January: a month to manage stress

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January: a month to manage stress - Eat magnesium-rich foods (chocolate, nuts, shellfish), vitamin B6 (turkey, salmon, organ meats, bananas) and B5 (shiitake, yeast, liver, offal) that mitigate the rise of cortisol, the stress hormone. Promote also those who are rich in glutamic acid (cod, parmesan cheese, pumpkin seeds), which inhibits and quiet.

January: a month to manage stress

Opt for alternative remedies

Oligotherapy: magnesium, vitamin B6, phosphorus, sulfur. Homeopathy: Nux (irritability), Arg (anxiety, fear) in doses, granules or drops 7 CH or 9 CH. Aromatherapy: essential oil of bitter orange petitgrain (against overwork), mandarin (sedative) and lemon verbena (calm tensions). Herbal medicine: adaptogenic plants (that adapt to extreme environments) can increase energy and stress resistance (ginseng, Siberian ginseng, rhodiola, maca, noni - products available in pharmacies and health food stores).

Practice gentle endurance

Choose sports that soothe and "recharge" in neurotransmitter serotonin welfare: walking rhythm (forty-five minutes), swimming, cycling, rowing. Share recreational activities, and be attentive to others and your emotions.

Release your breath

Excessive stress can lead to a permanent contraction of the diaphragm. Abdominal breathing can help you relax, like yoga, relaxation, meditation, and methods such as cardiac coherence, the Bol d'air Jacquier ...

Choose an anti-stress cushion

The stress is still good. Well no ! This is often the first casualty. The Spinup technical offers to cure it by relieving. This is a rubber air bag, whose shape is adapted to the anatomy of the body part. Every day for ten minutes, lie down on the floor, the spine wedged between the cushion orthotics. The stretching effect is immediate vertebrae, rib cage expands, the diaphragm relaxes and the breath is free. Tested Rheumatology Lariboisière Hospital in Paris, this simple method has surprised by its effectiveness on all the pain and its impact on stress. Provided to practice every day.

TO DISCOVER
Test yourself !
Stress: Are you overworked (e)? We conduct several front lives, professional, family, love ... Until the day we feel that our agenda dictates our way of life. And that we can not live otherwise than overwhelmed. And stressed. Is this your case?

Visualize your breath

For ten to fifteen minutes, breathe visualizing all parts of your body from head to toe or vice versa. Inhale on three times, hold three times. On expiry (six times), visualize your breath in the head, neck, chest, plexus ... This "scan" body has two advantages: it cuts the flow of thoughts and offers greater resistance to stress.

Read: If programmed to heal Yann Rougier (Albin Michel, 2010). Download: Zero Stress our app for smartphone and tablet (zerostress.psychologies.com).

a month to manage stress

Prepare an infusion serenity

To make yourself two rosebuds, two pinches of lemon balm leaves, a pinch of peppermint. Infusion time: five minutes.

January: a month to manage stress

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