6 Tips For A Healthy Brain

Take the train, go to a concert, visit a museum in another city, you need that kind of stimulation to keep your brain young. It is not bad if you find it difficult to recharge your ov-chip card; You just challenge your brain, you become sharp and alert when you 'wind up' in this way, your brain functions better and you can process new information faster, which is good for your ability to solve problems. It is not bad if you find it difficult to recharge your ov-chip card; You just challenge your brain, you become sharp and alert when you 'wind up' in this way, your brain functions better and you can process new information faster, which is good for your ability to solve problems. for example, you will learn a new language, with all the grammatical difficulties that that entails.

4. Learn to dance

Learning and doing new things at an old age can slow down the onset of Alzheimer's disease by about three to four years." What you do needs to be part of your brain. "Playing the same kind of computer games every day does not help. because chess constantly raises new questions, something that combines thinking and movement, such as studying a new dance, seems to work even better.Old people who learned to dance for a few weeks, then scored better in psychological tests than those who did not, we just do not know if it can prevent dementia in the long term.

5. Eat crusts

Chewing well on your food has healthy effects. Your heart starts to beat faster and your brain gets better blood circulation. In fact, while you eat, you are walking a bit, with all the benefits of Research shows that the blood circulation in particular in one of the large blood vessels in the brain improves: 70 percent of strokes occurs in the vicinity of the blood vessel, so chewing seems strongly recommended for older people with an unhealthy vascular system. Although it has not yet been proven to prevent a cerebral infarction, keep chewing is important, even if liquid food seems easier, do not cut the crusts of the bread and boil vegetables.

6. Find extra light

Sleep badly, make sure you get more light during the day, go outside and it works best, even on a gloomy day. You still get more light than in the house. Every day of walking for an hour seems a good method to get your sleep rhythm back in. In addition, more light reduces the speed of memory loss, do not swallow benzodiazepines to sleep better: if you use them for a long time, you increase the risk of dementia.

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Hypnosis Therapy And Eating Disorders In Today’s Society

An estimated 1.5 million women and 0.5 million men in the uk suffer from an eating disorder; but what are the causes, and what can be done? Counselling and personal hypnotherapy treatment are ways of overcoming these disorders, but can we stop them taking hold by understanding how they begin?

Perfection; something we all try to achieve, but very few feel that they actually accomplish. We are inundated daily with images of what is perfect gorgeous hair, flawless skin, shiny white teeth, and a fat-free physique. For many people today, the images we see daily of models, celebrities, and icons usually show impossibly thin women and unnaturally fit males. We are told that what we see is the definition of beauty, and that what we see is what we should try to be. For some people, that means taking the idea of the perfect body to a new extreme.

In general, sufferers of eating disorders are not outwardly the kind of people anyone would expect to have a kind of mental illness. They are usually perfectionists, obsessed with improving themselves until they have reached the ever-unattainable goal of perfection. They are usually overachievers, hard working and eager to please. Sometimes they are the star of the football team, or the homecoming queen, or the president of the student body. But it is often their own body that causes them the most stress.

Eating Disorders

In the UK it is estimated that about 2 million people suffer from an eating disorder. These disorders can seriously affect the health of the sufferer, and in the most extreme cases, can often result in permanent damage or even be fatal. Many different factors can trigger an eating disorder. Sometimes the cause is biological, where the individual experiences a close relative struggling with the disorder, and develops the symptoms themselves. Recent studies have shown that low levels of serotonin may also trigger an eating disorder. Most often the cause is underlying emotional or mental issues, which may cause a person to feel the need to change their appearance i to maintain control in distressful situations. These kinds of triggers may be anger management issues, problems within a relationship, family conflicts, or even puberty. Most often, young women and teens develop eating disorders because of emotional issues common to young-adulthood.

The Many Faces of 'Skinny'

There is a wide range of behaviour that may constitute an eating disorder, encompassing everything from food denial, to over eating, to bingeing and purging. The most common type of disorder is known as anorexia nervosa. This behaviour is classified by the Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders group (ANRED) as the relentless pursuit of thinness. Most sufferers of this disorder will often deprive themselves of food or exercise compulsively. Anorexia sufferers often have the highest mortality rate of any eating disorder; up to 20 percent of those with the disorder will not survive it.

