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Your Release (From Stress)

A release from the stress of adulthood, whatever you might consider that. Far too often (I originally typed that out as fart… it’s okay to laugh about it. We’re only human… whatever that means), we become stuck in the mundane monotony of 21st century living. Our fingers are more familiar with touch screens than touching other skin, our vision deteriorates from staring at screens, 95% of our income is locked to auto-pay for bills, and we look forward to… nothing. We’ve found a way to allocate 23.9 hours of the day to what we need to do to stay afloat.

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Can’t Face Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions? Meditate!


This post was written by Holly Ashby, who works for Will Williams Meditation, a meditation centre who provide classes on meditation in London.

So, it’s that time of year again where the shops stop encouraging you to eat and drink like there is no tomorrow, and are suddenly rolling out all their “January detox” ranges. We are often encouraged on cycles of feast and famine, rather than simply taking joy in both food and exercise and living life happily.

There’s no reason not to get a little healthier as the New Year kicks in. Just remember to do it at your own pace, for your own personal goals rather than other people’s expectations, and in a way that makes you as happy as you are healthy. There’s also no need to set impossible goals – just to exercise a little more, and eat a little healthier after enjoying the holiday excesses.

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How to De-Stress Yourself

Mental health is just as important as physical health! Life needs balance, there’s many sides to health: physical, mental, emotional/spiritual. So let’s talk about how to de-stress yourself. Life can be overwhelming. It can suck, it can be hard, it can be unfair. But you’re still going to be at the center of feeling those painful emotions. Work can be stressing you to tears, your partner could put you on the brink, or maybe your family is just driving you insane. Then it’s easy to get sucked into those emotions, like a whirlwind. It’s hard to see any positivity and everything looks real bleak. I know most people has felt this at some point: overwhelmed by stress and/or negative thoughts.

But wait! You don’t have to drown in that pool of painful thoughts and feelings. There’s an exercise that my dad taught me that can really help.

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Common Causes Of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be an emotionally traumatizing experience for many people, yet there can be a variety of causes and contributing factors that can lead to this eventuality. Prevalent in both men and women, losing your hair can be akin to losing your identity, and it can leave you feeling exposed and out of sorts. Unfortunately there is no definitive cause of hair loss, and there can be many reasons behind your hair falling out based on your gender, your age, your genes and your general well-being. Across each of these variables, it can be possible to take steps to counteract hair loss, and promote stronger, thicker growth. But what are the risk factors for causing this type of condition in the first place?

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One of the most common causes of hair loss in men is genetic. Know as male pattern baldness, many men inherit genetic code that actually makes them lose their hair as they age. This is extremely common, and some suggest as much as 95% of baldness in men can be attributed to these factors. There is very little that can be done to tackle the genetic element of hair loss, which often sets in from early middle age. There are remedies that can help keep hair stronger for longer, but in these cases you are fighting an uphill battle against your body. This can be just as embarrassing for men as for anyone else, however, and is often regarded as a sign of aging – as a result, many men understandably want to keep their hair intact for as long as possible.

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There are other cases, however, where the hair loss does not and cannot be the result of male pattern baldness, or any genetic trigger. There are lifestyle and health factors that can also have an impact on hair loss. Stress is a major cause of hair loss, and those who lead frantic lives are far more likely to notice their hair falling out. This can be particularly acute at times of major stress or upheaval, the hair loss only serving to compound the stresses and anxieties that caused it in the first place. If you want to fight against these causes of hair loss, you need to lead a less stressful life, or find ways of relaxing. While work and family life may be stressful, this can never be allowed to affect your health, and hair loss is a sign you could be pushing too hard.

There are also a number of health and dietary issues that can cause hair loss, and it may be wise to consult with your doctor ahead of taking any course of action to redress the situation. Supplements can be helpful for promoting stronger hair growth, which can help you get over your hair loss in time. Whatever the cause of your hair loss, it is important to find out about the options open to you, and a qualified physician will always be the best person to recommend how you should proceed.