With all the stresses of everyday life, getting through the day can be challenging.
We’ve got simple ways to melt away your stress, leading to a healthier life.
HOW TO RELAX
Don’t let stress wear you down. Try these tips for some head-to-toe instant calm.
1. FUEL YOUR BODY WITH PROPER NUTRITION
Learn how to avoid stress eating and to make healthy food choices that will not only help you lose weight, but feel great. Are you getting you adequate daily does of vitamins and minerals? Proper supplementation can improve your heart healthy, boost your mood, and benefit your brain. Make an appointment to visit a PRO Registered Dietitian to help you get started.
2. FAMILY TIME
3. EASE PAIN
Visit any of our physical therapy locations in Bellevue, or Willows, for an evaluation of your condition and a treatment plan to get back on track. Even if it’s a minor pain, it’s better to have it looked at before it becomes a chronic condition.
4. DEVELOP HEALTHY SKIN CARE HABITS
Skipping daily cleansing or moisturizing stresses your skin, leading to breakouts, lines, and wrinkles. Obtain long-lasting results with just a few minutes of a consistent home-care routine. Visit an esthetician at The Spa or at our Medical Spa to find the best skincare routine for your particular needs.
5. MANAGE YOUR RESOURCES
Take stock of your priorities and manage your time and finances according to your long-term goals.
6. LEARN HOW TO MEDIATE
Just 10 minutes a day of mindful relaxation, such as meditating or deep breathing, can calm the mind. Try this simple technique. Breathe in deeply through your nose to a count of eight, and slowly exhale through the nose for a count of eight. Studies show that deep breathing can lower blood pressure and restore a sense of well-being. Add a mind-body class such as yoga or Pilates to your routine to further enhance your well-being.
7. EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
It’s not only good for relaxing body and soul, but massage has also been shown to improve circulation and alleviate muscular tension and pain. Schedule a massage at The Spa at PRO.
9. SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
Save gas and optimize your time by taking advantage of PRO Club’s amenities such as auto dealing at the Auto Salon, dry cleaning, floral design, the Pro Shop, The Bistro’s Grab and-Go, curbside delivery to your car, gift cards, and more.
Originally from PRO Pulse March-April 2009
By Marisa Anderson and Alcides Morais, PRO Personal Trainers