Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning new year's resolutions and needles.
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Learn about New Year Resolutions and Needles Five, four, three, two, one happy New Year! Whether you celebrate it on January first or the second new moon after the winter solstice, New Years has held a special place in the hearts of humans for thousands of years; card blanch, a new leaf, a new beginning, a chance to wipe the slate clean. While the ancient Babylonians were making New Year’s resolutions to return borrowed farming equipment modern resolutions tend to center around health, fitness, relationships and money. How many have vowed to stay away from the donuts, fries and burgers in favor of healthier cuisine? Making a New Year’s resolution to eat more healthfully is one of the top ten of all time but how many of us actually stick to it? After the initial excitement and motivation of that New Year’s diet resolution wears thin you might find it hard to keep to the plan, how about embarking on a diet with a friend? You can monitor each other and keep each other motivated. Getting to the gym for fitness is in the top ten New Year’s resolutions also. To make your fitness resolution more than just a passing fad try setting realistic goals. If you have not exercised for a long time start out with three half hour cardio sessions per week, two weeks later try adding in a weight session. Make your exercise something you enjoy doing for some people are thoroughly bored by the treadmill. Aerobics, dancing or pilates might be more your style make your commitment to exercise a formal. Draw up a contract with yourself and sign it, have some close friends and family sign it too this should keep you fully committed. New Years is the perfect time to quit that bad habit. Smoking is one of the deadliest. If you find it going cold turkey does not quite work for you then take a different course of action try ear acupuncture or patches to quell the cravings. Try to identify your emotional triggers for smoking. Is there a healthier habit you can substitute for a cigarette? You will be glad you stuck to this resolution; twelve months after quitting you are fifty percent less likely to suffer from heart disease than a smoker, a great reward. Call it Aichmophobia or call it Belonephobia but needles can be a prickly subject for some people; fear of pins and needles is more common that you might think. How many times has your heart raised and your breath shortened when receiving an injection? You may even find yourself having to look the other way; this is a mild form of Belonephobia. For some people however the symptoms are more extreme it starts off with shortness of breath then dizziness at the mere thought of that needle approaching then perfused sweating and finally fainting. However some people skip all of these symptoms and simply run straight out the door with the first panic induced rush of adrenaline. Phobias are not based on fear, they are based on anxiety; fear is a very useful tool for humans and serves to keep us safe, anxiety is irrational fear, fear of a threat that does not actually exist it is all in the imagination. Most needles are actually there to help you. There are no sure fire cures for Belonephobia but considering that it has its roots in the imagination using the imagination to overcome it makes sense; path working, energy psychology, meditation, visualization and hypnotherapy all seem to have better results in curing Belonephobia than traditional talking and counseling therapies do. Finding the right therapy might feel like looking for a needle in a haystack but who wants to be pinned down by Belonephobia for the rest of their lives? People suffering severe Belonephobia would rather suffer post operative pain than take relief by or an injection.
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