Tips for Relaxation
Tips for Relaxation
Let's face it, we all need to relax every once in a while and juggling long work weeks and your social life can get in the way of your relaxation time. Below are some tips that might help your body relax without having to take a long vacation or disconnecting from the world.
Keep it Moving:
Exercise and other physical activity produces a relaxing effect on the body by produce endorphins, feel-good chemicals in the brain that that enhance good mood, and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress. A simple brisk walk of run can start you off with some good benefits. Not only will you become more relaxed but you will help your body become healthier while you are at it.
All of our organs, including our brains, need water to function properly. If you’re dehydrated, your body isn’t running well and that can lead to stress. Dehydration can increase your cortisol, stress hormone, levels. Drinking a glass of water might not help you with your problems but it can sure help by relieving some of your stress. Not to mention, you can add some relaxing herbs to your water such as chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, or lavender.
All About Adaptogens:
Adaptogens are superfoods that help your body adapt and resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. Encompassing these ingredients to your diet can have a great effect in helping your body relax. Popular adaptogens are maca root, ashwagandha, and medicinal mushrooms. These foods can be added to just about anything like smoothies, salads, and teas.
Smell the Aromatherapy:
Essential oils are a natural go to solution that can help you relieve stress, anxiety, and relax. The best way to take advantage of the properties of an essential oil is to diffuse it. Throw some lavender, rose, cedar-wood, eucalyptus, citrus, or ylang ylang essential oil in a diffuser and start relaxing.
Meditation is a great way to promote relaxation and can be done essentially anywhere. It is said that meditation at least once daily can help manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and high blood pressure. Spending just even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace.