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Harmony in Working, Harmony in Living.
Regardless of age, without good health, quality of life is not its best. Feeling ‘good’ is important. We tend to feel synchronized, or more adjusted when things inside us, and around us are in balance.
Balance may be the internal peace or relaxation a person feels, while imbalance may be associated with overstimulation or tension. Tension can be physical, emotional, or mental. Imbalances can negatively impact how a person feels, and how they interact in the world. They can also lead to a myriad of health problems.
Recently, there has been a global reminder that it is in our best interest to adopt habits of cleanliness, and methods to reduce the risk of spreading germs and infection. There should be equal importance placed on getting or maintaining a strong immune system, and a vigorous respiratory system. People can take an active part in their own health.
Some choices in life may be easy, and some may require more information to help in the decision process. Often when surveys compile options for becoming ‘better’ or ‘healthier,’ one area of change listed may be that of lifestyle.
Here is a typical list of healthier lifestyles:
- More exercise and less sedentary behavior
- Proper nutrition
- Good hygiene habits
- Incorporate relaxation or meditation
- Get out into the sunshine when you can
- Avoid ‘harmful’ activities (addictions and, overdoing anything in general)
- Less dependency on mobile devices and technology, especially game technology
- Get more healthful sleep, or quality rest
Some experts caution the overextended use of devices, but there is a broad array of tech devices and apps that are available to plan and execute programs for fitness, sleep, or a number of other areas. Programs and apps can define the type and duration, and where and when you will perform the activity. Balance is a key to get good results, and working at a reasonable pace (such as, exercise or practice to only 70% of a person’s capability).
Researching ways to become more balanced can uncover many beneficial health aids. There can be conflicting information about exercise, diet, changes to routines, and specifics about ADLs (activities of daily living), and performance of activities. People tend to stick with a program that they enjoy.
Sales Creators® and Tai Chi for Health offers classes for helping to regain that balance, through programs such as tai chi and qigong (chee-gung). They are offered for individuals, or for companies to utilize in their workplace.
Stress: Problems and Solutions
There are significant physiological and mental repercussions that employers and employees can experience in the workplace. Stressors may come from physical exertion, mental strain, long work periods, or job insecurity. According to a report from the American Heart Association, about two-thirds of employees say work is a significant source of stress. The cost of work-related stress has been estimated at $190 billion, and mental disorders (such as depression and anxiety) estimated at $211 billion annually. Their report includes lost productivity and work absenteeism in the projection.
It has long been acknowledged that stress is associated with health problems, such as cardiovascular disorders, pulmonary disorders and mental problems. If high levels continue, stress hormones impose a direct suppression of the immune system. The immune system is a critical component for maintaining health.
The autonomic system in the body governs heart rate, breathing rate, sweating, blood pressure and other functions. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system, and causes increases in blood pressure, breathing and heart rates, and other changes once the ‘fight or flight’ alarm is sounded.
Stress releases cortisol, the ‘stress hormone,’ in times of crisis. After the crisis, the body should return to normal. When the body is sounding a ‘crisis alarm,’ cortisol can alter functions, such as counteracting insulin, and shutting down reproductive and digestive systems, and the immune system processes.
Constant stress can lead to depression, anxiety, heart disease, digestive problems, inability to concentrate, and sleep problems. These problems can lead to the need for medical help.
From an Eastern Medicine perspective, the practice of certain systems and exercises not only create good health, but give the body (internally and externally) more stamina. Many of the systems are based on internal energy work, which can remove imbalances. These internal arts include practices of tai chi and qigong.
Practice of qigong can bring the body’s systems back into balance by lowering heart rate, stabilizing breathing, and calming the mind. The ability to relax an overstimulated body and mind can have a direct, positive impact on health.
Start Your Healing
Begin a training program or a class based on Tai Chi or Qigong – both are beneficial for reducing stress, restoring balance and focus.