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The Science Behind Stress
Unwinding, switching off, a moment of being. This sounds easy to find but for many of us, it seems there is no time for that. Being able to relax the mind and body is one of the most important ways for us to maintain our mental and physical health.
From when we get up until we retire into bed while binge-watching TV-series, our mind is caught up in doing and planning. No wonder stress-levels in society have never been higher, and the same is true for anxiety and depression. One of our main goals is to support you on that journey to finding the balance between effort and relaxation and to ensure you have the ingredients to deal with the stressor in all aspects of your life.
Our scientific advisor Julie Moltke shares five ways you can reduce stress naturally:
Meditation: One of the most effective and researched techniques for reducing stress is meditation. There are many approaches to this but what meditation really does is giving you a short break in a busy life where you do absolutely nothing but watching your thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations as they come and go. Apps like Headspace or Calm can help you get started or sign up for a meditation.
Reduce your coffee intake: Caffeine activates the sympathetic nervous system and makes you feel elert or even agitated. It can increase your heart rate and blood pressure and make you warm and sweaty; signs also associated with stress. Our advice is to have no more than one cup a coffee per day.
Get you body moving: Exercise releases endorphins, the body's innate pain-relieving and wellbeing hormones. Some forms of exercise are better than others for stress. This includes slow yoga, yogging, walking or stretching. Vigorous exercise can have the opposite effect and make you feel more stressed as it releases stress hormones as the body cannot tell the difference between sprinting to escape a tiger or sprinting in the park to increase endurance.
Talk to your friends and family: it is okay and a completely normal part of life to feel stressed. We all have stressors in our lives and the more we are able to talk to our friends and family about it the better. Talking to others can help you process difficult emotions and perhaps make you realise that you are not alone.
Try to do breathing exercises: When we are stressed we often breathe fast and shallow. Breathing for stress reduction involves increasing the length of the exhale. Try the prolonged exhale technique when you are feeling stressed:
This breathing exercise can be used for stress or to promote sleep.
- Close your eyes, turn your attention to your breath. Start by observing your natural breath as it is right then, without changing it. Just explore how the breath feels when you are feeling stressed or anxious and accept what you find.
- Now, inhale to the count of 4.
- Make your exhale prolonged so that it finishes to the count of 6 or 8.
- Keep on doing this for 2 minutes and observe the effects on your body and mind.
- The essence of this breathing exercise is that by keeping your exhales longer than.
What Stress Supplement is Right for Me?
There are so many stress supplements available in the health and wellness market, and online as well. It can be overwhelming and difficult to know which one would be right for you.
Many of the stress supplements contain adaptogens, which are herbs that naturally reduce stress and most importantly, they adapt to your body’s needs. Going for products that contain adaptogens is the best way to know they will work for you!
How long until I see results with Stress Supplements?
There are supplements you need to take for a week or two before seeing results. With stress supplements, you will start seeing results about half an hour to an hour after taking them. Your body will not build a tolerance to them, so you don’t have to worry about this aspect either.
It’s also important to point out that stress supplements are not medications nor or they replacements for them. We always advise consulting a doctor or a third party before taking these supplements.