Many professionals have been quoted saying that stress and sickness go hand in hand. We all know how we feel when we are stressed, definitely not like ourselves. This being said, we really cannot argue when we hear this. Plus, if you think about it, the busier you get the less you pay attention to yourself, your healthy, and your body. Knowing and thinking about this can only bring one to the conclusion that stress does cause illness.
Our bodies need proper nutrition, sleep, and even exercise; without it the body cannot fight off sickness or stress (or many other factors that come with the territory). Being busy is one thing, and desirable in most atmospheres, but being too busy to care for ourselves is not. Sad thing is, in our society, being too busy is all too common. Whether it is work, kids, or other activities, we tend to keep ourselves too busy to find time to eat right or fit in a proper workout routine. This type of lifestyle will wear your body down.
Eating out, eating processed foods, and eating foods filled with unnatural sugars will be the death of the human race if we don’t do something about it now. It is one thing to be busy, but it is another thing when you cannot care for yourself because you are entirely too busy. Most of the time we are not actually that busy we just think we don’t have the time. How many hours, a week, do you spend in front of the TV, playing on your phone, or lying in bed unable to sleep?
It is these down times where you do have time to care for yourself. You may seem like you never get to sit down by doing this, but you will have more energy and health so – over time – you won’t actually notice. And, quite honestly, no matter how busy we are, we really do have more time than we realize. You just need to be more productive and aware. So, during this spare time, there are some key things you need to do to get yourself back on track and less stressed.
One of the greatest stress relievers known to man is exercise. Not just any kind of exercise, either, but strength training exercises. See, strength training routines help you tone and build muscle you already have. This is your chance to regain what you have lost, and get rid of that excess fat that has built up over the years. No other exercise will give you the same results in the amount of time needed to perform the routines. See, when performed properly, you only need 30 minutes per session 2-3 times a week.
Additionally, start preparing meals and snacks at home and take them with you. The healthier eating choices you make the greater chance you have at fighting off stress. Eating in this manner will also give you the energy you need to maintain an even busier schedule. Lessen stress and eliminate the negative effects it has had on your life by adding simple dietary and exercise routines to you week; you won’t understand how you lived without it once your new routine is in place.