10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Strengthen Your Immune System

Category: HEALTH Published: Thursday, 25 October 2018 Written by Life Coach Efosa Emovon



Did you know stress can take a severe emotional toll on you? Did you know stress has the capacity to weaken the immune system and fasten the aging process? To live a healthy life, the need to learn practical ways to manage stress cannot be overemphasized.

The immune system protects the human body against disease and infection. When compromise by stress it result in colds, cardiovascular disorder, premature aging to mention but a few.

Stress can place undue strain upon the heart, thereby increasing heart rate, blood pressure and can also increase the feeling of anxiety and depression. Untreated stress can result in serious health condition such as insomnia, high blood pressure and weaken immune.


Research shows that stress can contribute to the development of major diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and depression. Below are the seven natural way to de-stress, boost the immune system and live a longer life


1. Listen to music

Does music possess the ability to calm our nerves and relieve anxiety? Yes, the soothing power of music cannot be overemphasized. In fact, it is well established. Experts agree that it is one of the best natural antidotes to stress, tension and anxiety. A beautiful piece of music can improve your mood faster than you thought possible. Music decreases the level of stress hormones such as Cortisol, Norepinephrine, and Adrenaline

. When stressed listening to calming music, can in no small measure help you de-stress. Research shows that listening to music on headphones reduces stress and anxiety in hospital patient before and after surgery. To de-stress faster I recommend quiet classical music.

2. Immense yourself in physical activity

Exercise does not only build up your muscles and bones but helps to strengthen your immune system. It lowers the stress hormone such as cortisol, Norepinephrine, adrenaline, and others. Jogging, swimming, walking, running and pushups can be very helpful when stressed. In fact, aerobatic exercise such as running, can also help you lose weight faster than a bullet kills.

3. Think positively

Studies show that our response to stressful events can be altered by whether we view something as a threat or challenge. Learn to laugh over your mistakes. This is one of the greatest secrets to conquer dark events in our lives.

Learning to see the positive side of things can help you in no small measure to de-stress. Study has shown that optimists, live longer than pessimists. also, try to invest yourself in self-development.

A positive view is a vibration with the ability to counteract the negative impact of Anxiety, tension and stress have on the immune function. One of the greatest thinker and philosopher who ever lives, Confucius said, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”


4. Laugh often

Laughter is one of the best natural medicines for stress. It increases the level of health-enhancing hormones, like endorphins and reduces the level of stress hormones such as Cortisol and Norepinephrine. Laughter increases the number and activity of a cell known as the killer T-Cells. These cells act as the first line of defense against viral attacks and damaged cells. Laughter can enhance your health more than you thought possible.

Research has shown that laughter can help relieve pain, make you happy and boost your immune function. The health benefit of laughter cannot be overemphasized. What to do When stressed, take your mind back to an event in your life that can make you roll with laughter.


Think there are many. Also, try to share it with a friend. If you do this, before long you will definitely start feeling better.A hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

5. Drink tea

Tea contains an amino acid known as L-theanine. L- theanine increases the infection-fighting capacity of a cell called gamma data T-cells. It also promotes a sense of relation, calmness and well being. Drinking tea helps your body fight off germs and infections and boost your immune system.

6. Increase your magnesium intake

Magnesium is a mineral that is crucial to the body’s function. It normalizes the blood pressure, reduces anxiety and helps to relax muscles. Some of the foods rich in magnesium are Almonds, shrimp, and sunflower.

Research has shown that a low-magnesium diet may alter the types of bacteria present in the gut, and this may impact anxiety-based behavior.

Eating citrus fruit such as tomatoes, peppers, oranges, green vegetables, and other foods rich in vitamin c can help you greatly in managing stress.


7. Meditate

Meditation promotes mental focus, clarity, and calmness. Helps you remove your mind completely from whatever that is biting you. Anytime you meditate the world stand still for you.

The power of meditation is well established. In fact, the effectiveness of meditation is far ranging. When stressed:

. Go to a quiet place

. Take a deep breath

. sit still

. Close your eyes

. Focus on own your breath and Visualize

8. Yoga

The controlled postures of yoga improve muscle strength and flexibilities. Yoga reduces mental and physical stress by decreasing the levels of stress hormones. Yoga exercise can improve your mood faster than you can ever imagine.

When stressed try the dolphin. There are different ways to do it try this one. Warning: Do not practice dolphin pose if you have a high blood pressure or neck injury.

. Go to a quiet place

. Adopt the plank position

. Move your hips up and back

. Stick your butt to create and upside-down v

. Hold the pose while you take twelve deep breaths.


9. Relax in a hot bath

A relaxing hot bath promotes a good night’s sleep. It also relieves sore muscle and joint and reduces stress and anxiety. Try to take a relaxing hot bath with a handful of Epsom salt. Epsom salt contains magnesium.

10. Get adequate sleep

Research by the European study of cardiology found that getting less than 5 hours sleep a night could be as bad for you as smoking! As an adult you need between 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night to function at your best. When stress try to have a quality sleep in order to de-stress.

Yes, timing, length and quality of sleep can increase and decrease the level of cortisol the stress hormone.

In order to sleep early and have a quality sleep when going through stress, try to avoid anything that contains caffeine in the evening. Also, avoid bright light of any kind an hour before going to bed. To fall asleep in 2 minutes read this article.





Recommended for You!




 Recommended For You!


3 Tips to Develop a Killer Hips and a

Bigger Booty

 The reason it is impossible for a monk not to stir a little when he sees a lady with a killer hip and a bigger booty is that man does not possess the power to completely ignore such a thing.

Yes, God knows with such powers it may be difficult for man to multiply and replenish the earth that is why he didn’t install such ability in him. Any man that tells you he feels nothing when he sees a lady with such features is lying! If he is not, then he is impotent.

Lizzy Valasquez a Beauty Queen in

Disquise [Inspiring Story]

Elizabeth Anne Velásquez also known as Lizzie Velásquez is an American who was born on March 13, 1989, in Austin, Texas with a rare condition known as Marfanoid–progeroid–lipodystrophy syndrome—a rare genetic disorder that affects her heart, eyes and bones, and makes it impossible for her to gain weight.

In fact, she has never weighed more than 29 kg (64 lbs) and reportedly has almost 0% body fat. She is also blind in her right eye, and vision-impaired in her left eye. Her conditions resulted in bullying during her childhood.

In 2006, when she was 17 years of age, she was dubbed the ugliest woman in the world after

 The Reason Many People Will Die Poor

 A slave and his master were about to embark on a journey and the slave pleaded with his master not to tell their host he was a slave. His master agreed with a warning that he should not act like one.

They both agreed and set out on the journey. When they got there, their host welcomed them with the utmost respect because the man was a very rich and influential figure.

They treated the slave with equal respect because they thought he was a friend or business partner to his master. The way he dressed convinced them even more.

Everything went on fine until the next day when his master went out. First, he starts to sing meaningless songs, dancing and clapping and disturbing the peace of the house.



Subscribe to our newsletter and receive weekly emails with our best content

* indicates required