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Stress Management – Part 2

Flexibility Cont. – The use of props is key for increasing your flexibility when you don’t have a stretching partner or a physiotherapist that you can afford to pay to help you stretch.  Check out the two videos.  Relieving tension via stretching is key to managing stress placed on the body.  In my video, I give you a little demo of some effective 3D tension release techniques you can do before bed that will help you sink into the mattress as soon as you lay down.  It does wonders for my comfort.  You can also do this type of stuff at your desk at work.


Lift Heavy Stuff – I don’t know how many times I have had a stress filled work day only to be cured by going to the gym and getting sweaty.  Lifting heavy weight requires you to focus which in turn will take your mind off of anything that may have been troubling you.  Sweating will help your body flush toxins.  Ever wonder why your body odour smells?  Release of Toxins.  If your body is clean, your body odour will be minimal.  Since starting a very disciplined detox, I don’t wear deodorant (which is toxic from the chemicals) and even when I work up a heavy sweat I hardly notice a smell.  Ask my wife, I made sure she gave me an unbiased opinion just in case I wasn’t being delusional; TMI?  Maybe.  Valuable Insight? Definitely.  Finally, Lifting heavy weights will release endorphins which can produce a feeling of euphoria and it feels awesome to lift more than you ever have before when you hit a personal best. This video shows my PB in Deadlift.  This obviously stresses the body but with plenty of rest, water and proper nutrition to aid in recovery, the body will become stronger and the next time I do this, it won’t be so tough.  Stress breeds adaptation if you embrace it and manage it properly.

Run until you are out of Breath – MORE ENDORPHINS.  They almost feel as good as seeing DOLPHINS!  I don’t know about you but whenever I decide to spontaneously break out into a run, it feels so damn good.

Support the Liver/Kidneys – This is probably one of the most important things you can do to improve the Quality of your Life.  I can testify to this as I have been very focused on this recently.  It is remarkable how instant the results are once you understand the concepts of what your body is telling you; when your Liver/Kidneys are happy and when they are overwhelmed.  Read through the two linkesposted by Roger Bezanis since he has made these connections that I have never seen anywhere else.  He is a Master in Nutritional High Performance.  Your body is very smart and understanding the role of how your Liver/Kidneys work and what foods they like/dislike will change your life forever!  It seems so simple but fortunately we were created to be highly efficient, self sustaining organisms.  Detox for Life!  I expect to be doing a post in the future completely dedicated to these two organs because that is how important I feel the concepts are.  Great Info on the Liver. Great Info on the Kidneys.

Take Care of the Little ThingsSTOP PROCRASTINATING.  Putting off until tomorrow what you should’ve done yesterday is a surefire way to get stressed out.  When you think of doing something, then do it NOW.  I am constantly striving to conquer Procrastination and it feels so good when you get things done.

Be of Service to Others: It is remarkable how easy it is to forget about your worries when you are helping others and putting your desires second to the greater good.  Volunteering your time is very fulfilling and certainly helps to put things in perspective.  Even something as simple as holding the door for someone can be internally rewarding.

Harmonize your Needs and Wants: Every experience we have on this earth, “good” or “bad”, is exactly what we need to become more in tune with our definite purpose.  Unfortunately it is not always what we want.  Bringing your needs and wants into Harmony with each other will go a long way towards reducing anxiety and stress.

Rock Out!- Turn up the Music, Pump your Fist, Shake your Booty and Busta Move!  Having spontaneous fun is a great way to relieve stress and I can’t tell you enough how important it is to approach ordinary things with Child-like Wonder!

Stress can be managed and conquered and I encourage you to experiment with different ways to do both and it will free up your energy to be doing exactly what you are meant to be doing.

All About the Love!

Mad Dawg Mills

Photographer: Donna Mills; Mastered by: Chelsea Kindrachuk

  1. Donna Mills10-18-10

    A good Physio therapist is excellent too.

    • maddawg10-19-10

      Absolutely. However, it needs to be a two way communication with the therapist (Chiro, Physio, Massage etc.). The more a person knows about their own body, the easier it will be for the therapist to help them. I highly recommend self exploration through flexibility work, self massage, SMR (self myofascial release).

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