The Connection between Emotional Wellness and Physical Health

Shemane Nugent - 4 Minutes a Day, Rock 'n Roll Your Way to HAPPYShemane Nugent is the author of 4 Minutes a Day, Rock ‘n Roll Your Way to HAPPY, a book covering various topics related to healthy living. A fitness instructor since 1980, Shemane Nugent achieved a master’s degree in metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona, in order to strengthen her understanding of the connection between emotional wellness and physical health.

In modern times many people are familiar with the fact that their emotions can have a direct physical effect on their physical health. However, the exact ways in which the mind and body interact are still a mystery. When a person is feeling anxious or exceptionally angry, the brain feels a need to alert the rest of the body. This alert can take the form of elevated blood pressure or something as discomforting as a stomach ulcer.

Common physical side effects of persistent emotional distress can include constipation and diarrhea, sleep disorders such as insomnia, fluctuations with weight, and general aches and pains. Stress is particularly harmful when it comes to physical health. An individual experiencing chronic stress may struggle with ailments such as a lowered immune system, chest pain, and heart palpitations. For more information, visit Shemane’s healthy living blog at www.ShemaneNugent.Rocks.

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Tips for Beginners to Hot Yoga

As an author and advocate for healthy lifestyles, Shemane Nugent dedicates herself to helping others enjoy improved health and well-being. In addition to working as an International Zumba® presenter, Shemane Nugent also pursues her many other fitness-related interests, including hot yoga.

Hot yoga, as the name implies, is done in a heated room. While it can be very challenging for people who are new to this type of yoga, it has many rewards for those who stick with it. However, taking a hot yoga class, it’s important to know what to expect.

First of all, be prepared for extreme sweat. It’s important to drink water throughout the day beforehand and to bring water with you so that you can rehydrate yourself throughout the class. However, do not gulp water too quickly between poses, as this can bother the stomach. Sipping water tends to work better during class.

As far as food goes, it’s best to avoid eating in the hours immediately before your class. This is because feeling nauseous is common during hot yoga, especially among beginners. While you’re getting started with hot yoga, it’s best to take it easy. If you begin to feel sick or faint during the class, take a break and lie down. After class, drink plenty of water to replace lost fluids.

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Five Reasons to Take a Group Fitness Class

With a passion for healthy living, Shemane Nugent created the book 4 Minutes a Day, Rock ‘n Roll Your Way to HAPPY to teach people how to transform their lives with simple lifestyle changes. She also reaches people through her website http://www.shemanenugent.com, where she shares inspirational messages about fitness. Away from work, Shemane Nugent focuses staying active by teaching group fitness classes.

From aerobics to Zumba, group exercise comes in various forms, but all have the same motivation, to help people achieve their fitness goals. These classes are led by a qualified instructor, who ensures each participant carries out exercises accurately and safely. The following are a few of the benefits of taking part in a group fitness class.

1. Individuals who participate in group exercise build relationships with instructors and other members, which holds them more accountable for working toward their goal.

2. The likelihood of boredom subsides because group classes are organized to keep participants interested and motivated. A variety of music or variations in workout routines are incorporated for this purpose.

3. Group fitness classes integrate all the necessities for a structured workout, including warming up and cooling down. Both of these stages are typically overlooked by people inexperienced with working out.

4. Classes are designed to reach maximum levels of activity, therefore effectively boosting cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness.

5. Many classes last an hour and are scheduled regularly, so participants can build the workout easily into their schedules without skipping or missing sessions.

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