Stress

Stress

When we talk about stress, we are usually referring to tension/emotional distress. fullsizeoutput_332f
Medically, stress means any condition/situation which can strain on the body. The sources can be a physical illness or injury, as well as numerous psychological factors including fear, feelings of anger or frustration and even unusual happiness.

Tips for eating during stressful periods:

There is no diet can make stress disappear. But you can change your eating habits during stressful times:fullsizeoutput_3331

  • Eat breakfast. If you are running on empty, stress can be more difficult to handle.
  • Eat slowly. Eating quickly is often associated with digestive upset and this coupled with stress can make your food difficult to digest.
  • Don’t diet. Changing eating habits is stressful at the best of times.
  • Limit your intake of caffeine & alcohol. They can affect your mood and sleep patterns. Alcohol can also heighten feelings of depression.
  • Listen to your body and avoid foods that cause you discomfort for digestive upset.

The De-stress & Stretch WorkoutFacetune_10-07-2018-13-25-20

Slowly and gently move into the yoga postures below. Once you’ve settled into the full pose, focus on slow, controlled and deep breathing from your belly, inhaling to a count of five
and exhaling to a count of three. Take five to ten deep and slow breaths in each pose (on both sides when applicable) before
moving onto the next.

 

 

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