Did you know that the stress hormone, cortisol, not only causes abdominal fat to accumulate, but it also enlarges individual fat cells?
Did you know that stress can alter blood sugar levels, which can cause mood swings, fatigue, hyperglycemia, and metabolic syndrome – a major risk factor for heart attack and diabetes?
Stress is a physiological reaction to perceived harmful webinars, attacks, or threats to survival. The stress response serves a very important function, however problems occur when the response isn’t turned off. Even minor stressors trigger the body causing survival mode to kick in. This overreaction puts the body, and your health at risk for illness.
My goal is to help you to stop suffering from stress related illness. During this experience, you will learn immediately implementable techniques for reducing stress and getting your health back on track! Click below to watch the replay now.
Learn Techniques You Can Implement Today!
Don’t buy into the following myths:
Myth 1 – Stress is the same for everyone.
Myth 2 – Stress is always bad for you.
Myth 3 – Stress is everywhere, so you can’t do anything about it.
Myth 4 – No symptoms means no stress.
Myth 5 – Only major symptoms of stress require attention.
Stress triggers and responses are different for everyone. When in small doses, stress isn’t harmful. While, we can’t avoid every stressful situation, we can manage how we react to stress.
Many symptoms of stress can be masked by medications or other conditions, and just because someone is not exhibiting symptoms, doesn’t mean they aren’t in a harmful state of stress. In fact, many symptoms such as headaches or an upset stomach are usually mistakenly attributed to other factors.
If you want to improve your health for good, click above and watch the replay for Finding Your Calm to learn simple stress reducing techniques you can implement on a regular basis.
Broccoli, Avocado and Lime Salad
Not only is this salad backed with stress fighting nutrients, it’s simple to make and delicious!
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 1/2 broccoli head
- a handful of fresh coriander
For the dressing:
- Juice of 3 limes
- 2 tablespoons of tahini
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of gluten free tamari
- a sprinkling of salt
Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Muffins
Here’s something you can really indulge in! These little guys are packed with powerful antioxidants to help fight stress.
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup walnut halves, chopped
- 1 1/4 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin.
- Separately mix wet and dry ingredients.
- Pour wet ingredients onto the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Fill each tin about 3/4 full and top with extra blueberries.
- Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy!
Find Your Calm Workouts:
To get you started, try out one of these workout routines that you can do anywhere!
START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT
- 5 Push-Ups
- 10 Squats
- 16 Plank Taps
- 20 Jumping Jacks
- 45 seconds of Rest
- Repeat until 10 minutes is up
4 MOVES TO LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS
Do each move for 30 seconds, repeating 4x:
- Knee Pushups
- Mountain Climbers
- Mock Jumping Rope
- Burpee with Push-Up
- Squat Jump
- Plank Taps
- Jumping Lunge
Tailor this one to your fitness level changing your work/rest circuits
Beginner: 30 seconds or work/ 30 rest
Intermediate: 40 work / 20 rest
Advanced: 50 work / 10 rest