Easy to Apply Tips to Lower Your Stress Levels

stress tips

If you often postpone things that make you happy and relaxed, it might seriously affect your health and increase your stress levels. “Extended periods of stress have a negative effect on your body and can increase your blood pressure and cause infections and diseases,” says Naazneen Khan, the nutrition and health manager at NestlĂ© South Africa. “Therefore, it’s important to take a break and focus on yourself.” Here are six easy ways to incorporate a bit of time in your busy schedule.

Eat healthy

If you are eating the right foods, it certainly benefits in a number of areas. Eat vegetables and fruits on a regular basis to boost your immune system. A vegetable soup can be a great way to add a variety of nutrients into your diet. Also, it is easy to freeze for a comfortable meal when you get home after a busy working day.

Give your skin a boost

Treat yourself with a spa treatment if possible. Stay for a day or two without makeup. Follow a good hygiene and use a rich moisturizer if necessary. Home masks and serums can also be beneficial after the winter season.

Take a jogging or yoga class

Attention or mindfulness is defined as a condition in which you are fully aware of what is happening in your present moment. Consider a jogging class to sharpen your agility. Yoga, too, can help you focus on your mind and body throughout your working day. After a few classes, you should feel a lot of benefits – physically as well as mentally.

Outdoor activities

Take some time to go hiking, cycling or your favorite outdoor activity. Consider joining a local club today to keep yourself motivated – it will also open doors to potential new friendships with people with the same interests as you. You can increase your overall self-esteem, mood, sleep quality, energy as well as lower your stress levels.

Hair care

Both women and men want to feel proud of their hair. It is therefore natural that you will feel good when your hair looks good. Use good quality shampoo and try some products (chemical free) that will make your hair look healthy and shiny.


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