5 tips to prevent work-related stress
Spain is the country with the highest level of work stress in Europe, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). In fact, according to the latest known data from the Thirteenth Panel of Healthy Habits of Herbalife Nutrition, almost half of Spaniards rate their level of stress in 6 out of 10. In particular, the reconciliation between work and family life seems to be one of the main causes of this malaise among the Spanish. A problem that seems to affect Spanish women more than men, since the former rate their stress level at 6.2 while the latter rate at 5.9.
"Stress has become commonplace in our society, but we must not forget that it negatively affects both the state of health and the quality of life," explains Dr. Julián Álvarez, specialist in Sports Medicine, nutritionist and member of the Board. Herbalife Nutrition Advisor. "To fight stress we should not stress, but focus our attention on those everyday things that condition our health, our way of feeding, our rest, enjoy with the family, look for models of healthy leisure (nature, exercise *)".
Stress can manifest itself in both physical and psychological aspects. Some of its most common symptoms are: frequent headaches, diarrhea, constipation, permanent tiredness, stiffness in the jaw, muscle tension, insomnia, drowsiness, weight variation without apparent cause, lack of motivation or sexual desire, irritability, memory problems and anxiety.
Five tips to prevent stress
"Move." Physical exercise helps our body release hormones such as serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, which generate positive and pleasant sensations and take us out of that "permanent worry", they also help us to reconcile sleep better and regulate the food intake in a more controlled and orderly manner.
"Take care from the inside, healthy eating is crucial to maintaining good health, but it is very susceptible to being disturbed by stressful situations." In days of greater stress it is easy to resort to prepared and unhealthy foods and we tend to lose order and measure of our meals For these cases, we should look for healthy and easy-to-prepare alternatives such as Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 shakes that provide all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
"Restful enough, a proper sleep is essential to replenish energy and feel vital during the day, during the night, the body carries out reconstitution and reconstruction work, which is why we have to try to sleep between 6 and 8 hours a day. a good quality of sleep, to face the new day with energy.
"Although our accelerated rhythm sometimes drags us and can be with us, do not ever forget to take care of yourself, dedicate some time to yourself and enjoy some pleasant activity, such as exercising, a good massage, a hot bath, or a nice walk contemplating the sunset or the moonlight.
"Save time for social life We are social beings Sharing time with your friends and doing activities outside of your usual environment helps you to disconnect from stress.In addition, affective relationships are the basis of social support, and tell our problems to the others help us to leave a little of them and see them with more serenity and, in the end, relax.
Dr. Julián Álvarez, specialist in Sports Medicine, nutritionist and member of the Advisory Board of Herbalife Nutrition