The Ultimate Meditation Guide [Infographic]

Meditation is the practice of purposefully focusing your mind and body to achieve a state of relaxation. Through techniques such as breathing exercises, chanting, physical activity or some combination of them, practitioners of meditation hope to achieve a clearer state of mind and ward off the effects of physical and mental stress. In one form or another, meditation is a component of most major religions, as well as a popular form of maintaining wellness.

This infographic will guide you through the benefits of meditating as well as the different types of meditation:

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Mood and the Menstrual Cycle [Infographic]

The word hormone comes from the Greek hormo, meaning to move forward. That’s appropriate because these powerful chemicals keep every part of the body working properly. Estrogen and progesterone, the primary female hormones, are essential for reproduction, growth, metabolism, and immune function. However, their constant fluctuation may also wreak havoc on the way many women feel.

In an analysis of 41 published studies of women’s daily moods, more than half found a link between bad moods and menstruation. Moreover, women in the Penn Ovarian Aging Study reported an increase of depressive symptoms as they transitioned into menopause. If you feel like you’re on a hormonal roller coaster, read on to learn what research suggests about hormonal mood swings, and discover natural ways to feel better no matter where you are in your cycle or life.

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Science-Backed Benefits of Working Outdoors [Infographic]

Human beings are not made to be locked inside a cubicle all day. We are biologically built to move around and get in touch with the outdoors. Our bodies need to experience changes in air, temperature, and scenery to interrupt the stagnant office environment.

Most construction work, as we know, takes place outdoors. While it is hard work, studies have shown a wide range of benefits when you work among trees, fresh air, and sunlight, including increased creativity, productivity, and positivity. This explains why we often feel at peace when gazing at scenic landscapes and greenery. Companies like Google have realized this and incorporated nature into their office environments to improve their employees’ performance.

However, many jobs, including those in construction, take place at a desk. To show the benefits of bringing your desk outside, BigRentz created an infographic that covers the dangers of a desk job and the science-backed benefits of working outdoors.

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How Gardening help your Motor Skills [Infographic]

We often think of motor skills as being innate, or something we’re born with. After all, every kid can run, jump, and do somersaults, right?

In reality, they are physical skills learned as children, and some types are fine-tuned throughout our lives. Gardening can play a big role in enhancing motor skills. Whether you’re young or old, gardening can be a healthy addition to your lifestyle.

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Scientific Reasons why you should Drink More Water [Infographic]

Good water is the purest, most wonderful thing you can do for your body! (Well, top three at least…)

Our bodies are around 60% water in total, more so in specific parts such as the blood (90% water) and cartilage (80%). So it’s very easy to dehydrate yourself – and very harmful when you do so.

Spin it around though, and if you hit the 3-4 liters per day that your body requires, you will instantly feel better. Drinking a decent amount of water each day can help your digestion, your skin, and your anxiety. And it can help you to focus, which makes those meditation sessions even more rewarding.

The tricky thing is figuring how to get more water into your life. But it’s just about good habits. This visual guide provides eight easy ways to drink more water. Get it down, and you can start enjoying a purer, more lubricated lifestyle!

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