De-Stress Your Life
Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. Stress is a normal part of life, the kep is to manage it well. Every type of demand pr stressor-such as exercise, work, school, major life changes or traumatic events-can be stressful. Which might make it harder to integrate healthy habits into your life.
Stress can elevate your health risk and decrease your metabolism, Under stress the body stored calories and conserves weight. Even without eating more or decreasing your exercise, stress can cause you to gain weight. Reducing your stress level can help keep your metabolism running it’s best.
Try these super-simple stressbusters to boost your life:
- Breathe deeply.
- Spend time with friends.
- Take a walk.
- Get a massage.
- Keep a journal.
- Listen to music.
When your stress levels rise, they can trigger the urge to overeat or to eat unhealthy foods. Let’s work together to reduce your current stress level and minimise it’s impact on your health goals. We know that different approaches work for different people. So here are a few ideas for lowering your stress levels:
- Get regular exercise: Just 30 mins per day of walking can help boost your mood and reduce stress. Engaging in some type of physical activity each day is a great way to keep your stress levels down and help protect your heart and mind when stress builds.
- Think good thoughts: The great weapon against stress is our ability to chose one thought over another. Incorporating positive, self affirming thoughts into your daily life reduces your level of stress. Remind yourself that perfection is impossible, and you’ll feel and lot less stressed!
- Practice the 4 A’s: While stress is an automatic response from your nervous system, some stressors arise at predictable times-your commute to work, a meeting with your boss, or family gatherings, for example, when handling such predictable stressors, you can either change the situation or change your reaction. When deciding which option to choose in any given scenario, it’s helpful to think of the four A’s: Avoid, Alter, Adapt or accept