Despite common beliefs, stress can be a BIG influence on metabolism. It freezes your body. Now, who doesn’t have stress in your life? Nobody, right? THE GOOD NEWS: Stress can be changed and influenced. We have to be aware of it and make small changes to reduce it. Here is a quick, small way to reduce the effects of stress on your body.
Force your body into a state of calm.
Your body already has a built-in stress reliever, it’s just a matter of tapping into it.
“Focus on your breathing, put your feet flat on the floor. Smile even if you don’t feel like smiling,” Humphreys advised. “Tense your muscles then let them go, then tense them again and repeat. Relax your body and a lot of people will find your emotions will follow.*”
No better time than the present to do it..so take a few minutes and do it now. Even if you are not feeling stressed, knowing that you have a way out of it, is huge! Get in the habit of doing this several times a day and when stress hits, you will be ready with a remedy.
I have purposely not jumped on the bandwagon of the “New Year’s Resolution’s” this year. That is because I believe you can begin healthy habits and focus on nutrition any time of the year..not just in January! I am here to help you with those goals, just reach out to me.
You are inundated with information right now, magazine headlines, gym membership specials, grocery store displays touting ways to loose weight and get in shape. Everywhere you look it is blaringyou in the face.
Instead, I hope to add some motivation and inspiration this month to help you make sense of the hype and keep on track. So, every week, I will post a tidbit of information to help you stay on track.
Here’s one for you today:
Laughter is the best medicine. Life is often way to serious. Find a way today to laugh!!! Not only will it put a smile on your face, it lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, lightens your mood, and on and on.