Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Relaxation to nature, not just ambient music

What is relaxation to nature, is it a download with sounds of rainfall, a tropical storm or of a busy road (yes that is right, i have seen a cd with sounds of the city) My question is why not unplug the pc, open your front door and step a few feet outside. Save your dollars and experience the real deal for free. Relaxation to nature i think is relaxation to nature, going outside where nature is, like the local park. As a kid i was taken a lot to the park by my parents or went with my friends and played for hours at a time. Then later i stopped altogether, but going back a lot last summer bought back memories for one and the best thing, the same friends got back together and we went and relaxed sitting down and talked, that was cool.
Getting outside includes walking, don’t take walking for granted it helps a lot, here are some benefits:
Reduce high cholesterol and improve blood lipid profile
Reduce body fat
Lower blood pressure
Enhance mental well being
Increase bone density, hence helping to prevent osteoporosis
Help flexibility and co-ordination hence reducing the risk of falls
Reduce the risk of cancer of the colon
Reduce the risk of non insulin dependant diabetes
There are many other benefits, but getting outside and away from the four walls offers opportunities for social contact, i enjoy emailing but nothing is better than talking to someone face to face, and also meeting new people. A pleasant surrounding can relieve anxiety, depression and improve your mood. Try this next time, guaranteed to work, if you feel angry, anxious or anything like that, move from that room to another, then to another room. You will feel happy, you won’t know why but you will that’s because motion changes emotion, and going outside has a stronger effect, that’s why relaxation to nature is important.
One way to slowly get used to the idea of outside nature is to have lunch outside on the weekend or at lunch when at work, you will wonder why you never did it in the first place.
In the morning try having a cup of coffee outside while reading a newspaper or magazine.
Go for a jog in the mornings (try it once what a feeling, very addictive, healthy and you feel like rocky). At night take a look outside at the stars, i made a promise to myself to start doing all this some time ago and now its part of my life style; all the time even now i think why i was not doing it in the first place.

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