Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday HBR Loving You

RELAXATIONSabra L. Katz-Wise
Certain breathing exercises and body muscle relaxation exercises help reduce stress.
Practice relaxation exercises 10 to 20 minutes a day.
Tell others in your house that you are going to practice your relaxation exercises. Ask them not to disturb you.
Do your exercises in a comfortable place, away from all distractions and noise.
Lie down on your back or sit with your back straight.
Concentrate on your breathing. Make it slow and steady.
Inhale through your nose. Exhale through either your nose or mouth.
Breathe deeply, filling up the area between your navel and your rib cage. Do not breathe with your chest.
Do not hold your breath.
Continue this breathing pattern for 5 to 10 minutes. Notice the feeling of calmness throughout your whole body.
As you continue to breathe slowly and deeply, relax by doing the following for another 5 to 10 minutes:
Tighten and relax each muscle in your body. You can begin at your toes and work your way up to your head.
Imagine your muscle groups relaxing and becoming heavy.
Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Allow yourself to relax more and more deeply.
Become aware of the state of calmness that surrounds you.
When your time is over, you can bring yourself back to alertness by moving your fingers and toes, then your hands and feet, stretching and moving your entire body. Sometimes people fall asleep during relaxation; they usually wake up shortly afterward.
During relaxation, you can play soothing, relaxing music.
Always give yourself time to return to full alertness before you drive a car or do other activities that might cause an accident if you are not fully alert.
BEAUTYTiffany Miller
Stain It Up - Ditch the lip gloss this fall and go for a more sophisticated lip stain. Burgundies, berries and reds are the best shades to try as the weather gets cooler. The key is keeping it matte. Apply the lip stain with your index finger and blot with a tissue

Fit and Fabuolous as You Mature Series
Did you know? Being physically active and eating well may help you stay fit and feel fabulous over the years. If you are overweight or inactive, you may have a higher risk for:
type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar)
high blood pressure
coronary heart disease
certain forms of cancer
No matter what your age, you may be able to improve your health if you Move More and Eat Better!
Being physically active and making smart food choices is good for your health. In addition to improving your physical health, moving more and eating better may also:
Give you more energy.
Reduce stress.
Help you feel better about yourself.
Relieve boredom or depression.
Set an example for your family.
Your family and friends can be great sources of motivation and support as you adopt a healthier lifestyle. Ask them to join you in healthy eating and physical activity—it is important for them, too! By making healthy choices together, it may be easier to eat right and be active.
Next Week....Tips on Moving More

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