Today I want to share with you small, practical steps you can take to cope with stress and stay healthy.
Ugh…stress is not fun…!! Feeling pressure from everywhere, and now we are talking about it too and I feel even more pressure.
But the truth is that is is important to acknowledge stress so you can reduce it and cope with it better.
We may not be able to change the stressors in your life right now, but if you can manage the impact on your body, then you will stay healthier and more able to handle the stress productively.
First, let’s review what stress does to our body…It is a big deal and it is affecting our health.
- Stress increases cortisol production associated with weight gain (especially in the belly), and inability to lose weight or gain muscle and premature aging.
- Stress decreases nutrient absorption.
- Stress increases nutrient excretion.
- Stress decreases gut flora populations by destroying healthy intestinal bacteria which can lead to immune problems & digestive distress, etc.
- Stress increases salt retention which effects blood pressure
- Stress decreases the thyroid hormone which can affect your metabolism
- Stress reduces your energy
Enough about the problems…let’s talk about some solutions!
If you feel too stressed to relax, and you KNOW it’s affecting your health, your weight, your energy, and life, then schedule an appointment with me today. Book Appointment
Remember since we can’t always control the stress in our lives, the goal is to reduce our experience of stress, even 1% can truly improve your health.
Here’s how you can do that, starting NOW!
- Look at your calendar for the next 7 days. What is one activity you’ve committed to that you can cancel?
- Look at your to-do-list. What’s one item you can delegate to someone else in the next 24 hours?
- Consider your schedule today. Where can you fit in 20 minutes for yourself–when you’re not taking care of anyone else or being “productive” – so you can relax and play or do something mindless?
- Look at your calendar for tomorrow. Where can you fit in a 10-minute walk or movement in your backyard? the fresh air and movement will help you cope way better with stress.
- Before your next meal, try what I call the “5-5-7” breath. Inhale for a count of 5, hold your breath for a count of 5, then exhale for a count of 7. Repeat at least 3 times. This gives your body a chance to relax before your meal, which will increase your digestive capacity and help your body pull more nutrients from the food you are eating.
What more can I do?
If you feel too stressed to relax, and you KNOW it’s affecting your health, your weight, your energy levels, and your life, then click below NOW to schedule a time to talk with me about how to reduce or cope better with the stress in your life. Book Appointment
I’ve helped tons of clients solve this problem, and chances are extremely good that I can help you too!
Until next time,
Live & Love Vibrantly!