Are you having a hard time getting your sleep? Do you experience body aches often? Has your sex drive taken a dip? If you are experiencing all these, then you might have been stressed out.
We can be stressed by many things, and it happens if we feel nervous, angry, and frustrated. It is our body’s reaction to various challenges and demands which can be physical, mental, and emotional. It involves our fight or flight natural reaction to a specific stimulus. In some ways, stress is a positive phenomenon because it helps us to act quickly when in danger of being not able to fulfill a particular task.
However, stress is becoming a top health concern in every sector of our society. It affects the young, middle-aged, and seniors. In fact, 80% of workers and a high percentage of students suffer from stress. Stress can ultimately result in less productivity because of various manifestations that may include headache, body pain, insomnia, depressed feeling, loss of appetite and libido, and many other symptoms that can vary from each individual.
Stressed should be managed early on. This will prevent the condition to lead to more serious health problems like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety, and depression, among others. Here are natural remedies to keep you better equipped against stress.
There are herbs that have natural properties against stress. One of them is cannabis. When CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant, the psychoactive component is separated to create an excellent therapeutic substance.
Exercise is a natural antidote for stress. It is highly recommended for various medical conditions. It can boost your mood, so it is excellent to be doing exercises when stressed. Doing exercises can also improve your breathing. Deep breathing can stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system, the part of the brain which can give you the much needed ‘brakes’ against stress. Yoga can also improve your breathing patterns.
Be wary of foods and drinks that will induce wakefulness. Sleeplessness is one manifestation of being stressed out. Caffeine, chocolate, and soda are stimulants that may not be counterproductive when we are undergoing some stress.
Some herbs may not be manufactured as food supplements but better when made into essential oils. Essential oils have soothing effects and can improve one’s moods. Examples of essential oils that are efficient against stress are lavender, orange, vetiver, chamomile, geranium, rose, and cannabidiol.
Finding pleasure when we are with family and friends can help us forget about our stress in our workplaces. We can also derive support from them. Indeed, our family and friends can help us through some tough times.…