Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview
What is optimism? Optimism is a hopeful,positive outlook on the future,yourself,and the world around you. It is a key part of resilience,the inner strength that helps you get through tough times. By definition,optimism helps you see,feel,and think positively. But it has extra benefits you might not know about-optimism helps keep up your physical health too. 1 You don’t have to be a ...
Dealing With Negative Thoughts - Topic Overview
What exactly is a negative thought? Suppose a coworker or a grocery store clerk suddenly gave you a mean look. How would you react? Would you just let it slide off you,like water off a duck? Or would you take it personally and feel bad about yourself,or even get angry about it? If you turn small things into big things that bother you for days,weeks,or even longer,you’re having negative ...
Good-Health Attitude - Topic Overview
Good health requires a positive attitude. It's up to you to decide to make the most of things when you are faced with health challenges. This attitude-a good-health mind-set-doesn't just happen. It takes work,every day. The following tips will help you enjoy a "good-health attitude": 1 Focus on your abilities instead of your disabilities. Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. ...
Belly-Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing) - Topic Overview
Belly-breathing fills your lungs fully,slows your breathing rate,and helps you relax. Place one hand on your belly just below the ribs and the other hand on your chest. You can do this while standing,but it may be more comfortable while you are lying on the floor with your knees bent. Take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale,let your belly push your hand out. Keep your chest ...
Stress Relief and Relaxation - Overview
Stress is a fact of life. Although some stress is normal and even needed,too much of it can affect your quality of life and your health. There are simple things you can do to help relieve stress. Tips to relieve stress When you feel stressed,you can: Take slow,deep breaths. Soak in a warm bath. Listen to soothing music. Take a walk or do some other activity. Meditate or pray. Take a ...
Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Check Your Symptoms
WebMD provides an assessment of your anger symptoms and signs of hostility.
Whole Medical Systems: An Overview
Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, homeopathy and naturopathy: They all involve techniques and practices that may complement traditional medical care. Learn more about alternative medicine.
Stress Management - Ways to Avoid Stress
Because stress is unavoidable in life, it is important to find ways to decrease and prevent stressful incidents and decrease your negative reactions to stress. Following are activities to help you do this.Managing timeTime management skills can allow you to spend more time with your family and friends and possibly increase your performance and productivity. This will help reduce your stress.To ...
Health Care Agents - Appointing One and Being One
Accepting an appointment as a health care agent requires thoughtful consideration about whether you can fulfill the role appropriately. WebMD explores this issue.
Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions
WebMD looks at the federal law concerning advance directives such as living wills, as well as some special cases such as pregnancy.