If you're feeling stressed, there are many home remedies you could use for relief. Meditation, yoga, acupressure, an ear massage, more sleep, shower soothers, playing video games… the list is endless. But a lot of these methods require a significant amount of time, so what do you do when you need immediate stress relief?
It's 3 a.m. and you're wide awake—your mind is running wild with worries, workplace stress, and panic about the day that lies ahead. How can you possibly slip back into sleep and snag a few more hours of rest when you're so anxious?
I'll admit it: I've spent many eight-hour workdays stuck at my desk, staring at my computer as my breaks slip past unnoticed. I frequently tell myself I'll take one in a few more minutes—but somehow, the entire day will pass and I won't have taken a single break.
We all carry a bit of anxiety around with us. Is our boss still annoyed because we could barely stay awake in yesterday's pre-dawn meeting? Will our friend hate us forever because we forgot to call them back two weeks ago? Whatever worries pop up in your mind, whether they're monumental or insignificant, it can be hard to quiet those nagging voices, but you can shut down your nonstop mind with a bit of relaxation, distraction, and action.
Many of us experience highly emotional "freakouts", so to speak, more often than we'd like. Weather you experience them personally, or via your loved ones, it can be very difficult to think rationally during an episode, and for some people it can take quite a while to calm down.
When a migraine strikes, it can be crippling. Intense and sharp pain not only at the temples, but radiating throughout the entire head; feelings of nausea and digestive discontent; an unbearable aversion to light, sound, and even the smallest of movements.
Being able to sleep deeply and fully is one of the foundations for real health. When you go without it, you feel subhuman and incapable of dealing with the world—just ask a student who's had to pull an all-nighter or the parents of a newborn. In fact, many studies have shown that lack of sleep or irregular sleep is linked to acne, weight gain, and depression.
Few summertime drinks are as sweet, tart, and refreshing as lemonade. It can cool off even the hottest day and help you relax poolside, on the beach, or just sitting around the house.
When a headache strikes, I reach for the nearest painkiller. Forget closing my eyes, laying down, or even applying an ice pack—I seek the quickest and most immediate relief possible, and normally that comes in the form of pills. However, fast relief can be found from another, more natural source: herbal beverages. So if you're tired of popping pills when you have aches and pains, try some of these herbal drinks out instead.
Just because a problem is small or superficial doesn't mean it can't annoy the living crap out of you. Others may think you're overreacting, or even have the audacity to roll their eyes, but you're in your own personal hell.
Smartphones are now indispensable when traveling. Domestic and overseas travel alike require food, navigation, translation, and so much more to make work or vacation successful. Gone are the days of lugging multiple tourist books around with you everywhere you go — you need to let your smartphone handle the dirty work.
Sore muscles are no fun, but the only way to make it stop is to continue working out. The more you work your muscles, the stronger they will get and the less they will hurt when you use them. No matter how much it hurts you have to work through the pain. Check out this tutorial for info and advice on how to get past the aches and reach your maximum potential.
Make your backyard into a place of recreation and relaxation with this how to video. In this landscaping tutorial, the guys from the DIY network create the perfect slate patio with a bocce court on the side for fun. Watch this step by step video and you will be playing bocce ball out on your new patio in no time.
Massage therapy is the application of pressure to the muscles and soft tissues of the body for relaxation and health.
Sadie demonstrates one of her favorite yoga poses, the one that looks the most ridiculous - the Lion Pose. The Lion Pose is a fierce posture that relieves tension from your neck, jaw, face and entire body. It is very simple to do and can be done anytime or anywhere you need to release excess tension. To do the Lion Pose, inhale deeply all the way down to your belly; on the exhale, stick your tongue way out and roar like a lion. You can do it quietly or more powerfully, whatever you feel you n...
Theater acting is a fun and creative art form but it can be difficult to project your voice loud enough for the audience to hear if you are use to speaking softly. With a few exercises and practice anyone can have a booming voice.
