Today stress is a major cause of health issues in our lives from mental health issues to physical disease. It can create havoc on your mind and body. Did you know that with careful evaluation of your life and by eliminating certain habits you can remove most sources of stress form your life?
It’s that easy!
Stress is a response to challenges in life, and life isn’t that exciting without challenges, so we need a healthy way to deal with stress.
Stress can effect our health in many ways:
-Poorly managed stress can accelerate aging in our bodies and in our minds.
-It can cause weight gain or loss through emotional eating patterns.
-Stress increases inflammation in our bodies which increases the chance of diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
-Depression is many time stress related.
Is this you?
Relax! It can all be reversed. You got this!
-Eat Healthy!-That’s right. What and how you eat can reduce stress significantly. Evaluate your eating habits.
-Avoid sugars and processed foods throughout your day. Eat real food!
-Don’t skip breakfast. Breakfast kickstarts your metabolism and helps keep your blood sugar levels steady throughout the day which reduces stress.
-Eat little and often. This will keep your energy levels steady and increase positive productivity.
-If your eating healthy, you will look good and feel good. Looking good and feeling good eliminates stress.
-Move-Even light exercise can lower stress levels. Combine exercise with a healthy diet and feel the stress go away. A fit healthy body keeps you looking and feeling good. When you feel and look good there is less stress. Are you seeing a pattern here?
-Exercise your mind- Did you know that meditation has been around for thousands of years? There’s a reason for that. Take time for some simple breathing exercises or light meditation when you’re feeling stressed. It’s worth the effort.
-Sleep-Always take time for self-care. Sleep is an important component of self care and reducing stress. Take time to unplug, rest and recharge your body. You will awaken with more energy, vitality, and happiness.
-Socialize-Studies show that those who socialize regularly and are active in their community live longer. Increased socialization reduces stress and alleviates depression. Developing positive relationships and friendships increases self esteem.
Now you get the picture. Reducing stress in your life is a major factor for anti aging and keeping you looking and feeling younger.
Examine stress in your life. How is it effecting you?
Take some time for a little decompression. The benefits are endless.
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Have a relaxing day!