• April is National Stress Awareness Month

    We all have stress in our lives at some level.  How we cope and deal with it is sometimes a challenge.  With April being National Stress Awareness Month we are  giving you 8 positive ways you can respond to the chaos in your life and keep your own stress levels in check.
    1. Choose to stay fit & healthy
      Take charge of your body. Whether it is through diet, exercise, or simply getting that checkup you’ve been putting off.  Now is the time to get back in control.615_2858 (no shoes)-L

    2. Laugh
      The benefits of laughter include lower blood pressure, increased energy levels and decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. So go ahead and be playful & funny.
    3. Meditate
      A still mind is a stress-free mind, quiet your thoughts and let the stress melt away. Just five minutes a day can make a difference.meditation-609235_640
    4. Sleep
      Make sure you’re not only getting enough sleep, but that the quality of sleep you’re getting is restful and restorative.
    5. Focus on the Present
      Focusing on the right now provides an escape from the disappointment of what once was and the fear of what might be, and leaves stress at bay.Processed with Moldiv

    6. Exercise
      Any form of physical activity can lead to the release of endorphins, the so-called “happy hormones.”zumba1
    7. Put a Positive Spin on It
       Do your best to think positively about challenging situations. Make a conscious effort to transform negative thoughts it into a positive ones.
    8. Build Time Management Skills
      Stay organized. Create a calendar of deadlines and due dates and prioritize chores throughout the week.


    And a final tip for good measure:  Come into Dunedin Family Fitness and try our Les Mills BodyFlow classes to unwind and create balance in your routine.