Relax and Take Time for You
By Stephanie Olzinski, MS | Registered Dietitian
While eating well and exercising can be helpful in maintaining a healthy weight, relaxing is just as important to rejuvenate and rid your body of stress. Stress can attribute to negative physical symptoms, such as headaches, anxiety or depression, high blood pressure, and much more. Starting today, take at least 10 minutes every day to do something special for yourself:
Take deep breaths/practice mindful breathing.
- Journal your feelings
- Practice meditation or yoga
- Do a puzzle or brain teaser
- Go for a walk
- Sketch or draw
- Drink hot tea
- Listen to music
Get into the habit of doing anything that allows you to unwind and clear your mind. Along with practicing mindful eating and tuning into your body, you will begin to feel more relaxed. Your NOAH Care Team is here to help you create and manage your healthy lifestyle habits. Need help setting or sticking to your goals? Schedule an appointment with a registered dietitian or counselor today.