Have you ever thought about what you can do to slow down aging for yourself? What about getting less sick or losing unnecessary weight?
You might have heard that things like meditation, alkaline foods and good sleeping habits help to prevent aging, illness and weight gain but did you know that emotional wellness (aka. Happiness) is a major contributor too?
Let me explain a bit about the biochemistry…
When we hang out in “feel bad” states like anger, anxiety or confusion our brain goes into fight-or-flight mode.
Because these are the primitive emotional reactions we have when we are being threatened, the brain releases stress hormones into our body that boost our physical ability to battle something or run like hell.
But these stress hormones can cause a bunch of health problems if they are getting pumped through the body regularly. These stress hormones:
-compromise our immunity which means we get sick more easily
-cause our bodies to hold on to fat which means we gain weight
-shorten our telomeres (which regulate our physical aging) which means we physically age faster
This is why some people who are in a constant state of stress look and feel much older than they should. It’s why some people are always getting sick or holding on to unnecessary weight.
The good news is, there are simple daily actions and life tweaks that can permanently reduce the occurrence of stress hormones in your body – allowing you to stay younger and healthier and maintain an ideal weight! These actions are the core practices of the happiest and healthiest people I know! Yes, meditation, alkaline foods and good sleep reduce stress hormones, and so do things like:
-learning to shift out of negative emotions fast
-rewiring limiting beliefs that trigger “bad feelings” or bad habits with food or addictions
-aligning to your life’s purpose and knowing your true soul’s path
-cleaning up your relationship patterns
-learning to self-love
…to list a few.
If you want to permanently reduce “bad feelings” or habits and decrease aging, illness and weight gain then these skills and a solid Happiness Practice are must-haves for you!
Learn more about creating your own Happiness Practice by applying for a Discovery Session with me here!