Don’t give stress a chance

Daily stress causes changes in hormone levels that can hurt your health. When stress increases, your immune system weakens, causing physical and psychological problems.

Being under stress for too long can cause high anxiety, insomnia, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and can even lead to dependency on drugs and alcohol. Some studies show that the hormones associated with chronic stress are linked to increased fat in the abdomen, which increases the risk of chronic and serious illness such as diabetes.

Little things you can do to feel happier

Illness, work or financial problems can worry us to the point of making us sad, which can have profound negative effects on our physical health. Feeling down is normal and can happen to anyone. If it persists, ask a professional for help. Try these simple tips to boost your day and improve your mood.

  • Take note of all the small things you’ve accomplished today.
  • Immerse yourself in another world by reading a book.
  • Allow yourself a moment to cry and let it all out.
  • Think about getting a pet companion.
  • Keep a gratitude journal.
  • Clean and organize your home.
  • Think about trying some yoga.
  • Watch something funny on TV or the internet.
  • Get up and move. Exercise!
  • Listen to music that makes you feel good.
  • Go outside, enjoy nature.

Music Benefits Your Health

The power of music is undeniable. Did you know that the right tune can bring down your blood pressure a bit more than medication or lifestyle changes can do alone? Listening to music can help you lower blood pressure, according to researchers at the University of Florence in Italy.

Listening to soothing classical, Celtic, or Indian music for 30 minutes daily while breathing slowly lowered the blood pressure reading for the subjects of study.

What’s your favorite music to listen to when you need it the most? Music

Reaching your goals makes you happier

Setting goals and reaching them can make you feel less anxious, better about yourself, and find more meaning in your life.

When you reach a goal it increases the likelihood of success, which results in better feelings about yourself and life in general.

You want some advice? Set reasonable, concrete goals and use multiple avenues to meet them.

Benefits of Dancing

Dancing counts as exercise and it comes with many health benefits. It tones us up, makes us stronger and makes us happy. There are many forms of dance, from ballroom to barn dancing and disco to Morris dancing. If dancing is one of your favorite activities, you already have more reasons to practice it. Put on your dancing shoes and stay physically active!