Stress less

It is well known that continuous stress can cause wear and tear on the body. Many people choose to cope with stress with unhealthy behaviors. You cannot avoid stress, but you can keep stress at bay. 

 

 

Nature

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By being in nature, or even viewing natural scenery, we can reduce stress and enjoy more pleasant feelings. Nature does great things for your mental and physical well being, such as reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. Even a simple plant in a room can have a significant impact on stress and anxiety.

 

 

Friends and Family


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People who care about you are important for keeping you calm, making you happy, providing emotional support, and helping you with practical things. Family members and friends can support you and share your responsibilities so that your stress doesn’t become overwhelming.

 

Exercise


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Getting regular exercise may be the most effective way to manage and deal with stress and anxiety. Regular exercise can help you and your body feel better. Working out helps your body lower stress hormones like cortisol. Exercise causes your brain to release endorphins, which are good painkillers. The release of endorphins combined with the reduction of stress hormones can help you feel calm.

 

Food


 Woman eating healthy


Eating healthier will make you able to handle stress better. Stress causes some people to eat when they feel overwhelmed. This can lead to overeating and guilt. To avoid overeating, replace eating with other activities that alleviate stress, such as taking a walk, playing with a pet, or taking a bath. Skipping meals can lead to worse symptoms of stress. You might get a headache or feel tight in the stomach. Eating on the run can cause indigestion and make eating more stressful. Take time to enjoy your meal and reflect on your day.