Stress is a naturally occurring reaction the body experiences at an emotional, behavioral, and physical level. Whether your stress is created from day-to-day activities, or is due to more onset experiences (such as the pandemic), it’s important to realize how it impacts your actual health and your longevity. Chronic or acute stress can wreak havoc on your entire body. Even more, if left unmanaged, stress can have negative impacts on your health, happiness, and longevity.
The good news? We’re here to help! Below, we share our favorite 10 tips to help prevent and reduce the havoc of stress on the body and mind.
Our Top 10 Tips to Help Prevent & Reduce Stress:
- Take time for movement each day. Whether it’s a quick walk or an intense workout, physical activity is a great way to relieve tension and anxiety, while providing mental clarity.
- Connect with a loved one. Spending time with family and friends (in-person, on FaceTime, or even on the phone) can increase happiness and improve your overall mood.
- Explore prescription therapies scientifically-proven to help reduce the effects of stress on the body, such as LDN, NAD+ and Glutathione (GSH). Whether you elect to utilize all three therapies or a combination, each one can help to increase your energy levels, decrease inflammation caused by stress, and improve your overall mood.
- Allow your body to rest. Getting an adequate amount of sleep can help you sustain energy throughout the day and increase your productivity. Aim for at least 7 hours of restful sleep each night.
- Express gratitude by journaling or writing down your thoughts. This can help you re-energize your thinking in a more positive direction. It can also help you wind down at the end of each day by writing down all of your thoughts and feelings just before rest. You may find you fall asleep quicker by having a clearer mind.
- Set aside time aside for self care. Whatever this involves, remember to take ‘me time’. This may be a 10-minute meditation, a short walk, or a hot bath. It could also mean setting aside time to learn something new, take on a new hobby. Find something you enjoy that you can channel your energy to.
- Keep your humor alive. Laughing can provide various benefits to your mental and physical health. Some studies suggest it can even boost your immune system and prevent heart disease.
- Practice relaxation techniques. Breathing techniques, stretching, and meditation are all useful ways to cope with stress. Everyone responds differently, so don’t be afraid to try out new techniques to find what works for you.
- Reconnect with nature. Spending just 30 minutes a day in bright daylight can help to reset your body’s natural rhythm. It also helps us to get away from the daily distractions and stressors of everyday life, such as our phones, TV, and computers. A short walk outside or a simple relaxation session with the sun on your face can work wonders.
- Fuel your body with a balanced diet. Proper nutrition directly correlates with your energy and stress levels. A nutritious diet can deter stress by building your immune system and lowering your blood pressure. Try to include lots of fruits and veggies when you can and limit processed foods.
Simply put, knowing how your body responds to stress will help you manage it more effectively. By employing one or all of the above techniques to manage your stress, you may be better able to identify your triggers and find healthy ways to help control it.
Most of all, making some of these tactics a part of your daily living can help keep stress from interfering with your daily life, and keep it from deteriorating your health and longevity in the long run. Even small changes to your routine can make a world of difference.
Which of the above tips are you going to give a try?
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To learn more about NAD+, click here.
To learn more about Glutathione, click here.