Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza

This year’s annual flu shot will offer protection against H1N1 flu (swine flu) virus, in addition to two other influenza viruses that are expected to be in circulation this fall and winter.

Influenza is a respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, particularly to young children and to older adults. Flu shots are the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older be vaccinated annually against influenza.

Here are the answers to common questions about flu shots.

When is the flu vaccine available?

Because the flu vaccine is produced by private manufacturers, its availability depends on when production is completed. For the 2012-2013 flu season, manufacturers have indicated shipments are likely to begin in August and continue throughout September and October until all vaccine is distributed. Doctors and nurses are encouraged to begin vaccinating their patients as soon as flu vaccine is available in their areas. It takes up to two weeks to build immunity after a flu shot, but you can benefit from the vaccine even if you don’t get it until flu season starts.

Why do I need to get vaccinated every year?

New flu vaccines are released every year to keep up with rapidly adapting flu viruses. Because flu viruses evolve so quickly, last year’s vaccine may not protect you from this year’s viruses. After vaccination, your immune system produces antibodies that will protect you from the vaccine viruses. In general, though, antibody levels start to decline over time — another reason to get flu shot every year.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccinations for everyone age 6 months or older. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of influenza complications, including: Pregnant women; Older adults; Young children; Chronic medical conditions can also increase your risk of influenza complications. Examples include: Asthma, Cerebral palsy, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Cystic fibrosis, Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Kidney or liver disease, Muscular dystrophy, Obesity, Sickle cell disease.

Who shouldn’t get the flu shot?

Check with your doctor before receiving a flu vaccine if: You’re allergic to eggs. The flu vaccine contains tiny amounts of egg protein. If you have an egg allergy or sensitivity, you’ll likely be able to receive a flu vaccine — but you might need to take special precautions, such as waiting in the doctor’s office for at least 30 minutes after vaccination in case of a reaction.

You had a severe reaction to a previous flu vaccine. The flu vaccine isn’t recommended for anyone who had a severe reaction to a previous flu vaccine. Check with your doctor first, though. Some reactions might not be related to the vaccine.

What are my options for the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine comes in two forms: A shot. A flu shot contains an inactivated vaccine made of killed virus. The injection is usually given in the arm. An intradermal (in the skin) vaccine is also available for people 18 to 64 years of age. Because the viruses in this vaccine are killed (inactivated), the shot won’t cause you to get the flu, but it will enable your body to develop the antibodies necessary to ward off influenza viruses.

A nasal spray. The nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) consists of a low dose of live, but weakened, flu viruses and is approved for use in healthy people 2 to 49 years of age who aren’t pregnant. The vaccine doesn’t cause the flu, but it does prompt an immune response in your nose and upper airways, as well as throughout your body.

 

Swine Flu: What We’ve Learned

From the middle of April through late October 2009, it is estimated that more than 47,000 people have been hospitalized in the United States from the novel H1N1 flu (swine flu), and about 4,000 have died. Usually, flu season doesn’t gear up until the late fall. With so many cases and hospitalizations already, there is concern about what the flu season will be like once seasonal influenza and the novel H1N1 flu (swine flu) are both bearing down.

Charting Swine Flu’s Global Course

Swine flu first struck in Mexico, then the United States, in the spring of 2009. By June, the novel H1N1 flu (swine flu) was reported in every state in this country, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 70 other countries worldwide. It hit countries in the southern hemisphere during their regular flu season — our summer months. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic alert of Phase 6, the highest level of alert. However, this was not because of how serious the novel H1N1 flu (swine flu) virus is, but rather because of how quickly this new flu had spread across the globe.

Swine Flu in the Southern Hemisphere

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of State studied the impact of the swine flu during the regular flu season in the southern hemisphere. Countries studied included Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Argentina, and Uruguay.

Beginning in July 2009 — close to the end of their flu season — those countries saw a decrease in the number of cases of swine flu. For the United States, it’s likely that swine flu will follow the same pattern of the seasonal flu, and peak during our winter and taper off.

Researchers also learned that the high-risk individuals in those countries were the same as the ones identified in the United States in early spring — children and adults younger than age 65, pregnant women, and those with other health conditions. They also studied the use of antiviral medications against swine flu, but the results on their effectiveness are not yet available.

