Stress Busters

Busy lives, financial concerns, health habits, work and our relationships all contribute to stress. Often times symptoms will play out in emotional outbursts or reactions and over time stress can even cause our bodies to start responding physically. Here are five stress busters you can use to create more health and happiness in your life.

  1. Health eating. Vitamin B6 produces the feel good chemical called serotonin. It’s is found in seeds, leafy greens, beans, egg yolks and fish. Consume nuts, spinach and beans for the stress-busting minerals potassium and magnesium, which are muscle relaxers.

  1. Exercise. Exercise is one of the most effective stress remedies because it raises endorphins, keeps your energy levels up and can help keep your muscles from tensing up.

  1. Yoga and meditation. Certain yoga postures are great for stress management and beyond that, one of the goals of yoga is to prepare the body for meditation. Meditation is to come from a place of observing your thoughts, and physical responses in your body so that you can connect to and live in the moment. Purchase a guided meditation here.

  2. Aromatherapy. The area in the brain that processes aromas is also responsible for emotions, so scents can have a direct effect on how you feel.

  1. Herbal Remedies. Herbal remedies can reduce anxiety that often accompanies stress. Herbs that are used for this purpose include ginseng, chamomile, valerian, passionflower and lemon balm.

If you feel you are under sever stress you may want to talk to a mental health professional. If you are seeking more information about using diet and exercise contact me today: motivatinghealth@gmail.com.

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