Ways to Help Manage and Reduce Your Stress
Stress — it’s something that everyone has and no one wants. If you’re looking for a natural way to deal with stress and the toll it can take on your mind and body, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve created a guide to help you not only manage your stress, but reduce it.
Let’s take a look at the top four ways to deal with stress and all of its symptoms.
If you want an easy way to manage stress at home, look no further than your hot tub. Regular hydrotherapy can have a major impact on your mental and physical health. The heated jet massage provided by your spa is an ideal way to loosen tight muscles and get rid of tension headaches, allowing you to leave your spa with less pain.
The heat of the water isn’t just good for your muscles, however, it also helps your mental wellbeing. The heat of the water stimulates your body’s production of a feel-good chemical in the brain known as endorphins. Known for their ability to offer a natural high, they are one of your body’s best defences against stress, anxiety and pain.
With the right hot tub, you could be reaping all of those benefits daily.
Finding time for physical activity on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your health. Starting may be easy, but maintaining it can be hard. The key to sticking with it is to choose activities you enjoy so that you’re looking forward to your workout rather than dreading it. No matter what activities you choose, experts recommend a minimum of three half-hour sessions each week to see any benefits — physical or mental. Once regular exercise becomes part of your routine, you might be surprised at how much stress you burn off.
3. Sleep More
If you’re bone-tired, your body has little defence against stress. To be mentally prepared for what life throws at you each day, a good night’s sleep is essential. Sufficient sleep allows your body and brain to recharge so that you’re fresh and ready each day. The average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep each night to be at their best.
Hitting the hot tub a few hours before bedtime is a great way to improve sleep quality. The heat of the water encourages your body to produce more melatonin. Created by the brain in response to darkness, this hormone helps prepare your body for sleep.
4. Self Care
Putting your needs first, at least occasionally, is vital for your mental health. In fact, having time alone or with friends to simply relax and enjoy yourself is some of the best medicine there is. Whether you join a club, sign up for a class or book a massage or a spa appointment, taking ‘me time’ once a week is very therapeutic. When you make time to take care of yourself, you’re far better equipped to deal with stress whenever it occurs.
If you’re ready to make hydrotherapy a part of your daily life, Eden Spas has a wide array of outdoor hot tubs to choose from. Drop-in at our Prince George showroom to check out the spas we have in stock or to shop for hot tub accessories. Not sure what you’re looking for? One of our experts would be happy to help.