Festive Stress Support for a Season of Wellness. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a press release on Festive Stress Support for a Season of Wellness. The festive season is upon us, and with less than a month left to complete the never-ending to-do list, acknowledging the heightened stress that descends upon us alongside the festive dash is more critical than ever. Cultivating some Christmas calm might seem impossible, but leading food-based supplement brand Cytoplan and Mindfulness Consultant Bev Alderson have put together a Toolkit of Christmas Calm with Six Stress Busters and Three Stress-Supporting Supplements that might help to prioritise your wellbeing a little more this year.
Festive Stress Support For A Season Of Wellness
Six Stress Busters from Mindfulness & Stress Management Consultant Bev Alderson:
Breathing in specific ways can help to calm the nervous system. A simple but effective way to do this is to inhale and exhale fully and slowly from your belly. Please don’t force the breath, but allow it to expand slowly with each breath cycle. Do this 5 – 10 times. And relax!
A Minute of Mindfulness
While a more extended practice is advantageous, a one-minute meditation can effectively interrupt, calm and clear your mind.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
If you are sleep-deprived, your body and mind cannot restore and recharge overnight. You will be less likely to manage the day’s demands and maintain a cheerful disposition. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep opportunity every day.
Relax In A Bath
That contains a handful of Epsom Salts, a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil and half a cup of Baking Soda. This combo can help remove toxins, lower stress-related hormones and balance your PH. You could also try using essential oils, which help restore balance and reduce stress levels. Try Rose, Lavender, Bergamot, or Chamomile, all believed to be great stress busters.
Set Up Your Day
Try getting up 10 minutes earlier (I know – it doesn’t need to be every day!) to avoid the need to rush. Have a stretch, plan your day or sit and enjoy a cuppa.
Give Back – it is easy amongst all the business and the hype to forget what Christmas is about. Giving back (time or money) can be an excellent way of cultivating the true spirit of Christmas and maintaining perspective.
Three Supplements to support stress from Amanda Williams, CEO and Nutritional Therapist at Cytoplan:
“During the festive season, we consume less nutritional foods and naturally eat more high-sugar and high-fat comfort food. In addition, we are usually more sleep-deprived from coping with heightened stress, have less time to relax and are generally less well in ourselves. Lack of nutritional support will affect the ability to cope with rising stress levels, so using a supportive supplement such as Ashwagandha might be helpful. Here are my top picks for supporting stress levels during the festive season:
“Withania somnifera (aka Ashwagandha) is an Ayurvedic herb, traditionally used to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing. It’s an adaptogen, which means it can support the body to adapt to stress and may be particularly supportive over the festive period.”
“This amino acid, found in tea leaves, has demonstrated a wide range of health benefits, with its ability to promote calm and relaxation widely evidenced. Theanine can increase alpha brainwaves and the neurotransmitter GABA, which can have a calming, but not a soothing effect so that you can use L-Theanine in the day or to support sleep at night.”
“It is well known that magnesium is easily depleted during stress, yet it is an important mineral that helps us deal with stress. Magnesium contributes to normal psychological function and functioning of the nervous system and reduces tiredness and fatigue. Supplementing with magnesium can, therefore, be beneficial over the festive period.”
For more guidance on stress support during this festive season and to see the full range of market-leading nutritional supplements, head to www.cytoplan.co.uk
To read the full article on stress support from Mindfulness Consultant Bev Alderson, including six further stress busters, head to: https://blog.cytoplan.co.uk/taking-the-stress-out-of-the-festive-season/
I hope you enjoyed that.
Nature Meets Science
As leaders in food-based and ethical supplementation for over 30 years, Cytoplan has maintained the belief that nature holds the key to health, creating products that work in harmony with the body to optimise health and the company is dedicated to improving the health of the nation, both ethically and sustainably.
Combining nature with science, Cytoplan has pioneered Whole Foods & Food State supplements to create a market-leading supplement range with products grounded in science, proven by results and designed to improve health safely and effectively.
Trusted by practitioners and customers alike, the company offers sound information about supplements and health to encourage self-empowerment and growth, helping customers make informed decisions on their approach to nutrition and well-being. To find out more about Cytoplan’s Nutrition Gap Philosophy and market-leading supplement range, head to www.cytoplan.co.uk
An independent British company wholly owned by a charitable foundation. Cytoplan invests widely in health and nutritional projects across the UK and addresses global warming, community wellbeing and mental health issues. Every product purchased goes towards helping others. To find out more about The AIM Foundation, please visit theaimfoundation.org.uk