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Live Life Stress-Free: 3 Tips to Help

By Virginia Laird

Millions across the nation report having struggled with stress on a daily basis. For the majority of the population who struggle with stress, anxiety accompanies this issue. Rather than stressing about the stress in your life, health and wellness experts insist that there are a few things you can do you do you manage and minimize the stress and anxiety you may experience. Recent research finds that stress can lead to a plethora of health issues, as well as struggle with mental illness. A few things you can try to help live your life stress-free include:

  • Get some exercise 
  • Go to bed at a decent time
  • Follow a well-balanced diet

Get Some Exercise

Even for those who do not love to work out, exercise is recommended when trying to prevent and manage stress levels. Although there are plenty who believe that exercise can only take place in a gym, experts insist that any exercise is better than skipping it. Research provides evidence to prove that when the body burns energy, it releases a hormone which helps to balance chemicals in the brain reducing stress. Spending time exercising also helps you to clear your mind of things which may be bothering you from work or home. Healthcare providers recommend that getting as little as 20 minutes of exercise each day can be enough to help keep your stress under control.

Go to Bed at a Decent Time

Being sleep deprived can lead to a wide variety of issues, including a great deal of stress. Healthcare experts say that when the body lacks the amount of sleep it needs, it has a hard time functioning properly. This includes the brain. A well rested body and mind is the only way to go when trying to eliminate stress. Although most do not get enough sleep each night, it is suggested that the average adult get at least six hours of sleep. For those with children, finding the time to get plenty of sleep can be a difficult challenge. Still, it is necessary to make sleep a priority when trying to avoid stress as part of your daily routine.

Follow a Well-Balanced Diet

Although following a well-balanced diet does not eliminate stress alone, it can reduce the amount of stress you may experience when worrying about your health. A well-balanced diet, specifically, is established on the reliance of fruits and vegetables. Much of the time this diet is limited in the consumption of bread and pasta, as well as sugar. Those who choose to follow such a diet may find fewer issues with blood pressure, heart disease, and much more. Knowing that you have little need to stress about your health can help reduce the amount of stress you experience on a daily basis.

Start taking the advice of the professionals and applying it to your daily routine to begin getting rid of the stress you have in your life. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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