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An overburden of living with too much stress is on the increase. Single parents who always contend with child care responsibilities on their own are higly likely to be living a life of too much stress. Situations can and do vary, sometimes high stress levels can be managed however this is not always the case and consistent and raised stress levels may lead to a feeling of overwhelm and overburden. Stress management has always been important, however new technologies are on the increase that may not be understood yet by many HOWEVER need consideration.

What is meant by the impact excess stress causes? There are various things that a person might attempt in concious and subconscious ways to reverse the stress they are under. Some may potentially try to alleviate their problems through scores of means that are not helpful. They may reach for drugs, they could overeat, they could go on spending sprees, and take part in scores of other activities that would undermine their ability to be a good parent. These behaviours can prove potentially devastating to the health and welfare of the child and the entire family. A parent cannot be effective if he/she is not in the proper frame of mind needed to be a good guardian.

So, what can a single parent do as a means of engaging in effective stress management? Stress management is key to an enjoyable and fruitful life, there are all kinds of means available to parents in order to reduce stress levels. The most common first step is to understand that stress is a state of mind. It is a response to serious anxiety. In no way should it be thought that the catalysts which are adding to your anxieties are in no way important. They may be very serious. However, the response that you have to the situation need not be one where you are not in control of your life. One crucial point- everyday when you wake up, you will still have the responsibility of a child or young adult in your care. Understanding that stress is a state of mind is the first step towards lessoning its impact.

It is also important to separate your feelings towards your stress from your children. To summarise, the last thing you want to end up achieving is taking your frustrations out on your children. Such actions are a reprehensible form of “stress management” and should always be avoided. Seeking instead proper means of dealing with stressful feelings and ultimately improving your overall health for the good of all.

For example, simply getting a decent amount of exercise has the potential to reduce stress levels. Stress can cause physical and mental overwhelm that can quite literally drain you of all energy and well-being. In the long run potentially causing more harm than most would give credit. Upon taking part in a proper exercise regime, a great deal of pent up anxiety can literally be burned up. This form of stress management also has scores of obvious health benefits as well which adds to its benefits.

Deep breathing exercises are a good “on the spot” form of stress management. When you feel overwhelmed in a stressful environment, counting down from ten and taking deep breaths can deliver excellent stress management results. Simple concepts like this should not be underestimated, any amount of stress that can be removed from your life no matter how large or small is a great great thing.

Affordable stress management and reduction home study programs have been designed also that can help play a major role. Programs that can………….

-Help YOU to eliminate your stress and lose weight whilst gaining more energy!

-Create a healthier and happier lifestyle.

-Help you to stop letting others push you around and let you start to take control.

-Give you the power to strengthen relationships with your family and loved ones.

-Educate you to utilise simple exercises to reach a deeper sense of relaxation.

It may take a little research to find the right program for your needs and budget but these stress management programs exist and can with a little investment really begin to help you to overcome the unhealthy and silent killer known as STRESS!!

Stress management for single parents is not always easy due to the many varied responsibilities involved with being a parent. But, with the proper effort, one can certainly lower stress levels to a manageable degree and this can only be a benefit to all.

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I am an African-American woman who was born and raised in the south. My family, like many other southern families, idea of having a good meal is eating smothered pork chops, home made mashed potatoes with gravy, collard greens with ham hock and jiffy cornbread with butter on top. In the south, we love to eat the hog and all of its parts. Southerners are known for eating chitlings, pork ribs, chopped barbecue, ham sandwiches, pork sausage, and bacon.

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My mother cooked and fed her children pork because her parents cooked and fed their family pork. My mother died from too much stress on her heart, as did her mother. They both had high blood pressure and they both died young. I am forty years of age and I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Do you see the pattern? Is this a pattern in your family as well?

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The way that you can manage the stress that is being placed on your heart is by preventing it before it happens. When you eat fried foods and pork products you run the risk of clogging up the walls of your arteries. If your arteries are clogged with build up from grease then you are putting stress on your heart because your heart has to pump extra hard to get the blood to your vital organs. Managing stress starts with your diet by limiting the amount of pork, salt and fried foods that you intake and increasing the amount of fruits,vegetables, whole grains and fiber that you eat. Before you change your diet, you should consult with your doctor. There are also many books out there about healthy eating as it relates to African-American women.

You can also reduce the amount of stress you place on your heart by exercising. Your heart is a muscle that is connected to valves which are connected to your arteries. When your heart is pumping blood it moves the valves and when you are inactive there is not enough blood flowing to keep your valves working properly. Walking for about 30 minutes a day is a great exercise for strengthening your heart and keeping your blood flowing properly. You should consult with your doctor before you start a new exercise regime.

Statics show that African American women have a high risk of being diagnosed with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a disease that can be passed on from family to family but you can also have high blood pressure because of controllable variables such as being over weight, inactivity and having poor eating habits. High blood pressure is a silent killer and can lead to strokes and heart attacks. If you have not done so already, get you blood pressure checked and work on controlling the amount of stress that you place on your heart.

Antionette Tate enjoys helping people to discover their inner peace and joy. She invites you to visit her blog “Inner Peace and Joy: Tips to Help You Maintain Inner Peace and Joy Daily” or email

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