How To Stress Less and Find Balance
Stressed Out is the New Normal
According to recent studies, almost 80 percent of Americans have expressed their stress levels have definitely increased over the past year. There are reports that Americans are consistently experiencing stress and new stresses in their everyday lives that higher levels than what is good for your health. By not checking your unbalanced stress it can cause worry, anxiety and panic attacks, irritability and eventually depression. It is extremely important to find a way to manage chronic stress as well as maintain an adequate amount of magnesium levels which helps support healthy weight, strengthen immunity, and have a healthy inflammatory response.
According to a survey of more than 2,000 adults:
~ 61% of Americans say that they believe managing stress is important.
~ 20% of Americans say that their stress on a 10-point scale is an 8,9 or 10.
~ 80% of Americans believe that their stress levels have increased over the past year.
Balance = Stress Management
1:1 - is the ratio of calcium to magnesium to support the cellular balance. Many people are not getting enough magnesium to help support cellular balance. Cellular imbalance is when the body experiences stress, there is more calcium and less magnesium. Stress in and of itself decreases magnesium and very few people actually get enough magnesium in their diets.
A relaxed cell has proper magnesium level that keeps calcium outside the cell, except when its called to action.
A stressed out cell the decrease in magnesium allows way to much calcium to maintain in the cell, after being called to action.
3 Ways to Manage Stress
1) A Balanced Exercise - Doing about 30 minutes of daily moderate exercise reduces long-term stress. Do stress reducing activities such as walking, yoga, pilates, or biking.
2) A Balanced Diet - The balance of complex carbs, lean proteins, and healthy fats help reduce stress on the body as well as your digestive system. You want to consume more nuts, seeds, whole grains, and leafy greens. Foods recommended to avoid are sweets, fast food, alcohol, soda and white bread.
3) Balance Your Energy - This one is hard for me because I drink a lot of coffee, but try and swap coffee for water or green tea because this can deplete the storage of magnesium in the body.
I am not claiming to be an expert but I do struggle with reducing my stress, I found these tips to be helpful in reducing my stress and I hope that they help you also.