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How to Reduce A1C Levels? – Method 3

Method 3: Managing Stress levels and Anxiety

Relaxation techniques

Research shows that high level of stress anxiety will lead to harmful effects on your overall health, especially the heart, which can aggravate diabetes.

  • Perform activities such as yoga, deep breathing, or meditation can calm the body and mind, and reduce anxiety and stress levels.
  • Listen to music. Music is known for its ability to help individuals calm down and relax. By listening to the right type of music at the right time, you’ll be able to relax more easily. Jazz is really great when it comes to relaxation.
  • Instrumental music are great as well, it can help you relax as well as focus on your task at hand. When you are in a focus state, you’ll be able to perform better, think faster, and solve more problems which lead to a decrease in stress levels.
  • Find out activities that you enjoy doing during your leisure time. For some it could be fishing by the lake, others could be cooking a meal for their loved ones. You need to find out what sort of activity you enjoy doing. Set aside a time and allow yourself to do what you love. This can help you stay calm as you cope with stress and anxiety.
  • A short break helps a long way. Taking adequate breaks at strategic timing can drastically help you release all the stress that has been building up in your body. After a short break, you’ll be able to focus better and feel more refreshed.

 

 

Lifestyle

Apply a different lifestyle could gradually secure your life from things that trigger stress. Research has proven that long-term stress have a negative impact on your overall health, and contribute to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and more. If you feel stressed out by work, make plans to reduce working hours.

  • Do not see the lifestyle change like a diet plan that you’ll follow for a certain period of time. Instead, convince yourself that the change of lifestyle is better for you and your body. This way, it makes it easier for you to maintain the lifestyle without reverting back to your initial bad lifestyle.
  • Consult your doctor on what needs to be changed and retained in your life. A professional opinion is always welcomed. Make changes on the ones according to your doctor’s advice and retain those that are good.
  • Slowly adjust your lifestyle, do not make a sudden changes with your lifestyle. This way, your body is able to process the changes made. Major changes in lifestyle may cause your body to go in shock and have withdrawal symptoms. However, if your situation is critical and needs a major change in lifestyle, do as your doctor says. This article is only meant to be used as a reference and guideline. A professional opinion is much more reliab
Updated: September 9, 2017 — 7:10 am
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