Holidays are the best time of the year, filled with family and rest. But with the hassle of shopping, crowds, and diet-breaking parties, it’s easy to feel stressed out. Fortunately, there are easy ways to beat stress during the holidays and help you stay happy, healthy, and energized.
Get a Massage
Receiving a massage is a great way to create calm and tranquility during the stressful holiday season. Not only do massages help you feel good, but they have numerous emotional, physical, and mental health benefits. Because some health issues are related to stress, it’s essential to take care of our minds the way we take care of our bodies. Massages can reduce anxiety and stress while improving sleep quality, circulation, and concentration. The Structura signature massage will ease you into relaxation, release stress and promote proper mind and body function.
Improve your Mood with Sunlight
Natural sunlight has proven to reduce depression while producing vitamin D. Lack of natural sunlight can lead to a vitamin D deficiency, which can contribute to depression. If you are starting to feel the winter and holiday stress, consider stepping outside and soak up the sunlight to boost your mood. When the sunlight hits the skin, it triggers the production of vitamin D. Studies have shown that adequate levels of vitamin D can regulate mood and feelings of happiness.
Exercise has numerous health benefits. It is essential for maintaining mental wellness and stress levels. Studies have shown that exercise can decrease fatigue, manage stress, and at heighten overall mental function.
Maintain your peace of mind and learn how to beat stress during the holidays. The holiday season does not have to be a time of dread, unhappiness, or stress. If you’re feeling these negative side effects of the busy holiday season or have any questions related to structural integration or massage, please call us at 801-897-8711!