Do you sometimes have the feeling that your thoughts won't come to rest? That permanent accessibility, pressure and the feeling of doing justice to everything and everyone are omnipresent? Stressful living conditions can become a permanent burden. Unfortunately, stress cannot always be avoided. What can be avoided, however, are the negative effects on our well-being. In this article, we will show you helpful ways to effectively balance your excess hormones of adrenaline, cortisol and co. caused by stress.
Tense, tired and exhausted, we commute home after work. Now just slip into the running shoes or do we prefer to lie down on the couch? After a long and tiring day, we often find it difficult to make the decision to exercise. But right now, when stress levels are at their peak, it's important to pull yourself together for physical activity. Because sport is the success factor for reducing stress .
When we're stressed, our body releases a cocktail of hormones that causes our blood pressure and heart rate to rise. Our blood is enriched with more oxygen and diverted to the muscles, our breathing becomes faster and more energy is generated in the short term. If this energy is not released, constant stress can contribute to muscle tension, cardiovascular diseases and depression .
Even on the couch, your body can slow down your breathing, blood pressure and heart rate, but the previously released stress hormones continue to circulate in your body. Physical activity, on the other hand, lowers your cortisol level, improves your hormonal stress regulation and ensures the release of the so-called happiness hormones - the body's own messenger substances such as serotonin or dopamine.
Movement makes us feel alive, our thoughts are organized, tension is replaced by joy and the distance to work increases. In addition to gentle forms of exercise such as yoga, Pilates, autogenic training and Thai Chi, moderate exercise such as walking or Nordic walking is ideal for switching off. But jogging, swimming, dancing, hiking and mobility training are also particularly good for reducing stress.
Take the time to find out for yourself what type of movement is right for you to switch off. Above all, however, it is important not to overdo it with the sport. You should enjoy your activity and not put additional strain on yourself and your body. It has a relaxing effect, which creates a balance. Those who pursue ambitious goals do not relieve stress, but create new ones.
Long-term stress can not only affect your psyche, but also your body. The need for vitamins and minerals increases significantly in stressful situations. In order for your body to be well equipped to cope with stress, a sufficient supply is extremely important. Magnesium, B vitamins, essential amino acids and potassium are among the most important fuels in stress. These help to protect the body cells from oxidative stress and should therefore be taken in regularly.
In our anti-stress package you will find a selected combination of these vitamins and minerals. The anti-stress packageserves in particular for natural relaxation and support of the nervous system.
Our top 3 relaxation tips can also help you cope with stress in everyday life:
Tip 1: Consciously take time for yourself
Especially now that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising, exercising outdoors in the fresh air is good for you. So grab your exercise mat and take a little walk to the field, where you will do our exercises in daylight, fresh air and nature sounds. Daylight also boosts the body's production of vitamin D, which supports normal bone and muscle function and the normal function of the immune system.
Did you know that vitamin D is the only vitamin that our body can produce itself with the help of direct sunlight? In spring, however, the strength of the sun's rays is not yet sufficient to meet the vitamin D requirementto cover in the body. In order to prevent deficiency symptoms, a supportive intake of the D vitamin by means of high-quality preparations makes sense.
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Tip 2: Drink tea!
Enjoy a moment of tranquility with a delicious tea. In addition to the relaxing feeling that a warm cup of tea gives us, there are some types of tea that are particularly soothing to our body, mind and soul. Herbs such as valerian, lavender, hemp and chamomile blossoms are ideal for this. Not only the power of the herbs is good for us, but also the tranquility that we enjoy while drinking tea.
Having trouble falling asleep after a stressful day? A tea made from valerian, hops and vanilla works perfectly as a sleep aid.
Pour 200 ml of hot water over 1-2 teaspoons of the relevant plant, strain the infusion after about 10 minutes and drink 2 to 3 cups of it daily. The last cup of tea is recommended no later than an hour before bedtime so that it can unfold its calming effect.
Tip 3: Just do nothing!
Sit in the fresh air for half an hour and just do nothing. Enjoy the peace and stare carefree into the air. Try not to judge what you perceive, but to observe the respective sensations. The sounds of nature not only stimulate our brain, but also relax us at the same time. When we hear birdsong, we feel alive and happy. In addition, daylight has a major positive influence on our well-being.
We wish you a relaxing and stress-free time.