We’re going into the second week of Stress Awareness Month, when health experts raise public awareness about the causes and solutions for our astronomic 21st Century stress levels.
Like other illnesses that are on the increase, stress needs to be taken seriously. At its worst it’s a killer – leading to such as high blood pressure, heart attacks and even thought to be a factor in some cancers.
So it’s vital we all learn how to de-stress. Here are our tips to do just that:
- Meditate. Deep breathing and trying to clear your mind of thoughts and worries has been proven for centuries to lower stress.
- Be positive. Choose to look on the bright side – as the Buddhist saying goes: there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
- Don’t live on the edge. Choose some things you know help you chill out, such as taking a lovely warm bubble bath, listening to some relaxing music, reading a book or taking a walk in the park.
- Switch off! Turn off all your electrical devices. Then relax, knowing you won’t be disturbed,
- Exercise. Every time you’re physically active the body releases happy mood-boosting chemicals known as endorphins. Exercising clears away stress like nothing else.
Our gym is open 24/7, so come along and relax with us at any time.