PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a holistic health coach, George David Keaton
proudly promotes a recent article in The Huffington Post that highlights current relaxation tips that are quick and easy. He frequently coaches individuals that desperately need to manage their stress, as anxiety and high stress levels can take a physical toll on many people's lives. "When we do not know how to cope or reduce stress, not only is our mental state at stake, our well-being and relationships are at stake as well. Stress manifests itself in multiple forms, and the first step I take with all of my clients interested in making healthier lifestyle changes is to determine how they manage their stress in practical, tangible ways," he said.
The article states that high stress levels can lead to unwanted weight gain, among many other undesirable results: "Stress promotes the production of a hormone called cortisol, which increases your appetite for foods high in sugar, carbohydrates and fat. [Translation: weight gain!] Even worse is that the weight gain is typically centered around the stomach, and this type of fat is closely linked to heart disease and stroke." George David Keaton encourages stressed individuals to try the eight-count breath technique. "When you take deep breaths, counting to eight and holding it for a heartbeat or two, you can slowly exhale and physically release stress," he said. The article adds, "This super simple exercise is incredibly powerful and can help you improve your memory and manage stress."
Another relaxation tip the article mentions is stretching and practicing proper posture: "Both help to relieve pain, de-stress, relax your muscles and energize your body. In many ways, they are the basis for overall fitness. Try rolling your head from side to side, doing some toe touches and pulling your arms across your chest. And a few posture pointers: Stand straight, hold your shoulders back and keep your tummy in." George David Keaton adds that diet is everything. "I tell my clients to brew some tea for a quick de-stressor," he said. "There's nothing more calming that drinking a warm cup of tea. Green tea has an amino acid called theanine, which calms the brain into a state of relaxed alertness."
According to the article, a bedtime ritual helps individuals relax: "This can be your daily cue for your body to wind down and prepare for sleep. Rituals can include anything from folding the laundry to reading a chapter in your book to simply applying your favorite hand lotion." George David Keaton urges men and women to turn off electronics before bedtime, adding that sufficient sleep is integral to having a stress-free day.
George David Keaton
is the founder of Integrative Circle, a holistic health coaching organization that aims to guide individuals toward healthier life changes. As a certified holistic health practitioner, he serves as an advisor for a wide variety of clients, helping them set attainable goals. He takes an integrative look at health and wellness, working with people from all different walks of life. Keaton often bridges the gap between mind, body and spirit. Whatever health habits his clients demonstrate on a day-to-day basis, he implements a holistic approach to overcome challenges and habits.