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Too much stress or having sleep disorders? Then your skin would speak up harshly.

Yes! That is true “Stress affects the skin”. The pimples, dark patches, wrinkles or whatever eruptions on the skin are aggravated by stress.

Have you ever wondered why experienced people always insist that we take rest while hurt or having pain? Definitely, we are supermen and women but they are only warning us that any strain or stress is only going to increase the damage.

Adding fuel to fire, stress is contagious. Even if you take less stress or do regular stress management activities, having stressed people around you is like having a time bomb. You may not know when the time bomb explodes but it puts you on edge constantly and that itself is toxic. Stress transmitted from others can change the operation of the cerebrum in comparison with what real stress does.

It causes chemical changes in your body and affects the mental and physical health.

Do we need to say more? Come what may, just slow down your fast-paced life and take time to relax, unwind and de-stress yourself.

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Appraisals coming up, new Job, moving to a different city, school admissions, traffic congestion and so on. One can go on about all the little and big things that add stress to your daily life.

We put up with it every day. But we take hardly any time to de-stress ourselves.

Let us look at the some of the changes that stress causes in our body:

blood pressure and pulse rate rises
• breathing becomes faster
• the digestive system slows down
• immune activity decreases
• the muscles become tense
• a heightened state of alertness prevents sleep

Unwinding is essential in order to lead a stress-free life. Here are some habits that can help you get started:

1. Leave work at Workplace
The moment you step out of office or return home, the work day is over for you. Engage a psychological stop sign to your brain if it starts overthinking about office emails, work or reports.

2.Time for Meditation
Meditation helps effectively in calming your mind. It gives immense relaxation to your mind and it helps you understand the power of silence.

3. Take a Shower
A good shower can make you forget all the good and bad that happened in the workplace. It can be soothing to your body and mind.

4. Take a hobby
Work on your hobbies and do something that you like and makes you happy. Utilize the free time to do your favourite job.

5. Sleep is the best remedy

8 hours of sleep every day is necessary for all of us. Sleep deprivation is the biggest factor for a stressful mind

What are you waiting for? Go on. Unwind. Release all that pressure and choose a peaceful life.

March 12, 2018

The Men Who Never Slept

Sleep is an important part of our routine as the body needs rest after being awake for more than 12 hours. Getting a good night sleep is as much crucial as following a healthy eating routine and exercising.

Teenagers need 8-10 hours of sleep whereas Adults generally need 7-9 hours of sleep.
[Source – National Sleep Foundation]

But, there are some who have defied the laws of nature. These men never slept a day in their entire life.

Al Herpin, also known as “The Man who never slept”, born in America never slept a day in his entire life. Insomnia is well known among the psychologists but this was a rare form of Insomnia which has no effects on the person’s physical and mental health. It attracted a score of doctors and medical professionals to analyze him and they lived more than a week in his house. Not even once he dozed off. The way to take rest was quite extraordinary as he sat in his rocking chair and read newspapers until dawn after which he returns to his job.

Another person who never slept a day was Paul Kern. He was a Hungarian soldier. In World War I, he was shot in the head. It didn’t kill him but his frontal lobe was removed. After that day, he lost his sleep.He was treated by Ernst Frey, professor of mental and nervous diseases at the Eötvös Loránd University, but he also couldn’t find the perfect reason for such behavior.

There was another instance in the past when a Vietnamese person, Thái Ngọc claimed to go without sleep. Causes are unknown but he claimed that after a bout of fever in 1973, he never slept a day hence.

Truly, these men have defined the laws of Nature!

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Importance of Drinking Water during Exercise

Staying hydrated is very much important when you exercise. This is why health experts have always focused on the importance of water intake while working out.

Your body loses water and some amount of salt through sweat. So if you exercise regularly, you must understand the importance of drinking water because it would cause health problems if left unheeded.

The body perspires to cool itself through sweating. If neglected it can lead to health-related issues like loss of coordination, muscle fatigue, heat illness – think confusion, cramps, and exhaustion.

According to expert Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital, “One should have small quantities of water; that is you must take small sips of water, but avoid gulping a lot of it together. During workout, your breathing becomes shallow, so there is a chance you might choke. Preferably, add glucose to your water in order to attain the energy lost during exercise. Do not forget to sip on water every 10-15 minutes.