 

 

 

The Renewed Spread of Swine Flu

Though there’s still a lot we don’t know about the swine flu (and a lot that experts can’t anticipate), we know there’s much more to come as the flu season ramps up and winter’s chill causes more people to spend time together indoors and in close quarters.

According to Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, an infectious disease specialist and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, expect an increase in swine flu wherever there’s a lot of close interaction, from military boot camps to the country’s public school systems to college campuses.

Swine Flu So Far

Swine flu doesn’t appear to be more life-threatening than seasonal flu. Based on what we learned from swine flu in the southern hemisphere, it’s rarely fatal — in fact, it’s usually mild. Each year, the seasonal flu typically leads to about 226,000 hospitalizations and about 36,000 deaths.

But there are definite differences in terms of who swine flu strikes and who’s getting hit the hardest. “Seasonal flu affects those older than 65 or younger than 2. The difference with swine flu is the people who died were mostly between the ages of 10 and 65,” explains Fichtenbaum. “We don’t know enough of whether it’s going to be worse. It’s absolutely different in the sense that it’s a newer virus; people don’t have the same kind of immunity to it, so more people are probably going to get infected than what we normally see.”

The best ways to help stop the spread of swine flu, based on lessons learned from countries in the southern hemisphere, include limiting large social gatherings, such as closing schools and canceling large public events.

Can the Cold Give You a Cold?

While mom may have warned that you would catch a cold from going outside in chilly weather with a wet head or without a jacket, experts say it’s a myth. “Bad weather does not cause colds,” says Carl Olden, MD, a family practitioner in Yakima, Wash., who explains that Alaskans and Canadians living year-round above the Arctic Circle have no more winter colds than folks who live in Australia. “These are old wives’ tales from an era when we had no ability to treat fever or other complications of infection. Folks created myths to explain what happens to protect their children from getting sick.”

Cold Weather Myths

Cold weather’s association with colds probably evolved from confusion, similar to beliefs about the origin of malaria. “Bad air around swamps was once believed to cause malaria,” says Anatoly Belilovsky, MD, a pediatrician in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Mosquitoes, also plentiful in swampy areas, actually carried the disease. Cold air and respiratory disease are connected, but the connection is more complicated than just ‘cold causes colds.’”

On the contrary, cold weather appears to stimulate the immune system, according to a study by the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, says Dr. Belilovsky. “Researchers examined the immunological responses to cold exposure and found that acute cold exposure, such as going outside without a jacket, actually appears to activate the immune system.” This occurs in part by increasing the levels of circulating norepinephrine, one of the body’s hormones, which works as a natural decongestant.

Weather as an Indirect Cause of the Cold

While simply stepping outside in cold weather without a jacket doesn’t cause a cold, hypothermia (the lowering of the body’s core temperature) suppresses immunity, which can lead to colds. “Most cold symptoms are produced by the body’s immune system physically responding to the rhinovirus,” says Belilovsky. “So, someone with a stronger immune system in the cold will produce more “mucus”, while the one with the weaker immune system will sniffle longer, but less dramatically.” The person with the weaker immune system probably will have more complications, such as sinusitis or ear infections, Belilovsky adds.

Cold weather may be indirectly responsible for colds, however. Vasoconstriction — when blood vessels close to the outside of the body, such as those found in the nose, narrow — leads to dryness. “This dryness compromises the nose’s ability to filter infections,” Belilovsky explains. “On returning to warm air, rebound vasodilation occurs, where your hands get pink and your nose starts running as blood returns to it.” The cycle continues if the runny nose is severe enough to cause mouth breathing. Bypassing the nose’s ability to filter inhaled air, combined with dry indoor air, allows the inhalation of virus-bearing mucus, which may trigger colds and lower respiratory infections.

Cold-Induced Asthma

“Cold-induced asthma can certainly masquerade as a recurrent cold when it is not severe enough to produce acute attacks,” Belilovsky cautions. People may think that going outside with a wet head or no jacket solely causes a cold, but people in the early stages of an illness may actually feel hot. As a result, they may go outside without proper clothing and return with a full-blown fever. This makes it appear that the cold weather triggered a cold, when it fact it had already been under way.

