Did you know that long-term stress can lead to things like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and even diabetes? It’s a silent killer and at the root of some major medical problems.

It’s important not to ignore the stress in your life. While reducing all sources of stress is impossible it’s important to manage the stress you do have appropriately.

Throughout this week I am going to be sharing some of my favorite tips for getting your stress levels in balance.

Did you know that stress can cause disease and inflammation? Stress is truly a silent killer, and it’s often overlooked. We all live such crazy faced paced lives these days that it’s hard to get stress levels under control. However, it’s incredibly important for our overall health. Here are some tips to help you manage stress levels.

Tip #1: Try Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is nicknamed “the anti-stress vitamin. It got this nickname because has been shown to help boost the immune system and improve our ability to deal with and withstand stressful situations.

Tip #2: Try Holy Basil Tea  

Instead of drinking caffeinated tea while stressed out, try brewing a cup of holy basil tea. This particular tea has been shown to be great for those with anxiety as it has a calming effect on the body.

Tip #3: Try to Get More Sun            

Believe it or not, a healthy dose of vitamin D can help elevate our mood and thus help reduce stress levels. Try getting outside for even just ten minutes per day to soak in the sun. Just be mindful of taking care of your skin if you are going to be outside for extended periods of time.

For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to practice a handful of stress reducing activities. Try incorporating these into your weekly routine and see how they make you feel.

  • Spend one day a week to organise your week ahead
  • Learn to say “no” to let go of some unnecessary obligations
  • Get outside in the fresh air more
  • Eliminate or reduce sugar, caffeine, gluten, and artificial foods from your diet
  • Try daily yoga & meditation
  • Try holy basil tea instead of caffeinated beverages
  • Swap out candles for lavender essential oil and diffuse the oil using an oil diffuser
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