Equinox Gives Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Style, Grace and Health!! Part 3 LA-Story Recessionista!
This is part 3 of “Surviving the Holidays with Style, Grace & Health” courtesy of Equinox Fitness. . As the holidays and parties get closer, the stress seems to mount and it’s important that you be well and fit to cope with everything coming at you.
Catch Your ZZZZS
Not getting enough sleep can cause you to produce excess amounts of the stress hormone cortisol and can also mar your judgment. “Studies have shown that sleep deprivation impairs cognition in much the same way as alcohol,” Coopersmith says. Most adults need 7-8 hours to function at optimum levels.
Free Your Spirit
Studies show that people who meditate regularly have more activity in their left frontal cortex and less activity in their amygdala – both associated with more serene emotional states–than people who don’t.
To try it at home, Heather Lilleston, an instructor at New York City’s Pure Yoga, suggests finding a comfortable seated position with your spine perpendicular to the floor and setting a timer for 15 minutes or more.
Focus on taking slow, deep breaths–visualizing each one– until the alarm goes off.
You will find that after a few days, you will feel less stressed and able to accomplish more in your life — even if it’s just wrapping presents or dealing with other people in your life.
Check in tomorrow for part 4 of these tips. There will be a couple every day– plus more tips and techniques via other books and authors!!
Thank you to Equinox Fitness for all the great tips! www.equinoxfitness.com