Today I want to share how Stress can
If you’ve ever experienced “butterflies”
when feeling stressed or anxious, then
you’ve experienced how stress affects
Stress is notoriously known for affecting the
communication between the gut and the
brain. Research shows that the gut and the
brain are in constant communication with
one another and that stress can interfere
with this brain-gut communication, known
as the gut-brain axis. This can lead to
symptoms such as bloating and digestive
Stress has also been found to affect gut
bacteria, and imbalanced gut bacteria can
negatively affect our physical as well as
Stress can also affect how quickly or how
slowly food moves through the digestive
tract, which can result in one of two things
constipation or diarrhea. Ultimately, the
effect chronic stress has on our digestion can
affect what nutrients we absorb as well.
When there’s chronic stress, there’s often
digestive issues, and letting those go on for
too long is not a good thing.
The good news? We all have the power to
manage our stress, even just a little bit better
We’re sharing seven hacks that help make managing stress that much easier, including
some tips that may directly boost the health
of your gut.
Manage Stress With These Seven Tips
1 Meditate For One Minute Per Day
Hold up-just one minute? Yep, we’re
challenging you to pause and just take one
minute to meditate each day. While we’ve all
heard how amazing meditation can be for
managing stress, trying to squeeze a ten-
minute meditation practice into our day to
day can seem impossible.
Instead, just focus on one minute. Not only
will this make the act of meditation seem
way less daunting, but you’ll actually find
the time to do it! And, once you find time for one minute, you’ll find the time for two.
Before you know it, you’ll be squeezing in five minutes of blissful meditation into your day, and learning how to use this tool as a powerful way to manage stress.
2 Nourish Your Body With One Gut-Boosting Food Per Day
Now that you know that there’s a big
connection between chronic stress and poor
gut health strive to add just one gut-boosting
food into your diet each day. Not only will
this help support better gut health, but
eating clean is an amazing way to show
yourself some love.
Some great gut-boosting foods include:
Unsweetened coconut milk yogurt
3 Rate Your Stress
Stop and think about where your stress
levels sit today on a scale of 1-10. Have you
reached your max, or are your stress levels
on the lower side today? Actually stopping
and thinking about where your stress levels
are at is a great intentional way to think
about what you need to bring your stress
If you’re at a ten, what can you do to bring it
down to a seven?
Using this as a tool to manage stress may be
what ultimately makes you start to prioritize
Laughing is truly the best medicine.
Research shows that laughing actually helps
calm down your body’s stress response,
while also lowering heart rate and blood
So, go out of your way to do something that
brings you joy and makes you laugh every
-it will do you a ton of good.
5 Use Visualization When
Picture your ultimate vacay when things in
your day get cray. Taking yourself on a
visual vacation may do more to help you
manage stress than you may think. Why?
Because as the chaos continues around you,
you’ll allow yourself to re-center, even if it’s
just for a moment or two.
6 Slow Down
It’s time for all of us to slow down and smell
the roses. We are all stuck in the rat race of
day to day life that it’s too easy to become
overwhelmed and stressed out.
When you feel your stress levels bubbling at
a level ten, slow down and be mindful for which is another great way to reign in the
stress and help you feel more centered.
7 Move Daily
We love us a good daily sweat sesh. Not only
does it do a body good, but it does the mind
good too. Regular exercise has been found to
relieve stress, symptoms of depression, and
even help boost cognitive function.
Make it a goal to get some movement into
your day, even if it’s just for ten minutes. We
promise, no one ever regrets a workout!
Take Control of Your Stress to Optimize Your
It’s so easy to let stress spiral out of control.
From crazy work schedules to a hectic work-
life balance, stress really does get the best of
us. But, not doing anything to manage stress
can really do a number on our digestive
health, nutrient absorption, and how we feel
on a day to day basis.
Use these hacks to finally take control of
your stress levels. Chances are, you’ll find
that it doesn’t take much to feel just a little
When we start to become intentional about
how we manage our stress, it becomes easier
to support health and reach our overall
Here’s your invitation to make stress
management a priority, starting today–your
wellbeing is counting on it. Start here
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