Stress is a silent killer. You just don’t see or feel everything that it’s doing to your body. It’s often easier said than done, but you need to keep your stress levels to a minimum. You need to take steps to lower the amount of cortisol in your body and increase the number of happy hormones circulating.
There are plenty of natural ways to keep your stress to a minimum. This guide will go through all the natural stress relievers, including how to use them safely and when they will be best for you.
Start with Good Old Exercise
When we exercise, the body can release more happy hormones. The happy hormones help to relieve pain and reduce the stress on the body. They help to soothe muscles and get rid of the build-up of adrenaline. You’ll also increase blood flow and repair some of the damage that the stress has done.
Exercise is the body’s natural anxiety and depression remedy. It’s also healthy for you overall, so you want to start adding it to your lifestyle.
Of course, you can overdo the exercise. Too much is going to be just as bad as none. In fact, too much can sometimes be worse for you. Rather than releasing the happy hormones, your body becomes more stressed and fatigued.
Experts recommend that you do 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. This breaks down to 30 minutes a day, five days a week. If you do high-intensity exercises, you could find that cutting the amount you do by half is healthy for you.