Some effects of stress:
- raised blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack & stroke
- decline in sex drive
- overeating or undereating
- speeding up the aging process
- lack of motivation
- smoking and drug or alcohol abuse
- tiredness and sleep problems
- anxiety and depression
5 ways to help you manage your stress:
- Craniosacral therapy & Reflexology calm and soothe the mind and the body and reduce feelings of stress
- Eat a healthy diet. Poor dietary habits lead to overeating and undereating.
- Exercise regularly. Physical activity plays a key role in releasing pent-up stress and tension.
- Set aside relaxation time. eg meditation or yoga. An activity that is opposite to the stress response.
- Get sufficient sleep. Feeling tired can increase stress by causing you to think and behave irrationally.
1 minute health tip “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” –Sydney J. Harris, American journalist
If you want to reduce your stress and anxiety, so that you can have increased vitality, energy, focus and engagement at work, fitness, happiness and improved family life, then consider this an invitation to get in touch.