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Don't Let Stress Take Over Your Life

By Virginia Laird

There are many reasons from which people suffer with stress. For some, it may be short-lived, while others may struggle with it for years. It can be detrimental to overall health when left unmanaged. Daily, millions of Americans suffer with health issues that began with stress. Health and wellness experts suggest that it can be eliminated. A few things you can do to help reduce your stress include:

  • Plan for a day off
  • Take up a hobby
  • Take a nap as needed

Plan for a Day Off

Health and wellness experts suggest that reducing stress can happen by taking a day off to take care of your own mental health and well-being. This day should be spent doing the things that help you take your mind off of work, or whatever may be driving your stress. For some, this may be a shopping trip, a day at the spa, cleaning house, or enjoying a host of other activities. Research suggests that taking a day for your own personal mental health can benefit your entire family. Start planning for your day off right now and your stress will certainly benefit.

Take Up a Hobby

Research suggests that spending time on a hobby can help you take your mind off of the struggles of the day. Allowing yourself to get lost in the things you love to do can help you clear your mind. You may want to begin spending a little time each day enjoying your crafts, playing golf, or whatever you do that takes your mind off of work. Health and wellness experts advise that spending at least 30 minutes each day on your hobby can help you free your mind from stress.

Take a Nap as Needed

Although taking a nap can be a very elementary concept, it can be necessary for adults. Health and wellness experts advise that making sure you are well rested is a great way to prevent stress from taking over the body. For many adults, stress can prove to be detrimental to sleep, which can cause you to struggle to get enough shut-eye at night. If you feel the urge to take a nap, give yourself the benefit of the doubt and find at least 15 minutes to rest your body your mind and close your eyes.

Now is the time to begin making your mental and physical health a priority. Start reducing your stress right away and enjoy the benefits of improved health. Good luck!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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