Stress. It’s a normal part of human life that increases and decreases depending on what’s going on in our personal, professional, or academic lives at specific times. Although at some point each of us will feel stressed about something, some people are affected more by stress than others. If left unchecked, stress can sometimes turn into further problems, such as anxiety or depression.
Because of this, understanding how to prevent, manage and control your stress with your diet and your lifestyle is absolutely important. Since stress can have such a huge effect on your life if left to worsen, understanding how what you put into your body can help your mental state is absolutely vital to living a life that is calm, relaxing and stress-free.
Often, when it comes to dealing with and reducing stress, we think about removing our ‘stressors’ from our lives. For example, if a person is increasingly feeling stressed and anxious in the work-place, they may look to change departments, companies, or even careers. Another example would be a couple who no longer get on choosing to break up or divorce to get rid of the source of their stress. However, although steering clear of situations or people who stress you out can definitely help, one of the main things which affect stress is your diet and lifestyle.
And, since it may not always be possible to remove yourself from stressful situations immediately, making the right dietary and life-style changes is important to help you deal with and manage stress by staying in control. Your diet and exercise habits don’t only affect your physical health; they can have a huge impact on your mental health as well.
In this book, you’ll learn:
- The various foods which can improve your overall mental health and help you manage stress;
- Why exercise is absolutely vital to combating stress;
- The lifestyle habits that are stressing you out more than you may realize;
- Healthy habits to combat stress;
- Relaxation techniques for life;
- How to recognize the need for lifestyle changes, and
- Much more!