Monday, July 14, 2014

Incorporating Meditation into a Healthy Lifestyle

The more complex our lives become, the more we want to control those outcomes to be more manageable. But, really -- what is manageable? Is it in skipping lunch with friends or not
watching an extra hour of T.V. at night? Is it in minimizing social media sites like checking
out Facebook every 30 minutes? It varies from person to person.

One thing for sure -- we shouldn't neglect ourselves from meditating or relaxing when we
can as it can prove to be so beneficial to our health. This article delves more deeply into why
meditation is important, especially if you are on a tight budgeted schedule everyday. The one
constant determinant for everyone is that there is no escaping the fact that there are 24 hours
in a day -- it is in how we use those hours that makes the difference.

For one, meditation is good for stress management and can certainly be a great preventative
measure for so many chronic diseases that exist today. It has been found that stress can
influence our state of being -- physical or emotional -- and can even be caused by a change
in our environment where we might need to change something.

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to handle stress better than others? Maybe those
that seem to handle it well just make time for what is important -- like doing some yoga or
taking a power walk or even sitting quietly and uninterrupted for 5 to 10 minutes a day. Yes,
it could be as simple as that and if it is done daily or close to every day, it could save you a lot
of grief from worrying about things that may be out of your control. This is a work in progress
no doubt, but work that needs to be done for your own piece of mind.

Here are a few other links that relate to the topic of minimizing stress...

Heart Disease and Stress

Yoga: Fight Stress

13 Healthy Foods that Reduce Stress and Depression

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