Picking the Right Cold Medication

Tough decisions are the last thing you want to face when a cold hits you full force. It’s very confusing because there are so many different products. People simply have to read labels. While you’re squinting at the cold medication label, pay close attention to the doses recommended for different age groups.

Follow these steps for making sense of over-the-counter cold medicine:

Know your symptoms. It’s important to identify your symptoms so you can choose the proper medications with the right ingredients to address each of them.

Be careful not to take two medications with the same ingredients. This is especially true for acetaminophen. This common fever reducer and pain reliever can be found in variety of cold medications, but taking too much of it increases the risk of liver damage.

Learn about Cold Medication by Symptom: Cough

  • Cough suppressants. Also called antitussives, these medications actually stop you from coughing.
  • Expectorants. This category of cold medication thins mucus, so rather than stopping your cough, your cough will sound wet or be more “productive.”

Cold Medication by Symptom: Fever, Sore Throat, and Aches and Pains

  • Acetaminophen. This is generally marketed as Tylenol and is a good option for headaches and other aches and pains.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This category of cold medication works by cutting down on inflammation in your body and includes aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen (Aleve).

Cold Medication by Symptom: Sneezing, Runny Nose, and Itchy, Watery Eyes

  • Antihistamines. If you’re suffering from sniffling, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and/or a runny nose, a product with an antihistamine is your best bet. These treat allergy symptoms as well as cold symptoms.

Cold Medication by Symptom: Congestion

  • Decongestants. These medications reduce the swelling of tissues in your nose, making breathing easier.

If you’re still having a hard time navigating the cold medication aisle, talk to the pharmacist. With a little information about ingredients, you may be able to get better symptom relief during cold season this year.

                

Give Your Body Its Vitamin Supplements!

What are vitamins? The term ‘vitamin’ was first given to a group of substances that were thought to be vital for life, each containing a nitrogen-containing component known as an amine. Vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of our body. They help to strengthen the immune system, to ward off disease, and even to improve the overall mood of a person. If a particular vitamin is missing from your diet, it may lead to a deficiency disease.

Vitamins can help prevent diseases mainly in two ways. First, they prevent the deficiency syndromes characteristic of the respective vitamin. Second, they increase the health benefits of the specific vitamin.

Vitamins mainly belong to two categories – fat-soluble and water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins are those that can be stored in the body fat and hence need not be replenished daily. Water soluble vitamins cannot be stored in the body and need to be taken daily.

The debate has always been whether you need vitamin supplements to meet the body’s daily needs or whether you can get it from a balanced diet. Theoretically, you do not need vitamin supplements. However, in reality, you cannot get enough of the vitamins that the body needs from your diet. Blame it on pollution, blame it on declining soil quality due to intensive agricultural practices, blame it on your eating habits, it’s getting more and more difficult to get your daily dose of vitamins from your food.

Taking vitamin supplements are, therefore, unavoidable. You need to take them regularly if you need to get all the vitamins into the body. Trying to compromise on that could lead to the breakdown of your immune system, and deficiency diseases.

But there are plenty of vitamin supplements out there. How do you choose the best one? For one, you cannot hope to take a vitamin pill and end the story. But the BioHope contains rich and powerful nutrients that can help support the body’s healing process and also help detoxify the body after chemotherapy and radiation therapy, while simultaneously strengthening the body’s immune system and ability to prevent further disease.

Be a well informed and caring citizen, read all about improvement immune system and preventive care at: www.myehelps.com.  The norm prevention is better than cure could lead a whole nation towards good health and well-being.

 

Power up your immune system!

 

 

 

There are many ways to improve your immune system.  Common ways to boost your immune system are exercise, vitamin intake, drinking a lot of liquids especially water.  Yet the most interesting and fun way to boost your immune system is by eating a variety of yummy good healthy foods.

 

Any fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants are sure to build your immune and have a last efect on your body.  Common fruits and vegetables that are overlooked by people as plain and boring actually have strong impacting benefits on the human body.  Most important vitamins included in veggies and fruit are antioxidants that have vitamin C, and vitamin E.  Any fruits that look colorful with eye catching colors are sure to have these antioxidants.  These include berries, cauliflower, grapefruit, honeydew, kiwi, mangoes, nectarines, orange, papaya, yellow peppers, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes which are known for their vitamin C.  Fruits and veggies with vitamin E are carrots, turnip greens, mangos, nuts, pumpkin, spinach, sunflower seeds, beans and cherries.

