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Reducing Your Stress One Tip at a Time

By Virginia Laird

There is little that's fun and exciting about stress. At its strongest, stress can consume the body and mind. Rather than falling victim to stress, it is time to take control of yours right away. Research suggests that those who live with these emotions without remedy, can struggle with issues of anger, depression, and overwhelming anxiety. In many cases, stress can lead to drastic changes in behavior which, at times, can cause issues with your mental health. Health and wellness experts have offered several suggestions of things you can try to begin reducing your stress right away. These include:

  • Make time to exercise
  • Make sleep a priority
  • Choose to eat healthy daily

Make Time to Exercise

As you find yourself overwhelmed by stress, it can be wise to make time to exercise.  Health and wellness experts admit that exercising regularly, especially after a long stressful day of work, can help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. Research suggests as you work out, your body releases tension that can increase stress, as well as hormones that can reduce stress. Getting in the gym regularly can help take your mind off of the stress and strain that work can invite. Start today keeping a gym bag in your car and drop by on your way home from work.

Make Sleep a Priority

Research suggests that where there is a lack of sleep there can be an increase in stress. Healthcare professionals suggest that sleep is necessary for the body and the brain. Without sleep, the mind struggles to function clearly. Experts suggest that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. However, there are plenty who require much more than this.

Choose to Eat Healthy Daily

Research indicates that avoiding a balanced diet can add stress. Where there is a lack of healthy eating, there can be a variety of health issues. To avoid having your health be part of your stress, it is best to start making a well-balanced diet part of your lifestyle right away. A well-balanced diet includes plenty of fruits and veggies as well as lean protein. Start making your health and your diet a priority today.

There has never been a better time to begin making stress part of your past.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Georgetown, Tex.

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