Healthy Living

Do you want to become happier? Would you like to learn to be calmer in stressful situations, or just be able to relax after work? Do you want to feel better and have a more positive outlook? Finish Healthy may help.

In 2004, I was in my late 40’s, and my body was a train wreck. I was in poor physical shape and dangerously obese. I allowed stress to rule my life. My future did not look promising, but I was determined to lose weight and improve my health.

During my journey to better health, I found simple exercises that helped me develop awareness and understanding of where I could improve my health without causing stress. I took my time and gradually learned what was healthy and what was not. I slowly added healthy foods and helpful lifestyle changes. It took me a couple of years, but I eventually regained my health and lost ninety pounds. Most importantly, I learned to relax and be happier.

These exercises helped me in many ways. For the first time in years, I sleep well and wake up feeling good. My strength and endurance is strong, and my blood pressure that was once 152/90 is now 116/58. I have a more positive attitude. Where once I became agitated or frustrated, these instances are now minor issues. Life is easier and much more enjoyable. I am calmer and problems seem to just bounce off.

Dealing with stress, anxiety, and the challenges of life are difficult for many of us, and I want to share the exercises I found to relieve stress. We all lead busy lives and adding another item to the to-do list can seem overwhelming.

Relaxation exercises can fit into anyone’s life without requiring more time. They can be done in one’s spare time, such as waiting in line, walking from place to place, or just before falling asleep. Most of them can be done in just one or two minutes. These quick and easy exercises can make a big difference in how we manage our stressful lives.

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