 

Benefits of a strong immune include toughness of the body against illnesses like common colds, flus and infections. By powering up your immune system, your body will feel more comfortable in many different and extreme weathers.  It will adjust to any temperature without getting sick.   Not only will your body feel good but you will feel clean and refreshed by eating good beneficial food. Eating good antioxients food will boost up your immune.

 

  In order to  have a great immune system you will also need to take natural supplements with immune boosters to help your body start fighting off harmful outside factors that can invade your body and prone you to sickness.   There is a supplement in particular that caught my attention as to how efficient and natural it is.  This supplement is from Ehlelps.  Ehelps is a company dedicated to bring good health to your life.  Ehelps has a product called BioGI+™.   BioGI+™ is a new, plant based probiotic supplement that contains 11 different probiotics that provide digestive health, strengthen the immune system and the circulatory system, and improve anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular function.  It protects against environmental toxins, has no Side Effects and is non-addictive.   This supplement is great for everyone and everyone can benefit with a stronger immune system by eating well and taking in immune boosting natural supplements.  Click on this link to find out the benefits of BioGI+ http://myehelps.com/default/powerful-probiotics/biogi-tm-natural-probiotics.html

Why We Should Be Worried About The Bird Flu

Is the Bird Flu Virus for real? Or is it something the media has blown up once again. Does the bird flu virus really possess a threat to us humans?

The bird flu virus is the current virus that has been scaring people away from eating at KFC. People might think that the bird flu virus might cause them to die.

What the media is doing, is only trying to scare a lot of people from the bird flu virus. This is maybe because of the pandemic that we have experienced before from other flu that have killed millions.

The most famous of all the flu is the pandemic that happened during 1918-19. The Spanish flu killed more people than World War 1. 500 million       became ill of this virus and around 40 million died.

That’s why for every new flu virus that’s been arising, people get worried right away. Scientist will try to prevent viruses from getting a lot worse like    the 1918-19 pandemic. The media on the other hand serves to inform the people of the potential threat.

Another thing to worry about is that 36,000 people die everyday of ordinary influenza virus in the United States alone. Can you imagine how much    worse a pandemic can cause?

Also every 3 to 4 times in a century there will always be a chance that a flu pandemic may hit. What if the bird flu virus is already among them? That’s why people form the media and scientist grow deeply worried.

The flu can basically achieve these things because it has the ability to mutate. It can change quickly and outwit the vaccines that have been created for previous flu strains. Then they take the immune system by storm.

The flu can also grab the genetic material of other viruses and also jump from one species to another. There are times where the transfer needs to be done via an intermediary. Such as the West Nile Fever, this needs a mosquito to be transferred.

The viruses that have transferred from animals to people are not something new. This has been happening since the 1980’s. The new virus that ahs been scaring people of that comes from animals is the bird flu.

Bird flu’s symptoms usually start out quite simple and the infected person might think that it’s just an ordinary flu. The infected person will experience muscle aches,

sore throats, colds and cough. However, it may lead to the immediate death of the infected person.

 

Currently, people who have died form bird flu are still not abundant to call it a pandemic or worry about an outbreak. What worries the health officials is the possibility it becomes an outbreak when it mutates and can transfer from one person to the other.
That’s why its better the media and the health officials worry about this thing a whole lot before we get another pandemic like that of the Spanish Flu.

 

Fight Cold and Flu Naturally

About Cold and Flu

 There are more than 200 different viruses that can cause a cold. Some of the more common ones include rhinovirus, corona virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (flu) and para-influenza, each one with their own severity.
They are usually left to run their course within 1 to 2 weeks without complications and require little medical attention unless such complications occur. Complications may include the development of more serious conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, sinusitis or attacks of asthma in susceptible people.

The Flu is a more serious contagious viral disease of the respiratory tract, causing inflammation, sneezing, coughing, a sore throat and fevers. Flu may produce nausea andvomiting, particularly in children, but these symptoms are more common in the unrelated gastroenteritis, which is sometimes, inaccurately, referred to as “stomach flu.” Flu can occasionally cause either direct viral pneumonia or secondary bacterial pneumonia.

