Whether you’ve got kids heading back to school, you’re about to be an empty nester, or you’re just getting ready for the busier time of fall, it’s time to think about shifting out of summer mode and being proactive in keeping stress at bay.
There are three ways to think about keeping stress at bay as you get busier and shift into a new season:
- Reset Key Lifestyle Choices
- Restore Stress Reducing Habits
- Consider Adding Adaptogens To Your Supplement Regime
Reset Key Lifestyle Choices
Rebalance these 5 areas of life to help protect you from chronic stress:
- Eat well
- Get proper rest
- Stay physically active
- Write down what you’re grateful for
- Maintain social connections
Which one of these do you need to put some attention to as you head into the fall?
Restore Stress Reducing Habits
Summer has a way of radically changing our habits and routines. Consider reengaging one or two positive choices you know reduce your stress, such as returning to yoga class, heading back to the gym, or listening to guided meditations a few times a week.
Prepare yourself for increased busyness by getting grounded and centered before you’re too stressed.
Consider Adding Adaptogens To Your Supplement Regime
Adaptogens are a unique class of healing plants that help your body adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect. Adding adaptogens to your routine can make you even more resilient to the damaging effects of chronic stress and give your body protection against perpetually high cortisol levels, which puts you at risk for chronic illness.
You may be familiar with some popular adaptogens, such as ginseng, Rhodiola, licorice, ashwagandha, and astragalus root.
Monica Montag, BeWell’s senior nutritionist, recommends two adaptogen products that our clients have had great success with:
Adrenotone is a combination of standardized herbs, including eleuthero, American ginseng, ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and licorice, and nutrients known for rejuvenating the adrenals, which control blood sugar, burn protein and fat, react to stressors like a significant illness or injury, and regulate blood pressure. This product is designed to promote healthy cortisol levels and brain functions.
To order Adrenotone, click HERE.
Formulated based on endorphin science, the benefits of Endorphonate include:
- Relief from anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, aches and pains, irritability, and cravings.
- Prevention of emotional and physical distress.
- Enhanced adaptive response to many types of stress.
- Increased calm, comfort, energy, concentration, positive mood, and well-being.
- Improved emotional, interpersonal, sexual, and mental functioning.
- Greater self-control over feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and substance use
To learn more, or to order Endorphinate, click HERE.
Just a little bit of advanced planning and small mindful shifts will help you and your family transition to fall smoothly and with as low stress as possible.
Consider a “Back To School” check in at BeWell to get the support and accountability you need to stay healthy with the coming shifts of the season, lifestyle, and routine. Call 814 234-0785 to schedule.