Monday, 29 September 2014

[] How to Handle Frequent Mood Swings


In a particular day, you may pass through several mood swings depending upon your circumstances. For instance you are sad, or happy, irritated, annoyed, stressful, depressed, cheerful or angry at different moments of time. As long as you are happy, everyone around you is fine with that however if you have a lot of mood swings in terms of being irritated, annoyed, sad, angry, reactive or stubborn it becomes a challenge for others to move along with you. Because of your swift mood swings your personality becomes unpredictable. The more unpredictable you become for others, the more likely you have the chance to lose your respect within your friends, family and colleagues.

So how to control these mood swings? Below are some points which you need to ponder on:
1-    Analyze yourself on what are the triggers which cause your mood swings? is this an event, or comment or act or presence of a person?  Fix the problem or start loving it. 
2-   Respect the fact that every single soul is a unique in terms of thinking and acting. You cannot order people to follow your way of thinking and living. Relax. Give respect to earn respect. It takes two hands to clap.
3-   Write down your triggers on a paper. You will notice that your problem is not that much big!
4-   Discuss your issue with the person and find out a solution. Be flexible. You may not be right in your demands or you may be completely wrong in your demands. Be honest, analytical and logical while you share your comments and desires.
5-   Observe others on how they react in different kind of circumstances. Find out a mentor in your life you can follow. Or even you can observe everyone because everyone has something to teach you. Closely observe. 
6-   Avoid taking stress. The more you take stress the more you lose control on your emotions and become unpredictable. Read my article on Stress by clicking here  and clicking here 
7-   Develop Trust in your relations so that people feel easy to get along with you.

What are your thoughts in controlling your mood swings? 

About Author: Junaid Tahir, a telecom engineer and a blogger, writes articles on wisdom, happiness and stress management. His articles can be read Here
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[] TIP: Differentiate Between Sugar-Coated and Pure Human


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[] Health --- Reduce Risks of Falling


Reduce Risks of Falling - prudent counsel

Applies to ALL of us! 

Please read it carefully, test your strength
and see where do you stand ( not falling ) and what is to be done!!

Increased Risk of Fall Accident Begins at Age 40

One of the main health concerns of elderly people is falling, which is often related to poor balance. 

In fact, many studies show that people begin to have balance problems starting at the age of 40 years.


The older you get, the weaker your physical body and sensory abilities will be, which are all factors in having poor balance.

In Japan , more than 7,000 people a year die from falling accidents, which already exceeds the number of traffic accidents.

In this article, we'll examine in more details the cause of falling and why you lose balance as you age.

## Test Your Balance by Standing on One Leg

You can determine how good your balance is by measuring the length of time that you can stand on one leg.


The following table shows the average balance time by age group in a study conducted at a Japanese health institute.

Average time with eyes open

20-39 years old: 110 seconds
40-49: 64 seconds
50-59: 36 seconds
60-69: 25 seconds

Average time with eyes closed

20-39 years old: 12 seconds
40-49: 7 seconds
50-59: 5 seconds
60-69: less than 3 seconds

If your balance time is below average, then you'll have higher risk of falls, or slipping and tripping accidents.

In the above study, women tend to lose their balance more than men but only by a small margin (1-2%). From this study, it is also evident that there's a sudden significant decrease in the ability to maintain balance among middle-aged people (40 years and above).

Please take note that the numbers stated above are only average. 
There are people who were able to maintain balance much longer, and there are also those who were only able to maintain their balance at much shorter time regardless of age and gender. 
The reason why they vary is explained further below.

## The Soles of Your Feet Have Sensors

The skins all throughout your body have significant amount of tiny pressure sensors or mechanoreceptors. 
Some areas have few pressure sensors, while other areas have thousands, like on the soles of your feet.

The pressure sensors on the foot soles provide information to your brain to help balance your body. 
As you get older, the sensors will get weaker and your foot sole lose sensitivity. But there are also other factors that can lead to weaker pressure sensors.

## Poor Blood Circulation Can Disrupt the Pressure Sensors

In our study, people are almost twice as likely to be in a fall accident caused by poor blood circulation.

This can be simulated by soaking your feet into ice cold water for about 3 minutes. Because of the cold temperature, the pressure sensors on the foot sole begin to lose sensitivity.

## Pay Attention to Your Forward-Moving Foot

If your forward-moving foot hit something, your body will be off-balance causing you to fall or trip.

Well, it's a matter of common sense to always have your eyes on path and watch where you are going. Remember the old adages - 
"Prevention is better than cure","An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", "Look before you leap", etc.?

But that's not the only problem. Here are the other two major reasons why you stumble while walking.

1. Your forward-moving foot is pointed down.

If your foot is pointed down while making a step, then you are more prone to falling. 
To avoid this, your forefoot or toes should be flexed upwards as shown on the image below.

2. You walk like a pendulum.

The height of your step can greatly increase your risk of falling. 
To prevent this, your forward-moving foot must be higher off the ground (at least 5 cm) while the knee is raised high as shown on the image below.

Actually, all the mechanoreceptors located throughout your body as well as the soles of your feet are sending information to the brain that include muscle contractions and joint angles.

When this information is not transmitted well to your brain, which happens as you get older, then the movement will get weak or ineffective making it hard for you to maintain your foot higher off the ground.

## How to Prevent Yourself from a Fall, Trip, or Slip

1. Keep Your House Clean

There are a lot of things in your house that can contribute to clutters that can cause you to trip or fall. 
Always make sure to put away or store properly all personal belongings and other unnecessary things even if it is only a newspaper, remote control, and laundries scattered on the floor or carpet.

2. Stretch Your Feet and Ankles

You might think that your feet do not need exercise or stretching compared to other parts of your body, but in reality, feet stretching exercise can really help your feet maintain balance.

3. Keep Your House Warm and Ensure Adequate Lighting

Cold muscles and pressure sensors work less well and are less responsive to signals. 
A decreased temperature will also cause your muscles to have less strength and less flexible, which can lead to accidents.

Always try to keep your house warm or wear proper clothes and footwear, especially during winter. 
Since most falls occur indoors, make sure your house has adequate lighting.


Fall Prevention Exercises: Bethany HomeHealth and Best for Seniors

One out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year. In this video, seniors will learn about exercises to prevent falls with a program called Best for Seniors, sponsored by Bethany HomeHealth Services. 
It is a unique program of exercises designed specifically for older adults. 
The program's primary objective is to reduce the likelihood of falling or sustaining injury while lifting, turning, bending or reaching during normal daily life activities. 
Bethany's physical therapists work with patients in regaining their balance and in strength training during rehabilitation after injuries sustained from falls.

Click here to watch this video

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