Among our patients, one of the pleas we hear most is “Tell me how to get rid of stress!”
Stress is a side effect of life events, conflict, uncertainty, and many more experiences of normal life. This condition was already a challenging part of life even before the pandemic turned so many aspects of life upside down. So it is no wonder we have heard this distress call more and more.
So in this article, we look at stress and anxiety and discuss some tangible things you can do now to begin improving your personal sense of wellbeing – your Zen.
8 Ways to Get Rid of Stress and Anxiety Naturally
What Is Stress?
Stress is a physiological response to a perceived demand – the onset of the thought “This is a challenge.” Stress is normal and experienced by all animals including 100% of humans. It is an integral and crucial element in the functioning of the body’s natural instinct for self-preservation – the “fight or flight” response.
But when stress is chronic or when threats become exaggerated, invoking an intense or disproportionate stress response, this normal and vital function can become a killer. Medical research estimates that stress is a factor in no less than 90% of illness and death.
So knowing some things you can do to reduce stress – naturally and in good health – may improve your health and extend your life. Here are some tangible ideas for how to get rid of stress naturally.
How To Relieve Stress
In addition to its many obvious physical health benefits, regular aerobic exercise is shown to be a powerful reducer of stress.
To ensure that your exercise is stress-reducing, select a non-competition-oriented sport like yoga or Tai Chi and set attainable goals for yourself. Exercise clears the mind and releases endorphins, further elevating the mood.
Anyone can meditate with or without a spiritual intention. Meditation is simply the deliberate calming and clearing of the mind usually in silence and often involving a repeated sound or word. Meditation has been proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate while increasing pulse oxygen levels and easing oxidative processes in the brain.
One of the ancient medicinal herbs, ashwagandha also measures up to modern standards of efficacy and safety. Extracted from a perennial shrub known as Winter Cherry, this root extract has been proven to significantly lower cortisol, the stress hormone.
Extracted from the bark of magnolia trees and twenty times stronger than its source, honokiol, DHH-B increases levels of GABA in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter whose role is calming the brain by soothing certain neural properties that invoke agitation and turmoil.
5. Reduce Triggers of Stress
Become unavailable to the recurring sources of your stress! There is nothing wrong with learning to stand up for yourself and say “No!” when no is the right answer. You can do it.
6. Valeriana Officinalis
Also known as valerian root, Valeriana acts on the same GABA neurotransmitter previously discussed. Another herb, Valeriana brings two valuable acids: valerenic acid and isovaleric acid, along with an abundance of antioxidants, each of which is known to reduce anxiety.
7. Cut the Caffeine
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant found in carbonated beverages, tea, coffee, and most energy drinks. As a stimulant, caffeine acts on the brain to increase alertness which may heighten sensitivity to normal stresses.
The mood-enhancing and relaxation properties of L-Theanine stem from its high content of amino acid. In clinical trials, it has been shown to significantly reduce stress markers.
Best Ways To Reduce Stress
The best ways to reduce stress are the ones you can implement and stick to. Set reasonable goals for yourself because setting yourself up for failure is a guaranteed stress-maker itself.
In addition to the common sense suggestions above, all four of the ancient herbs mentioned are contained in Regen Labs’ Insta Zen Complete Anxiety Formula, organically engineered to reduce stress and stabilize mood – to help you get your Zen back.
There is a lot to think about – we get it. If you have questions about the best ways to relieve stress and anxiety or about any of the conditions discussed here, Regen Labs has options for you. All Regen Labs products support the body’s natural systems for healthy brain, skin, muscle, and sexual health.
Without toxins or synthetic chemicals, Regen Labs products contain research-proven ingredients to boost the body’s natural ability to be healthy.
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