Pt 4 Stress, Cortisol and Fat Loss

Part 4 – 50 Ways to Deal with Stress.

Take Action – Deal with issues that bother you…….

  1. Don’t ignore problems–deal with them and move on.
  2. Re-evaluate your diet and exercise–too much of a calorie deficit and too much cardio can both increase stress and cortisol! 
  3. Lay in the sunshine for a bit of natural Vitamin D.  Supplement D3 through the Winter.
  4. Quit smoking-nicotine increases your stress level, despite what you may think.
  5. Lower your standards. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  6. Buy yourself flowers.
  7. Just smile because you can.
  8. Dance like no one is watching (maybe make sure no one is watching?)
  9. Take a hot bath or shower.
  10. Organize a hot spot of your home.
  11. Procrastination is like poison – Do It NOW!
  12. Ask yourself if a problem needs to be dealt with right now–then forget it until it does.
  13. Spend time with positive people, not moaners and groaners that bring you down.
  14. Ask for help. Don’t struggle alone.
  15. Foam roll or self-massage – ATR – active tissue release will relax your muscle and protect your joints.  A relaxed body will cope with mental stresses much better than a tight one.