Reduce Stress – Improve Health
A Closer Look at Stress & how Natural Supplements & Relaxation Techniques can assist you.
Stress is a widely used word in today’s society and studies have proven that it is responsible for causing many “diseases” in the body. It affects nutritional needs, the immune system and it causes Hormone imbalances. Stress increases the body’s caloric needs by up to 200 percent. It can also increase the body’s need for protein from 60 – 500 percent. The demand for Vitamin A increases, while the body is trying to maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin C diminishes with stress and it impairs the immune system from working efficiently, Thiamine Riboflavin, Niacin and Zinc are all depleted as well. Stress also contributes to weight gain, as research has determine that when there is indeed a connection between the two.
Stress stimulates the formation of adrenaline and a heart toxin called C-reactive protein. These damage the heart and cause arrhythmias, high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack by up to 600%. Stress also elevates levels of the aging hormone, cortisol, which suppresses immune function and causes memory loss. Chronic stress can cause insulin resistance and increase the risk of diabetes. It also upsets the balance of brain neurotransmitters (brain messengers), resulting in depression, anxiety and insomnia. Stress suppresses thyroid function, which can cause hyperthyroidism and fatigue.
The Stress Response
Stress makes the Adrenals secrete Cortisol, which releases glucose and Fatty acids into the blood stream to provide energy for the muscles. This leads to increased appetite and Fat deposits in the trunk and abdomen. Stress creates the cravings for high Caloric Food with little or no nutritional value.
Can also lead to poor memory, low self-esteem, depression and indecisiveness, High blood pressure, coronary or heart disease, ulcers and migraines. Irritability, mood swings, sleep deprivation, weight loss, weight gain, substance abuse, low energy and no sex drive.
How to Reduce Stress
You can reduce your Stress & Anxiety levels, by being active and exercising, getting adequate amounts of sleep, healthy eating, which results in balanced blood sugar, achieved through correct kilojoule intake and eating regularly. Reducing avoiding excessive amounts of caffeine is important. All of these will help to reduce the production of Cortisol, which immediately improves our mood and improves our self-esteem. In stressful situations, individuals who take charge and have a positive outlook reduce the pressure that they perceive.
Benefits of Healthy Eating
Healthy eating is about feeling great and having more energy, it is about consuming the nutrients that your body needs to function optimally. Being at your Goal Weight is not just about looking good, it is about feeling good, feeling Comfortable and feeling Confident, it is about managing your health and your life. Contact us to get your Healthy Eating Meal Plan.
Calming Music, Meditation, Walking & Yoga are effective Techniques to assist with reducing Stress levels.
Learning all of these Relaxing Techniques are so simple, you can choose which techniques that you enjoy doing the most and then do them daily. We have included videos at the bottom of this page to teach you all of these techniques explained here.
Calming & Relaxing Music
Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.
Restore your mind, calm your senses, and allow yourself to arrive in peace with everything that has been bothering you. Listen to the calm relaxing nature sounds and music, and then watch all stress & anxiety, melt into a perfectly balanced state of mind.
Walking Meditation – walking is very relaxing, you meditate as you focus on your breathing, your strides and the rhythm of your steps. Feel your body becoming energized as your muscles move, and you enjoy being outdoors in nature. Just like any other cardiovascular activity, brisk walking also boosts the production of stress-busting endorphins. This, then in turn, reduces the stress hormones and alleviate any signs of depression. By opting for this regular exercise you can improve your mood and even increase your self-esteem.
Walking is the simplest and most effective way to keep ourselves healthy and fit. All we need is comfortable clothes and good shoes to walk. Walking helps to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. We invite you to view the video at the bottom of this page showing some of the great health benefits of Walking.
Yoga Meditation Practice – controlled breathing and the gentle muscle stretching of yoga can have great stress reducing effects.
Learning all of these Relaxing Techniques are so simple, we are sure that you will enjoy listening to them and practicing them daily. We have got four Calming Music videos for you to watch at the bottom of this page – for you to enjoy. We have also included a few basic Guided Meditation sessions, as well as some basic Yoga Classes. All of these help you to focus relaxing breathing techniques and to help you to learn how to be calm, clear your mind, reduce your Stress levels and how to have a positive mindset. Practice your favourite techniques daily.
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Eating Healthy is very important to help your body manage & cope with Stress, we provide Healthy Eating Meal Plans for Students & Adults, your families health is important to us.
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NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR STRESS RELIEF
If you are experiencing Anxiety & are feeling Stressed during this Stage of your Life we recommend that you take Solal Theanine to assist you with feeling calmer, continue reading to find out more about Solal Theanine, it gives a general feeling of well-being and calmness, it relieves anxiety and assists with anxiety attacks. Calming effects can be experienced within 20 minutes.
MOOD, STRESS & SLEEP – Solal Theanine can assist
Stress, anxiety and emotional imbalances play a big role in our overall health and well-being. During episodes of stress, our body releases fight or flight hormones which prepare the body for action when threatened. When these hormones are constantly released as a result of chronic stress, the body is depleted of its energy and enters a state of chronic fatigue, which affects the body cognitively, emotionally, behaviourally and physically. However stress and anxiety are affecting you, identifying it and managing it is vitally important.
