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Simple Stress Reduction Tips Every Personal Trainer Should Share With Clients

Jun 26, 2014 | by AIF

If you want to know how to become a personal trainer so you can help people to channel stress out of their bodies in a positive way, then read on!

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down wise advice from Lily Tomlin. Living a stress-filled life can be a one way street to illness, chronic disease and depression. With so many stress management programmes out there it’s hard to know which strategy is going to help.Here are a few ideas that can help you to get a handle on the stress as well as techniques to get it under control:

1. Get more organised

Get a diary and set goals for yourself that you want to achieve by a certain date. Streamline your life by scheduling activities at a manageable pace.

2. Include exercise in your overall plan

Exercise helps to channel negative emotions out of the body. Simply make a time each day, even if it’s just for 10 minutes to do some light exercise.

3. Simplify your life do things smarter not harder

Don’t have too many things on the go. Try to prioritise your main activities and leisure time.

4. Learn to say no

Don’t feel as though you have to do everything that is asked of you. Sometimes we have to say no for our own benefit and productivity.

5. Spend some time outside in the sun

Spend sometime in the garden or read a book outside when it’s a nice day. Sunlight provides vitamin D and can help to counter-act depression. Replenish your emotional and mental reserves with this free and effective therapy! Do remember to be sun-safe in the harsh Australian weather though!

6. Change your diet

Visit a dietician or do some research on the best foods to include in your diet. Some foods are known to have an adverse affect on our health causing higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Try to keep the consumption of coffee, alcohol and takeout foods to a minimum.

When our lives are balanced with work, relaxation, socialising and fun then our health and wellbeing will be at an optimal level plus, we’ll have increased resilience to be able to meet the pressures of life. If you feel your stress levels are out of control – then talk to a trusted friend, family member or contact your health professional for an assessment.



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