Unhealthy lifestyle habits are some of the biggest stressors. You may not realize it, but some of the habits which you do on a regular basis could actually be a huge contributor to your stress levels. Do you lift a cigarette to your mouth whenever you’re feeling stressed and anxious? Or, do you turn to alcohol to help you relax? Maybe you drink more cups of coffee in a day than you should, or stay up late working to find solutions to fix whatever is causing you stress? The thing is, doing any of these can usually only serve to make your stress worse. Continue reading “Eating Your Way To Calm Part 5-Lifestyle Habits Which Cause Stress”
Exercising regularly has a wide range of benefits for your mental health. Not only does the actual act of participating in physical activity release endorphins to your brain which will make you feel happier, calmer and help you to clear your mind, it can also help in many other ways. Since exercising regularly can help to improve your physical appearance, this can help to give your self-esteem a boost, resulting in increased levels of self-confidence which in turn can have an effect on your stress levels. Continue reading “Eat Your Way To Calm Part 4-Benefits of Exercise for Mental Health”
When you’re feeling stressed out, exercising is probably the last thing on your mind. However, having a lifestyle which is active and participating in some sort of exercise regularly can actually help you to feel calmer and less stressed.
Cardiovascular exercise has been proven to have a wide range of health benefits besides weight loss and increased fitness. It has also been shown in studies to actually reduce the symptoms of depression. Because of this, taking part in regular exercise should be an important part of your lifestyle when it comes to dealing with your stress. Continue reading “Eat Your Way To Calm Part 3-Your Active Lifestyle”
Planning your meals wisely is key to not only staying physically fit and healthy but also to staying mentally strong and being able to best manage your levels of stress. Knowing which foods to avoid and which are the best to reach for to snack on when you’re feeling worried and anxious is important to helping you get control over your emotions and fears. Continue reading “Eat Your Way To Calm Part 2-Put Together Your Diet Plan”
When stress comes along into your life, you are more likely to opt-in for those traditional ‘comfort’ foods such as fast food and alcohol. Let’s face it…we’ve all found some comfort in a tasty, greasy hamburger, a bottle of beer or a glass of wine when we’ve been stressed out or upset about something. However, this isn’t a good permanent solution.
When you’re turning to unhealthy foods you can feel better temporarily, but in the long run, you will feel worse. When your body isn’t getting the right nutrition, you can begin to feel less energetic, more lethargic, and in some cases less able to concentrate and focus. All of this can lead to even more stress and then the cycle continues. Continue reading “Eat Your Way To Calm Part 1- Your Stress-Busting Diet”
Stress. It’s a normal part of human life that increases and decreases depending on what’s going on in our personal, professional, or academic lives at specific times. Although at some point, each of us will feel stressed out about something, and some people are affected more by stress than others. Continue reading “Eat Your Way To Calm Series Intro”
Nothing can ever replace the damage caused by stress to your body. Busy schedules, work deadlines, and other environmental factors promote stress and reduce the natural defenses of the body. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to combat stress. Healthy eating has a positive effect in reducing stress in a natural and effective way. Here are 5 top foods that help combat stress… Continue reading “Top 5 Foods That Combat Stress”