3 Solutions to Reduce Stress & Fight Anxiety
Written by: Anthony Alayon, CSN
So if you find yourself reading this article there is a strong chance you have some sort of stress in your life. Stress is pretty much engrained in everyone these days. I have yet to meet someone who is stress-free. Maybe you have (or maybe you claim to be stress-free) but I have a feeling that those people who claim to be stress-free are just lying.
It’s like that age-old adage about those who are pathological liars, you know, the ones who lie so much they start to believe it…. They lie because they’re so bogged down with stress that their stress starts to look like their normal way of life.
Ok well I got off on a tangent there just a little bit but seriously guys stress affects everyone everywhere all the time.
Stress has been linked to all the leading causes of death, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, accidents and suicide. Almost 90 percent of all visits to primary health care providers are due to stress-related problems. Nearly one-half of all adults suffer adverse effects from stress. If this doesn’t get your attention, then you have a problem…
For those who see that statement above and can’t argue against it then there’s a chance that you have stress and are looking for a way to get rid of that stress, and rightfully so.
Now just image living a life stress-free. What would that look like to you? Early retirement? Ending a relationship? No more bills? Fishing and playing golf everyday? So maybe we can’t live a stress-free life but there are some easy things that you can do to decrease stress.
Here Are 3 Simple Things That You Can Do to Help Decrease Stress
#1: Exercise. You know that exercise does your body good, but you’re too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a second — there’s good news when it comes to exercise and stress. Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. If you’re not an athlete or even if you’re out of shape, you can still make a little exercise go a long way toward stress management.
Regular exercise can increase self-confidence, it can relax you, and it can lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise can also improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. All of these exercise benefits can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.
#2 Music. Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. Faster music can make you feel more alert and concentrate better. Upbeat music can make you feel more optimistic and positive about life. A slower tempo can quiet your mind and relax your muscles, making you feel soothed while releasing the stress of the day. Music is effective for relaxation and stress management.
So what type of music is the best stress reducer? A bit surprising is that Native American, Celtic, Indian stringed-instruments, drums, and flutes are very effective at relaxing the mind. Sounds of rain, thunder, and nature sounds may also be relaxing particularly when mixed with other music, such as light jazz, classical and other easy listening music.
#3 Vacation: Researchers from the Netherlands set out to measure the effect that vacations have on overall happiness and how long it lasts. They looked at happiness levels among 1,530 adults. The study, published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life, showed that the largest boost in happiness comes from the simple act of planning a vacation.
The study didn’t find any relationship between the length of the vacation and overall happiness. Since most of the happiness boost comes from planning and anticipating a vacation, the study suggests that people may get more out of several small trips a year than one big vacation.
So there you have it, 3 solutions to reduce stress & fight anxiety.
What if I Don’t have Time to Exercise, Vacation or Listen to Music?
We all have busy lives. Getting in any exercise can be a challenge. Especially when you have a family and a demanding job. The good news is we’ve come up with a better solution.
Throughout the years, we’ve studied what has been proven to reduce stress and calm anxiety.
The one herb that does that is St. John’s Wort. This is an all natural herb which is native to Europe but is also found in the US and Canada. It is grown near the dry ground of roadsides, meadows, and woods.
St. John’s Wort can help reduce anxiety, tiredness, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping.
Critical Nutrition has manufactured it’s own St. John’s Wort in an FDA approved facility and adheres to strict GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).
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