Win War Against Stress
Have A Healthy Body and Mind to Relieve Stress
When most of us think about our bodies and dealing with stress it is mostly just in terms of losing weight. Our weight is what we use to define our bodies these days. Food is the key to boosting your self-esteem as well as reducing stress.
Food should be taken in its natural form. When I say natural forms I mean for example, when you eat vegetable and fruit it helps to eat them in the form that they naturally come in. if you eat fruit from a can, it is contained in syrup and sugars that will not be good for you so eating them raw is the best choice.
When you are eating vegetables, it is best to eat them raw and steamed because it keeps all the vitamins and minerals in them. You should also avoid processed foods and fried meats. Do not get me wrong fats are a necessary aspect of nutrition however saturated fats are not.
The right balance of foods in a day can really be a key factor in reducing your stress levels as most fruits and vegetables contain mood enhancers that most of us do not even think of. (“How To Win Your War Against Stress”)
It is best to eat at least three meals a day that are balanced with each food group as prescribed by the food guide pyramid and in between snacks as well. What people do not know is that it is ideal that you eat five small meals a day instead to get the most out of your metabolic system. The more foods that your intake in a day that are healthy the better to boost your metabolism.
Exercise Can Relieve Stress
Stress is not something that any of us enjoy going through, however, we are all forced to deal with the effects of stress eventually. When most of us think of stress we just assume that it is a fact that there is no cure for. That is not true. “A healthy and balanced diet can reduce the effects that our bodies experience when under stress.” (“Exercise can greatly reduce stress”) However, regular exercise can also help with that as well.
“When most of us think of adding exercise to our daily routines it is usually because of weight issues that we have.” (“How To Win Your War Against Stress”) What is not so commonly known is how exercise can reduce stress and our body’s reaction to it.
It may sound silly, but it is true. The reason for it is because of the amount of energy we use in exercising. Every time we exercise, we drain stress right out of our body all together. Think about it, if you went jogging and began in a stressed-out mood or high strung, chances are that at the end of your jog, you are suddenly relaxed and feeling fine. (“Stress Reduction”)
You do not have to go overboard on exercise to feel the effects of it either. In fact, a walk in the morning will do a lot to help reduce your stress levels, and an added benefit to it is that you will also upgrade your fitness levels while losing weight. “If you take out even just a half of an hour during the day to exercise, you will notice that you sleep better at night, which will lessen your groggy and sleepy feelings during the day.” (“Stress Reduction”) This will also help you in living a stress-free lifestyle.
Best Wishes, Coyalita
Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Specialist
See Tomorrow: “How Stress Affects Your Mental Health”
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