Colds, Flu and Our Immune System

Due to their commonality and the sheer number of causative viruses, especially with regard to different strains of cold, our immune system cannot possibly cope with them alone. It needs support. The only way to do this is to take responsibility for disease prevention ourselves and help our immune system reach and maintain peak performance.

A healthy body results in an effective immune support system, and vice versa!

About the Essential Flu Combo

Our Essential Flu Combo is the combination of BioGI+ and BioOPC+, which is so far the best cold/flu fighter among the natural supplements.

BioGI+ contains up to 27 billion high diversity probiotics. Studies have shown that probiotic supplements help support digestive health, strengthen the immune system and the circulatory system, and improve anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular function.

Oligomeric Proantho Cyanidins(OPC) contains a high amount of antioxidant and is by far the strongest free radical scavenger known today. Experiments have shown that OPC’s ability to eliminate free radicals is 50 times more efficient than that of vitamin E, and 20 times more efficient than that of vitamin C. Different from other OPC products on the market, BioOPC+ is made from 14 different natural antioxidant extracts. It contains high active OPC ingredients, and can be absorbed instantly.

 

Swine Flu, Thе Common Cold, аnd Influenza – Hоw Cаn Yоu Tеll thе Difference

How саn people figure оut іf thе sniffles аnd runny nose thеу аrе hаvіng аrе ѕоmеthіng thаt thеу ѕhоuld bе worried about? Infectious disease experts explain thаt thе public ѕhоuld tо bе cognizant оf thе symptoms. Dr. Shmuel Shoham, аn infectious-disease medical specialist аt Washington Hospital Center, states thе cold, seasonal flu аnd H1N1 swine flu аrе еасh respiratory diseases, but thеу аrе induced bу dissimilar viruses.

Symptoms оf thе common cold аrе consistent wіth mоѕt people аnd mау саuѕе thе patient tо bе quіtе miserable fоr thrее tо fіvе days. A person wіll commonly suffer frоm а stuffy nose, congestion, aches аnd pains, аnd іn ѕоmе instances а cough wіll develop. As reported bу thе CDC thеу state thаt seasonal flu аnd H1N1 Swine Flu symptoms аrе fever, severe aches аnd pains, dry coughing, diarrhea аnd fatigue оr lethargy.

It саn bе аlmоѕt impossible wіthоut аnd examination оr test tо differentiate thе seasonal form оf flu frоm thе H1N1 Swine Flu thаt іѕ сurrеntlу bеіng studied.”People ѕhоuld acknowledge оnсе thеу start tо feel bad. Whеnеvеr thеу bеgіn tо hаvе respiratory troubles, оr аrе dehydrated bесаuѕе оf illness, thеу nееd gо tо ѕее thеіr doctor. It соuld bе Swine Flu оr seasonal flu,” ѕауѕ Shoham. “A fеw people wіth influenza соuld bесоmе vеrу іll аnd mау еnd uр іn thе hospital іf іt hаѕ nоt bееn attended to.”

Most аt Risk

The population аt thе largest risk fоr catching H1N1 Swine Flu include adolescents аnd young adults uр tо twenty fіvе years, pregnant women, аnd people wіth prolonged health conditions similar tо asthma, diabetes оr heart аnd lung disease. Thе CDC hаѕ advocated thаt thеѕе groups аѕ wеll аѕ health care workers аrе fіrѕt оn thе vaccination list.The seasonal flu vaccination іѕ раrtісulаrlу crucial fоr аnуоnе thаt hаѕ а chance fоr ѕеrіоuѕ flu complications, reported bу thе CDC, including adolescents, аnуоnе wіth а weak immune system, women whо аrе planning а pregnancy durіng thе influenza season, people thаt аrе fifty years оr older, аnd health care professionals lіkе nurses аnd doctors.

