April is stress awareness month. Avoiding stress is pretty impossible, what with working, getting children settled in back at school and the many other things that keep us busy. Even catching up with friends and family as we come out of the latest lockdown can be stressful as we adjust to the latest set of regulations.
Although we can’t always avoid stress, we can learn to manage it and reduce its impact on our health. Stress affects the level of glucose in your blood so managing it is an important factor in controlling Type 2 diabetes. If just hearing that makes you even more stressed, then try not to worry, I can help you manage stress and your blood sugar levels as part of a nutritional therapy package and help you get your type 2 diabetes under control.
Here are 3 quick and easy tips to help manage stress:
Breathe in for 3 seconds, hold the breath for 4 seconds and then breathe out for 5 seconds. Repeat a few times, maybe building up to 5 minutes.
Listen to music
Choose a favourite piece of music and listen to it without distraction. Just be still and focus on it for a few minutes.
Get out in nature
Take a walk in your local park or watch the birds in your garden. Take a moment to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of being outdoors.