Are you someone that stresses? Are you feeling stressed out?
Stress is silent some people don’t even realise how stressed they are
Stress can pay a BIG toll on your body and you don’t even realise it
Excess stress can cause headaches, muscle tension, digestive problems, sleep disturbances, depression, and research shows it may also wreak havoc on metabolism.
Stress is known to be connected to weight gain because a high level of the stress hormone cortisol has been shown to up appetite, drive cravings for “junk” food, and make it so much easier to accumulate belly fat. But latest research shows that stress may also result in burning less calories.
So what can you do to reduce stress levels?
- Firstly be aware of yourself and how you are feeling? yes I know this is easier said than done but be aware of how you feeling and admitting that you are feeling stressed can be the start of you feeling better.
- Then thinking about what is making you feel that way and trying to break it down to deal with it from there. We all have stresses and we all deal with them differently - stresses at work, with the kids, financial stresses the list goes on. And a lot of people when you ask say no I’m not stressed - but when you think about it - they really are
Other things you can do
- Exercise its always good to take your stresses out on a good workout - smash that Medicine ball down, punch that boxing glove run harder - exercise is known as a great stress reliever.
- Meditate - it has been said to be good for relaxing and switching off
- ensure that you eat the right food - when we are stressed we tend to go for the wrong foods the ones that are known to us as comfort food and then it can sometimes make us feel worse
- Listen to music or watch your favourite TV show a way that you can switch off
- try to get as much sleep as you can it is a vicious cycle but lack of sleep can cause stress
- talk to a friend whats the saying a problem shared is a problem halved.
Its just something that you can all be aware of - so you are feeling better and getting the most out of each day.
Here is a STRESS RELIEVER WORKOUT FOR YOU TO TRY AT HOME
45 seconds each activity - 15 seconds rest - 4-6 rounds
for the 45 seconds you are to go as hard as you can
Knee High Run