If you are someone who regularly gets flustered when driving behind a slow driver, or if you regularly feel stress at work, this video is for you.
Take a look at these 9 ways to increase your stress tolerance.
1. Increase your sleep – Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep. If you are not getting enough sleep at night, you are not going to be able to be patient and stress-free throughout the day. If you are not waking up feeling refreshed you are not going to have a lot of patience you are going to have a short fuse and you are going to be highly irritable.
To wake up refreshed, avoid blue light or led light from electronic devices before bed. The blue light suppresses melatonin between one and three hours.
How to Improve Sleep:
How To Sleep Deeply & Wake Up Refreshed https://youtu.be/Eu1ldCIdLF0
Perfecting Your Sleep & Energy https://youtu.be/KGHHqefwtr0
5 Cool “Sleep Tricks” You Probably Haven’t Heard About https://youtu.be/ZTWkBZmSBdA
2. Get plenty of vitamin B1 – Vitamin B1 directly affects your tolerance to stress. Get vitamin B1 from a natural source, like nutritional yeast.
Taking nutritional yeast, which is one of the best sources of B1 and other B vitamins. It will give you relief from stress within 10 minutes. You will feel a sense of relaxation. You will be able to tolerate stress a lot better.
3. Lower your carbohydrates – A high-carb diet will cause significant blood sugar and insulin fluctuations, which can cause significant irritability and boost your stress.
Going low carb will fix your blood sugars and stabilize your mood and your tolerance for stress especially in the morning when you wake up. You may not realize this but if you feel better when you eat as far as your mood and your stress tolerance that means you have a blood sugar issue. If you find that you cannot wake up in the morning because you are groggy that means you have a blood sugar issue. To remedy this, do the low-carb or Ketogenic Diet.
If you are new to the Ketogenic Diet this post will be a good introduction. How To Start Keto Correctly – For Beginners
4. Most Important! Avoid the news– The news can be overwhelmingly negative, and it can add unnecessary fear and stress to your life. Sensationalistic news is usually false or fake news. The news keeps you in the state of fear. It keeps you in a state of stress. You can get physically sick when you are in this fear mode. Watching the news is definitely going to affect your sleep and you will have a very low tolerance to stress.
5. Exercise – Exercise increases the oxygen in your blood and lowers your stress naturally.
It will help you counter stress. We can never get rid of stress but we can do things to remove stress from our body and exercise is a real good way to do it. Long walks are especially good for lowering your stress levels.
6. Magnesium – This mineral is great for lowering your stress levels. Magnesium it is a natural physiological tranquilizer it can help you deal with stress.
If you consume at least seven cups of vegetables per day, like a huge salad, that can give you enough magnesium.
Spring water like Pellegrino or mineral water is loaded with magnesium. If you drink that water all day long you would get you know several hundred milligrams of magnesium and it is the type of magnesium that is very bioavailable.
7. Vitamin D – Get plenty of sunlight or supplement vitamin D. Vitamin D helps reduce stress and anxiety as well as support healthy sleep.
Whether you are consuming cod liver oil or fatty fish or getting vitamin D from the sun, it will typically will help decrease depression and anxiety and reduce stress and help you get into the deeper delta wave circadian waves of sleep.
8. Ketones – Ketones elevate your mood and promote healthy stress levels. Get on the Ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting.
When you go on a healthy Ketogenic diet and combine it with intermittent fasting a lot of positive things will happen, one being an elevation of your emotions, your mood. You will feel a lot more up than down and you will be able to tolerate stress much better – you will have more stress resistance.
9. Change your environment – Get away from stressful people. Get into a new environment. Get outside and enjoy nature. This can really help slow down your pace and get rid of stress. It can greatly increase your stress tolerance.
There are the nine ways to boost your stress tolerance.
Leave a comment below and let me know how these tips help you this week.
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, 9 Ways to Boost Your Stress Tolerance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rrFWDnWgmw
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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