I’d just turned 28 when I first felt the sharp chest pain, radiating down my arm and up my throat. Given my family history of heart disease, extensive tests were organized, however even the angiogram came back clear. Sure, this was a relief, although my doctor’s suggestion that there was simply nothing wrong didn’t sit well with me.
After doing some of my own research, I found stress could be a major factor in how I was feeling and I realized that my stress levels with working very long hours, weren’t helping. We all know that a certain amount of stress is just part of life, although things had gone a bit far…. time to take some of my own advice!
Through bouts of overwhelm, I figured I needed to begin somewhere and after just a month of taking baby steps towards lowering my stress levels, I got traction. People began noticing the difference and asking me what I was doing, and this was the birth of my 3 best kept secrets.
The first step – Check in
How are you tracking with your stress levels?
Do you feel relaxed even under daily pressures? Or do you often feel like your nerves are on edge? Stress is surprisingly common for many kiwis, and behind many health challenges – from headaches, poor digestion, and loss of sex drive – to fluctuating weight and even autoimmune disorders. Click here to take our 3 minute ‘3 Minute stress test’ to check in with how stressed you are right now.
How did you go?
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Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.