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Researches Show Vitamin N Can Turn You Into A Very Different Person

Researches Show Vitamin N Can Turn You Into A Very Different Person

Are you getting enough vitamin N? Do you even know what vitamin N is? In recent years, the term “vitamin N” has been used as a synonym for nature.

So the question is in fact relevant to all of us. My guess is many of us do not get enough vitamin N in our lives.

After all, it is easy for us to feel overwhelmed by the daily grind. Furthermore, it is easy for us to become distracted and lose sight of what’s really important in our lives.

Luckily, this is where vitamin N can help potentially turn you into a very different person. And this is proved by numerous researches!

It improves our brain functions

Most people are forced to deal with the pollution and smog of cities on a daily basis. This takes its toll on the brain over an extended period of time.

When we are able to get away from these large populated areas, we are able to take in clean, fresh air. In fact, the air is more ionized and contains a cleaner chemical make up. This is better for us in the long run.

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This clean air fills your lungs and insures that your brain remains oxygen-rich.

Recent studies show that going out in to nature and simply breathing the air is good for your brain because it helps improve your memory, focus, and attention.

It brings our senses alive

It is often the case where our daily lives essentially desensitize us from our surroundings. This is especially the case in the larger, more populated cities. Over time, we can feel like our senses are not as sharp.

This is where vitamin N can help.

Human beings’ natural habitat is nature; it is in nature where our ancestors made their homes.

Although we have experienced significant technological advancement, we remain the same from a basic physical standpoint.

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Try it out for yourself. Go in to nature and take in your surroundings. You will notice that you will have a heightened sense of sight and smell.

It can reduce depression and improve psychological well-being

Depression is often the result of stress, namely the stress associated with the daily grind of everyday living.

Do you think subjecting yourself to a stressful routine, such as living in New York City and taking the subway to work everyday, can magnify depression? Of course it can.

But once again this is where vitamin N saves the day.

Researchers have gone so far as to conclude that joggers who exercise in a natural green setting are far less anxious and depressed than joggers who exercise in an urban setting.

It gives us confidence and a sense of the bigger picture

Returning to a state of nature enables us to hit the rewind button.

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No matter what we are going through in our lives, it usually takes a backseat to the beauty of nature.

Have you ever lost your train of thought because you were so captivated by the beautiful scenery you were witnessing? If so, then this is what you have experienced.

Nothing else seems to matter because for a brief moment in time, all of your problems and worries are forgotten.

You feel enlightened. You feel inspired. You feel like you can overcome any challenge life gives you.

In fact, one study goes so far as to prove that mental patients’ self-esteem improved dramatically when they exercised in a green environment versus a normal environment.

It heals us and turn us into better people

The mind is a powerful tool. What we think often comes in to being.

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More specifically, our mindset often plays a huge role in our physical existence.

When we feel good mentally, our body feels great. When were are in a mental funk, this often translates to injury or even illness.

Vitamin N helps us get right mentally.

Try it out for yourself. The next time your body is aching or you are sick, go out and experience nature for a day.

You will relax. You will feel at peace. The weight of the world will be lifted off your shoulders. Most importantly, you will give your body a chance to heal.

Featured photo credit: Nature/Miguel Angel Soutullo via flickr.com

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Last Updated on December 9, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

1. Get Rationally Optimistic

Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

The result: no more mental stress.

2. Unplug

Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

3. Easy on the Caffeine

Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

The result: mental stress will be gone!

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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