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:

  1. Get mov­ing
  2. Breathe
  3. Sched­ule time for yourself
  4. Eat healthy
  5. Jour­nal
  6. 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
Posted by admin On January - 10 - 2010