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Your Emotional Health – Health

Female suffering from low self esteem, anxiety, anger issues, inner critical voices and negativity from insecure thoughts or emotionl health issues.

Emotional Health

When we talk about emotional health, the human mind is not different from its body, whenever the mind is in a state of ill health, the body is also affected making one’s spirit flag. Many physical illnesses can be traced to one’s state of mind. Our health is also affected when we are stressed, depressed, anxious or grief-stricken. Good emotional health is not just a absence of emotional health problem. It is the following. a) A sense of well being and contentment. b) A zest for living: The ability to enjoy life, to laugh and have fun. c) Resilience: Being able to deal with life’s stresses and bounce back from adversity. d) A sense of balance in one’s life work and play, rest and exercise, sleep and wakefulness, solitude, and sociability. e) A sense of well-roundness, spiritual life, creativity and intellectual development. f) The ability to care for oneself and for others. g) Flexibility: Ability to adapt to change, and ups and downs of life. h) Self-confidence and good self-esteem.

Emotional health can be a short term reaction to stress(such as a loss, painful event, illness, medication etc) environments that are chaotic, unsafe or dangerous (being homeless); experience that undermine self-confidence(such as social or work related failures) traumas or serious losses early in life, lack of social support (death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job), a feeling of helplessness and negative thought pattern. Alcohol and some drugs are also known to have some depressive effects. People with close family members who suffer from depression are more prone to depression.

Things You Can Do To Improve Your Emotional Health
1) Get enough rest: The body needs rest otherwise it will malfunction.
2) Eat balance diet: The quality of food we eat matters a lot. A malnourished body can’t make maximum use of its mind.
3) Avoid Caffeine, much alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. 4) Engage in exercise or physical activities.
5) Do something that is relaxing for you.
6) Attend to your spiritual needs by meditating, praying or appreciating the beauty of life.
7) Make a list of what is troubling you, then fold it and put it away for the rest of the day.
8) Prioritize your challenges and deal with them either from the most stressful to the easiest, but face it headlong.
9) Spend ample time with people whose company you enjoy, generally, those who have an upbeat and positive attitude.
If you find out that you are still feeling depressed or anxious to the extent that these feelings are interfering with your work or personal life, consult a mental health specialist for help.
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Health tips for daily wellness – Health

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that develops because of excessive wear and tear to the cartilage between joints, or osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder arising from biochemical breakdown of articular(hyaline) cartilage in the synovial joints etc knee joints.

Osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body , the disorder most commonly affect joints in your hand, neck, lower back, knees and hips.

Current view holds that osteoarthritis involves not only the articular cartilage but the entire joint organ including subchondral bone and synovium.

Did you know that the risk of developing osteoarthritis (simply called arthritis) raises with a severe sprain and fracture of the ankle.

Carrying more body weight puts  added stress  on your weight bearing joints, such as your knee. Hence obesity is a risk factor of osteoarthritis.

Injuries such as those that occur when playing sports or from an accident, may increase the risk of osteoarthritis.

Bone scanning may be helpful in the early diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the hand.

Bone scans can help differentiate osteoarthritis from osteomyelitis and bone metastases(cancer that has spread to the bones).

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

It is believed that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensation by affecting the way your brain processes pain signal.

The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache that has lasted for at least three months.

People with fibromyalgia often wake up feeling tired even though they report sleeping for long period of time.

v Deficiency diseases such as anemia and osteoporosis result from the inadequate intake of essential specific nutrients (i.e. under nutrition).

v Did you know that excessive salt and fat in our diets is a major cause of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

v Did you know that there is a link between loss of sleep and the body’s ability to metabolize glucose control food intake, and maintain its energy balance.

v Did you know that very hot foods and cold foods may trigger quick, sharp jabs of pain or a lingering toothache?

v Did you know that getting less than 7hours of sleep a night can cause changes in hormones that increase your appetite which may lead to weight gain?

v Your body mass index (BMI) is said to be normal when it is within the range 18.5-24.9. You are said to be underweight if your BMI is under 18.

v You are said to be overweight when your body mass index (BMI) is between 25.0 – 29.9 and obese when your BMI is 30 or higher.

v A good way to measure obesity is the body mass index(BMI) a Person’s weight in Kg divided by the square of his/her height in meters.

v A bunion is a painful lump at the base of the big toe, which may cause the toe to bend unnaturally.

v Walking barefoot or in flimsy shoes without sufficient arch support can overstretch, tear or inflame the plantar fascia resulting in plantar fasciitis.

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10 Daily healthy tips – Health

Hello and welcome to healthful, in this post we will learn some things that will help us for a healthful and productive lifestyle,i will share with you some basic healthy tips that will make us fit.  

Okey now we are talking about staying healthy and for someone to become healthy or keep fit we need the following on daily basis.

  •  For somebody to keep fit on daily basis he need an exercise like swimming,because it involves all part of the body.
  •  Do you know that taking a glass cup of water early in the morning, keeps the body healthy and digest the remaining food particles from the mouth down?,give it a try everyday and i bet you will never regret that.
  • Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can give you a nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day because it gives you energy to start the day and is linked to many health benefits.
  • Studies also show that eating a proper breakfast is one of the most positive things you can do if you can do if you are trying to lose weight.
  • Get your daily calcium by taking enough milk or drink yogurt. It will keep your bones strong. Remember that your bone density declines after  age 30.
  • At least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity physical activity on most days reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, colon and breast cancer.
  • You need at least 90mg of vitamin C per day and the best way to get this is by eating at least five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Muscle strengthening and balance training can reduce falls and improve mobility among older adults. Though more activity is needed to reduce weight.
  • Decreased levels of physical activity will result in energy imbalance and result in weight gain.
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