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Healthy Lifestyle Choices To Help Relieve Stress

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Healthy Lifestyle Choices To Help Relieve Stress

Stress is not so easy to remove form your daily life. It will always be existing as long as we live because there are so many things to trigger it. Stress can release cortisol which affect your mood. It also can increase heart rates, disturb sleeping pattern, increase blood pressure, ruin blood sugar level, and weaken immunity. The longer you experience stress, the more damaging the effects can be. It can cause to more severe health problems such as stroke, heart attack, and depression. Hence, it is important to know how to deal with stress through healthy lifestyle choices and habit as follows:

Opt for healthier diet

Healthy diet doesn’t mean you only stick to low fat and diet foods. It focuses more on taking balance diet consisting of highly nutritious foods in moderate portion. Eating healthy foods will help minimize the effects stress can cause such as unbalanced blood sugar, high blood pressure, weakened immunity, etc. Also, healthier diet will help you feel more optimistic and energetic. 

Maintain regular exercise

Maintain regular exercise Healthy Lifestyle Choices To Help Relieve Stress

Keeping your body in shape is not the only goal you try to achieve. More than anything, your priority should be on increasing energy and positivity. When you maintain regular exercise, your body will be healthier while stress level will be reduced as well. If you are already active, try new variations from your regular regime. You can add some calming and soothing activities to your already intense exercises.

Consider reducing caffeine and alcohol intake

Many people drink coffee when they feel their energy depleting. In fact, caffeine is such a great energy booster. However, taking it excessively may lead to problems since it can elevate cortisol level that can cause to stress and anxiety. You can take smaller or moderate amount of caffeine to get your energy boosted. Limit alcohol consumption as well to help reduce stress level. Instead, change to healthier options of beverages such as juice or tea. 

Maintain good sleep habits

The amount of sleep you get daily can affect your stress level. Lack of sleep often cause irritability, depleted energy, and mood swings. It leads you to drink more caffeine but it only adds more problems. An adequate amount of sleep is known to be beneficial in reducing stress level. If you don’t have healthy sleep habits, start with a new routine. Make sure that you build healthy sleep environment. Also, schedule your sleep regularly and avoid triggering stress before bed. Remove possible distractions that make you unable to fall asleep as easy such as works, phone calls, hunger, clutters, noises, etc. 

Have regular appointments

You don’t have to wait until you have major health issues to visit doctor. In fact, you can visit for regular checkups in certain periods of time to ensure your health is in good condition. Important appointments include regular eye exams, and general physical exams. If you are over 40, it is best to have yearly appointment. By having routine appointments, you can prevent health anxiety which often the cause of stress and depression.

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How Does It Feels to Dive A Shipwreck in Tulamben, Bali

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How Does It Feels to Dive A Shipwreck in Tulamben, Bali
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Bali offers millions of beach lined charms with soft, soft white sand when you step on it. The peak beauty of the beach that most people enjoy is when the sun rises and sunsets. But the underwater of Bali become one of the charms of domestic and foreign tourists. The underwater charm of Bali has been worldwide and even included in the world’s best. Some popular diving points for divers are Tulamben, Amed, Nusa Penida, Menjangan Island, and others. Each spot offers its own privileges and is able to spoil the eye of the diver.

Here, we will talk how does it feels like to dive in Tulamben and, particularly, in the famous Liberty shipwreck. Curious on how diving in Tulamben is actually like? Read on. 

Why You Should Dive in Tulamben Bali

Tulamben, a small fishing village on Bali’s northeast coast, is home to one of the island’s most popular diving spots. People go long distances to see the shipwrecked USAT Liberty, which sank in 1942 and is now inhabited by sea life.

Tulamben is known for its dives on the USS Liberty. The wreckage is not far from the shore, therefore no boat is required for diving. You can just walk off from the beach to, slowly descending to the ocean, until you get fully submerged and dive to the site. Where else in the world you can just walk off to a big sunken boat? 

A Walk From the Beach to the Sunken Wreck

This could be your first dive starting from the beach. You might think about the difficulties of wearing a dive suit and gear on a moving boat and decided that starting from the beach would be more convenient. That’s true—wearing a dive suit in the land is surely easier—until you started walking on those pebbles with everything on your mask and fins. The issue was not with carrying the weight of our diving tank, but with staying balanced while walking on pebbles with the potential to slip at any moment!

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The Star of Tulamben Diving: USS Liberty Shipwreck

The USS Liberty wreckage was first beached for twenty years on the Tulamben beachfront before sinking to its current location in the sea due to an earthquake induced by Mount Agung eruption in 1963. The freight ship was 120 meters long. Corals have started to develop over the wreck as a result of the centuries in the water, and many fish have made their homes there. You will see that diving on a shipwreck versus diving on a reef is a very different experience. The ship’s construction, particularly the hall structure that we can swim through, is fascinating. Seeing small fish, giant fish, and sea turtles as you move from one corner to the other in such big shipwreck can mesmerise you for hours!

The Coral Garden

Don’t forget to stop at the Coral Garden as well while you go on a dive trip in Tulamben. This shallow coral reef features a unique blend of natural and man-made structures that promote coral growth, and it’s a great place for beginners to see clownfish, octopi, and other fascinating critters.

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Can’t Dive? Go Snorkeling 

Fortunately, you don’t have to go SCUBA diving to the wreck’s bottom to experience the breathtaking view. Snorkelers can swim over the 125-meter ship on clear days for spectacular views of the entire area.