Dr.V's Tips for Managing Stress!
October 10, 2018
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When someone comes in to see me, I often ask them about stress. WHY?!?

Stress is the ENEMY of YOUTHFULNESS. It promotes aging. If left unmanaged, stress literally creates more inflammation in the body. In the skin, it may cause more itching, hair loss, acne, and YES! You get more wrinkles.

We all have stress in our lives. How we REACT to it is they key to whether our stress creates inflammation in our bodies or not. Don’t UNDERESTIMATE STRESS!

Try these simple techniques over the next few weeks:

Choose at least 1 item below to commit to taking action on over the next 4 weeks:

  • Gratitude Journal (write down 3 things you’re grateful for each night!)
  • Movement! (running, exercise, dance, HIIT, yoga, sports, etc) — 3-5x/week
  • Meditation/Mindfulness/Prayer (commit to at least 5 minutes of stillness)
    • Suggested Apps: Breethe, Calm, Headspace
    • Breathing Technique: Take a deep breath in and count to 5. Exhale for 4 counts. Repeat 7x.
  • Music! Listening to music lowers our stress hormones.
  • Support/Community! Spend time with Family/Friends that make you laugh and smile.
    • Human Touch: Hugs! I suggest you try to give at least 5 hugs a day!
  • Essential Oils! I love lavender, but choose one that speaks to you!
  • Supplements: These are some supplements I like.  Magnesium, True Calm, L-Theanine, CBD Oil, among others
  • Tea!

Download a copy of this worksheet to start taking actions today!

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