Besides exercise for stress reduction, I use relaxation recordings. You can find a lot off different ones based on your needs. I find that it helps turn the excessive churning of my brain when I worry.
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I believe that sometimes when life is stressful...it is important to have an outlet for rest and relaxation...I believe this is very important to keep a positive attitude..I believe Bubblebaths provide that rest...relaxation...and stress release...next time your all stressed out..hop in the tub!
The chronic effects of stress on the body can play a role in diabetes by altering the insulin levels in the body. Stress affects the digestive system, forgetfulness, low energy levels, depression & can cause weight gain. You can relieve stress thru meditation, massage, exercise, & vitamins. deficiencies of Omega 3 fatty acids contribute to increased anxiety & depression. B-vitamins, calcium & magnesium all help calm the nervous system and promote muscle relaxation,calmness & quality sleep.
Even though breathing is an automatic reflex for each of us, did you know that during stress, people temporarily stop breathing at a normal rate? During stress and other crises, our bodies temporarily react to stress by breathing at very shallow levels. We do not stop breathing, but our bodies get less oxygen into our lungs during stressful times. Here is a great (as all SP articles are great) article from SP re how to do relaxation breathing. (see "Tags" section below.
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