Nothing zaps your energy like stress, and we’re surrounded by more stressors today than ever before. We all understand the danger of stress: how it can affect our mood, our health, and even our overall well being. But how can you keep stress from getting to you, especially when you’re already so busy?
If you search the internet, you’ll find dozens of tips on how to reduce your stress levels. One article tells you to get some sunshine, but others warn you of the dangers of UV rays. One article touts the benefits of exercise, but you’re wondering if an intense workout plan would do more harm than good.
Trying to find ways to de-stress can leave you more stressed than you were to begin with!
The basics for relieving stress—exercise, nutrition, and sleep—are still the best ways to keep anxiety to a minimum. But in 2019, there are other factors at play that could prevent you from responding to stress the way you want to.
So while you try to fit in more exercise, eat healthier, and get enough sleep, try out these 5 lesser-known tricks to keep stress at bay.
1. Get Your Hormones In Balance
It’s hard to de-stress if your hormones are imbalanced. It’s like telling someone who hasn’t exercised in 10 years to run a marathon. Sure, they could probably make it a block or two, but their body would prevent them from getting very far, regardless of how hard they try.
Hormones are chemical messengers. They play a key role in dozens of processes in your body, including your growth and development, metabolism and weight management, sexual function, energy levels, and mood. So, when you have a hormonal imbalance, it can affect every part of your body. Especially your ability to manage stress.
You may have hormonal imbalances without even realizing it. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of other illnesses, like the common cold. Unfortunately, if you have imbalanced hormone levels, de-stressing can be almost impossible.
Nothing we tell you in this list will help you de-stress if your hormones are out of whack.
So unless you want to feel completely drained, irritable, and susceptible to even the smallest stressor, it’s a good idea to meet with a specialist to consider either of these hormone replacement therapy options:
- Bio-Identical Pellet Therapy: Most hormone replacement technology is flawed because the replacement hormones are not identical to the ones your body naturally produces. Bio-identical hormones solve this problem because the hormones are natural. Your body accepts them the same way it does the hormones it creates.
Bio-identical hormones come in a pellet about the size of a grain of rice. When placed under your skin, this pellet restores hormone balance. It’s proven to reduce the uncomfortable side effects of aging and menopause, which helps ease the physical and psychological stress of aging.
- Testosterone Injections: Contrary to popular belief, testosterone injections aren’t just for men. Low testosterone affects body fat, overall mood, red blood cell production, and stress levels in both men and women. The injections are safe and carefully designed to slowly absorb into the bloodstream.
Oh, and did we mention that testosterone injections help increase libido, too? And that leads us to the second stress-relieving tip…
2. Have More Sex
People are having less sex than ever. In the last 20 years, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers have gone from having sex 62 times a year to 54 times. This doesn’t just impact your relationship with your partner. It can also influence your stress levels. After all, there’s nothing more stressful than unwanted abstinence, and nothing more de-stressing than amazing sex.
However, as we get older, sometimes our libido isn’t what it used to be. There’s no end to the benefits of sex—including improved heart health, better sleep, and overall happiness—but if you aren’t in the mood, sex itself becomes a stressor in your relationship.
What can you do? Well, here are a few non-surgical, non-invasive, non-blue-pill-popping treatments to improve your sex life:
For Men: PulseWave & The P-Shot
It’s not easy to talk about, but erectile dysfunction affects more than 50% of men. Lots of stress can lead to ED, but when you can’t have sex, you get more stressed, and the more stressed you are, the more...well, you get the picture.
A new treatment called PulseWave therapy is a non-invasive solution for ED that helps improve blood flow to the penis. By applying gentle sound waves, it results in stronger, longer, and more sustainable erections .No stress, no embarrassing blue pills.
Similarly, the P-Shot improves blood flow, size, and girth with one virtually painless injection. The treatment can also treat Peyronie’s disease, and one shot will last you up to a year.
For Women: ThermiVa & The O-Shot
Everything from childbirth, menopause, and general aging can make enjoying sex incredibly difficult for some women. Oversensitivity, tissue damage, and bladder leakage all make sex more embarrassing than relaxing.
Certain laser treatments help to gently rejuvenate collagen tissue, which actually improves elasticity and firmness in your skin. One treatment we recommend is ThermiVa. ThermiVa rejuvenates your skin tissue naturally, which means no downtime or necessary breaks from your regular life. It also improves the appearance of your tissue and can reverse mild bladder leakage.
The O-Shot is one of the most popular sexual wellness treatments available for women. This shot injects your own platelet-rich plasma into specific areas of your tissue, greatly improving sexual sensitivity.
3. Try IV Rejuvenation Therapy
When we think of IVs, we typically think of hospitals and surgeries. But IVs have many other benefits as well.
When you depend on diet alone to get your vitamins, you lose a multitude of necessary nutrients to your inefficient digestive system. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies, which affect your energy levels, concentration, and ability to handle stress.
So how do you bypass this problem? Through IV therapy.
Unlike supplements and diet alone, IV therapy allows for 100% absorption of nutrients. IV treatments can improve your skin, sleep, immune system, and muscle recovery (like when you get back into the gym after a long absence).
Even better, IV therapy cocktails now come in different forms to help you specifically with whatever ails you, including:
- Athletic fatigue
- Colds or illnesses
- Immune system deficiencies
- And more
4. Treat Your Skin
You’ll go through hundreds of different shirts, pants, and jackets in your life, but you only get one set of skin.
So when was the last time you treated your skin like the rare gift it is? Have you pampered yourself to a luxurious facial treatment lately?
Facials are like massage and skin therapy all at once, and they’ve been shown to reduce stress significantly. We recommend HydraFacial, which, in just 30 minutes and 3 steps, will give you the best skin of your life.
- The treatment starts by uncovering a new layer of skin through gentle exfoliation, which leaves you feeling 20 years younger.
- Then you remove debris from your pores.
- Finally, you saturate the surface of your skin with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow.
What’s more: if you have specific skin concerns like wrinkles, acne scars, or brown spots, you specifically target those as well with HydraFacial.
Trust us: there’s nothing more relaxing and de-stressing than getting a facial. Particularly a facial that makes you look as good as you feel!
5. Get A Tan-The Healthy Way
Fears of sun damage, aging, and skin cancer keep many people from getting a tan. But my goodness: you do look amazing with a tan. And the added boost of Vitamin D can serve as a serious stress reliever.
Sp do you bronze your skin without incurring UV damage from the sun? Well, there’s a little-known solution called peptide treatments.
In simplest terms, peptides are created by amino acids, which in turn help with the necessary functions of your body. One of those functions is the ability to tan without the damage from UV rays. That’s right: no tanning bed, no stinky sunscreen sprays, and no harmful exposure to the sun—just natural tanning by means of a non-surgical intervention.
Oh, and it doesn't hurt that peptide treatments also improve your sexual function, help lower your body fat, and improve lean muscle mass. You’ll look better, feel better, and you’ll be less stressed in no time!
Let's Make Stress A Thing Of Thing The Past
There are many long-proven ways to de-stress—like exercise, diet, sleep, and sex—and they all still work. Nobody will argue against those de-stressing solutions. It’s just that sometimes, you need an extra little kick to get those fundamentals working.
At The Resurge Clinic, we understand how frustrating performance problems, stubborn fat, and poor skin can be. If you would like a helping hand with any of the treatments in this article, we offer a large menu of scientifically-proven treatments designed to help de-stress your life.
You’re worth the investment! Schedule a consultation with The Resurge Clinic today and find out how to keep stress from controlling your life.