IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today you’ll discover research that has linked anxiety with a difference in the way that you walk. Unfortunately, changing your stride and trajectory can change the function of your muscles in your legs and back, resulting in long term injury and pain.
IN MAKING CHANGES today you’ll learn some simple strategies to keep your back straight, your stride solid and reduce your injuries and pain.
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll learn whether chocolate really is good for you as the media is claiming. And, if it is, which chocolate?
In The News
New research from the school of psychology at the University of Kent, has demonstrated that when you are inhibited or anxious the activation in your brain will actually change your stride and the way you walk.
Dr. Mario Weick headed the study which demonstrated that blindfolded individuals who were suffering from anxiety or inhibition had a tendency to walk to the left when asked to walk a straight line. This was the first time researchers were able to establish a clear link between inhibition and the activation of the right side of the brain. This knowledge will have implications in the treatment of psychologically based unilateral neglect.
Daily Health Tip
Anxiety has significant health effects ranging from an increased risk of disease, poor sleep quality and heart conditions. This new finding only increases the need to reduce anxiety, stress and inhibition in your daily life.
It’s important to find stress reducing techniques which work in your particular situation. Just because one technique works for your friend, doesn’t mean it will work for you. Find a strategy that reduces your stress levels and continue to use it.
1. Get at least 8 hours of quality, restorative sleep each night. When you are tired, it reduces your ability to cope with stress.
2. Eat a well-balanced diet low in carbohydrates and sugar. Sugar, and carbohydrates that metabolize to sugar in your body, damage your immune system, increase your potential risk for disease and affect your hormonal system.
3. Get 30 minutes of exercise each day. You may find that exercise helps reduce your stress levels as it’s improving your health. Many people find that high intensity interval training will reduce stress as it increases the natural production of human growth hormone and burns more calories than regular cardiovascular exercise.
4. Read or watch motivational and inspirational stories.
5. Practice yoga.
6. Consider acupressure or learning Emotional Freedom Techniques.
7. Learn how to meditate.
8. Connect with friends and family.
9. Vent with a safe person in your life.
10. Get rid of the situations that cause the most stress, if you can.
My Daily Affirmation
I have a healthy relationship with spending.
I keep an organized spending log to see how I use my money. I analyze my statements to track my habits. I set a realistic budget based on my spending needs and regular income.
Fact Or Fiction?
Chocolate is tasty, sweet and rich. Which chocolate is best and is it really good for your health? Click here to find out!
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team