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World Mental Health Day Oct 10,2020

“Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Eckhart Tolle

The present economic impact due to COVID has become an added stress on the people.

Silent psychological suffering has become acute and mandatory quarantine making people go crazy as they are left alone.

Domestic violence is said to reach its peak.

Many are experiencing anxiety, depression, and  some becoming insomniacs.

People from all walks of life are suffering at present.

People need psychosocial support for Mental well-being.

This Year Theme is “Mental Health for All. Greater Investment-Greater Access”

” You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it”  Demi Lovato

Always we have to open up.One must freely discuss the problems with the psychologists,mental health experts and professionals and not to feel shy or cocoon oneself.

Wishing my WP readers a strong ‘mental health’ to cope with all sorts of stress.

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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World Hypertension Day

This day is Celebrated on May 17 th.

We are all under pressure because of Covid-19,adding to our blood pressure.

The World Hypertension League (WHL) has announced that it will postpone the celebration of World Hypertension Day (WHD) 2020 until October 17, 2020, due to global COVID-19 pandemic. World Hypertension Day

The expanded theme for World Hypertension Day is Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer, with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

It’s a 6.5 minute read.

Have you ever checked your BP ( blood pressure ) ?

If not,first thing you do is to see a physician and get checked.

Is your PB pressurised because you are under pressure ?

“Life is not merely being alive, but being well”. Marcus Valerius Martialis

Belonging to the medical profession,I am happy if I can bring awareness about common health problems.

Why knowledge about Hypertension important ?

Because high blood pressure is a ‘Silent Killer‘.

The medical term used for High Blood Pressure is ‘Hypertension’

What do I mean by silent killer ?

Most of you with Hypertension have no symptoms and when the blood pressure goes up. you are not even aware.

High BP develops gradually and over the time.If you are careless, by the time you realize you would have developed one of these complications,hence it is said to be a silent killer.

  • Stroke,
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney failure
  • Vision loss
  • Sexual dysfunction

High BP can not be cured.It can be managed through life style changes and medications as per your doctors advice.

Managing blood pressure is a life long commitment and a test for your will power.

There are many reasons why one can develop Blood Pressure, ( Please consult your Doctor )

‘Life Style’ is one of them and I am limiting my discussion to this aspect.

What is life style ?

Wikipedia defines “Lifestyle is the interests, opinions, behaviors, and behavioral orientations of an individual, group, or culture”

Are you under pressure,based on your lifestyle philosophy?

I am suggesting some of your life style aspects which can elevate your Blood pressure.

1.Reacting to each and every incident that happens to you.Your response & if your reaction is more than what is required, leading to stress.

2.Tension,anxiety,imaginary worries,thinking of future,stress… out of physical,mental, emotional exhaustion.

3.Smoking & Drinking habits-You indulge in smoking or drinking because you are under stress and you think these habits make you forget the problem and in the process you get addicted and even hooked.

4.Being Overweight- result of Eating habits/physical activity.

Obesity happens over the time. Because of eating too much ( wrong foods ) and at the same time lacking physical activity.

you are stressed because of friends and colleges making fun of your body.Not just that, you also have to face the health related complications arising from being overweight.

I shall discuss each in detail

1.Stress

“Stress is thrash of modern life,we all generate it but if you don’t dispose it properly,it will pile up and overtake your life” Danzae pace

By definition,stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from demanding circumstances.

Stress affects all of us.Mild stress is OK,since it makes you get ready to solve your problems.But chronic stress affects the health which is irreversible.

When you are stressed, your body reacts in flight or fight mode,because stress hormones are produced.

The problem with stress hormones is that your body responds by increasing your blood pressure to pump blood to the body muscles so that body is in a position to react to the situation.

Our bodies can easily deal mild degrees of stress.However the chronic stress and the consequence of these stress hormones lead to Hypertension.

Stress triggers highly vary from one individual to other and it is difficult to gauze how mildly or strongly you react to the situation.stress can affect you emotionally,physically and even your behavior may change.
Solution– Never react to the situation immediately.Understand that you can’t not control every thing that happens to you.Think for a while and make sincere attempts to find an alternate or look into the problem in a different perspective.Exercise regularly and stay positive.

2.Smoking

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.I know because I’ve done it thousands of times”. Mark Twain

Jokes apart,you all know that smoking is bad for lungs and can lead to lung cancer.Are you aware that it can also lead to high blood pressure and heart disease ?

