Your body confidence (self image as well as mental confidence) can be affected by how you’re feeling health wise.
It's pretty hard to feel upbeat and positive if you feel tired all the time and struggle to make it through the day, isn't it?
It also makes it tough to accomplish things and then you can end up feeling like a failure because you're not able to fulfill the goals you’ve set for yourself. Dr. Lawrence Wilson in his book, Sauna Therapy for Detoxification and Healing, also says, "Some fears and other negative attitudes and behaviors are in fact compensations for ill health or low energy. As health improves, these are no longer needed and may disappear suddenly. A surprising shift may occur, often accompanied by an insight about oneself or about the world." What a great added benefit just for getting yourself healthy again.
Sometimes, all it takes is making a few simple changes and you get completely different results. For example, instead of feeling tired all the time, you suddenly have the energy to do the things you want.
That's what the articles on this page are all about, making healthy choices to dramatically improve your self confidence.
28 Mental Reasons To Exercise You know exercise is good for your body but did you know it's also good for you mentally? I challenged Jason Squires from Squires Fitness to come up with 20 reasons why exercise is so good for you from a mental perspective. He surpassed my challenge and came up with 29 mental reasons to exercise.
Why am I so tired? My personal experience with SAD SAD is also sometimes known as the Winter Blues because it’s usually triggered by the shortened hours of light during the winter. It’s estimated to affect 6 out of 100 people in North America. If you feel tired and are craving carbohydrates, you might be interested in reading my personal story of Life With SAD. It started out with me feeling unbelievably tired all the time.
How To Make New Goals And Habits Stick - Do you find that you start out strong with your plans for changing your life like starting a new exercise routine and then end up sliding back into your old habits after only a few weeks? Well, ask yourself these 6 questions first and you'll be well on your way to making any new goal stick.
Ever wonder if something is wrong with you that you feel so drained all the time? Maybe it’s what you're eating. I found this to be a really helpful resource in figuring out what a good diet really involves. There's so much conflicting information out there and I found that this one made a lot of sense. It also explained to me that it wasn't just a matter of me not having enough willpower to give up foods that I knew were bad for me. There are hormonal factors involved when trying to get off sugar and caffeine. It helped me to understand what my body was going through and how I needed to be healthy first before I could lose weight.
Nutrition and Bipolar Disorder If you have bipolar disorder, you might find this bipolar website called, "No More Bipolar Disorder" quite interesting as it discusses how important nutrition is with this disorder.
Supplements If you're wondering about supplements and whether you should take them or not, the web site, Supplementation for Health, has some great information.
Body Pains or Simply Emotions Not Acknowledged? I had a back ache that just wouldn’t go away. Well, not until I read a book on releasing emotions to heal pain. It was a fascinating new way of regarding the power of our emotions especially when we don’t acknowledge them.
This web site was recommended to me from a friend who has dealt with panic attacks most of her life. She found it to be a great help in realizing you're not going crazy and there are things you can do. This site has good suggestions on how to manage panic and anxiety attacks while they're happening and even some suggestions on how to reduce the number of attacks you may have. It gives you that extra bit of confidence to just know that you can handle them when they happen.
Seasonal Affective Disorder & Review of SAD Lights
Why am I so tired? My personal experience with SAD SAD is also sometimes known as the Winter Blues because it’s usually triggered by the shortened hours of light during the winter. It’s estimated to affect 6 out of 100 people in North America. If you feel tired and are craving carbohydrates, you might be interested in reading my personal story of Life With SAD.
How to Deal With SAD Here are the 4 things I find make the biggest difference when dealing with SAD.
SAD Light Comparison If you're thinking of getting a SAD light, here's my review of the two SAD lights I have; the Sadelite and the Litebook which might help you in your decision making.
SAD FAQ's Some Frequently Asked Questions I've received about dealing with SAD.
Feed My Little Fish Now, here's something relaxing to do. Just watch my little fish below for a bit. Or they're always hungry so just click your mouse and give them some food. Thanks! They'll also follow your cursor.
Additional Resources for Stress Relief
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) might interest you if you're looking for stress relief. It's a technique that uses a gentle and simple tapping on various parts of your body.
It's based on working with your body's different energies and learning how they impact your well-being. They've had great results with it allowing people to release negative feelings whether they originate in the past, the present or are fears about the future.
A site which contains a lot of great info on this is Stress Relief With EFT. It explains the process and there's also some great audio instructions you can follow along with.
Encouraging Life Changes This is a good web site which uses beautiful photographs to motivate and encourage you to take charge of your life and to make positive changes. One page I really liked is about self doubt, "The Path of Self Doubt Leads to No Open Doors" which gets you to question what are you missing out on by listening to your self doubt instead of your dreams.
Access the Alpha State of Mind This is a link to the Psychic Junkie web site and on this page it tells you how to calm yourself down and get into the alpha state of mind. There's also an MP3 file you can download for free which is quite relaxing to hear.
- Do you have bulimia or suspect that a family member or close friend is struggling with this illness? Your Bulimia Recovery is a fantastic resource on how to recover from this illness.
Todays-Women-and-Health.com - This web site has some great information which will teach you womens health strategies to cope with the pressures of daily life and to overcome the challenges of stress, self-esteem, nutrition, weight loss, skin care and more… The Diet Reviews page is valuable in providing a detailed review of the most popular diet plans out there. Gives you the pro's and con's of each so you can make an informed decision.
Natural Health Girl This web site is about "unlocking the secrets to natural health and beauty". It has some interesting articles and provides information on everything from buying organic clothing to finding healthy household products to easy exercise ideas.
Exercise And Fitness Over Forty - If you're over 40 and wanting to get back into shape but don't really know what to do or how to get started, this web site provides lots of great info on what you need to know and tips for getting started (as well as motivating you to continue). It also provides some exercise routines to try.
Need Help Sleeping? - Sleep Aid Tips. This web site teaches you how to sleep like a baby every night of the week and naturally improve your health and energy levels at the same time for better sleeping with natural sleep aid tips.