Everyone feels stressed and tired at some time of the day or at certain times especially after a hectic day at work or a demanding circumstance that causes anxiety. It is necessary to get your body to relax and get your mind back to a healthy stated. Find out how to relieve stress at home and get your body in great state!
Tea is a very popular drink that is very hydrating and helps to calm the nerves. Both of which are important for relaxation. Many people take tea to relax and shake off stress or anxiety at home or in the work place. Even when the weather is warm, people still take tea because of it’s health benefits. There are numerous types of tea in the stores and some have been infused with other herbs or leaves. You can also add fresh mint, lemon and ginger to your tea to make a tasty flavored detoxifier. This really helps to stress at home or workplace.
Eat Foods Rich in Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Often times, people think that only those who are suffering from obesity or other forms of diseases and ailments need to diet or eat healthy. But in reality, whatever you feed your body daily will eventually determine its strength or weakness over time. One of the key nutrients that help to manage or relieve stress is vitamin B2 also known as Riboflavin. This vitamin is water-soluble and so easily gets absolved by the body with very little amount stored. This implies that it has to be eaten daily.
Another great benefit of vitamin B2, is that it helps to reduce the frequency of migraine which was proven in a study by National Center for Biotechnology In formation.
These are some of the popular foods that are rich in riboflavin.
Lean Meat. This is the meat from cow that has reduced amount of saturated fats and cholesterol which are considered unhealthy to the heart. It is a very rich source of riboflavin containing 0.9mg per 100g which is about 66% of daily value(DV) according to https://www.myfooddata.com/
Almond. Almonds are power nuts that are rich in essential body nutrients. They are heart healthy and help to lower bad cholesterol in the blood. Almonds contain a significant amount of riboflavin at 1.1mg per 100g which is 88%DV.
Salmon. Salmon is one of the healthiest foods on earth. I am yet to find something unhealthy about Salmon from research. It is incredibly rich in brain developing and heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. It is low in carbohydrates and high in protein, minerals and vitamins. It also tastes super delicious in every meal. Salmon contains 0.5mg per 100g which is (37% of DV) of riboflavin.
Eggs. Egg is also super nutritious food that appears in healthy meals. Aside its high protein content, egg also contains 0.5mg of Riboflavin ( 39% DV) per 100g.
Mushrooms are a fleshy body of fungi. They are nutritious, low in carb and contain a good amount of riboflavin (36%DV). Mushrooms also contain soluble fiber which helps to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood.
This is leafy green vegetables that are rich in minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium. Spinach is also rich in vitamin A contains 18%DV of vitamin
Avocados are super heart healthy foods that also contain 0.1mg (10%DV) of riboflavin
Listen to Music
Music is like food of the soul. Fortunately there is music for everyone and every mood. However, slow classical music can also calm those nerves and help you. Even you are feeling down, music can actually lift your spirit and help you to be hopeful again. This has worked for me severally. People who love or have passion for instruments can also go for instrumental music or play their favorite instrument. So whatever your mood is, music can help your body relieve stress at home.
Drink Lots of Water
Water is the most important liquid on earth. It is like life and every living thing needs water to survive. That is the reason why dehydration can lead to death. Many studies show that water eases stress. This is true even for me. When I am stressed or tired, I drink lots of water and I feel much better. When you have a headache, it is recommended that you drink lots of water. Even when someone is suffering from a viral flu, the doctors recommend drinking lot of clear fluids especially water! What better liquid to hydrate your body than water? So drink up, strengthen your body and ease the stress not just at home but anywhere! See also 13 Foods that Hydrate the Body.
Have Quality sleep
When you are exhausted from a hectic day or any situation that put you under stress, your body needs rest! Good sleep is as important as eating healthy foods. This is essential for the proper functioning of the brain and body. Sleeping pills are usually not advised as the first resort except the doctors confirm that your blood pressure is very high and decide to prescribe it. Quality sleep can relieve stress and help you feel stronger when you wake up. The body needs rest after a tired day to ease stress and fatigue.
There are natural ways to induce sleep. One of which is dropping lavender essential oil on your pillow. 3 drops are sufficient for a soothing, relaxing feeling that enhances quality sleep. This has worked for me severally and it is always my first sleep inducer. A warm bath can also relieve stress. This makes you feel fresh and enhances good sleep.
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What other ways have helped you relieve stress at home? Please drop in the comment section.