Wednesday April 8, 2020

These Vitamins Can Help You Combat Stress

Shackle the cycle of stress with vitamins, supplements

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With constant deadlines, restless nights, obsessive thoughts, relationship problems becoming a usual occurrence, the bodys perception of stress is increasing. Lifetime Stock

BY PUJA GUPTA

People have started living in a constant state of stress- accepting it as an unfortunate and unwelcome addition in their daily lives. With constant deadlines, restless nights, obsessive thoughts, relationship problems becoming a usual occurrence, the bodys perception of stress is increasing. While the body does experience stress born out of their flight-or-fight response, an extended presence of stress can bring unwanted health consequences.

Far too often, people experiencing stress look towards unhealthy coping mechanisms like smoking or increased alcohol consumption to cope with their issues. This can bolster a negative cycle within them that is difficult to break easily. Thus, it is very important to know stress managing strategies in order to prevent one from falling into these patterns, prevent disease and maintain their wellness.

Vitamins are increasingly making news as new information on their effects and importance for health is revealed. Because of their restorative effects, which affect stress and moods, vitamins and supplements can help ensure the body’s getting the right minerals it needs. But it is important to remember that one should not depend entirely on supplements as they meant to support the system, not become a primary source for minerals. Keeping this in mind, here are the most important vitamins for combating stress as suggested by Rohit Shelatkar, VP at Vitabiotics Ltd and Fitness and Nutrition Expert.

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Consuming certain vitamins and supplements can help you fight stress. Lifetime Stock

Vitamin B-Complex:

Vitamin B-Complex is a combination of 8 types of vitamin B packed into one, they are thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6, biotin (vitamin B7), folic acid (folate) and vitamin B12. According to numerous research studies, these natural mood boosters aid in improving brain chemistry and balancing out neurotransmitters for optimum brain function. Daily consumption of vitamin B-Complex can help in combating depression, anxiety and work stress as it well-known for keeping energy levels high and improving cognitive performance. Beef, chicken, turkey, lentils, shellfish, egg yolks, dairy products and soybeans are sources that are naturally rich in vitamin B-Complex.

Vitamin D:

Affectionately nicknamed the �Sunshine Vitamin’, vitamin D is essential when it comes to repelling stress. It plays an important role in the maintenance of nerve and brain health, and multiple studies have shown that vitamin D plays a crucial part in regulating mood, and warding off anxiety and depression. Though the best source of vitamin D is through the skin’s absorption of sun rays, it can also be bound in food sources such as egg yolks, salmon, sardines, and fortified milk, proteins and orange juice.

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It is very important to know stress managing strategies in order to prevent one from falling into these patterns, prevent disease and maintain their wellness. Lifetime Stock

Magnesium:

Magnesium is a mineral that is essential for its role in muscle and nerve function. Used for easing anxiety and relaxing muscles for centuries, this mineral easily absorbs in the body, providing quicker and more obvious relief. Magnesium is widely known to promote relaxation, and a deficiency of it results in stress presenting detrimental effects on the body. People can take magnesium supplements or obtain the nutrients by consuming high magnesium foods like whole wheat, spinach, quinoa, almonds and cashews, dark chocolate, black beans and more.

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It is also important to keep in mind that the three key lifestyle factors – relaxation, diet and exercise also need to be cared for in order to avoid stress. Some of the other ways of dealing with this issue are indulging in meditation practice, connecting with nature, eating a balanced diet, regularly exercising and more. (IANS)

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“People Should Look Out For Mental Health”, Says Actor Siddharth Malhotra

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The actor believes in having a holistic approach towards wellness and health, and that's what he hopes everyone tries to achieve during these testing times. Bollywood Country

On World Health Day, actor Sidharth Malhotra has stressed on the need to work on mental health along with physical health, saying everyone needs to remain “extremely positive, hopeful and appreciate all the basic things in life”.

“This year on World Health Day, India and the world is going through a very crucial and very unfortunate time where we are fighting this virus which is extremely deadly. The only way to fight it is social distancing, hence the lockdown within the country and around the world,” Sidharth said.

“I am hoping that everyone is following it because it is for their benefit and for the society. It makes us realise how important health is and environment is. I am hoping that everyone appreciates the fact that they are healthy and can move around once they get out and are more conscious of what they do with their nutrition or the environment around them,” he added.

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The actor believes in having a holistic approach towards wellness and health, and that’s what he hopes everyone tries to achieve during these testing times.

“Since all of us are practicing social distancing and are under lockdown, we do have a lot of time on our hands apart from all the agencies, medical staff, police and other people who are working day and night… This is the best time where you can spend maybe half an hour a day doing some kind of physical activity within the house. It could be walking, free hand exercise, playing sports, or skipping,” he said.

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On World Health Day, actor Sidharth Malhotra has stressed on the need to work on mental health along with physical health, saying everyone needs to remain “extremely positive, hopeful and appreciate all the basic things in life”. Bollywood Country

The actor continued: “I look at fitness from a very holistic point of view. I won’t even just say physical exercise. It is mental health as well, where we have to keep and realise that at times like these you need to be extremely positive, hopeful and appreciate all the basic things in life, workout aside. So, also lookout for your mental health. We have all the time in the world to spend it with family and I am hoping people are making good use of the time.”

The “Ek Villain” star also thanks the “all the medical professionals who are working night and day without any break in such crucial and dangerous times for our benefit”. “Whatever, I say is less … They are the real heroes. Along with the medical staff, i would like to thank the police, cleaning staff and people who ensure that we get our essentials. They are doing a fabulous job. They are the real heroes.”

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Sidharth feels that the severe times have made him “realise that we are mere guests on this earth and not the master”.. “Whenever we come back to our normal lives we need to realise that and remember that ,” he said. (IANS)