Afraid to wear black because of your dandruff problem? There are many ways to cure dandruff so don’t give up hope. Try the home remedies and if you need to there is always medicated shampoos for the problem.
In this series of expert videos, you will learn about physical therapy for the neck and spine. Relieve tension with the simple rolling of the neck and shoulders. Get tips on valuable stretches of the muscles of the neck and shoulders. Tone your shoulder and neck muscles by squeezing them. Watch as our physical therapist demonstrates trapezius exercises and scalene muscle stretches. Perform such easy stretches as a 45 degree angle stretch and other neck and shoulder stretches while sitting at ...
Insecticides are widespread products which are used daily in our lives. Organophosphorus is the main compound in these products and has toxic effects on our health that may be fatal in some cases.
While most people go to great lengths to conceal their emotions, Japanese company Neurowear is offering a product that would reveal states of tension, excitement and relaxation—all by the up-and-down motion of a pair of cartoony cat ears. Necomimi is a "new communication tool that augments human’s body and ability." The device reads your brain waves and communicates your emotions before you even open your mouth:
You've probably heard that breathing exercises can ease labor pain, but did you know that there are many other pain-relief techniques at your disposal. In this video learn: why you need support and how to put together a team, the reason you feel pain during labor and how your body copes naturally, how deep breathing works and how, why moaning, sighing, chanting, and other vocalizations can ease pain, visualization and relaxation techniques from women who've used them successfully. Ease labor ...
Dreams may be defined as succession of thought, images or feelings experienced during sleep but they also provide avenue to learn about ourselves, psyche, and about the mysteries of life. Many people have been conditioned to believe that dreams are unreal and illusory, but no matter what we believe the dream world is as real as our waking state.
North America's first Cold Sauna comes to the Sparkling Hill resort and wellness hotel. Nestled in the spectacular Okanagan region of British Columbia, the wellness spa is excited to introduce this innovative treatment,already popular in Europe. The Cold Sauna helps stimulate circulation, induces relaxation and a general sense of euphoria.
This simple relaxation technique takes only a few minutes, and will melt away stress in no time.
The angry New Yorker stereotype sure doesn't miss anyone. A woman from New York is suing her former Catholic college for not doing 'enough' for her while her dorm roommate was having too much sex. We're not entirely sure if the college even handed out ties to hang on doorknobs, let alone provide each room with a humidifier that has 3-4 different soothing sound loops for stress relief and relaxation.
What is Pulse Pulse is that weird sensation that we feel when we palpate the skin overlaying an artery.
“The energy of the cosmos is surrounding you. All that is needed is a certain emptiness in you. So the emptiness is good; don’t fill it by beliefs, don’t fill it again by another kind of god, another philosophy, some existentialism. Don’t fill it. Leave it clean and fresh, and go deeper. Soon you will find from both sides, from outside and inside, a tremendous rush of energy, a tremendous rush of consciousness. Then you disappear, you are almost flooded with the cosmos. You are so small and t...
Even if you don’t have time for yoga classes, this simple breath awareness exercise can fit easily into the most stressful day. It only takes a few minutes, and will have stress melting away in no time.
Equine massages target large muscle groups of the horse for loosening and relaxation. Learn about the benefits of equine massages with tips from a horse expert in this free pet care video. Learn equine massage techniques - Part 1 of 16.
Want to sweat less during the summertime? If you're already using antiperspirant sticks, apply them on your underarms the night before rather than the morning of. Antiperspirant works best when you're not already sweating like crazy, and by the time you take a shower in the morning, the antiperspirant will have already worked its way into your sweat ducts.
Fight anxiety with food Most of us get exposed to anxiety and social problems that increase depression.
Do you do last minute cramming before you go to the dentist? No, I don't mean reading up on orthodontia in hopes of having an intellectual conversation about crowns with your dentist (how you can talk at all with all those tools in your mouth is beyond me, though dentists always ridiculously try).