To raise awareness for National Stress Day, Plenish expert Jenna Hope has put together some top tips in order to control stress levels throughout the day.
Daily stresses seem to get on top of all of us no matter how big or how small. Often we can forget about ourselves as we allow our stresses to take over which may impinge on our eating and sleeping habits or breaking our exercise routine. Research suggests that stress negatively impacts our dietary choices and increases our chances of consuming more high-fat, high-sugar foods.
As always my main focus is on food as I strongly believe it can hugely effect how well we manage our stress levels.
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Finally, no matter how stressed or how busy you are try and find at least 15 minutes in your day to have some down time. This will help you to de-stress. So sit down with our recommended recipe and relax!
400ml Plenish Cashew M*lk
1tsp vanilla powder
2cardamon pods crushed
1tbsp honey (optional)
Jenna has a Nutrition BSc (hons) and a masters in Nutrition. Visit her blog where she discusses all things nutrition, health, wellness, food and exercise!
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