Stress can impact people of all ages, but did you know that chronic stress can be most dangerous in women over 50?
As stress builds and isn’t dealt with, it can build tension in the body. The tension can manifest as any number of physical issues, including:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Gastrointestinal issues
- High blood pressure
- Chest pains
As your body grows less resilient over time, it’s important for women to lead a healthier lifestyle so that the body can better repair itself. Here are our TITLE tips for stress reduction in women over 50.
Stress Reduction Tips
Rely on Your Support System
Whether your support system is your family, your friends, a church group, a hobby club, or even your Power Hour classmates and trainers, when you need to focus on stress reduction, surrounding yourself with like-minded, encouraging people will help. You’ll be happier and more secure when you give yourself time to be around your support system.
Learn to let go of the parts of life you cannot control. Focus on the good, such as your friends and family, and don’t dwell on the bad. While it is important to confront stressors rather than ignoring them, you should also accept when a stressful situation can’t be managed, and try to make the best of it.
Learn Relaxation Techniques
Perhaps meditation or yoga will help with your stress reduction. Consider taking a class to learn these stress reduction techniques. Or maybe something simple such as listening to calming music will help when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Ask your support system what helps them unwind, and test out a few options until you find what works for you.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Give your mind and body recovery time by getting plenty of sleep — both during, before, and after periods of stress. By keeping your body well-rested, you’ll be stronger both mentally and physically, which will help with stress reduction.
A healthy, well-balanced diet is also important for stress reduction, as it keeps your body robust and resilient.
Stick to an Exercise Routine
Exercise is proven to aid in stress reduction thanks to the happy hormones, endorphins, that are released when you’re active. It isn’t enough to just exercise when you’re feeling stressed, though — to keep worries at bay, it’s best to work out regularly.
Start Your Stress Reduction at TITLE Boxing Club!
The time to tackle stress reduction is now! Get started by finding your local TITLE Boxing Club today and checking out the schedule of fitness classes. You’re sure to find the group boxing or kickboxing class to fit your schedule and knockout your stress.