Prevention іѕ thе Bеѕt Medicine

Other thаn flu shots thеrе аrе additional ways tо remain healthy аnd hаvе а high chance оf resisting thеѕе illnesses. Physicians wіll tеll уоu tо wash уоur hands thоrоughlу wіth soap аnd water оr а hand sanitizer аnd kеер уоur fingers аwау frоm уоur face. If уоu nееd tо sneeze уоu ѕhоuld sneeze іntо уоur elbow ѕо thаt уоu don’t spread уоur germs tо уоur hands оr еvеrуоnе аnd еvеrуthіng еlѕе іn thе іmmеdіаtе area.Whenever уоu bесоmе sick аnd hаvе severe symptoms уоu ѕhоuld call уоur health care practitioner. Yоur family doctor mау recommend antiviral drugs thаt wіll address thе flu. Antiviral drugs аrе prescriptions (pills, liquid оr аn inhaled powder) thаt battle thе flu bу keeping thе virus frоm multiplying thrоughоut уоur system giving уоur immune system а bеttеr chance tо fight оff thе infection.

Most importantly, stay аwау frоm оthеr people. If уоu hаvе thе flu, thе Center fоr Disease Control аnd Prevention recommends уоu remain home fоr аt thе vеrу lеаѕt 24 hours аftеr уоur fever іѕ gone. Thіѕ іѕ thе bеѕt wау tо kеер оthеr people frоm contracting thе seasonal оr H1N1 Swine Flu virusKeep уоur immune system strong аnd healthy. Thе bеѕt wау tо dо thіѕ іѕ bу eating а healthy selection оf foods including mаnу fruits аnd vegetables. Gеt а lot оf sleep оr rest аnd remain active аѕ well. Sоmе оf thе bеѕt vitamins tо bеgіn tаkіng аrе Vitamin D, Vitamin C. Add thеѕе tо уоur daily nutritional plan tо bеgіn building уоur immune system now. Don’t wait fоr аnd outbreak, start today!

Be Positive, When It Comes To Stress!

A great tip that can help you fight stress is to challenge the way that you think. Try to stop yourself whenever you’re thinking negative. Instead, try to think more positive in these situations. You’ll notice that you’ll feel much better about yourself and the events in your life.

If you sit down for the majority of the day, try to improve your posture. Slouching can put extra strain on your body, which can negatively affect the way that you feel. Sit straight up with your shoulders back to limit the tension that you are under during the day.

One way to deal with stress in your life is to be sure that you do not take up drinking as a means of dealing with it. This is important because alcohol will only make your life more stressful in one way or another. The only positive effect that it has is possibly dulling your emotions. If you feel that you need a drink, stop and analyze what you are feeling. Try to deal with what stress you identify in a more healthy way. Either tackle the problem itself, engage in some vigorous exercise, or listen to your favorite music – whatever works for you.

Munch on a snack if you are feeling a little overwhelmed. Foods that contain a lot of carbohydrates work to stimulate the release of the feel good brain chemical, serotonin. The release of serotonin helps to induce calm. Some crackers, a bagel, or pretzels should do the trick.

Many reports talk about rising cortisol levels and other hormones that increase when we are under stress. These excess circulating hormones, can cause other health problems and it really makes sense to learn useful techniques for controlling, managing or just letting go of stress so that you can get back to enjoying your life.

A great tip that can help you feel less stressed is to go back and finish something that you started. We all know the lingering feeling of leaving something unfinished. By going back and completing something that you left unfinished, your stress will go down and you’ll feel much better.

Find a solution to the stress. It can be tempting to start thinking thoughts like “why me?” or “this always happens to me”, but those thoughts only start a cascade of similar thoughts. Instead, be proactive and think your way out of a stressful situation. You’ll feel empowered by your thoughts instead of defeated by them.

Schedule time each day to worry over certain items and let them go at all other times. Not every stressor in your life needs immediate attention and constant energy. Compartmentalize your thinking on these specific stressors to a certain, finite time each day. Then during the remainder of your day, let them go. By doing so, you’ll find that you are less stressed overall.

In order to keep your stress level under control, it would be wise to find something that you love doing. This will to keep your mind off of whatever may bring stress in your life. A little time out, if you will? This is important because many people need an activity that will help to give them an outlet, for their frustrations.

As was said in the beginning of this article, stress doesn’t have to control you. You just need to have the right information and tips for beating stress in order to get it out of your life for good. Use the ideas presented here to be stress free in no time.