Deal Effectively With Stress

Deal Effective With Stress and live long life

When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.-John F. Kennedy


Live Long-And Not So Stressed!

When Antonio Todde was born in a remote village in Sardinia, Italy, the Eiffel Tower was slowly being completed. One hundred eleven years late, when the retired shepherd was visited by researchers who certified his claim as being one of the oldest people on earth, he was asked what kept his life so long.

He simply answered , “You take one day after the other, you just go on.” Others also have similar fate. One very, very lucky centenarian who was also born in 1889, Benjamin Harrison Holcomb from rural Oklahoma, attributed his longevity to an ability to weep freely. And the remarkably alert Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at age 122, said one of her secrets to long life was her sense of humor. “I will die laughing,” she predicted.

These people had the ability to live one day at a time, to let their emotions flow, and to laugh at any problem that came their way. They knew how to face stress and overcome it. How about you?

Redefining Stress

“Stress” is one of the most popular words in modern society, which has been often described as relatively stressful. What exactly is stress? It’s basically the kind of “wear and tear” our bodies experience in our efforts to adjust to the demands of our immediate and larger environment. Whenever we get stressed, we experience physical and emotional effects that result in positive or negative feelings.

As negative influence, it can result in feelings of failure, doubt, rejection, anger, and depression. It can also affect our health, leading to problems such as migraines, headaches, upset stomach, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart failure, and even stroke.

But as positive influence, stress can motivate us to action, to promptly do something, to change directions. This can bring about a new awareness and understanding as well as new perspective on certain things. This is one side of stress (that’s usually ignored) that we will be focusing later on.

With the many twists and turns of life that people experience such as the death of a family member, the birth of a child, loss or acceptance of a job, or the creation of a new relationship, we experience stress as we try to respond to these passages. This is where stress plays its part, either helping or hindering us, depending on how we respond to it.

Stress can be a good thing. Without it we could perhaps miss the joy of success through having to give an “extra push.” Think of sports champions. No one ever won a medal by getting rid of stress. Medals are won by those who learn to manage stress.Betty Cooper, from Stress: Is it a Positive or Negative Influence on your Life?


You Are Not Stress-Free!

Let’s demolish one particular myth imposed upon us by some so-called authorities: there is no such thing as a stress-free life. People experience stress up to the sunsets of their lives. That is an established fact. But what is true is this: you can decrease the amount of stress in your life.In order to do so, let’s understand first how stress works its way in our lives.
The Stages Of Stress

Psychologists have long noted that there are clear-cut relationships between the timelines of human life and emotional and social development. In other words, the way we react to certain things directly correspond to the age group we belong. For instance, you’re probably familiar with Sigmund Freud’s observation that an individual’s personality development depends on the resolution of conflicts between childhood sexual urges and the demands of society.

Erik Erikson was a German Jew who was teased for his ethnicity. Hence, at an early age he did not feel comfortable either as a German or as a Jew. When he grew up and became a psychologist, he labeled this childhood feeling as the basis for his theory of an identity crisis.He also studied Freud’s findings, then refined and expanded them into eight stages of physical, emotional and psychological development.

Studies have shown that taking care of a pet can boost your feelings. The mere act of petting a dog can actually lower blood pressure. In one publicized case, patients awaiting oral surgery spent some time first watching a tank of tropical fish. When the patients’ blood pressure was measured, it had considerably lowered. Their stress level at the time of surgery had actually lessened.

He believed that in each stage of our lives, there is a particular crisis that must be resolved before we can successfully progress to the next stage. We can only be successful in each stage if we were able to resolve the crisis at the previous stage. What if you don’t resolve it? Then it will continue to affect your development throughout life.

Life is about 20% in what happens to us and 80% in the way we respond to the events.Ted Engstrom

Sounds familiar? This theory of psychosocial development is widely accepted today by most psychiatric professionals. In other words, we experience some kind of stress during a particular age in our lives. It is every bit a part of life: 
  1. During the infant stage, a person experiences a crisis of basic trust as against basic distrust 
  2. As a toddler, a person is caught between autonomy from his parents versus shame and doubt 
  3. At the preschooler/early childhood stage, it’s a battle between initiative and guilt 
  4. At early school age, the person experiences conflict between being self-industrious and inferiority from others 
  5. In adolescence, it’s a search for identity amidst role confusion 
  6. Young adulthood, which is the start of long-term relationships, is characterized by intimacy versus isolation 
  7. During adulthood, it’s a fight between generality (the ability to be creative and innovative) over stagnation 
  8. Finally, during old age, the feelings of integrity for a life well-lived collide against those of despair over what could have been. 
All stress is thus age-related. A teenager will be stressed out by his inability to be “in” with his peers, while a middle-aged office worker is stressed by the fact that he or she is stuck to a job that doesn’t offer any reward for working hard.

Know The Secrets To A Long Life

The Fountain Of Youth!

The Search For Long Life: Hundreds of years ago, Juan Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer who sailed with Christopher Columbus to the new world, heard from the Indians of Puerto Rico of a magical water source called the “Fountain of Youth”. 

It was said that whoever drank of its waters kept that person perpetually young.

Ponce de Leon decided to find this secret spring. For many years, he searched for its exact location. When he was finally sure of where it could be found, the ambitious sailor asked permission from King Charles v to search for it.

The King agreed, and in 1513 Ponce de Leon and his fleet sailed north of Puerto Rico. They eventually discovered the coastline of Florida but they never found the secret gusher that would keep humans alive forever.

