Tuesday, 8 September 2015

How do you deal with stress? || The Pip - The Revolutionary StressManagement Device

Stress is one of those symptoms that can affect you in many ways, it is a normal way of life, but we must be able to manage it well and acknowledge it. Stress can come in many forms – Physically, Depression & Anxiety. It can be brought on by being overworked or just through family life. Not all stress is negative, it only becomes negative when challenges are faced without any relief or relaxation, this is when it will play with your physical wellbeing with symptoms which can include headaches, upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pain, problems sleeping and even some diseases.
So what do you do to ease stress? – reach for the bottle; grab a nicotine fix or even something a bit stronger and mind-altering?

Here are a few of the things that I find help me to de-stress.


Yoga/Meditation




Why not try some yoga to distress the mind and body through deep breathing and exercise to stimulate your senses, there is nothing like being in tune with your body. Just a simple child pose can induce calm and put you in a meditative state. Yoga has so many benefits for many health issues. I started doing yoga to help me through chemo to distress and relax my body as I found it can help ease fatigue and nausea and apparently it’s also really good for boosting your immune system. Yoga for me is not easy by any means and only practice when I have the energy to do so, but try to do it as much as possible, which brings me to my next stress reliever.



Walking/Exercising



Walking is amazing for relieving stress, a nice walk or jog in the park along a forest trail breathing in the fresh air, listening to the wind though the trees can do wonders for stress levels. It releases endorphins which is a chemical that relieves pain and stimulates relaxation. Exercising in general will do that to you, so why not get yourself down to the gym or exercise at home or in the park you will be amazed at how you feel once you have finished. I can really recommend this, it really does work, I can recall a really stressful morning at work and I went to the gym in my lunch break which I often do at lunchtime - I felt invigorated, distressed, happy and ready for what the rest of the day had to offer.

Music

Listening to music can give me a sense of calm, and even singing along to my favourite song. This can shift vibrations of our thoughts which can help slow and regulate breathing and promote relaxation; it can also put you into a state of meditation.

My Cat - Kitana



There is nothing like curling up on the sofa with my cat, her soft fur, her soothing purr and her loving glare makes me feel distressed. I have little talk with her and I swear she is listening to me and makes little sounds in agreement. I sound crazy but you have to own a cat to understand. Lol They say just 15 to 30 minutes of quality time with a cat can calm your nerves and boost mood, there is even chemical evidence. When you spend time with a cat, your production of serotonin, a chemical that boosts feelings of well-being, goes up and your cortisol (stress hormone) levels go down. Cortisol along with high blood pressure is a result of stress and can lead to high cholesterol and hypertension, so spending time with my cat can keep me healthier in the long run. Did you know that a 20 year study found that people who owned a cat were 40% less likely to die from a heart attack. How incredible is that?

So ow do you deal with stress?


COMPETITION TIME

The wonderful people of Galvanic are offering my readers a chance to win a PIP device which monitors your stress levels through your skin.

The PIP – Stress Management Device


The Pip - Price £145 come in Black or White



The Pip shows you everyday how to deal with whatever comes your way.
The pip, revolution in mental fitness, allows you to see your stress levels. Powered by science, it accurately visualises what you are feeling, as you are feeling it.  By detecting electrodermal activity (EDA) in your fingertips, 8 times per second, the Pip accurately determines whether your body's relaxing or stressing. The Pip connects your emotions with innovative apps both passive and active, teaching you not only how to recognise stress, but to know a life without it.



The real strength of the Pip lies in its portability, its performance and its ability to focus and change our minds, unlocking the greater potential in all of us.





This data feeds into their Apps where it controls your in-App progress. By visualising your changing stress levels, you can try different techniques to control it. This is called biofeedback - an effective techique to manage stress. Regular practice with the Pip helps you learn to consciously be in control of your body's response to stress. This means when you're faced with a stressful situation you have the right tools to manage it.

You read more about the Pip here

The Pip supported devices: Apple - iPhone 4s and higher, iPad 3 and higher (including iPad mini); Android devices running Andriod Gingerbread (2.3.3) or higher.


To enter simply click this Competition Link.
Conditions of entry, only one entry per person

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and no money has been exchanged. The purpose of this post is to offer my readers a chance to enter a competition to win this stress management device.
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