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benefits of stress and diet management

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    I've kept my routine fairly simple over the years. With fighting a chronic illness, I have felt it necessary to add to and increase my efforts.

    one of the most interesting things I have found with my lifestyle change over the past year or so, is the decrease in wrinkles. I didn't have many to begin with, but I had begun to have a furrowed brow. with my stress management and diet, it is markedly improved.

    Anyone else notice these fringe benefits?

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    after eating a lot of wild salmon , someone complimented how nice my skin looked so imagine it was a benefit of all that wild salmon

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      what kinds of stress mgmt techniques do you use?

      know a lot of people do things like yoga or meditation

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        I suppose I am meditative on some level. I have recognized that I can actively shut off the thousands of things in my brain if I choose. When I notice myself getting a little overwhelmed with all I have to do, I empty it and quiet my mind even for just a bit, and it helps me to clear the way for prioritizing more effectively. Nothing has changed so much, just my approach to it.

        I have a stressful job. I can only control so much of that. Recently I had to deliver some bad news and the client warned me if I didn't leave, he was probably gonna hit me, as he was about to have a freak out.
        I stepped out and heard him slamming the table and ultimately punching a hole in the wall.
        I have encountered these reactions before. I didnt necessarily do anything different, but I didn't allow it to stay on my mind after the business was handled. I chose not to think more about it, and chose not to get involved in any emotional way. I did my job and did it well, and didn't invest in it any further. I didn't analyze what I may do differently. I handled it, and I handled the inside me as well. when it was over it was just over. I felt my blood pressure spike and I told myself just to remain focused...get them taken care of and forgive them, and let it go. and I was able to do that.

        I think we have no choice in what's happening many times, but my responses have definitely changed.

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          I have a routine, which keeps me feeling as normal as possible. My night-time routine keeps me grounded. Thankfully I have no problem falling asleep, so there's no stress there. I also don't smoke, so this keeps me healthy. I look after myself. I am in good health because I have a routine and take care of myself. Life isn't perfect but I ride the ups and downs like anybody else. Oh: I also find music reduces stress. Obviously this does not include heavy metal! LOL.

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            People everywhere love chocolate of every kind. Not only is it a tasty treat for many, chocolate also boasts certain health benefits when consumed in moderation. Dark chocolate -- the healthiest variety -- promotes physical health and even functions as an aid for combatting foul moods and stress.

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              Originally posted by atskitty2 View Post
              with my stress management
              kitty are you finding that you are still able to manage and keep your stress level down?

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                Originally posted by Josephsmith21 View Post
                Dark chocolate -- the healthiest variety .
                I'm not that crazy about the taste of dark chocolate, so I don't overindulge in it, and just have a little when drinking hot green tea
                and it satisfies my desire to eat something with the tea

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