4- 7- 8 breathing is a stress-relieving, relaxation-inducing breathing technique. It is helpful to tune into when feelings of stress, anxiety or tension arise – or even when you’re having trouble getting to sleep.
When trying to manage stress and fatigue, many people reach for a caffeinated quick-fix like coffee. A better way of combating stress and creating lasting energy is by enlisting the help of a group of herbal ingredients called ‘adaptogens.’
Oxytocin, the "love hormone," delivers a wide range of health benefits from potentially improving depression and anxiety, to enhancing parent-child bonding, and even contributing to facets of gut health.
By now, you should appreciate that a whole foods diet, plenty of daily movement, restorative sleep, relaxation and stress reduction come together to ensure your body will function well for a long, long time. What else to add to your good health stew? Magnesium. Its long list of beneficial effects makes this multi-tasking miracle mineral one of my favorite recommendations.
Whether you decide to set aside time to go for a walk, or you are going to be walking to run errands – you can bring mindfulness into it. Mindfulness improves stress levels, brain health, heart health, pain, sleep, GI issues and more. Here is a walking mindfulness activity that you can do if you have a 5 minute or a 45 minute walk ahead.