Stress is our natural tendency towards emotional and psychological threat. In the past, stress alerted the body of a threat and provided it with appropriate coping skills. Unfortunately, stress has taken on a whole new role. The average person experiences stress at a higher rate than considered acceptable. According to the American Institute of Stress, 75–90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems. It is imperative that we keep stress in check, as too much stress can be harmful to the mind and body.
Below, Purely Nourished provides simple tips for coping with stress:
- Get moving
- Schedule time for yourself
- Eat healthy
- Do Downward Facing Dog. Why? It opens the body’s energy channels, allowing energy to flow freely. In other words it energizes the mind and body