Bonjour!
Relaxation is perhaps the single most important key to health and well-being. It is the antidote to stress which is known to contribute to the development of disease. When we relax, our body has an opportunity to unwind. The benefits of relaxation have been well researched and some of these are summarized below.
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Relaxation
+gives the heart a rest by slowing the heart rate 
+reduces blood pressure 
+slows the rate of breathing, which reduces the need for oxygen 
+increases blood flow to the muscles 
+decreases muscle tension 
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As a result of relaxation, many people experience:
+more energy 
+better sleep 
+enhanced immunity 
+increased concentration 
+better problem-solving abilities 
+greater efficiency 
+smoother emotions: less anger, crying, anxiety, frustration, pain &   headaches 
 
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Relaxing in a Hot Bath is one of life’s simple pleasures
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The posts below cover topics with easy ways to improve one’s health from stretching (Are You a Jaguar?)incorporating a few key ingredients in meals (Show Me the Curry)and drinking more water (“Drink Up”) 
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Overcoming a medical crisis (Shirley Harris-Slaughter) and (First Lady Michelle Obama’s Fitness Routine).
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The exception is Diana Nyad’s historic 110 mile swim at age 64 which required a positive mindset along with tremendous training.  Diana’s story; however, is so inspiring that she will let you know that you can accomplish anything.
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NCM Blog
Jan. 22, 2014
Jan. 19, 2014
Jan. 16. 2014
Jan. 7, 2014
Jan. 7, 2014
Jan. 5, 2014
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To Your Health!
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Camille
Camille Mitchell
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