Our top steps for stressing less

Our top steps for stressing less

Author -  Good Health

1. Reduce sugar and caffeine – The instant high and subsequent low depletes the adrenal glands.

2. Take a power break – take “5” to restore calm and reset the nervous system.

3. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day to increase endorphins, relieve tension and reduce depression.

4. Breathe – shallow breathing increases stress; breath from the diaphragm not the chest to take in more oxygen and promote relaxation.

5. Treat yourself - regular massage promotes muscle and emotional relaxation.

6. Encourage healthy sleep patterns: A poor night’s sleep can lead to poor memory, anxiety, depression and make us less likely to cope under stressful conditions.

7. Slow down and focus on one thing at a time – the faster you go, the less you get done.

8. Eat some protein with each meal to maintain steady blood-sugar levels and mood, preventing low blood sugar levels, which the body perceives as a stress signal. 

9. Eat foods to combat stress; Omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish; magnesium in nuts and seeds, and B vitamins in brown rice.

10. It’s okay to say no – do not take on more than you know you can handle.

11. A problem shared is a problem halved - talking through a problem is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress and anxiety.

12. Support your body’s natural resistance to stress with our Stress and Vitality Support.

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