7 Tips for Everywomen to free your mind from stress
Nowadays, more and more people are getting stress and it comes from many reasons: high pressure working, polluted environment, terrorist, the problem in relationships, and so on. Stress has enormous, bad effect on our physical and mental health, absorbing gradually our energy and sometimes, it can lead to severe conditions: depression or anxiety. In this article, we recommend to you some useful home remedies reduce stress.
From thousand and thousand years ago, the monks from India, China, and South East Asia have practiced meditation as a method to reach a state, called nirvana where has no pain, no sorrow. The basic rule of meditation is leading the brain to go to mindfulness which releases the meditators mind from stress and depression. According to a research in Umass, people who practise meditation frequently have the lower level of cortisol, a hormone which is proven that it has a close relationship with stress than who don’t practice. Moreover, when you practice meditation, your mind will be stronger which means you can focus better and your memory may be improved. With the people who newly start with meditation, the below steps may be very useful:
- Choose a quiet, airy place; you can sit or lie in any position that makes you feel comfortable but the best position is actually the Quarter Lotus which helps you sit in a long time without the numbness.
- Close your eyes, lightly
- Release your breath, don’t try to control it.
- Pay attention to the breath and the body movement when inhale and exhale, each time.
Note: there is no limited time or at least time when you meditate so you can practice based on your own plan.
Music is super effective to help you cope with the overwhelming stress as well as depression because it can change our mood very quickly. Music stimulates your brain to create the beautiful minds and positive thinking. Moreover, music is easy to access because you just need a smartphone or a mp3 then you can pool yourself in the music stream. There are some optimal ways that you can apply music to reduce stress:
- Waking up with the inspiring songs: this is such a good idea to start a new day because it will make you feel so energetic and stress is hardly able to interfere with your life.
- Sing with the music. Singing is the activity that is very effective to lead your worrying to go to the way that you can’t see it. Moreover, singing helps regulate the breath which will make you feel relax.
- Dance with music. If you don’t know how to dance, it doesn’t matter because you just need to move your body follow the rhythm. It will distract your mind from stress and alive is only feeling that you have
3, Dark chocolate
According to the research from Nestle Research Center showed that consuming chocolate daily for two weeks had the effect of reducing levels of cortisones and catecholamines, which are the stress- regulating hormones in the human body. On the other hand, dark chocolate also contains antioxidants in its properties, which are important for keeping the heart healthier by dropping our blood pressure, increasing circulation and loosening the blood vessels. Thus, you can keep one square in your bag and eat it as a snack 1 time per week
Beside glutathione contents which help to prevent oxidative process caused by some fats absorbed in the intestine, avocados are rich in other crucial nutrients for our health as well like vitamin E, B; potassium, folate, lutein, beta- carotene and so on. In a study published in the Nutrition Journal, eating avocado helps us to satisfy with the meal and get rid of harmful snacks. However, you should remember that some people, who are overweight, consider avocados as a fat, so consuming half a fresh avocado in our lunches is enough to raise the meal’s flavor and work well in stress reduction.
Anthocyanins property, besides being considered as pigments that make berries in their dark color, is also antioxidant which assists to produce dopamine in our brain. This helps to improve coordination, memory, and our mood. Berries contain plenty of C vitamin, supports in reducing blood pressure and falling cortisone level. Recent research has shown that people, who eat all berries such as blueberries, strawberries or raspberries, increase a level of natural kill cells that is a kind of white blood cells fight to stressful process.
Garlic has the high amount of antioxidants whichare crucial for improving the immune system in the body. It helps the body wipe outthe free radicals which cause damage our body cells and foster aging process. In addition, allicin in garlic support to avoiding problems with heart or cancer. You can consume it by eating in raw or cooked type one time per day to supplement and inhibit stress.
7, Green tea
Drinking several cups of green tea per day is also the efficient method to stop stress. L- Theanine property in green tea, which is a sort of acid amine, stimulates the alpha waves of a brain to make our body more relax. And it helps to raise serotonin levels too. This is a “happy” neurotransmitter to boost our positive mood and avoid negative thinking.
Author: Hannah Hall has graduated Hanoi Medical University which is the most famous university in Viet Nam. She also had the time worked as a staff nurse in Australia and Denmark where her main responsibility was patient nutrition manage. Now, she continues to take part in a lot of research which are related directly to nutrition. Moreover, sharing knowledge and writing are her particular passion. She also works as a major contributor in a authorityremedies.com which provides many articles in natural and home remedies.