If you’ve ever experienced a really stressful period in your life, you’ll know that your body can’t cope with all the tension. Whether its being in a toxic relationship, having money problems, or working long hours, etc, eventually your body fights back by tightening up and holding everything in. When this happens you become significantly more susceptible to conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory ailments, and acid reflux (heartburn).
Do you suffer from lethargy or chronic sleep fatigue? Then you’re not alone. Studies show that 1 in 3 people in the UK suffer from a sleeping problem. And the root cause? Stress!
Research has proven that with as little as 20-minutes of meditation per day, levels of cortisol (the stress hormone that degrades muscle tissue) can lower, which indirectly boosts your testosterone and growth hormone levels. This, in turn, makes muscle building easier, and allows for a shorter recovery time after exercise.
There is no doubt about it. 2016 brought with it a whole bunch of lessons for me to endure. One in particular being the final letting go of a long term partnership. I’m not talking about a relationship break up here, nor am I referring to any kind dismissal in my day-to-day job in HR. No, I’m talking about the surrendering of a ‘prized possession’.