Ways to Cope With Your Stress
In the last article, we talked about the link between stress and diet. We mentioned how the blood glucose levels will affect your mood and how your diet can actually help your mental health and immune system.
Today we’re going to talk about some more methods to improve your mood other than eating healthy.
One Thing At A Time
When you look at all of the ways that stress and diet are interwoven, it's hard to deny the fact that the foods you eat affect how you think, feel, and react. After all, an unhealthy diet not only stresses your body, but your mind as well. A good starting point is to evaluate your daily diet and make one change at a time to create that healthy lifestyle you deserve.
Not Just the Diet
A healthy and balanced diet can help you manage stress much more effectively, but simply eating right is not enough to help you deal with stress. There are many different things you can do to help control and manage your stress such as:
· Getting 7-8 hours of sleep at night
· Making time to relax
· Having a support system
· Knowing your limits
· Proactively planning and organizing
· Being able to say no
These are just a few stress solutions that, in addition to healthy eating, will help you limit and control the stress in your life. When you incorporate even just a few of these healthy living strategies into your life, you'll find that overwhelming stress is a thing of the past; and the weight will be lifted off your shoulders (and thighs!)