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Many suffer from chronic stress, due to the bad environment, social requirements and the increasing speed of life, all of these matters leave their effects on the psychological state of a person, and even touch the pessimists as well.
And medical experts have long asserted that the impact of stress on health far exceeds the limits of moral discomfort. Therefore, it is not a coincidence that anti-stress programs are included among the five basic health programs, and sometimes they are at the forefront.
Eastern practices were and remain the most common method of combating stress. The effectiveness of these methods lies in their deep and long-lasting effect. Breathing practices, meditation, aromatherapy, singing and yoga all aim to influence the subconscious and train awareness. Being present at a moment and looking outwardly at the current situation allows the development of the skills needed to deal with various types of stress.
And sports helps raise the level of energy and change the focus of attention from a victim of circumstances, to “I have enough strength to solve all problems.” That is, exercising regularly affects the body as an antidepressant. Because exercise helps reduce the level of the stress hormone (cortisol) and stimulates the production of endorphins and serotonin. In order to obtain these results, it is sufficient to walk daily, do exercises in the morning, and even brisk dance. The higher the level of physical activity, the lower the level of anxiety.
Endorphins can be obtained from massages, steam baths, even warm baths, etc. They all help relax muscles, improve blood circulation, and flush out toxins from the body, which ultimately relieves stress.
And psychological tension can be eased by having sex, hugging and kissing, as it helps to release strong doses of the peptide hormone or Oxytocin – the hormone of calm and a sense of safety. Loved ones also have a positive influence, so they can be contacted by phone and talked with them about various common issues and issues. Being with close relatives raises the level of Oxytocin in the blood, which improves resilience.
And we must not forget the hormone melatonin, which is the “king of hormones.” This stress hormone is an anti-cortisol. Deep, healthy sleep also helps regulate the activity of the nervous and endocrine systems. In addition, sleep, according to many studies, has an anti-cancer effect.
The main rule in fighting stress is concern and self-love, and reducing the intake of caffeinated and stimulant drinks. And not to criticize oneself because of a mistake, lack of strength and emotion.