The beginning of the week is always stressful. Going back to work after the weekend, the new assignments…all this causes a higher level of stress to the body while you’re trying to go back to your working mode.
Perhaps you will not notice the influence of stress on the body immediately, but over time it will begin to resist in various possible ways. Of those obvious as, irritability, headache and insomnia, to the less obvious, such as hair loss, cracked nails, metabolism imbalance, muscle cramps, problems with the nerves in the body or bone pain. And those less obvious and more insidious effects that are caused by stress,can eventually lead to chronic problems as well as ones more difficult to solve. You’ll wonder why you your back suddenly feels stiffened or why your leg is numb stress will be one of the most obvious solutions.
If you have a more stressful job, the body will eventually get used to the symptoms, but it does not mean that they are less harmful to the body. It is important to listen to your body and find solutions to problems so they won’t become your constant companion in life. Unfortunately the modern world does not allow constant stress relief and we have to solve it in small steps so that its effects would not be accumulated. Movement and exercise are very important factor in this story because you will have a brief moment of peace in the day that you take just for yourself, and at the same time you will prevent the physical effects of stress on the body – yoga class, fitness, swimming, running in nature or just take a walk, breathe fresh air for an hour.
You also need to pay attention to everyday meals. While in times of stress the body begins to look for large amounts of sugar and “junk” food, try to ignore these impulses and find food that will make you feel more satiated and satisfied. Such foods are full of vitamins and minerals, and in addition to helping in stressful situations, they are also very beneficial for the body in the long run and thanks to them you will not accumulate unnecessary weight. The first one was on the list are green vegetables, spinach, asparagus and avocado. Also blueberries are an awesome decision because they are full of antioxidants and vitamin C, and combined with oatmeal or yogurt they can work as a real meal that will soothe the body.
In the breaks between meals nibble almonds, and for lunch or dinner, consider the inclusion of salmon because of the omega-3 fatty acids help the brain function properly, allowing you to be more focused on the job and more effective. For dessert, chose dark chocolate as a healthy daily dose of sugar and chocolate with a high cocoa percentage that has a lot of magnesium, which helps fight stress.