New Service Targets Overstressed Vancouver Residents
In today’s world of endless distractions, always-on connections, and breakneck speed work, it’s easy to feel drained and anxious. Instead of addressing the root cause of stress, too often we medicate it away with caffeine or even prescription drugs, which, over the long run, run our batteries still lower.
These symptoms of low energy include: feeling frequently tired, anxious or overwhelmed and over time, this will lead to deficiency in self-care, especially around energy and health. It’s an unfortunate fact, but in today’s world of endless distractions and rapid pace, self-care in the area of health frequently falls to the bottom of our priority list. Because of this, there have been an increasing number of businesses focused on health and wellness programs designed to help decrease overall stress. One such business, Vancouver Health Coach, recently launched a new service focused on targeting Vancouver residents health needs. Vancouver Health Coach’s answer is the 30-Day Stress Less Challenge.
Holistic health pioneer, Suzanne Zilkowsky shares some of the reasons for launching the Stress Challenge for Vancouver residents. “We all want to be healthy. We want to be in control and feel better. We also want to feel calmer and worry less, but there is a huge gap between wanting to be less stressed and the consequences of everyday habits around eating poorly, living sedentary, technology addiction, and failing to practice a restorative and balanced life.”
Zilkowsky created the 30-Day Stress Less Challenge as an non-intimidating kick start to reducing stress, which aims to pair clients with a health coach, meditation teacher, and an introduction to yin or restorative yoga; all of which will be working together to help support and teach techniques around stress management. “It’s not just about unplugging” says Zilkowsky. “I have seen a lot of health trends come and go, but learning and integrating stress techniques, such as meditation or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces stress and negative mood states, and also improves mental and emotional well-being.”
“It is possible for individuals to wake up every morning feeling calm vs. anxious”, says Zilkowsky. “Poor eating habits, lack of movement and stress are all byproducts of modern life, but taking control of our health will not only add years to our life, but can be fun and rewarding”
The 30-Day Stress Less Challenge begins November 1, 2015 in Vancouver, B.C. More information about Vancouver Health Coach and the Stress Challenge can be found at www.vancouverhealthcoach.com