Do you often feel stressed out? Stress is usually caused by problems in your life, related to school, work, love life or anything like that. However it really needs to be controlled as much as possible, because it weakens your immune system and is bad for your overall health.
Especially if you suffer from chronic or long term stress, you might start experiencing anxiety, sleep problems and depression.
Now, what does depression do? It lowers the immunity of those who otherwise might have a healthy immune system..
What actually happens when your immune system becomes weak? it can make you more vulnerable to illnesses, from colds and flu to chronic diseases such as diabetes and even heart disease.
As you probably already understand, stress really needs to be controlled, if you want to feel strong, healthy and happy.
Of course it’s normal, everyone goes through stress, but what really matters is how you handle it. Which is why you need to learn how to get better at managing stress.
Let’s talk about some ways to Relax and Reduce Stress.
Meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress, because it’s all about calm breathing and relaxing. It will help you slow down and feel more in the present, rather than thinking about your problems, which is really important if you want lower your stress levels.
Yoga is a bit like meditation, as it helps with the same things, but it includes more moving, so if you feel like meditation is not for you, as you just can’t concentrate, then try yoga! It’s not only good for reducing stress, it’s also great for your body, it will improve your health, flexibility, lighten up your mood, you will definitely feel better.
Oh yes, this really matters too. Did you notice how you look for chocolates, chips, cakes, or any other junk food when you’re feeling depressed? Well, eating that kind of food just makes it worse. It’s bad for your body and health, you will have headaches from all the sugar, salt and fats, you will feel lazy an unmotivated. Also, it will make you feel bad about yourself.
On the other hand, if you’ll be eating fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, nuts, drinking water, staying hydrated, you’ll feel so much better about yourself, in not time, your stress levels will be reduced, you will have more motivation and energy to keep on going!
TALK TO PEOPLE
Don’t forget, that sometimes you have to talk about your problems with someone else, your friends and family might be able to help you, lighten up your mood. It will make you feel better, supported and loved.