As Easy as 1-2-3
This time of year can be stressful with all the hustle and bustle. It's easy to lose one's self in all of the rush of holiday season. Taking care of yourself will not only bring those stress level's down but will also bring your immune system up, helping you to fight off any germs being passed around.
Here are a few easy self-care tips to fit into your routine:
1) Sleep-It can't get easier than this folks! Make sure you are catching enough Zzzzzs. Not only does sleep help to keep you alert, it also helps to reduce depression and inflammation in the body and wait, drum roll please-can even help you lose weight-What?!
2) Exercise-I know, let's try to pack in yet another activity into our busy schedule, Right? Just 5 minutes of moderate exercise can improves your mood. It produces changes in the parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety. It can also increase brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and nor-epinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression. Additionally, exercise can increase the production of endorphins, which are known to help produce positive feelings and reduce the perception of pain.
3) Massage-Honey, my doctor said I had to do it. Research has shown that massage therapy has a direct impact on lowering the levels of stress hormones that create the “fight-or-flight” response, and can boost “feel good” neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and endorphins. Ready to get started? When you schedule your first massage therapy session at Divine Spark you receive 15% off your first session. What are you waiting for? Get started on your self-care routine with a massage today! Book Online