Stress is a natural part of the human condition. We actually need stress. Without a healthy type of stress at a healthy level, we wouldn’t adapt to threats and we wouldn’t survive.
But not all stress is healthy, and prolonged stress can be detrimental. Severe or prolonged stress can contribute to back pain, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders – even cancer. Avoiding, reducing and relieving stress is critical to our survival, too.
There are very simple and all natural stress relief techniques anyone can follow.
6 All Natural Stress Relief Techniques Anyone Can Follow
1. Get Exercise!
This simple bit of advice we’ve all heard a hundred times – and yet always find excuses to avoid – is one of the most important all natural stress relief technique. If jogging or running doesn’t suit you, try gentle exercises such as walking or water aerobics. Here’s a useful tip: Bounce on a trampoline for 10 minutes to assist circulation within your lymph system, which helps your body’s immune system.
You can also try different relaxation exercises to relieve stress. Here is a great relaxation exercise to start with.
Video: The best relaxation exercise for stress relief
2. Eliminate Bad Sugars
Sugar is one of the most serious stressor on our immune system. Consuming sugar and large amounts of animal protein also provides the “food” for cancer cells. Eliminating highly refined sugars from your diet will lower stress and can also reduce the factors that contribute to chronic illness.
3. Take Multivitamin or Mineral Supplements
Most of us do not get even the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances) of many essential nutrients. Our body needs these vital nutrients to rebuild and repair our immune system. A multivitamin or mineral supplement derived from natural ingredients can boost your nutrient levels and improve overall health and immunity.
4. Find a Spiritual Practice that Works for You
“Spiritual” is often mistaken for “religious” or “church.” But a spiritual practice is simply a way of connecting with the world around you or with yourself, finding peace, or shedding whatever weighs on you. It is great for natural stress relief. Whether you find spiritual connection through yoga, meditation, prayer, or some other practice, a few minutes of spiritual practice calms the soul and relieves stress.
5. Floral Essences
Certain flower essences have been proven to reduce stress. Check your neighborhood health food store. These nature-based essences won’t interfere with other medicines and are easy to incorporate into your natural stress relief strategy.
6. Find a Hobby
Inactivity contributes to depression, stress, obesity and other health ailments. A hobby needn’t be a high-impact or cardiovascular exercise to be good for your health. Explore new hobbies or give yourself time to enjoy a lifelong interest.
Natural stress relief techniques have powerful health benefits beyond relieving tension. A few simple steps each day to ease stress naturally will boost your immune system, improve overall wellness and reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
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Guest post contributed by Natural Horizons Wellness Centers, where patients receive provide holistic wellness services and alternative cancer therapy.
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