Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, or worried during the holidays? Stress can take a toll on your mental and physical health. If left untreated, you can also experience weight gain, headaches, muscle tension, elevated blood pressure, and insomnia. The best way to reduce these indicators is through stress management. So, sit back and relax with these stress-busting techniques.
- Seriously…Relax: If you find yourself reaching for unhealthy food choices during the holidays, one reason might be stress. Studies have shown that stress increases insulin and cortisol levels, prompting people to eat more. Prioritize “me time” this season and reap the benefits in the new year.
- Healthy Eats: When you are overwhelmed, you might be tempted to reach for a sugary, fatty snack as a pick-me-up. This year, try some Medi-Weightloss S’mores Pudding, Chocolate Sensations, or one of our crunchy protein snacks to curb your cravings guilt-free.
- Get In-Tune: Soothing music can slow your breathing and heart rate, lower blood pressure and relax muscles. Try it while preparing a recipe from our Signature Patient Website and make mealtime the least stressful time of day.
- Walk It Off: Moving your body can help ease anxiety and revitalize the spirit. Get the family together for stretching on the lawn or an afternoon walk in the park. De-stress as a team!