Relaxation is a process that decreases the wear and tear on your mind and body from the challenges and hassles of daily life.

Relaxation techniques:
...Bio feedback
...Progressive relaxation
...Guided imagery

Explore the relaxation techniques in my book "Eating To Die, Changing African American Attitudes About Health. It will get you started on de-stressing your life and improving your health.