According to recent studies conducted by doctors and scientists, findings have given link to stress causing the accumulation of more fat, or at least slowing down fat metabolism. Such findings point to the benefits of resolving stressful situations quickly, living a balanced life and placing your overall well-being first. The following are proven stress relieving techniques that will aid in your goal towards weight loss.
MUSIC Music produces more alpha rhythms in the brain, which are the rhythms that are associated with relaxation. Also, music is believed to produce more endorphins, which happen to be the body’s natural pain killers. Moreover, listening to music shows potential for strengthening the immune system by balancing out natural body rhythms and lowering levels of corticosteroids, including cortisol.
BREATHING It’s proven that deep breathing helps relax your entire body, enhances the muscles in your chest and abdomen, helps encourage weight loss, and leaves you feeling calm, yet energized. There are a number of great deep breathing exercises which will help support this practice whenever you need it, which are simply one helpful internet search away.
MEDITATION A simple practice of meditation involves finding a quiet place, turning off your cell phone and other potential distractions, and placing your minds focus on relaxation. Sit comfortably, close your eyes, and breath in your nose and out you rmouth. Clear your mind as best as you can and do this for around 10 to 15 minutes a day to achieve ultimate relaxation.
LAUGHTER Laughter really can be the best medicine: it lowers levels of cortisol, which is the stress hormone, and helps regulate your heart rate and blood pressure.
EXERCISE Besides the obvious health and weight loss benefits, exercise can help release tension in your body as well.