Reducing Stress, Reducing Cold Sores


Get Rid of Cold Sores With Stress Reduction

Stress is a proven and a sure path to a cold sore outbreak. Stress hinders many aspects of the body, one of them being the immune system. As discussed in previous articles, stress reduces the body’s ability to repress the HSV-1 virus, which allows an outbreak to occur.

Stress can happen in any part of our lives. Whether it’s related to work, fights with friends, problems with family, or things we find annoying, everyone feels stressed sometimes. It’s important to manage stress if you want to learn how to make cold sore heal faster, so here’s a list of our top ways of reducing stress now. Lets get started:

1. Body Relaxation

This simple trick can be used at home, work, on the bus, or just about anywhere. From your fingers to your toes, tense and then release each muscle in the body. Do three or four reps and take deep breaths in between. Once the body is relaxed, the mind will follow.

2. Give Yoga A Try

Yoga is loved by many for its strength building and flexibility training, however yoga is also very well known for being very relaxing. The combination of deep breathing and meditation activities make yoga a powerful stress reliever.

3. Audio Therapy

Science has proven that certain sounds or melodies reduce stress instantly. Music triggers biochemical stress relievers in the brain, assisting in treating stress and relaxing the body. Here are a couple of stress-reducing playlists on Youtube you can try now.

4. Tea

Many cultures and people around the world turn to tea for relaxation for a reason. Studies performed on people doing stressful activities followed by drinking tea found tea-drinkers were more comfortable, restful and content after a stressful period. Black tea is shown offer the greatest stress-relieving properties.

5. Exercise

Exercise is known for creating serotonin, or the “happy chemical” in the brain. Exercise also boosts the immune system, creates feelings of optimism, as well as feelings of satisfaction. All of which are natural stress reducers.

6. Chew Gum

Studies suggest that the act of chewing gum can reduce cortisol levels, which helps lower anxiety and keeps the mind busy. Cortisol is the physiological stress maker, and by chewing gum, the body reduces the amount of cortisol created, thus minimizing stress. Grab a pack now!

7. Get Your Sleep

Sleep has many benefits on the human body, and is absolutely required in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Extra sleep also reduces cortisol levels, making you feel more relaxed and alert.

These stress-reducing pointers don’t have to used just when you feel a cold sore coming on, they can be used anytime to live a better quality of life with less stress.

When Stress Wins

If you find yourself in an overly stressful position, when you simply cannot avoid stress, and can feel its effects creating a cold sore, the best weapon in your arsenal will be InterceptCS™. Medically proven to help with preventing cold sores, portable and discrete, let Intercept be your last defense when times are tough.  Find out more about InterceptCS™ now.