Beating Summer Stress

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance

Mike J. Gold
Managing Broker
RE/MAX Horizons Group
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Beating Summer Stress

Busy parents often find themselves overwhelmed with too many tasks.  During the summer when children are our of school, these problems can be compounded and what is supposed to be a relaxing family time can be a hectic, stressful occassion instead.  It is vital for  good health to find time to relax and recharge. Relaxation and breathing techniques designed to lower heart rate and blood pressure can help energize you and improve concentration.

Gardening for Health and Healing

Working in the soil is often said to be a very relaxing passtime.  Combine the relaxing benefits of outdoor activities with the natural health benefits of various plants and herbs to add a holisitc healing element to your lifestyle.  There are many resources for natural healing gardening on the Internet.

Keep the Kids Active

During the long summer break, children often spend way too much time in front of the television.  The lack of exercise combined with poor eating habits can lead to health problems for children and teens.  Television time should be tempered with other activities like reading, outdoor play, swimming. 

Comments (4)

Douglas Cartwright
Bankers Life/Colonial Penn - Somerset, NJ

Mike. Some simple yet valuable tips Thanks

Jul 25, 2008 03:21 AM
Edie Lomason
Michael Saunders & Company - Venice, FL
BA, ABR

You forgot to mention how messy the house gets with the kids around all the time.  When they were little they were so proud to clean-up.  Now, ages 13 and 14, they eat a lot and the dishes just pile up.  We are working on that this summer.  It is almost impossible to get my kids outside and we live on the intra coastal waterway in Florida with boats and skis and tubes and fun stuff!  My kids love their computers, phones and games.  They don't even have to see their friends to be with them.

Jul 25, 2008 03:22 AM
Jim Curry
Re/ Max Achievers - Hagerstown, MD
Realtor

Some very good advice; TV for kids should be limited to 2 hours a day.. Good luck on that.

Jul 25, 2008 03:29 AM
Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
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Always good to "manage stress levels"! 

Thanks and great post,

Tom Davis

World Class Delaware Realtor

Jul 25, 2008 03:46 AM