You probably feel you can give your best in a high energy environment that charges you up and makes your brain go into a super-active mode.
But the real deal is when you rest and relax, there’s a lot that is happening to your body, and most of it is good.
If you didn’t know these yet, here’s all the goodness that you can give yourself once you start to relax.
Reduces Levels Of The Dangerous Hormone
Our bodies produce a hormone known as cortisol which is also known as a dangerous hormone. This is because, even though cortisol helps our body cope up with stressful situations and continue working or doing whatever we need to do, it causes an increase in levels of blood pressure and can also interfere with your sleep. Not getting enough sleep is harmful too, as it can affect your metabolism and affect the way your body stores or burns fat, which again can lead to other health problems.
Brings Back Your Heart Rate To Normal
Ever felt palpitations in crazily stressful or tiring situations? Once you start to relax, your heart rate can slowly and steadily come back to a more normal pace, which eases out the stress on your heart and is beneficial for its overall health. This can also help to keep your blood pressure levels within a normal range and reduce your stress and anxiety, as well as improve your overall focus and clarity of thought.
Your Body Temperature Gets Stable
Often, when you’re too worked up or stressed out, you may notice your palms or the soles of your feet become cold. This also happens when you are depressed or anxious. Cold feet or hands are a clear indication that your body is getting into anxious or stressed out mode. Doing something as simple as a quick relaxing breathing technique, or a short meditation can help you feel better.
Great Way Of Detoxing
We’re all looking for ways to detox, and resting and relaxing can give you a natural way to do so! When you let go of what’s going on, your breathing gets better and deeper and the levels of carbon dioxide in your body also reduce, which can reduce the levels of acidity in your body. It also helps to improve the structure and functioning of your brain.
Now that you know the reasons all over again, maybe it’s time to plan a time-out and focus on yourself too.
DISCLAIMER: While we have taken steps to check the accuracy of information & practices shared here; it is not a replacement for a doctor’s opinion. It is important to first always check with your own doctor before trying any medication, practice or suggestion from this site.