Does the fountain of youth really exist? For thousands of years, men and women have sought to find the source of longevity. 

The Greek believed in the power of ambrosia, the Hindu gods sought for a mystical nectar called amrita, which was said to be a magical elixir of eternal youth. During medieval times, many Europeans wondered about a life-giving spring said to be found in the unexplored territories of Africa and Asia.

Up to now, people are still obsessed with the idea of eternal youth. James Hilton wrote the popular novel Lost Horizon, which was eventually made into an equally popular Hollywood movie, about a magical valley called Shangri-La where the inhabitants live for hundreds of years. 

More recent depictions of the theme of eternal youth include the comedy Death Becomes Her, where the aging characters portrayed by Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis discover a seductive enchantress who possessed a secret potion that makes them forever young.

To be 70 years young is something far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.-Olive Wendell Homes

Longevity Is Just Around The Corner!

Well, who want to grow old and useless? In the united states alone, the cosmetic, health, fitness, food and even entertainment industries al thrive on the business of keeping oneself young, creating multi-billion dollars revenue out of a very establishes market.

On tv you see aging celebrities supplanted by fresher-looking actors and actress. On the radio, you listen to songs with lines like “I wanna be forever young..” At the local grocery, you choose products with catchy labels that state keeps you young-looking… and you often meet people who have difficulty stating their real age (do you happen to be one of them?).

Many of the things that supposedly help you keep young and healthy don’t really work. But the good news is that there are a lot more things that can help add life to your years and not years to your life! And you need not search far for them… because they are actually found not around you but within you.

The Modern-Day Methuselah

In the bible, there was a remarkable patriarch named Methuselah who lived for 969 years. This brings to mind the question: where can you find the oldest persons on earth? Read on. 

You would be as foolish as Ponce de Leon to look for somebody who may have reached a good 200 years, but surprise, surprise! 

There actually not just individual but groups of people who have gone beyond the hundred-year mark. They are right there in Asia, practically in your own backyard.

In japan, the population has a well-proven life expectancy of 80 years. Japan is home to two of the world’s oldest people: 113- year-old Yukichi Chuganji (male) and 116-years old Kamato Hongo(female). 

Recent statistics show that out of a population of 127 million, there are now 20,561 Japanese who have reached the age of 100.

In nearby china, proud, active centenarians can be found living in Guangxi providence’s small village. One particularly country has nearly a hundred senior citizens who have already celebrate their 100th birthday and over 200 other residents who are now In their 90’one of the highest concentrations of advanced old-age people on the globe, according to one local researcher.

If you can find the longest-living people in Asia, you can find the largest concentration of them in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa. There, the average life expectancy is 81.1 years, even higher than in mainland japan. Compare that to the average US average life expectancy of 75 years!

Even in faraway Pakistan, there is the pristine Hunza Valley, which was actually the inspiration for Hilton’s famous novel. One village there is even called the village of Centenarian due to its high percentage of advanced senior citizens.

In 2003, Americans spent more than $40 billion on diets and weight-loss products. According to one study, the supplement industries reached all-time high sales of $16 billion in 2002. Currently, over 1,000 manufacturers produce about 20,000 different health-oriented products, which are consumed by 100 million people.The cost of staying Young

Live Healthy Living And Stay Young

Learn How You Can Stay Young And Healthy

Do you want to look youthful? Do you want to stay free of illness? How can you keep your body active and alert? What really are the secret to a long life? Visually everybody wants to know the answers.

Throughout time, people have searched for the secrets to long life. Even today, modern man remains obsessed with staying ageless.

The fact is that all of us age, and along with age comes the specter of disease, loneliness, and even mental disability. What can we do to keep our vigor, zest, and well-being even as we advance in years?

The answers are not so far away as others would claim. The secret to long life is actually within us, within our bodies.

The Secrets To Long Life

In this website, you find out how you can get the most out of your health, focusing on your physical, mental, emotional and social aspect. We’ll find out the important of a healthy diet, exercise, mental stimulation, and an active social life. We’ll also come to understand that we have the power within us to keep ourselves young and healthy.

This website is for all types of reader “visitors” women and mostly men, young professional and senior retirees. Each page on this blog is filled with exciting and up-to-date information, easy-to-understand terms and helpful data, notes and visuals.

The Fountain Of Youth Is Within You!

To find the key to a long and happy life, you don’t need to look far and wide. All you have to do is to find it within yourself. Your body, heart and mind are the vital equipment in creating the kind of life that you truly desire. There is nothing as amazing as your body and spirit, and when you do your best to stay both active and strong.

And with all the breakthroughs in health, nutrition, science and technology, this is also a great time to look and feel young. The irrepressible comedienne Lucille Ball was entertaining a British audience in 1984 and she was asked what she thought about young people’s efforts to stay youthful at that time when compared to her time, ‘When I was nineteen, I looked eighty-four!”, she screeched, and the audience roared with laughter.

It’s an established fact that we can never really look the way we exactly looked when we were teenagers or young adults. There is no magic mirror that can keep our faces frozen in time. But we can still have the feeling, the countenance, the impression, the outlook and the vigor associated with that stage in life.

The fountain of youth is located right inside of you. Follow all the contents on this website and we can guarantee that you’ll stay young and healthy. Yes, you can add more years to your life and more life to your years!

Let show you how to enhance your well-being and truly enjoy the exciting life!