Women are often found to have a higher stress rate than men, this can stem from many factors. By understanding your stress hormones you will discover what is causing the stress. Find out the common illnesses that result from stress hormones. There are six stress-bursting moves for busy women, one being to enjoy a healthy mixed diet, second you can up your consumption of omega 3’s, work your flight or fight syndrome, choose yoga or tai chi, cut something out, and lastly and most importantly, take time for yourself.
- Choose yoga or tai chi or both. Add some Pilates if you can. Two of these ancient wisdoms combine mindfulness and deep breathing — the first two help you slow down your heart rate and blood pressure since deep breathing tells your body to slow down and fights the stress response.
- Work with your fight or flight syndrome. Fighting or taking flight (in the form of exercise such as boxing which means no one get harmed and running or walking which mirrors your flight syndrome) are excellent ways to reduce stress levels and burn cortisol and burn fat
- Take time for yourself. It’s not selfish — it’s is vital. Take the time to do something you love and make time for exercise.
“It doesn’t have to be a major stress that triggers your stress response. It can be a daily niggle — from traffic to tight shoes.”