Chronic stress is associated with several health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and obesity. Stress can also lead to poor decision-making, relationship problems, and substance abuse. [Read more…]
When you’re in a happy, healthy relationship, you can see its positive impact in almost every area of your life. In the same sense, unhealthy relationships can have the same type of negative affect on your life, especially your health. So if you’ve noticed that your health is falling by the wayside and you’re stuck in an unhealthy relationship, be it a marriage or a friendship, here are three ways this toxic relationship could be causing you to have poor health.
Increased Stress Levels
An unhealthy relationship can be very detrimental to both your physical and mental health. One way this is evident is in the stress that this relationship can cause and how that stress can be made manifest in your physical body. According to Amanda MacMullin, a contributor to Health.com, you can have stress in your relationship over things like financial problems, parenting disagreements, emotional abuse, or even just small arguments about normal things in life. When these things cause you stress, it can impact your health through giving you anxiety, stomach issues, and overall discontent and lack of well-being. [Read more…]
You wake up and take a shower, and you have a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. Then the afternoon rolls around and you’re ready for a nap. If this happens to you, you’re not the only one.
In fact, some people are tired and drained from the moment they wake up. However, there are things that you can do in order to get more energy to get through your day (hopefully without a nap).
Get Some Vitamin B
Vitamin B 12, and even Vitamin B complex, can be found in almost any diet or weight loss pill. This is because it is known to give people energy. You don’t have to take a diet pill to get the benefits of the B vitamins though. You can take a vitamin supplement, by pill or even in liquid form. You can also get more concentrated vitamin B 12 shots that will kick you into gear.
Look into other vitamins and supplements that can help boost your energy as well. Anything that’s healthy for you that can help you get more out of your day is a great asset to your diet and lifestyle.
Get Some Fresh Air
Feeling stagnant sitting in your home or office? Get outside and get some fresh air, and some sunlight, and you’ll definitely feel more energetic. The natural vitamin D from the sun will help wake you up and get you movie, and the fresh air will help you breath easier.
Take a walk, which is another way to wake up and boost your energy. The brisker the walk, the better you’ll feel.
Get Some Exercise
Speaking of walking, exercise is a great way to boost your energy, and your metabolism. If you work some good physical activity into each and every day, you’ll find that you are happier, get through each day with more energy, and you even sleep better at night.
Exercise releases endorphins in your brain, which are feel good hormones. They give you energy, and they can help lift your mood. Exercise is excellent for people suffering from mild cases of depression.
Get Enough Sleep
You also want to make sure you are getting enough sleep each night. If you are waking up wanting a nap, it’s pretty likely you didn’t get enough sleep, or you at least didn’t get a good night’s sleep. Make sure you go to bed at the same time each night, and that you wake up at the same time each day.
If you have something waking you up at night, do something about it. Maybe you need some white noise to cover up cars going by. Maybe you need to sleep in a different room than your snoring significant other. Or, maybe you need to invest in a more comfortable bed.
When you are a teenager and you start getting acne during your puberty, you may get told that you’ll grow out of it. However, you just might get lucky and get acne again throughout numerous points in your life. Adult acne can be even bigger of a pain for you than teenage acne was.
Your body goes through hormonal changes during different points in life. Women will often get acne breakouts during their menstrual period, or leading up to or after it. You don’t have to just live with it though. [Read more…]