Nicotine is the culprit.It increases your heart rate,narrows the blood vessels by hardening it’s walls and thus increases your blood pressure.
Solution-Just quit smoking.Don’t ask me how and when.

” you are greater than your addiction “. Nasia Davis

3.Drinking

” Alcohol,what is that ? It’s not in my Vodkabulary,but let me check in Whiskypedia. Unknown

On a lighter note it is said alcohol is the cause and also the solution- to all your problems.

You are aware that alcohol causes liver and digestive problems.You will be shocked to know that chronic consumption leads to hypertension.

Nevertheless people take things easy in alcohol matters and when questioned about high consumption they come out with funny explanations.

” In beer there is freedom,in wine there is health,in cognac there is power and in water there is bacteria “. Unknown

Alcohol contains calories that contributes to weight gain which is a risk factor for high blood pressure.Alcohol formula itself triggers hypertension.

Solution-Just stop drinking.Quicker the decision made better for everyone around you.

4.Obesity

“Obesity Is not because it runs in the family !!! It is because no one runs in the family !!” unknown

Though there are many causes for obesity,sedentary life style and high calorie/fat food in take are major reasons.When we eat junk food and don’t exercise we get fat.

Solution-Regular physical activity, 60 to 90 minutes of moderate activity and dietary modifications under a nutritionist guidance helps you to keep a check on your weight

Thank you for your patience in reaching this point.

Please share your views on how not to succumb to the life style habits.

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This is something we have been doing wrong all along !

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

 

References

World Hypertension day

How smoking affects blood pressure

High Blood pressures from Alcohol consumption

Obesity & Blood Pressure

Disclaimer– The contents of the post are for information purpose only,and are not intended to be professional medical advice,diagnosis or treatment.Please take the advice of your physician regarding hypertension.

Stressed? Think of Romantic Friendship !

Romantic Friendship

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance.” John Lennon

This is a 2.7 minute read.Please proceed if you can spare this much time.

Before I start the discussion,it’s better we know the definition of ‘Romantic Friendship’.

According to ‘Wikipedia’

“A romantic friendship, passionate friendship, or affectionate friendship is a very close but typically non-sexual relationship between friends,often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in the contemporary Western Societies. It may include for example holding hands,cuddling,hugging,kissing,giving massages,  and sharing a bed, or  co-sleeping, without sexual intercourse or other physical sexual expression”

Yourdictionary.com says

“An intensely emotional love relationship between two unrelated people, in which sexuality  is unimportant and typically absent, but there is greater physical affection or poetic communication than is typical for friendship”

Can we include online Friendship ( since we are into the digital revolution with social media,online-video/chat,making new online friends etc ) into the above definitions ? I am not sure.

How nice it’s when the truly understanding relationship takes a vow, as said below !

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach more,that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.And that’s what you’ve given me.That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever”  Nicholas Sparks

But then….all are not fortunate and there has to be a kind of ‘vibe’ or as some one brilliantly  coined the term ‘ Familiar vibe’,  or  Mutual ‘resonance’ between the partners or friends or relationships.Plato’s quote is apt.

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” Plato.

True friends really make a big influence on their individual lives in times of stress.

And What did John Lennon Say about friendship and its impact on Life and how this true friendship keeps you smiling ?

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears”.

A recent study published in the journal Psychophysiology suggests that simply imagining love & support from your significant other can boost your stress management skills.Check this link.

Thinking About Partners Reduces Stress-Study

Please share your thoughts on this subject .

Thank You

Philosophy Through Photography

 

Tension Free…. Stress Free…you think it’s a distant dream ?

As you are busy with fast paced life , you are left with lots of tension,anxiety resulting in stress.you start thinking as if all the problems happening to you only.

Just relax.All of are undergoing the same, at one time or the other.You can neither run away from the problems, nor start dreaming of positive thoughts,The two popular advices..easier said than followed…

Just listen to the quotes by unknown and known wise souls.

If a problem can be solved, no need to worry about it. If a problem cannot be solved what is the use of worrying?

Worries and tensions are like birds , We cannot stop them from flying near us, But we can certainly stop them from making a nest in our mind.

The tension you feel from one person may be the tension you are causing for another.

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.

Stress is the trash of modern life we all generate it, but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension. – Joshua L. Liebman

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
– Eckhart Tolle

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.
– Spanish proverb

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