Other common forms of eating disorders are bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Bulimia sufferers often enter a binge and purge cycle with food, where they will over-eat, and then induce vomiting to get ris of the food. Those with the disorder often eat in secret, and develop a sense of guilt about eating. To rid themselves of the guilt and the food they often induce vomiting, over-exercise, or abuse laxatives, which causes them to feel a dual sense of relief. Those with binge-eating disorders often use food as a method of managing depression and anxiety. They too often eat in private, to hide their issues with food from others. For many sufferers, eating when sad becomes a compulsion, and an easy way to feel better when other methods don't seem to work. This can often lead to unhealthy eating habits, obesity, and harmful "yo-yo" dieting which can lead to many permanent health problems.

Who Is Really To Blame?

Everyday, people around the world are told what is beautiful by the media, society, and many other social constructs. This often leads people, men and women alike, to have a poor self-image, and occasionally to change their eating habits to try to become what the world has told them is beautiful. However, while it seems easy and logical to place the blame on the modern world for these feelings of inadequacy, the sad truth is that eating disorders have been around since history was first recorded. Ancient Egyptians and Persians used to starve and binge for religious events and acts of penance, the ancient Romans were infamous for their indulgence and purging of food, and in the 18th century, religious devotees would starve themselves to extreme thinness, often as a way of showing their ability to conquer baser appetites.

It was just as important for perfectionists of the past to pursue the image that society claimed to be beautiful. For now, the world and the media will continue to dictate what is beauty, and what is perfection. As a society, we can only continue to remind each other and future generations that beauty is something that comes from within, and that ones weight is not equal to ones worth. Some young people will still develop an eating disorder, but by increasing awareness and decreasing the stigma, we can ensure that help will always be available. Perhaps one day, society will stop buying into the cult of skinny, and real beauty will be the new equivalent for perfection.

Hypnosis won't work for everyone but it is certainly worth a try if you suffer from an eating disorder.

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Take care of your Mental Health


Many times when we hear the word well being mentioned, our thoughts go directly to taking care of our physical body. We rarely ponder on our mental health. Taking care of our minds is equally important to taking care of our bodies.

Mental Health Improves the Quality of Life

When we are free of depression, anxiety, excessive stress and worry, addictions, and other psychological problems, we are more able to live our lives to the fullest.

Peace of mind is a natural condition, and is available to everyone.

Mental health strengthens and supports our ability to:

Have healthy relationships

Make good life choices

Maintain physical health and well-being

Handle the natural ups and downs of life

Discover and grow toward our potential Sourced from: http://www.ripsych.org/importance-of-mental-health

For you to be able to take good care of your mental faculty, you need to know exactly what it is all about. Mental wellbeing is not limited to happiness, it is a lot more.

What is mental wellbeing?

Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at the University of Warwick and a wellbeing expert, says: "Feeling happy is a part of mental wellbeing. But it’s far from the whole.

"Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing. Self-esteem and self-confidence are, too.

"So is a feeling that you can do the things you want to do. And so are good relationships, which bring joy to you and those around you.

"Of course, good mental wellbeing does not mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult,” says Professor Stewart-Brown. "But it does mean that you feel you have the resilience to cope when times are tougher than usual." Sourced from: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/improve-mental-wellbeing.aspx

Wso what are the steps you should take towards advancing your mnental wellbeing? First of all you will need to speak with your doctor so that they can be able to assess you. You also need to be a person who embraces the attitude of gratitude

1. Talk to your doctor.

The first initial step of any health transformation is to consult a medical professional about the appropriate steps to take. General physicians are able to offer depression screenings (in fact, some even recommend that they should be a requirement) and mental health consultations. They can then refer you to a clinician who is able to tailor to your specific needs.

2. Practice gratitude.

Life’s so much better when you’re acknowledging the bright side. Research suggests that expressing what you’re thankful for — from your dog to your favorite song on the radio — will improve your mental well-being. Looking for some suggestions? Here are 100 things many people forget to be grateful for on a regular basis.

3.Try meditation.

Meditation is no longer some New Age fad that’s too intimidating to try. The practice has a host of health benefits, from better concentration to — yep — improved mental well-being. There are multiple methods of meditation that offer varying degrees of investment. That being said, the practice doesn’t have to be complicated: Try just setting aside five minutes for meditation when you wake up or before you go to bed. You’ll likely either start or end your day on a positive note. Sourced from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-improve-mental-health_us_56684e10e4b0f290e52154ba

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