As men, we all deal with severe stress.
The brutal truth is that our fast-paced lifestyle sets us up for serious burnout!
While many of us think that stress is just an unavoidable part of life, the truth is that stress is one of the top killers, and it’s probably affecting your health a lot more than you think.
Stress has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, back pain, diabetes, cancer, and a weak immune system. It is one of the main reasons why men as young as 30 are increasingly getting heart attacks and nervous breakdowns.
The good news is that stress is very manageable.. But most men only seriously look into stress management once they have suffered consequences from it.
The key is to identify how stress is impacting your system and take action to prevent any serious repercussions.
How do you know if stress has been affecting you?
There are a number of symptoms that can be pinpointed to stress. If you are experiencing one or more of them, it might be time to take a step back and examine your stress levels.
- Muscle aches, especially in the back and neck.
- Chest pain or pounding heart
- Tiredness and headaches
- Short temper or irritability
- Weight gain; especially in the abdomen area
- Hair loss
Repeatedly facing the above problems can point to stress taking a toll on your body, and should be looked into before the effects escalate.
And the good news is that simple de-stressing methods can easily be incorporated into your lifestyle, without taking up too much time or money.
We’ve listed a couple of methods below that are proven to reduce stress levels, ease anxiety, and improve your overall health and productivity.
SMASH stress before it slams you down!
- Hit the Gym!
There’s absolutely no comparison to high-intensity workouts, which can help reduce your cortisol levels (stress hormone) significantly. Run, bike, or beat the punching bag, and notice a positive difference in your physical and mental health.
- Digitally Detox
If not for a whole day, shut down completely for a few hours. Taking a break from the digital world can help make you more mindful and relax your headspace. If possible, try meditating for at least 10 minutes a day.
- Take a trip
Taking a short vacation or a solo trip is a great way to de-stress, but this isn’t something most men can incorporate into their routine lifestyle. While you should go ahead and take a break at least twice a year, this is a short-term solution, and should be used in conjunction with other de-stressing techniques you can do more regularly.
- Find an activity or a hobby
Hobbies or activities such as adventure sports, fishing, reading, or even beer brewing (if that’s your thing) are a great way to release pent-up stress regularly. Plus it’s a great way to meet like-minded people and socialize. So find a hobby that you enjoy and invest in it.
- Invest in regular massage treatments
Massages are known to reduce stress and relax the mind and body. Incorporating them into your monthly regimen can help your productivity shoot through the roof. There’s nothing that a relaxed mind and body cannot handle and a spa will give you just that. If you aren’t sure about the kind of body treatments that work best, the best spas usually have a range of treatments specially designed for relaxation.
Managing stress is essential for all men who tend to have high levels of stress.
Take the time out to relax, and you’ll see your physical and mental health improve significantly.
At CoolAroma Gentleman’s Spa, we take our customer’s relaxation needs seriously. In our effort to ensure that you are completely de-stressed, we’ve created an introductory offer, so you get your first massage
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