“Wellnessman” knows the importance of good healthy practices in order to reduce stress. He likes to do a few “deep breathing exercises” at the first sign of trouble. He recommends that you start by taking a deep breath (in which your chest rises), holding it in for a few seconds, and then slowly exhaling through your mouth. That maneuver immediately kicks the parasympathetic nervous system into gear, which will counteract the initial surge of adrenaline from the sympathetic nervous system(“fight or flight”) in your body.
But “Wellnessman” also likes to do something else to reduce stress. He is not just a one dimensional superhero. He has needs just like everybody else. One of those needs is to be in a calm and relaxed state of mind. One of the ways he does this is by having some “sexy-time” (from the movie “Borat”). The physiologic response to this then releases “endorphins” in your brain, which is the “feel-good” hormone that gives you a sense of calm and well-being. From there, your thoughts can be clear. He likes to be in this “zone” because it really makes life more enjoyable.
“Wellnessman” also likes to throw in some “High Intensity Interval Training” (“HIIT”) as well to reduce stress because this releases those same “endorphins”. Now he can really think some deep thoughts. Do you know what one of those thoughts is? Thinking about his next “sexy-time” session! Being able to handle the inevitable “stressors” of life is an important part of overall health and wellness. “Wellnessman” invites you to “climb aboard the Wellness Wagon” by having “sexy-time” on a regular basis to help you reduce stress. Coupled with a regular dose of “High Intensity Interval Training”, you have a nice “one-two punch” to live a more peaceful (and fun) life. Walk Strong.
P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day from “Wellnessman”!
Sexy Time for Stress Sources
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2- “More Sex, Less Stress.” Msnbc.com . N.p., 11 Dec. 2008. Web. 18 Jan. 2015.
3- Oz, Mehmet, M.D.,. “Dr. Oz: Manage Stress with Sex and Exercise – AARP.” AARP . AARP, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2015.