Do you get stressed about your stress? Stress is an unavoidable part of life, and that’s not all bad. Some amount of stress is healthy when it is motivating, energizing and pushes us to reach goals. But too much negative stress can have long-term health consequences ranging from heart disease and ulcers, to skin conditions and panic attacks.
Because you cannot throw your stress away completely, it’s important to learn stress management techniques that will help you cope with stress. Dealing with stress in productive ways will not only improve your health, but also your relationships, self-esteem and overall outlook on life.
Here are some helpful Dos and Don’ts of stress management:
DO eat foods that are known to reduce stress and anxiety. These foods include fatty fish with omega-3 fatty acids, eggs and citrus fruits with a range of Vitamin B and green tea with L-theanine. These have proven to have a calming effect on our bodies, and subdue feelings of panic and irrationality. Guess what? Moringa also has these relaxing nutrients in a simple daily supplement!
DON’T be idol for long periods of time. Moving about and stretching can release muscle tension and get blood flowing throughout your body. That includes to your brain so you should be more focused and effective when you return to work. Exercise is a great way to release stress. But even if you don’t have time for a full workout, stretch your muscles or strike a yoga pose occasionally to achieve a similar effect.
DO find enjoyable ways to relax. Everyone defines relaxation differently. For some it includes gardening or taking a hike. For others, relaxation is a day at the spa or watching a movie. However you chose to unwind, be sure to build it into your weekly schedule to ensure you turn off your daily stressors, if only for a short time.
DON’T hold your breath. Your body needs oxygen to pump blood through the body. Long, deep breaths oxygenate your muscles and your cells, which not only calms you, but also gives you energy. To avoid a variety of stress-related health and wellness issues ranging from panic attacks to digestive issues, try stress-reducing breathing techniques on a regular basis.
DO take breaks often. Especially if you sit at a desk and maintain a high level of concentration throughout the day, try to take periodic breaks. Even two or three minutes of resting your eyes or focusing on something new can reduce your stress and breathe new life into your work when you return.
DON’T keep it all bottled up. Talking to someone else and getting perspective on whatever is stressing you can be extremely helpful. Sometimes simply verbalizing your problems is a welcome relief, and often someone else can offer advice on how to improve your situation.
DO take Moringa to help improve your stress management strategy. The amazing power of Moringa applies to stress-reduction as well. First, when you give your body the proper nutrients it needs – like those found in all-natural Moringa – you give yourself the opportunity to perform at your best. When your nutrition is balanced, your mental and emotional state is more likely to be in check. Moringa also stimulates hormones that help calm the body, even during stressful times, so you can better handle any situation that comes your way.
Learning to control our stress by employing stress management techniques and adopting foods in our diet for optimal stress and anxiety reduction can improve our overall health and wellness. These small lifestyle adjustments can make a big difference. We hope you’ll decompress with a cup of Moringa tea and start working some of our dos and don’ts into your daily habits.