At one time, I was at the top of one of Stockholm’s hottest companies. On the verge of going public, and with an executive marketing title and sizable salary, I somehow felt empty. After some soul searching, I realized that I couldn’t
- 28 Mar 17 9.00 amRead more
The Focus School: 5 Reasons Why Nature Time is Good For You
Maybe it isn’t that strange that people are more stressed these days, with more time spent in the office or in front of the TV. The hours spent outside-in the nature-are fewer and further between.
Here are just five reasons why we should spend more time in the nature:
- Other then give you a beautiful view and fresh air, the time spent in nature will also help you reduce stress.
- When exposed to nature you will find that your heart rate and muscle tension will reduce, contributing to your physical wellbeing.
- Your mood can shift from unhappy to happy when seeing a pleasant environment.
- Being out in the nature will help your body reduce the production off stress hormones and at the same time it will increase our ability to pay attention.
- Spending time in the nature can help boost your self-confidence.
Do you have any tips on good outdoor activities?
- 14 Mar 17 9.00 amRead more
The Focus School: 5 Reasons Why Exercise is Feel-Good Medicine
It has long been known that physical movement is good for you. With regular exercise your body gets healthier and feels better. But we are just beginning to understand how physical exercise has a strong impact on your psychological health.
Here are five reasons why physical exercise reduce stress:
- When engaging in physical training, your body produces endorphin hormones. These can be considered your brain´s feel good medicine. The endorphins will make you feel more relaxed, calm and satisfied.
- When working out, you tend to forget the day´s irritations and instead concentrate on your body´s movement.
- Beyond getting relaxed, physical activity will improve your sleep.
- Regular physical exercise will lower your blood pressure and cholesterol in the blood and regulate blood sugar, which is the opposite on what stress does to the body.
- People who train regularly have an easier time regaining their balance and resting level after stress. This lowers the risk of being stressed out for a longer time.
Which is your best stress-free exercise?
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