Magnesium, Dosage: 200 mg
Stress is the top ager of the body; magnesium is an anti-stress mineral that helps regulate levels of cortisol (a stress hormone). Magnesium is also known to lower blood pressure. For more anti-stress foods, click here.
In an ideal world, everyone would be able to fulfill their nutritional needs by eating natural foods. Unfortunately, thanks to busy schedules and the overwhelming availability of processed foods, this isn't the case. That's where multivitamins come into play. Take a multivitamin everyday to help meet your daily nutritional needs. Take half in the morning and half at night. To learn more about the importance of vitamins, click here.
Tuesday: Bust Stress
According to a recent study, Tuesday is the most stressful day of the week because most of the work is still ahead of you. For anybody who works, in or outside the home, the weight of the week's workload and to-do lists can be a heavy thought. The key to stress management is not eliminating stress, but rather, finding better ways to cope with the stress everyday life brings. Try an alternative treatment such as the ancient Chinese acupressure massage technique called the "gushing spring." This massage can help to relax and calm you while helping you focus. It's so easy – and discreet – you can even do it at the office.
Take your shoes off. Take the heel of one foot and press it against the sole of the other foot. Rub the heel into the sole. This motion generates heat at a pressure point responsible for energy and vitality. Repeat with the other foot.
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Wednesday: Stop Sitting
Did you know: Every two hours of sitting increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 7% and heart disease by 25%. These are some pretty scary numbers, but there's something you can do about it: Move! Physical activity will help stave off frailty – the number-one thing that will make you old before your time. Moving more and sitting less will keep your bones strong. Sitting for hours on end is, for most people, unavoidable. If you must, here are a few sitting-to-standing exercises you can do: