With women’s busy lives, sometimes it is difficult figuring out how to handle stress. Here are some ideas for women to follow and make time to relax, rejuvenate and get a fresh perspective on things. This is a good reason why women should get their nails done. Go get a manicure and pedicure, spend some “me time” getting away from the hectic merry-go-round we call life and take some time to relax. It is a healthy benefit to take time for a little pampering and relieve some stress while you are doing so.
Relaxation helps with lowering your blood pressure, reducing muscle tension, slowing your heart rate, reducing your anger levels, and improving your ability to concentrate. These health benefits really help keep your body in good working order. To practice relaxation techniques on a regular basis, you might enjoy yoga, aromatherapy, listening to soothing music or taking time to meditate. Finding ways to relax and calm the mind are varied, but at least start with a visit to the nail salon and take the time to relax while the nails are getting dry.
Try a CD and enjoy soothing sounds. Sometimes it is just plain good to step away from a stressful situation. Give yourself some time to think about something else. When you return to deal with the stressor, you can have a fresh perspective and be more rejuvenated to handle things. Getting your nails done allows you to talk to others about subjects that can divert your attention away from the stress you feel.
Exercise and stress have long been inter-connected because physical exercise lowers stress levels. It can make you feel stronger and more alive. And you look better, too. You need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health. These two types are aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each week.
In addition, individuals need muscle-strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms) on 2 or more days a week. Since it is difficult to find large blocks of time for exercise in your busy schedules, divide exercising routines into smaller chunks of time during the day, as long as you are doing your activity at a moderate or vigorous effort for at least 10 minutes at a time.
What you eat also impacts your physical and emotional health. Good nutrition includes whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and lean sources of protein. These foods provide women with plenty of energy, and the elements for looking and feeling good as you move through the various stages of life. And you can relieve stress by eating healthy.
Healthy food choices can help reduce PMS, combat stress, assist with pregnancy and ease the symptoms of menopause. A healthy diet also enhances the immune system and helps to maintain reasonable energy levels which are essential in dealing with stress. Eating right and exercising takes care of your inner beauty as you add a little polish to the outer beauty.
Effective time management is a great way to lower your stress levels. Keep a family calendar with everyone’s schedule of activities and post it in a convenient location. Build in some “me time” by scheduling your nail salon appointment early and commit to going. Enjoy the relaxation, conversation and diversion from that hectic life you lead.