Take Time to Relax, Moroccan Skewers, Loving yourself

Take Time To Relax

Running in several different directions and constantly trying to keep up with the world today can create an enormous amount of stress. While some stress is a natural and unavoidable part of life, intense and prolonged stress is a huge health concern. This type of stress is related to complications such as heart problems and dementia. It is incredibly important to your health and well-being to learn effective relaxation and coping techniques.

Practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms by:

▪ Slowing your heart rate
▪ Lowering blood pressure
▪ Slowing your breathing rate
▪ Reducing activity of stress hormones
▪ Increasing blood flow to major muscles
▪ Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
▪ Improving concentration and mood
▪ Lowering fatigue
▪ Reducing anger and frustration
▪ Boosting confidence to handle problems

Relaxation looks different for everyone. For some it means completely unwinding by sitting in silence, practicing deep breathing, meditating, or even taking a nap. For others it involves activities such as running, biking, creating art, or writing. In general, relaxation techniques involve refocusing your attention on something calming and increasing awareness of your body. It doesn’t matter which relaxation technique you choose. What matters is that you try to practice relaxation regularly to reap its benefits.


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Loving Yourself

Here is Amanda’s inspiring story:

“In a couple of days I will be at the one year mark of my optimal health journey. In January last year I called and asked for help in my journey towards health. My health coach helped me learn what it meant to be healthy. I’ve currently lost 75 lbs and I’m getting closer and closer to my goal each day. I lost a lot of weight over the last 365 days but I gained so much more. I finally understand what it means to truly love yourself and because of that I was able to really let someone love me.”

Results vary: Typical results are 2-5 pounds per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter.

What will you do to relax and find rest this week? If slowing down is hard for you, give me a call and I would love to help you find something that works for you!

In Health,

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