Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sure-Fire Ways to Beat Neck Pain

Neck pain can be very stressful because it is the kind of pain that pounds on your head and limits the movement and performance of your entire body. Massage, stretching and taking frequent breaks from work can lessen the chances of your neck pain from getting severe. But all these won't be enough especially when you need to accomplish a lot of tasks.

Neck pain is best addressed by observing certain practices that support the neck and frees it from pressure all the time. Keen to know what these practices are? Read up.

Avoid slouching - It is tempting to slouch when you’re tired. To avoid doing this, always  lean on your back and make sure that your back is supported. Keep both of your feet on the ground and relax your shoulders. When typing or doing something on the table, refrain from leaning forward or looking down. Always keep your head at eye-level.

Don't cradle your phone in between your chin and shoulder when making calls - Use a headset or put your phone in loud speaker if you make and receive a lot of phone calls while doing something. Cradling your phone can strain your neck.

Do some stretching exercises - Take frequent breaks when working. Do some stretching while on break by moving your head gently from side to side and shrugging your shoulders up and down.

Avoid sleeping on your tummy - This is stressful for the neck especially that you sleep long hours at night. Sleep on your back. Choose a pillow that the natural curves of your neck can handle. Sleeping on your sides is also acceptable.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Overcome Loneliness Today with These Techniques

Loneliness can be affecting your daily routine without you even noticing it. If you fail to nip it, it can be coupled with hopelessness and worthlessness. While lack of companions can cause a person to be lonely, the feeling of loneliness springs from something deeper like shame, guilt or belief of inadequacy.

Loneliness is best overcome by having healthy interactions and relationships with your family, friends and co-workers. Lonely moments are inevitable but you must take the effort to forget them and be healed from them. Here are the techniques that will help you achieve so.

Awareness - Be aware of your feelings. Observe signals from your body like emptiness in the chest and tightness in your throat. Cry if you feel like crying. It will make you feel relieved.

Acceptance - Accept the fact that you're lonely and don't numb yourself of it. Distracting yourself by overworking or over-entertaining yourself is not healthy. Avoid from criticizing yourself. Accept your uniqueness - your imperfections and strengths.

Compassion - Know that other people experience loneliness too even though they may not talking about it openly. You can ease your pain by showing compassion to people who go through similar situations. Allow yourself to receive compassion from these people too.

If you need more specific ways to battle loneliness, observe the following:

1) Do not isolate yourself from people.
2) If you are in an unhealthy relationship, break it off.
3) Enrich your current relationships with the people who support you.
4) Seek help and support from the ones who care for you.
5) Be proactive.
6) Enjoy solitude.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hand and Finger Exercises: All You Need to Know

Have you ever thought why your hands and fingers are not as flexible and strong compared to those of your friends? While genetic make-up can be a valid reason, it is not the only explanation to that. Proper and regular exercises can also increase the flexibility and strength of your fingers.

You must make an effort to exercise your hands and fingers everyday. Working with your hands and fingers non-stop for the whole day is different from exercising them. The short video below will show you how you can give them a good stretch and break from their usual work.

You can also use an exerciser in stretching your hands and fingers. It is a hand-held exercise device that has four or five independent spring-loaded buttons or plungers that the fingers push down to exercise. On second-generation units, the resistance is adjustable on each plunger.

There are at least five reasons why using an exerciser would be more beneficial to your fingers and hands. They are the following:

Fingers are exercised individually. The individual plungers ensure that each finger gets exercised and strengthened and that no finger gets left out. You can optimize the resistance on each plunger by making some adjustments so that every finger gets the ideal workout every time.

Finger skills and stamina are improved. Independent finger movement, finger dexterity, mobility, and agility are four of the top skills which are improved by this device. This device also practices your hands and fingers not to get tired quickly when doing something. Athletes and musicians alike benefit from this greatly.

Additional finger extension exercises. These exercises are made possible by the newer 5-button devices and are critical for musicians. They strengthen the fingers for playing those difficult chords where the fingers are stretched far apart. This capability is unique to hand and finger exercisers.

Additional trigger finger exercises. These exercises provide for a smooth finger action and a steady hand when shooting. They are great for target shooters and hunters.

Wrists and forearms are strengthened. By placing the unit upside down on a table and pressing down with the hand, they can be used to strengthen the wrists and forearms. This capability makes these devices extremely versatile.