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Stress Can Be Managed: 3 Tips to Try

By Virginia Laird

Stress can be caused by a wide variety of things. For be some, it can be so extreme that the appearance is that nothing will help you eliminate your stress. While stress is normal (at some point) for everyone, it does not have to get the best of you. Health and wellness experts say that stress can have a negative impact on your mental and physical well-being too. Rather than allowing it to take control of your entire life, experts have put together a few suggestions for you to try to help manage your stress, including:

  • Make time to exercise
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Eat healthy

Make Time to Exercise

Exercise offers a wide variety of benefits to overall health and wellness, including mental health. Experts say that as little as 30 minutes of exercise can be enough to help release tension in the body and mind. Your exercise can include hitting the gym for a group exercise class, or be as simple as a brisk walk through your neighborhood. There is research that provides enough evidence to suggest that exercise can reduce your stress. Consider hitting the gym on your way home from work today.  

Get Plenty of Sleep

Your stress level is linked to the sleep you get. While there are many who admit to struggling with getting enough sleep, health and wellness experts say it is imperative that you begin making it a priority today. It is advised that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. However, there are plenty who require much more than this. Even still, those who have young children can find it a battle to get the sleep needed. It can be necessary that you give a strict bedtime to your whole family. Figure out how many hours of sleep you need and give yourself a bedtime accordingly right away to help you manage your stress.

Eat Healthy

Healthy eating can help channel any stress you are struggling with by eliminating stress concerning your health. Following a healthy diet includes drinking plenty of water. It is suggested that you should consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day to maintain proper hydration. A healthy diet also includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as lean protein.

As you struggle to defeat your stress, make sure you are taking the necessary steps 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 Happy Valley, Ore.

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