AT WELL THEORY, OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU CURATE A LIFE LIVED WELL – IN A LASTING, HOLISTIC WAY.
Your Guide To Naturally Reducing Stress
Stress is your body’s reaction to pressure from a situation or event. Stress isn’t inherently bad – its purpose is to make you more aware of your surroundings and is part of your body’s natural fight-or-flight response.
However, when stress is prolonged, it can take a toll on your mental, physical, and emotional health. Acute stress, or stress that only lasts for a short while, is usually not something you need to worry about.
Chronic stress, however, can have worrisome physical side effects. It can impact the duration and quality of your sleep and can cause high blood pressure, digestive issues, and even muscle pain and tension.
Thankfully, there are natural ways you can relieve stress, effectively and at home.
4 Common Ways Stress Affects Your Body
Overproduction of cortisol, the stress hormone, can lead to a host of digestive issues. It has been linked to disorders such as gastritis, ulcerative colitis, and more.
Prolonged stress can harm your cardiovascular health. It can lead to issues such as high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and even stroke.
Skin And Hair Issues
If stress becomes chronic, it can impact your appearance. If your stress goes unchecked, you may experience hair loss, acne, eczema, and even psoroasis.
Mental Health Issues
Stress comes and goes in our day-to-day lives. But if it becomes chronic, it may lead to prolonged anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.
WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS FOR RELIEVING STRESS?
1. Get Adequate Rest Every Day
When you aren’t tired, you’re able to process stressful events better. When you’re getting enough sleep and your head is clear, stressful events will feel less overwhelming.
2. Start A Therapeutic Practice
If you need to talk to a mental health professional, you should. You can also try deep breathing exercises and daily yoga to help center yourself mentally. Set aside time where you can simply relax and focus on being present.
3. Change Your Diet.
Processed “junk” foods can seem appealing when you’re under stress, but excess sugar and carbohydrates can actually create more stress within your body – worsening your anxiety. A balanced diet can level your mood, boost immunity, and lower blood pressure.
4. Get Regular Exercise.
When you exercise, your body naturally releases endorphins and endocannabinoids that help block pain and improve sleep. These endorphins can also boost your mood!
5. Consider Supplementation.
Getting adequate nutrition is one of the best ways to prepare your body to combat stress. Fill gaps in your diet with a well-rounded multivitamin – and consider natural stress-relieving supplements, like CBD, to assist in your anti-stress routine.
UPDATE YOUR LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS ROUTINES.
IT’S EASY TO ALLOW STRESS TO BECOME PART OF YOUR ROUTINE. IT’S TIME TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW WAYS OF IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH.
Out With The Old
While there are heavy pharmaceuticals that can assist in relieving stress – and if your doctor recommends them, you should take them – there are holistic ways you can manage your stress levels.
Your path to less stress will take time, and that’s okay. There is no quick fix for persistent stress, but the new habits you put into place today will help you better manage stress long-term.
In With The New
Dr. Meredith Warner, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Well Theory, developed the resources and products on our website to put the power of improving your overall wellness in your hands.
At Well Theory, our goal is to provide you with at-home solutions you can try first, so you can guide your own health journey.
Well Theory: Founded To Support Your Health Goals
Dr. Warner founded Well Theory according to her beliefs about functional medicine, or functional wellness, verses conventional medicine.
Take Charge Of Your Health With Well Theory
Conventional medicine often overlooks holistic, long-term lifestyle changes in favor of prescribing heavy pharmaceuticals, recommending harsh and invasive treatments like surgeries, and more in an attempt to stop pain or disease as it occurs.
Find Wellness Alternatives That Work – For You.
I think we all know that conventional and modern medicine is reactionary and piecemeal, whereas good medicine should be proactive and encompass the whole of you and your body’s systems.
How We Support You On Your Wellness Journey:
Functional healing focuses more on supporting an already healthy lifestyle – or adapting routines to create a healthier way of living – instead of merely responding to illness and injury with treatments designed to only address symptoms.
At Well Theory, we believe that you are ultimately in charge of accomplishing your health goals. We just give you the tools and resources you need to get started towards a path to better overall wellness.
We believe that you should be empowered in your health journey.
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Our Goal For You:
Our goal is not to treat the symptoms of illness but to support you in your long-term wellness journey as you transform your health for the better, in a way that lasts.
Ultimately, your body has the tools it needs to self-heal and treat problems. We simply seek to enhance those natural abilities.
Our products and resources are all designed to be worked seamlessly into your healthy lifestyle.
No doctor’s appointments, no expensive pharmaceuticals, no troubling side effects – just natural options that actually work.
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