FITNESS, NUTRITION

Stress: knowing it in order to live with it and reduce its impact. Ep. 3 "Physical exercise".

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After looking at the impact of stress on hormones and on our body composition and nutrition, we finish the trilogy by looking at how stress affects our body composition and nutrition. exercise is a powerful tool for combating stress.

Not only does it help regulate stress-related hormones such as cortisol, but it also promotes the release of endorphins, known as the happy hormones, which improve mood and general well-being. At Neolife is a cornerstone of our health programmes to emphasise the importance of incorporating a regular exercise routine as part of a holistic approach to managing stress and improving physical and mental health.

Physical Activity as a Stress Regulator:

- Cardiovascular: Activities such as running, swimming and cycling not only improve cardiovascular health, but can also be meditative and help release pent-up tension.

- Strength Training: Lifting weights or performing resistance exercises strengthens muscles and joints, improving body composition and self-confidence.

- Yoga and Pilates: These disciplines combine physical movement with breathing techniques and meditation, offering a holistic approach to stress relief.

The most appropriate type of exercise may vary from person to person. While some find relief in high-intensity activities, others may prefer calmer, more focused practices. The important thing is to find an activity that you enjoy and that suits your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Adopting exercise as part of the daily routine can be challenging, but it is essential for effective stress management. David Baeza encourages his patients to find creative and realistic ways to incorporate physical activity into their lives, either through short, regular exercise sessions or recreational activities that also serve as exercise.

Conclusions

In these three chapters we have seen how stress, although a natural response of the body, can be detrimental if sustained over the long term. It affects the production and balance of key hormones such as cortisol, influencing our weight, metabolism, and emotional and physical state. However, through proper nutritional strategies, incorporating a regular exercise routine and stress management techniques, we can mitigate these effects and promote optimal health.

We understand that implementing these changes on your own can be challenging. It requires not only knowledge, but also a personalised plan that takes into account the particularities of each individual. This is where experience and professional advice can make a significant difference.

So if you feel that managing stress and its effects on your life is an overwhelming task, we invite you to consider a professional consultation. In my practice at Neolife Marbella, we offer an integrative and personalised approach to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Together, we can develop a plan that is tailored to your specific needs, addressing not only your diet and exercise routine, but also your hormonal, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Remember, your health and wellbeing are the most important investment you can make: for a personalised consultation and to begin your journey to holistic wellbeing make an appointment at Marbella or on my Instagram profile @davidbaezanutrition

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