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Hi and Welcome to your Stress Less Online Mentoring Program.



Each month you’ll receive an email with practical suggestions and ideas to help you reduce your stress.  If you don’t have time to apply the suggestions, just file the email so you can come back to it at any time in the future.  


Stress is not only associated with acute symptoms such as headaches, muscular aches, disturbed sleep and feeling unable to cope, it is also linked with accelerated ageing and an increased risk of developing chronic, diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.


Did you know reduced levels of stress are associated with healthier skin, improved mood and higher productivity?  Practicing stress reduction will help you avoid burnout, feel happier and live well longer.


So let’s start your Stress Less program today!


We suggest you try to incorporate at least one tip each month into your lifestyle in order to start reducing your stress and reaping the benefits of stress reduction as soon as possible.


Time management: Set goals and priorities to help you improve the way you plan your days and weeks to reduce stress associated with deadlines.


Guided breathing techniques: Individual or group classes can be useful to teach you specific guided breathing techniques that reduce stress.  To help you get started with your Stress Less Online Mentoring Program I’m gifting you my three part breathing technique in an mp3 version for you to download into your iPod FREE.  This track is from my Breathe Relax Meditate CD called Body Guard (RR $30.00).  It’s yours now for FREE!   If time management is an issue – It only takes 13 minutes and you can do it in bed before you get up or before you go to sleep – easy! 



Get walking: Walking reduces the levels of stress hormones in your body and requires very little time or effort.  Walking for just 30 minutes per day can help you manage weight, reduce stress and improve your mood.  It doesn’t have to be all in one go; you could just get off the bus one stop earlier or park the car a little further away and walk for 15 minutes twice a day.


Drink Water: Drink 2 litres of pure filtered water per day.  This sounds a lot but is really quite easy to do once you’re in the habit.  Start by increasing your water consumption by 250ml extra per day.  If you don’t like the taste of plain water, I suggest squeezing a little fresh lemon or lime juice.  This will also give you additional help in reducing your stress by minimizing your acidity. Water helps your brain operate more efficiently and plumps your skin.  So you’ll be thinking and looking younger in no time!




Here’s a recap of you Stress Less Mentoring Program for this month:-

1. Set goals and prioritise for the next month

2. Download my free breathing practice and invest 13 minutes a day before getting out of bed or before going to sleep.

3. Park the car further away or get off the bus one stop earlier and walk 30 minutes a day

4. Start increasing your water by 250ml per day until you are drinking 2 litres per day.

5. Print this list out and put it on your fridge – create alarms on your computer or in your iphone to remind you of your goals.


Do you know someone who could benefit from the information?


Individual Coaching

If you have difficulties incorporating our stress reducing suggestions into your everyday life, The Body Guard offers individual coaching. Contact Christine 0421 379615 for a preliminary consultation.


Employers - Save Money

Are you an employer?  Would you like to save money and improve the productivity of your employees?  Workplace Wellness programs provide a return on investment from $4 to $6 for every dollar invested.  Intrigued?  Call me (0421 379 615) for an obligation free appointment to find out how.


Stress can cause severe health problems and, in extreme cases, even death. While these stress management techniques have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing stress, they are for guidance only, and readers should take the advice of suitably qualified health professionals if you have any concerns over stress-related illnesses or if stress is causing significant or persistent unhappiness. Health professionals should also be consulted before any major change in diet or levels of exercise.