Terra Origin is always working to make your favorite products as accessible as possible. For this reason, Inner Balance supplements will now be in select GNC stores near you. If you have not experienced this harmonizing blend for yourself, it may be time to evaluate your stress levels and what impact that plays on your health and wellbeing.
Stress is a forerunner to many major diseases including gastrointestinal distress, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. It’s important to pay attention to the signs in your life long before stress causes a real problem to your health. Do you feel overly tired, anxious, depressed, in a constant state of brain fog, restless, irritable or overwhelmed? Does it seem like you fit less and less in your day, your motivation is dropping, you don’t want to exercise or socialize and unhealthy vices like binge eating, smoking or drinking are creeping back in? Perhaps you are holding it all together, but your body is protesting with increased muscle tension or spasms, headaches, insomnia or fatigue, stomach and digestive discomfort or even chest pains.
We all have a stressful day now and then, but when these symptoms and pains have become part of your daily existence, it is time to take a proactive step before bigger problems arise. You may not be able to change your work, your home, family or financial situation or whatever it is that has you spread thin and stressed out. That is why you must incorporate stress management practices into your life to help you overcome what cannot be changed. Try these three simple yet effective methods to get back on top and back in control of your body.
1. What You Eat Matters
The body is struggling with an overactive nervous system which is causing an imbalance in hormones, energy and internal communications. You must take care of your body by giving it the right fuel, so that it does not have the added pressure of detoxing, starving, continuously digesting or fighting nutrient depletion. When you are in a state of fight or flight, you must be energized and not by twenty cups of coffee. Be sure to eat a well-rounded diet, starting first thing in the morning. If you’re in a hurry, shake up a Terra Origin protein powder, plant-based, grass fed whey or bone broth. You can find all of these on our site or at GNC.com.
2. Supplements Save the Day
There may be some disagreements around artificial supplements and vitamin absorption, but when it comes to herbal blends to support the body, capsules are still a potent method of getting the plant constituents your body needs. To beat the stress of our lives in today’s fast-paced society, we need all the help we can get. Ashwagandha root has grown in popularity for its success in balancing overactive or sluggish systems. It is an adaptogen, so its function is to reach homeostasis by balancing physiological processes. This means it adapts to your body and does what is needed. Rhodiola and Astragalus root are also powerful adaptogens that support your immune system and work to energize you. Holy basil and Schisandra berry are adaptogens which specifically work to counteract stress and recalibrate the nervous system. If you are not an herbalist, this may all seem confusing. That is why Terra Origin has cultivated this unique blend of herbs in the Inner Balance supplement to give you the support you need to feel at ease and relaxed no matter what the day throws at you.
3. Movement is Crucial
Exercise and socialization may be the last things on your mind, but they are imperative to boosting endorphins and clearing your mind. We all know a hard workout can put you in the zone where nothing else matters for at least 45 minutes. When you get your heart rate up, you also release pleasure endorphins that can stabilize your mood and leave you feeling happier. The benefits of exercise on obesity and heart disease also help counteract the effects of stress on the body.
Science has also shown that socialization and being with family helps to balance hormones and soothe the nervous system. Getting everyone together for dinner or having a night out with friends may seem like too much effort when you’re feeling overwhelmed, but once you get in the moment with them, you will feel a release in your system. If you can find some laughter, then your body will feel even more relaxed.
These are not huge changes and should be easy to incorporate into your life starting right now. Don’t wait for stress to take over. Shop our site, GNC.com or head over to your local GNC to find nutrition that works to heal your body and soothe your mind.