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Learn to Manage Your Stress Levels
Stress not only impacts your mind, but your whole body at a cellular level. When you are stressed, your cells close and are unable to receive the proper amount of oxygen they need to function optimally. This is because your brain is telling your cells, “It’s time to fight or flight!” Constantly being in this “fight or flight” mode prohibits your cells from eliminating toxins and receiving the proper nutrients which is a precursor to developing disease. This is one of the main reasons why individuals who are chronically stressed are more susceptible to having health issues.
Realize that experiencing stress is not always caused by external factors. It is typically wrong beliefs that reside in our subconscious mind that cause us to interpret an event as stressful even if it isn’t. While there are certainly events in life that can cause one to exhibit a stress response, remember that you are the one in control of your feelings and how you will respond. Some physical signs of stress include Heart palpitations, dizziness, tension headaches, muscle/joint aches, tiredness, and insomnia.
Below are tips that can help you manage your stress and live a healthier, stress-free life:
- Eat well throughout the day
- Avoid utilizing alcohol, sugar, salt, and nicotine as stress relievers. These can wreak havoc on your health and waistline!
- Participate in physical activity
- Take group fitness classes
- Take a walk/run or play a sport
- Try relaxation techniques
- Get more sleep
- Talk to a good friend/ family member or counselor
- Recognize when you don’t have control and let it go
You have the power to control your stress. Do not let it control you. Take all the necessary steps to manage your stress. Contact us if you need a consultation with one of our Health and Wellness Coaches. They will be able to guide you through managing your stress effectively. We also invite you to visit our online store for stress management products and services that may be able to help you with relieve stress.
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