You can assist the body with natural supplements that manage stress and anxiety and improve your quality of life.
L-Theanine is a non-addictive amino acid that acts as a mild, non-sedating relaxant. L-Theanine is evidenced to reduce mental and physical stress and increase feelings of relaxation. Improve the quality of Sleep. L-Theanine creates an alert yet totally relaxed state of mind without drowsiness.
L-Theanine 300mg (60 tablets)
Adults: Take 1 capsule twice daily on an empty stomach, recommend you take 1 Capsule in the morning and then 1 Capsule at midday.
Solal Theanine (L-Theanine) is very effective on it’s own. But there is another effective Natural Product that assists to relieve Stress and relaxes the mind, and uplifts one mood, Elev8 by Brunel Labs, elevates your Seratonin levels – it is available at Dischem Stores. You can take the Elev8 with the Solal L-Theanine together if you want, as they both assist in different ways.
If you would like any supplementation advice or if you would like to ask any nutrition questions or would like to order your Personalised Meal Plan to assist with healthy eating, please email Kevin on [email protected]
Elev8 – Helps to uplift mood by increasing Seratonin levels, it also reduces Stress & Anxiety, it helps to relax the mind and promotes healthy Sleep. The tablet is long acting and is effective all day.
The active Natural Ingredient is Zembrin which is a totally natural product, it is a plant extract. and it is clinically proven to elevate mood, reduce stress, promote a sense of calmness and decreased tension. Stress is usually caused by high work load, fast pace living, certain social situations and emotional strain. Elev8 helps you to cope with Daily Life.
Elev8 – reduces excessive Cortisol and Adrenaline, thereby protecting the heart and brain from Stress Damage and also improves Stress Coping Ability. It promotes relaxation without side-effects or drowsiness, Reduces stress and anxiety. Assists in alleviating insomnia and improving sleep quality, assists in relieving PMS Symptoms.
– It is not habit forming and contains totally natural ingredient Zembrin, it is available without prescription.
Product can be taken by Adults and Children over the age of 12 years old. Therefore can be used by Teenager’s to assist with Anxiety before and during Exams.
Stress Relief Techniques to learn & practice – Calming Music, Meditation, Walking & Yoga
Walking is the simplest and most effective way to keep ourselves healthy and fit.
Calming & Relaxation Techniques
Firstly we have 4 Calming music videos for you to watch and listen and to Enjoy ! We recommend that you first listen to the calming music videos and then make quiet time alone to do the meditation. We have included an effective 10 minute “Meditation for relaxation” and a 10 minute “Morning Meditation”, as well as a 16 minute “Peace & Acceptance” Meditation for you to do to calm your mind. Then we have some Yoga Practices to do.
If you enjoy these videos that we have provided then we recommend that you subscribe to them on youtube so that you can save them and other videos to your phone or laptop and then watch them whenever you feel like relaxing, the calming music (video 1, 3 & 4) is by Peter B. Hellard is the “Soothing Relaxation” Channel, the 2nd calming music video is “Music by Paul Collier” Channel. The Meditation sessions and Yoga are by “Boho Beautiful” Channel, we do recommend this youtube channel for meditation.
Calming & Relaxing Music
Finding a quiet space to sit in peace, stillness, and with yourself to meditate can easily be one of the most beneficial gifts we can give to ourselves. A regular practice can shift the way you feel, the energy in your body, and your entire human day to day experience.We encourage you to now find a quiet space for yourself to do the following Calming Meditations, we recommend that you use headphones or earphones. We recommend that you do these basic Meditation for Relaxation.
Meditation helps you to focus on relaxing breathing techniques, it helps you learn how to be calm, how to clear your mind, and to have a positive mindset.
Listen to this guided meditation every morning and set your day and mind up with the perfect kick start. This 10 minute mindful meditation will give you the mental clarity and space necessary to ground yourself with beautiful focus and set your day on the perfect track for success and fulfillment.
The next Calming “Peace & Acceptance” Meditation is to help you to focus on learning how to be calm and to find peace.
This is a easy quick morning yoga routine that you can do anywhere, even in bed! Its the perfect way to start your day. This 5 min sequence will get your blood pumping, wake up your nervous system and help you get out of bed with ease and joy.
This is a ten minute easy morning yoga flow for beginners that will focus on waking up your body, your mind, and allowing you to start your day in a positive way.
This 5 minute miracle class will help you clear your head, calm the body and let go of any tension or stress that you’ve been carrying through your day. This is a beginner yoga class that will release tension from the hips, back and shoulders and it can be done anywhere even in your own bed
This 20 min easy yoga class is intended to stretch and relax your entire body. Moving through gentle postures, this class is intended for anyone that is looking for a peaceful and relaxing way to end or start their day.
A 10 minute easy yoga flow that will help you find more balance and peace within your mind. This a yoga class that is geared towards all levels and can be done in the morning to clear and prepare your mind for the day to come, in the evening after a stressful day, or anytime you’re feeling overwhelmed and need to reset.
Practice these relaxation techniques daily and maintain a positive mindset, focus on your physical and mental health. We are here to assist you with all aspects of your Health – Tanya Naude’ & Kevin Naude’, Body Sculpt Doc.
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Article Author – Tanya Naude’, Body Sculpt Doc.