Tips To Help You De-Stress Your Way To Better Health

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Tools For Wellness
Help!  I need to De-Stress!

Help! I need to De-Stress!

 

 

Stress is one of the biggest role playing factors to our health. People with a high amount of stress are more likely to suffer from digestive problems, heart disease, sleep problems, depression, obesity, autoimmune diseases, and skin conditions, such as eczema. Stress is also linked to temporary increases in blood pressure. It doesn’t take much in the fast paced world we live in to become overwhelmed, but there are things you can do that help lower stress and make way for better health.

Number one would be to exercise. It doesn’t matter what you do, Whether its yoga, kick boxing, taking an everyday walk, or even dancing, exercise can help you de-stress and feel less prone to stress. Excercise helps your bodies production of endorphins (your brain’s feel- good neurotransmitters). It can also be a form of meditation. If you are concintraiting on what you are doing while working out you are blocking out the rest of the world and focusing on your body and your bodys movement.

Writing can be a good way to de-stress. Sometimes at the end of a long hard day your mind can race. You can be thinking of what happend that day, all the things that you didnt get done that day, and probably even what all you need to do the next day. Writing can be a good outlet for all of these racing thoughts. It helps to get it all out of your head and onto a piece of paper. You can do this in the form of a narritive diary, a time jounal, or even a to do list. As long as you write your stresses out it will help you to turn your brain down and relax.

Laughter is of course a key ingredient to happiness. It can relieve physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter also helps to release endorphines, and it can increase blood flow by improving the function of blood cells, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself can be a hard thing to do. When we get too busy and stressed out we tend to put ourselves last, but remembering to take care of yourself can help to give you more confidence lowing your risk for depression. It also helps to give you some downtime where you can just focus on you and your well being.

There are many things to help lower your stress. Dont forget to prioritize your life with the things that mean the most to you. It is ok to say no to things that don’t fit into your top priorities. By doing this you will have less stress and more time to focus on the things that matter most.