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Stress Busting With Popular Relaxation Methods

Jul 3, 2008
Too much stress brings about ischemia that can lead to or cause a heart attack. Relaxation takes on added importance in light of this matter. Relaxation can help you recharge anytime of the day. Here are some of the popular relaxation techniques used around the world :

Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic exercise is a fabulous workout that not only helps in maintaining your fitness level, but also makes your heart stronger. There are distinct forms of aerobics like cycling, biking, jogging, running, swimming, dancing etc. There are innumerable health benefits of aerobics like it helps in utilizing oxygen more efficiently, thereby paving way for increased fat burning. The chances of having diabetes and other diseases are largely reduced. If you are keeping unwell, then aerobics exercise can help you a great deal in faster recovery. Aerobic also acts as a fantastic stress reliving therapy. You can also carry out your aerobic workout on different machines in the gym like treadmill, stationary exercising bike, stair-stepper etc. These days it has actually become a trend of joining aerobic dance classes. The best part about the aerobic dance is that, not only it helps in keeping you in shape, but also it's a fun time activity, for which you don't mind sparing time, because you derive pleasure in doing it.

Acupuncture
Another study on another method of relaxation, acupuncture, seems to reduce high blood pressure by initiating several body functions for the brain to release chemical compounds known as endorphins. Endorphin helps to relax muscles, ease panic, decrease pain, and reduce anxiety. The idea that a needle can relieve pain may be hard to fathom for many especially westerners..But the sterilized and disposable needles used in acupuncture are so thin that most people feel nothing more than a slight tingling sensation. After the needles are inserted, the lights are lowered, and you experience complete healing relaxation. The number and frequency of treatments for acupuncture varies from patient to patient depending on their health condition. Some symptoms can be relieved after the first treatment, while others may take ten to twenty treatments. In general, disorders such as pain that has been felt for many years, will require two to three treatments a week for the first few week.

Deep Breathing
Breathing is one of the easiest methods to relax. Breathing influences alamost all aspects of us, it affects our mind, our moods and our body. Simply focus on your breathing, after some time you can feel its effects right away.There are several breathing techniques that can help you reduce stress. Deep breathing exercises come to play a major role, to help you forget your tensions and enable you to derive peace of mind. To carry out your breathing exercise for relaxation, just sit comfortably on a chair and close your eyes. Now try to concentrate, so as to stop your mind from wandering around. Sit absolutely straight and stretch your arms, resting them on your knees.Breathe in the fresh air and hold this position for a couple of seconds. Then gently exhale out the air. Repeat the exercise for about 5 to 10 times and you'll be able to feel the difference. So, perform deep breathing exercise and experience a complete relaxation of your mind, body and soul.

Exercise
Another easy way to achieve relaxation is exercise. If you feel irritated a simple half-hour of exercise will often settle things down.Although exercise is a great way to lose weight, it does not show you how to manage stress appropriately. Exercising acts as a great stress relieving remedy that helps in rejuvenation. The best time to exercise is in the morning.Exercise should also be used in conjunction with other exercise method. Not only do the exercises help in shaping your body, but also provide you strength and energy to perform your day-to-day activities efficiently. They help to keep you away from the clutches of diseases. Walking is a mild exercise and if you have a companion with you to walk along, then nothing like it. For a more high intensity workout, jogging can serve as the best deal.

These relaxation techniques are just some of the ways you can achieve relaxation. Another reason why we need to relax, aside from lowering blood pressure in people and decreasing the chances of a stroke or a heart attack, is because stress produces hormones that suppress the immune system, relaxation gives the immune system time to recover and in doing so function more efficiently.

Relaxation lowers the activities within the brains' limbic system; this is the emotional center of our brain. Furthermore, the brain has a periodic need for a more pronounced activity on the right-hemisphere. Relaxation is one way of achieving this. Relaxation can really be of good use once a relaxation technique is regularly built into your lifestyle. Choose a technique that you believe you can do regularly.
About the Author
Paul Hata is active in various social and community programs aimed at providing equal access to education,health and jobs to all.Paul has over 10 years experience in managing a multi-million dollar advertising company.Paul can be reached at EarlyPlanet.com
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