Our podcast's self-care and stress reduction starter pack featuring episodes from Optimal Health Daily.
Self-Care, Stress Reduction, and Better Sleep
Exercise is not only important for your physical health. It also does wonders for your mental health.
Physical movement helps you to relax and relieves physical tension as it releases endorphins. Regular exercise is an effective way to improve your mood and levels of concentration and motivation.
Self-care and stress reduction are a key part of your well-being. And let's not forget about quality sleep so that you can fully rest and recharge!
Why should these be approached as priorities instead of luxuries?
These episodes from our health show will help you learn about self-care through maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Exercise as Self-Care Starter Pack: Podcast Episodes
Here are a selection of episodes covering the topic of physical exercise as self-care.
Feel free to select the episode which resonates the most with you, or check them all out to gather the tips you'd most like to apply in your own life!
1. Randi Kay on The Health Benefits of Self-Care
Learning about mental and emotional health made Randi feel like less of a flawed human being. In this invigorating episode, you'll find out how self-care goes beyond massages and bubble baths (even though they are amazing), and why Randi believes that self-care is how you can change the world you live in.
2. Victoria Faling with A Brighter Wild on The Importance of Self Care
What has mindset got to do with self-care? Victoria shares why it's essential to take care of your health and well-being first and how to change your attitude towards healthy things you know you should be doing more of. After all, self-care is about doing things you like and that make you feel better.
3. Sara Lindberg on Stress and Weight Gain
You may already know this, but stress hormones can have a direct impact on your weight. Long-term health issues can come about if stress levels are not managed well. Learn about small and simple ways to reduce your stress and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
4. Daniel Yetman on The Effects of Stress on Your Face
Stress can show up on your face as acne, eye bags, wrinkles, and more. Stress is also know to trigger conditions like eczema and inflamed skin. Listening to this episode will help this fact to sink in: that reducing stress should be a key component of your skincare routine.
5. Lucy Miller on 5 Stress Reduction Techniques
Getting rid of stress need not be complicated. Learning to say ‘no', changing your mindset, and getting some daily exercise are all ways to manage your stress. Pick up another tip or two from this practical and helpful episode.
6. Holly Jackson on Exercise As Stress Relief
Cortisol is released when exercising, and this chemical changes the way your body functions when you experience stress. Essentially, physical movement reduces stress as your body learns to relax faster during a stressful time. Learn how walking, cleaning, or gardening can be simple daily stress reduction activities.
You can also follow up with Part 2 of the episode here:
7. Mark Fisher on Quality Health and Sleeping Habits
Everyone knows that getting enough shut eye is part of stress reduction. However, it's easier said than done! Mark shares twelve unique tips to get the best sleep of your life, consistently.
8. Dr. Elana Miller on 10 Ways to Get Healthy Sleep, Naturally
As a psychiatrist, Dr. Miller is used to seeing patients that have problems with sleep. She recognizes that it's not just her patients who have sleep issues as the greater culture and society struggles with getting quality sleep too. She shares ten ways to get a good night's rest safely without relying on any medications.
9. Rachel Trotta on How To Have A Great Sleeping Routine
Listen to this episode to learn about the negative effects sleep issues have on all the other areas of your life. Learn what to do to prevent the dreadful combination of poor sleep, bad nutrition, and physical inactivity that leaves you feeling bad and lethargic.
10. Michael Breus on Getting Better Rest
Live Happy gathered experts on how to change bad habits and live better. Sleep expert Michael Brueus shares how to create a sleep intervention to leave insomnia behind you where it belongs.
Where Do I Go From Here?
We hope you've enjoyed this stress reduction starter pack.
Let us know which episode or tips were your favorite from this list, and how your life will improve when you're less stressed out about things.
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