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5 Ways to Handle Stress During the World Cup

5 Ways to Handle Stress During the World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is in full swing and soccer fans around the world are rooting for their country to succeed. However, when the ball is not at your feet and you are left to watch the game on a screen, things can get a little stressful for any passionate spectator. Penalty kicks, yellow cards, and poorly placed passes (hint, hint England) don't have to stress you out any longer.

Have no fear, because we've put together five stress-reducing tips while you watch your country on the world's biggest stage. The jaw clenching, nail biting, and nervous eating can all be resolved with a little help!

1.) Get Your Sleep

If your team is playing the next day, make sure you are well equipped for it. That means catching some zzz's the night before! When you get a good night’s rest, you support your immune system, memory, and more. After all, who doesn't want to remember their team winning in overtime!

2.) Exercise, exercise, exercise

Have a little extra time before the game? Get up and get moving. Kick the ball around with your fellow soccer lovers or hit the gym for an hour. Staying active helps naturally relieve stress and anxiety. It also increases your body's endorphins, or nature's stress relievers. Take a page out of the players’ books and get moving so you can get watching right after!

3.) Eat Right

We know sports foods are often the most tempting. Pizza, popcorn, and pretzels... oh my! However, processed foods can make you feel fatigued, anxious, and sluggish. But what if you ate healthy foods during the entire World Cup month? It may sound difficult but if Mexico can beat Germany, than anything is possible, right? Here are some quick tips:

—Don’t drink your calories.

—Use the 80/20 rule to your benefit.

—Try a total detox.

4.) Breathe In, Breathe Out

Before you continue reading this, take a deep breath. Feel any better? Slowing yourself down and focusing on your breathing is always a great stress-reducing technique. Plus, you have probably been holding your breath if you have been watching this suspenseful World Cup. Take it to the next level and include 4Life® Essential Oils in your home or office. 4Life® Essential Oils CalmaVida® can provide a sense of calm in any situation. Not to mention, your friends who are over to watch the game will love the fresh aroma!

5.) Take Your Supplements

Stress can affect your body in many different ways, so make sure you are giving your body the nutrients it's missing by taking supplements. Even when you try our best to get enough sleep, stay in shape and eat right, daily stress can get to the best of us. So let 4Life products like 4Life Transfer Factor Reflexion® act as a teammate to your body so you can focus on the game.*

Stress is something many of us struggle with on a day-to-day basis. Throw in the stress of your country playing in the 2018 World Cup, and your anxiety can escalate to the next level. So, give stress the red card this World Cup by following these simple rules and taking care of your body.