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Need Help Getting Rid of Stress? Try This

By Virginia Laird

For many, stress can become an all-encompassing battle that can seem as though there is no end in sight. It is important to know this is never the case. Health and wellness experts advise that while stress can take over the body and mind, it can easily be evicted from your life as well. Knowing how to deal with stress can make a difference in your overall health. These professionals have offered several tips you can try to help eliminate (or reduce) the stress in your life, including:

  • Consider a weekend away with the family
  • Turn off the phone
  • Make time to exercise

Consider a Weekend Away with the Family

Believe it or not, taking a weekend away from the fast-paced life and busy work schedule you keep may be the answer to lowering your stress level. Healthcare professionals suggest that many who need to get rid of stress tend to overlook the simple act of getting away. While there are a plethora of things to try to expel stress, giving yourself a mental and physical break from work and chores at home can be a perfect way to do so. This can be as simple as an inexpensive camping trip, visit to the zoo, or any other vacation destination that suits your family. Start planning now for your weekend away.

Turn Off the Phone

If your job is anything like my husband’s, it requires you to have a phone handy almost constantly. Constantly being on call can be a nuisance and cause quite a bit of stress. Time without his phone on is cherished in our home. If you find yourself working nonstop on your phone, it may be time to plan a few hours to turn it off. This can be helpful in reducing your stress level.

Make Time to Exercise

There is nothing exciting about experiencing too much stress in your life. Health and wellness experts advise that exercise is a great way to reduce stress levels. While some may believe this means spending hours at the gym, this is far from the truth. Although time at the gym can help, a brisk walk through your neighborhood can do the trick as well. The most important thing is that you make time to work out daily. Health and wellness professionals advise that as little as 20 minutes of exercise can significantly help with stress.

With these tips to help, you are now ready to start reducing your stress right away!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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