In the year of COVID, riots, and the upcoming election, stress has reached epidemic proportions—it’s all around us.
Then you compound all of that with the pressure we place on ourselves to get more out of each day to external pressures to be our best. People are being put under more demands than ever before. The result is often your own self-care routine get pushed by the wayside.
All this stress often causes bad food choices and poor sleep habits, which lead to even more stress. The result is an epidemic of stress and increased risk for chronic diseases from unhealthy lifestyle choices. Everything from Type 2 diabetes to cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression and hormone imbalances can be the result of chronic stress.
Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body, from your immune system to your digestive and reproductive systems. Stress also speeds up the aging process and can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.
The good news is, there’s so much we can do to stop it.
Deep, intentional breathing is the easiest and quickest way to reduce stress. Several breathing techniques can be used to help to balance the mind and body and reduce the stress response.
Meditation or activities like yoga and tai chi, which connect the breath to movement, have documented scientific evidence to reduce physical and psychological stress. A less commonly cited way to reduce stress is simply participating in things that make us feel happy and fulfilled.
Breathing with intention can be done from anywhere at any time. Simply take several slow deep inhalations and exhalations, and you’ll immediately achieve a sense of calm.
How would you like some additional support?
In the Path to Hormone Health Group Program, we work on ways to incorporate self-care into your day so that you can start lowering your stress and the hormonal chaos that results from all that stress.
Currently I am enrolling women into my first beta launch of the Path to Hormone Health Group Program. This means you can get into the program for less than what it will be offered for later.
Schedule your free hormone relief discovery call with me only if you are ready to take action and together we can see if this program is a right fit for you.