Ways to De-Stress?

We all know that too much stress is “bad” for us, but we’re often stumped for ways to easily counteract our stress signals. Here are some simple strategies…

Here is a feature article from the March 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan where I talk a little about why it can be so difficult to relax and de-stress.

Here is a great explanation on Relaxation Breathing from a recent Harvard Business Review article. The “short-version” for this type of creating (that activates our parasympathetic nervous system, which basically puts the “brakes” on our stress response) is to breathe full and deeply for one minute – so the total time spent on each inhalation and exhalation together is 10 seconds, for a total of six breaths per minute.

Finally, here are a few seminars (in mp3 format) that I did about stress balance, mental/physical vigor, and stress fat at a behavioral medicine conference:




I hope some of these help you to relax and de-stress…

Thanks for reading (and listening)!

Shawn M Talbott, PhD, CNS, LDN, FACSM, FAIS, FACN
Nutritional Biochemist and Author
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The Secret of Vigor – How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Biochemical Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy
Killer at Large – Why Obesity is America’s Greatest Threat – an award-winning documentary film exploring the causes and solutions underlying the American obesity epidemic
The Cortisol Connection – Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health (Hunter House)
The Cortisol Connection Diet – The Breakthrough Program to Control Stress and Lose Weight (Hunter House)
Cortisol Control and the Beauty Connection – The All-Natural Inside-Out Approach to Reversing Wrinkles, Preventing Acne, And Improving Skin Tone (Hunter House)
Natural Solutions for Pain-Free Living – Lasting Relief for Flexible Joints, Strong Bones and Ache-Free Muscles (Chronicle Publishers – Currant Books)
The Immune Miracle – The All-Natural Approach for Better Health, Increased Energy and Improved Mood (GLH Nutrition, 2012)
A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements – an Outstanding Academic Text of 2004 (Haworth Press)
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