Stress – Reducing stress is very important. You know that stress can cause your blood pressure and blood sugars to rise, so you really need to get control of it. Also, when you are under stress you may begin to not manage your diabetes well, you might forget to exercise, and you may forget your medication.
As well as being bad for diabetics stress will have a number of other negative effects in our lives; if you are dealing with a lot of stress you may begin to have stress headaches from the tension, you may begin to suffer from depression, you may have a weakened immune system, you may suffer from insomnia and you will have a higher blood pressure and higher blood sugar. It is clear to see the myriad of problems that stress will bring into our lives, therefore it is vital have know how to deal with it effectively.
There are a number of great ways to manage your stress on a daily basis that everyone should incorporate in their live not just people who suffer from Diabetes.
Being free of stress is going to bring many benefits into our lives.
Being free of stress is going to lower your blood pressure. This will help you avoid heart problems because a high blood pressure will put stress on your heart and lead to things like angina, artery disease, heart disease, heart attacks and heart failure.
It will increase your memory and cognitive performance, you will be able to think more clearly.
You will be more mentally healthy, it will help you keep things like depression at bay.
You will be less likely to suffer from other ailments such as having a stroke, it will help you keep your weight at a healthy level.
Also, if you are free of stress you will just be able to enjoy life a lot more.
How can we deal with stress?
There are a number of ways we can deal with stress on a daily basis that are easy to practice and only take a few minutes.
Meditation; People have been practicing meditation for thousands of years and the physical and mental health benefits of it have been known for a long time.
Some of the earliest practitioners of meditation were the Hindus of ancient India around 1500BC and by the Buddhist monks of China around 400BC.
Modern kind of meditation include practices such as Transcendental Meditation, Guided Visualization, Mindfulness and many others. To find the school of thought that best suits you you should do a little research to find which one suits you best.
Although the different schools of thought will each differ slightly in the practice of meditation, it is still easy to practice, for example to meditate you will find somewhere comfortable where you will not be disturbed for a few minutes, relax your mind and relax your body.
Meditation is good for us both mentally and physical; mentally you will reduce stress, you will improve your cognitive functioning, you will improve your memory and your well-being.
Physically you will relax your body and reduce your blood pressure.