Top 10 Stress Reducing Foods (For Everyday Life)

Stress can take a toll on your body over time, and make you more vulnerable to a wide range of diseases, including heart disease – Britain’s number one killer. Learning how to manage your stress levels is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy. There are different ways to fight stress but instead of heading for alcohol or tobacco, today, we will focus on the most delicious way! Here are the top foods that could keep you smiling even during the most difficult, nerve-racking situations.

Complex carbohydrates
Instead of simple carbs like white bread, cookies and soft drinks, you want to uplift your mood with complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, whole grains, and pastas. Complex carbs stimulate the production of serotonin – the “feel good” chemicals in the brain. It also makes you feel balanced by stabilising your blood sugar levels. Moreover, complex carbs take make you feel longer and bolster your energy levels, preparing you for a tough, stressful day at work. More...

15 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Exercise is, along with diet, two cornerstones of a healthy body. Here are some ways to help you get your body exercise back on track.

1. Schedule your workout.
Marking the workout days in your calendar is a great way to mentally and physically prepare yourself to it. Don’t just exercise whenever you want to. Include it in your schedule. Exercising doesn’t have to be done daily. Three times a week will do. Scheduling your workout activities also help you make exercising a priority.

2. Get a gym buddy.
This really works! When you exercise alone, you might find it less enjoyable. Find someone who can go with you to the gym. He or she may be your best friend, your boyfriend/girlfriend, sibling, or work colleague – anyone who can share the same workout schedule with you. Well, don’t limit yourself with just one exercise buddy. The more, the merrier! More...

About the author

Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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