Each of us only has one body, but we tend to take it for granted. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, more often than not, relaxation takes a backseat and is deemed a luxury that one can only experience in limited amounts. In actual fact, it is a necessity for our wellbeing; a fundamental part of health, happiness and success. 

So, why is it so important to relax? For one, it helps to keep stress at bay. An overload of stress can be detrimental to our health. For example, if we don’t get the relaxation we need, we might become cranky and a hassle to others. Headaches, strained necks and shoulders, dizziness, exhaustion and poor sleep are all physical indicators of stress overload.

Additionally, as stress overload raises cortisol levels, a hormone that impacts brain function, it could result in anxious feelings, poor attention span, having difficulties making judgments or decisions, and overthinking. Other possible outcomes of not relaxing include irritation, feeling overwhelmed, low self-esteem and depression. 

Relaxing helps our physical health. It gives the body time to recharge and rejuvenate and lowers blood pressure and heart rate while increasing blood flow to major muscle groups to help us to feel more energised. It also reduces back pain, headaches and muscle stress, and helps facilitate the digestion process, allowing the body to absorb nutrients better. 

By relaxing, we are letting our minds take a break as well. This will allow us to alleviate some of the uncomfortable feelings associated with stress and anxiety, and result in a calmer and clearer mindset, leading to better concentration, memory and decision-making. The chances of negative emotional responses such as rage and frustration, which are harmful to the body, are also reduced.

In other words, relaxing does wonders for our overall well-being. When we are relaxed, we feel better physically and emotionally. This makes it easier for us to lead more fulfilling lives. What’s more, as stress tends to have a domino effect on the others around us, when we’re relaxed,  the people around us will feel better too. 

So, invest in yourself and realise that relaxing is not a luxury but something that we all need to do. Book an appointment with us today to get your dose of relaxation at www.danaimediwellness.com/contact-us/