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3 Helpful Hints to Relieve Stress

By Virginia Laird

Stress is one of the leading causes for mental illness across the nation. With millions struggling to find balance between work, home and recreation, there can be a need to learn how to release tension to allow one to enjoy family and recreation time. Health and wellness professionals suggest there are several ways to reduce stress without the need for medication or other drastic measures. For the many who struggle to control stress, it is wise to remember that there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. What may help your friend reduce stress may not work exactly the same for you. Through trial and error, you may be able to identify a stress relief plan which works best for you. Some of the advice offered includes:

  • Make time to exercise
  • Don’t skip meals
  • Make time to meditate

Make Time to Exercise

Exercise can help release tension in the muscles. This can lead to less stress. Health and wellness professionals advise that there is no need to add the stress of hitting the gym for hours on end each day. Rather, spending at least 30 minutes each day exercising can help. A few exercise classes known to help relax the body include yoga and pilates.

Don’t Skip Meals

The body needs nutrition to function at its best. Skipping meals may not seem like a stressful thing to do, but it can add to an already stressful day. Skipping meals can cause headaches, a lack of focus, and exhaustion, among other things. Health and wellness experts recommend those who find themselves having no time for breakfast or working through lunch should plan to always have a meal replacement shake or bar on hand. This can ensure the body gets the calories and nutrition it needs.

Make Time to Meditate

Meditation is an easy thing to do, so simple that many overlook the necessity of it. Health professionals advise that meditation can offer the ability to put the stress of the world behind you. Getting started is as simple as finding a quiet room, using deep breathing techniques, and focusing on relaxation. Before you know it, you may find your stress melts away.

Don’t let stress run your life any longer. Take control by applying these tips and put your stress behind you for good.

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

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