According to the Mental Health Foundation, these days more than 32% of people in the UK keep thinking about work all the time, ¼ actually places their own personal health at risk just to meet deadlines and 1/5 believes that pushing through very stressful moments is just the regular thing to do in any organization.
Not surprising, 51% of adults of those people who felt overwhelmed by stress were also depressed and 37% of them felt lonely.
For those who do not know, stress depletes the body system of vital resources like vitamins and minerals and it sucks up all the energy and motivation a person can have. Long term exposure to it can also affect the internal organs and corrode the immune system.
In this scenario, it becomes relevant to highlight the importance of magnesium as a coping tool, maintaining energy levels and “keeping the batteries charged” so as to survive such difficult stages in one’s working life. Therefore, it is vital to check yourself regularly to make sure you never miss a top up.
According to the national Institutes of Health, there are many reasons why we should value magnesium:
- Magnesium intake helps to cope with the symptoms of inflammation, which otherwise would cause ageing, obesity and chronic disease.
- Magnesium affects
the cognitivefunctions, thus improving the ability to memorize things. It is present in each body cell. It also assists in the contraction and relaxation of muscles. It addition, it regulates the nervous system as it helps regulate neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout your brain and nervous system
- Magnesium enhances energy levels and
the athleticperformance because it helps the blood sugar flow into the muscles and disposeof lactate.
- Magnesium keeps anxiety and depression away as it affects brain function and mood, its deficiency is intrinsically connected to an increased risk of depression.
- Magnesium helps in lowering the blood pressure and carries benefits for Type 2 Diabetes sufferers for people with low magnesium levels have a higher risk of developing diabetes
- Magnesium Can Help Prevent Migraines – Too many office workers subjected to challenging workloads and poor working conditions will agree that such headaches are debilitating. It can manifest itself in tandem with nausea and vomiting.
- Magnesium, alongside Calcium and Vitamin
Dhelps grow strong bones and fight osteoporosis which affects mostly middle agedpeople. If you combine the physical exercise with the golden triangle of vitamins you stand a better chance of maintaining a goodbone health for longevity.
- Magnesium Improves PMS Symptoms as it helps to lift mood, reduce water retention and other symptoms in
child bearingage women with PMS
In case you are wondering, there are natural sources of magnesium out there for you as well to indulge in, such as: dark chocolate, dry fruits (almonds, cashew, pecans, Brazil nuts, pine nuts) sunflower seeds, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, boiled spinach and Swiss chard, avocado, salmon, black beans and cooked quinoa.
Like everything else in life, moderation is key for balance.
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