If the pandemic has you stressed out, you’re definitely not alone. A new analysis of more than 2 million women found 90 percent of them say they are stressed on a daily or weekly basis.
The analytics are from an online assessment women took for the new hardcover book, Beyond Body: The Personalized Wellness Book. The book uses personal analytics to create a customized health and nutrition plan for each woman based on their sleep patterns, stress levels, daily diet and health habits. It’s the first hardcover book to integrate analytics into the content, providing a personalized story for each reader.
Nutritionist Christina Zalnieraite, who wrote several chapters for Beyond Body: The Personalized Wellness Book, says for women battling stress or anxiety can be influenced by what you eat.
“Many people may not realize that what you eat and how much sleep you get can contribute to more stress and anxiety,” said Zalnieraite. If you feel stressed out every day or even weekly, you might want to take a closer look at your diet. Minor food alterations can improve your mood and relieve stress.”
Zalnieraite says foods like avocados, which are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, blueberries and whole grain carbs, like rye and brown rice, can stabilize blood sugar and increase serotonin which directly impacts your mood.
“Each person really needs a customized plan based on their body type, goals and even stress levels,” said Zalnieraite. “We’re using these analytics in our book to create a customized nutrition and mental health plan based on the reader’s individual needs.”
How the Health Analytics Work
Readers answer 28 personalized questions online to begin their health assessment. A team of nutritionists and personal trainers created the questions to help them better assess the nutrition, physical and mental health situation for each reader.
The analysis includes in-depth questions on the reader’s sleep habits, health conditions, diseases, allergies, stress levels, alcohol consumption and diet. It also asks personal questions on the areas of the body each reader wants to improve.
Want to learn more about what the analytics from Beyond Body found when it comes to women and their health? Check out the Beyond Body infographic.