It's no longer a surprise to anyone, the majority of us are STRESSED. Now, how to reduce our stress level and increase our resilience?
The pandemic allowed me to quickly understand that there are 4 ways to reduce the impact of stress on our body.
Tip #1: Recovery
Promote the recovery of the central nervous system through quality sleep varying between 7-10 hours per night according to individual needs. Knowing that growth hormone secretion happens between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., it also becomes important to go to bed relatively early. (See the article: The links between lack of sleep, increased cortisol and weight gain)
Tip #2:To move🤸🤸♀️
Physical activity not only promotes the secretion of endorphins, but also allows you to ''VACUUM''; something more and more difficult when we are adults. (See the article:Fight depression, anxiety and stress through sport)
Tip #3: Socialize💃👯
The pandemic has shown us the devastating effects of isolation on our mental health. Socializing allows us to communicate our fears and worries, to laugh and learn, but above all to undo certain beliefs / perceptions that we have of reality. Living in community also allows us to lighten our tasks, to ask for and receive help and thus to lighten our daily routine.
Tip #4: Eat well🥑
A nutrient-rich diet lowers the risk of anxiety. Food is first and foremost our fuel and quality matters. Before even looking at the quantity, we should rather look at the quality of the food we ingest. Certain biochemical blockages can affect our behavior and promote certain symptoms of anxiety. For example, poor blood sugar management can lead to restlessness or restlessness. (See the article:The link between food and emotions)
PS. Pet therapy would be my 5th recommendation❤️
Article written by Émilie Riendeau
Naturopath, B.Sc, ND, K.In
Émilie Riendeau can be reached on her social networks: instagram or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org