These days, we have to be especially cognizant of
stress. Next to diet and exercise, it is the most
important lifestyle factor for optimal health. Diet
and exercise harmonize our stressor signals. In
turn, reduced stress increases the likelihood of
adherence to healthy, long-term diet and exercise.
Just as you have a specific dietary and exercise
plan tailored to your individual needs, you must
also have a stress management plan. Bonnie
infiltrates every aspect of daily life. You cannot
stop it, you can only hope to contain it. When we
are stressed out, we tend to reach for things that
comfort us, such as eating junk food and assuming
the couch potato position. Fight these urges.
STEP 1 - THE
Develop a diet and exercise plan for your individual
Most of you that subscribe to our eNewsletter have
already accomplished or are continually striving to
achieve optimal diet and exercise. Without it, you
do not have much of a chance to manage stress.
Exercise is a valuable mood enhancer and has been
well-researched for its effectiveness in preventing
depression. Just make sure you don't overdo it. An
optimal diet and nutrient regimen is essential for
regulating gut, neurologic, endocrine (thryoid/adrenal/hormonal),
cellular, and epignenetic health, all of which
modulate stressor signals that create inflammation.
STEP 2 - BUILDING
Seek out stress management techniques that fit your
Here are some ideas that we have found
helpful through self-exploration as well as from
client testimonials. Feel free to email us
techniques that that help you.
-Attitude (worrywarts are more prone to memory
-Breathe (deep breathing several times daily)
-Commuter Stress (reduce it)
-Control only the things you can control
-Epsom Salt Baths (magnesium is "nature's
-Family (focus on it)
-Hobby (find one)
-Meditation or other mind relaxation techniques
-Read a book
-Rejuvenating Room (get away from the world for one
-Slow eating (take time to chew and savor your food)
-Sunshine (15 minutes daily without sunscreen)
tea helps reduce stress)
-Workplace Stress (reduce it)
STEP 3 - MAINTAIN
THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR STRUCTURE
Like we always say, if you have the knowledge, the
drive, and the know-how, if you "fall off the
wagon," you can always get back on.
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