Energize your life…

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Many people feel stressed due to factors such as not having enough time in the day to complete tasks, lack of energy due to poor nutrition, etc.  It is possible to energize your life and relieve stress with simple lifestyle changes.  Try some of the following strategies:

Manage Stress

When stress is managed well, the mind and body are both able to function in a healthier way.  One technique is to concentrate on your breathing, inhaling with slow, deep breaths through your nose and exhaling through your month.  Imagine calmness entering your body and tension leaving your body with every breath.

Manage Time

Poor time management can cause irritability, exhaustion and a lack of concentration.   Follow a regular schedule, stay focused on the task at hand and set deadlines using a calendar.

Exercise three or four times a week

You don’t have to go to a gym to have a good workout.   Put on your walking shoes and go for a walk around the block.   Maintaining a steady level of fitness can help you maintain a healthy weight, create muscle and have more energy.  Exercise also helps reduce stress, calms the mind and improves your wellbeing.

Eat meals rich in nutrients, fibre and antioxidants

Organic fruits and leafy vegetables, as well as some whole grains contain several health-promoting antioxidants.  A high-fibre diet creates a feeling of fullness, stabilizes blood sugar and maintains energy.

Drink water

Mild dehydration can lead to lack of concentration, alertness and short-term memory.  Proper hydration promotes mental alertness and helps regulate the body.  Eight glasses a day keeps the body well hydrated.