Smile, Life is Good- The Ultimate Stress Busters!

Disease  Stress  

One of my goals this year is to continue to ratchet down my stress levels. Stress is not good for anyone, but it's especially dangerous for those with chronic disease.

Taking a day to do absolutely nothing, except 4 kids, 3 meals, 2 dogs, and 1 nap!

I have a ways to go to meet my stress goal though. Today I have planned to be my "day off". But still without work my facebook status is, Taking a day to do absolutely nothing, except 4 kids, 3 meals, 2 dogs, and 1 nap! Life is so fast paced, that even after one of my do nothing days, I still fall into bed at night exhausted. Back in the day, you had to chop the wood, stoke the fire, see to the animals and the crops, etc... now we have to check our email, answer multiple phone lines, write a blog , grocery shop, do the laundry, etc... It's a different kind of work, and instead of burning stress with physical labor, we carry our stress day to day with our technology driven, yet sedentary lifestyle.

The point is, our bodies were made to burn stress as they experienced it. The body has no good way to store the stress- that energy God created within us to keep us from being eaten by a bear or dying from hypothermia trying to get to the next town. It's an amazing source of energy, but most Americans have very few if any effective ways to burn it. This is when our adrenal system can burn out. We gain weight, are either agitated or exhausted, we get sick more easily, and can even experience things like depression, anxiety, or feelings of being totally overwhelmed.

So how do you combat stress if this is one of your goals too? Well, there are many ways, but here is my short list:

  • Take good nutrients: I recommend the Core Nutrition Pack. These three supplements from NuMedica provide a well-rounded supplement regimen that benefits just about everyone and you enjoy savings when you purchase them together.
  • Do some form of exercise 5 days a week for at least 20 minutes.
  • Meditate on something positive (like my goals or a scripture verse) every night as I go to bed.

Remind myself to SMILE, because LIFE IS GOOD!

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Webinar: Eight and One Half Steps to Relieve Stress

Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the physiological effects of stress and how we perceive situations with participants of the Your Best Weight program. She provides practical tips for managing stress that everyone can do. The webinar last for 17 minutes.

You can learn more about the NuMedica supplements discussed: AdrenaMed, Magnesium Citrate and Power Greens.

You may also wish to view or download the slides used for the presentation. We encourage you to take advantage of the additional content on the Wellness Resources tab and to ask questions or share your thoughts in the Discussion Forum.

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  Supplement Recommendations

Learn more about these NuMedica Supplements on our website.

NuMedica AdrenaMed - 60c professional-grade supplement

NuMedica AdrenaMed

May reduce the effects of stress, increase energy levels, improve mental focus, enhance sleep, and support immunity.

NuMedica AdrenaMed GL50 - 90c professional-grade supplement

NuMedica AdrenaMed GL50

Concentrated, balanced glandular formula with adaptogenic herbs, vitamins and minerals designed to promote a healthy stress response.

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NuMedica Core Nutrition Pack - 30 day

Four NuMedica supplements EVERYONE should consider taking daily to help nourish the body, boost energy and reduce the effects of stress.

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NuMedica Corti-B Plex

Helps to reduce fatigue, get better sleep quality, stabilize your mood, may reduce cravings, and decrease stress.

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NuMedica MultiMedica for Men

People who eat the standard American diet lack the micronutrients and phytonutrients found in whole foods. MultiMedica helps fill the gap.

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NuMedica MultiMedica for Women

People who eat the standard American diet lack the micronutrients and phytonutrients found in whole foods. MultiMedica helps fill the gap.

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NuMedica MultiMedica Without Iron

People who eat the standard American diet lack the micronutrients and phytonutrients found in whole foods. MultiMedica helps fill the gap.

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