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3 Natural Ways to Manage Stress

If you’re always finding yourself falling ill, or if you’re suffering from unexplained soreness, it could be due to the amount of stress that you're under. Stress is a staple in most people’s lives. We simply have so much going on that it’s almost impossible to keep ourselves stress free. Unfortunately, stress is not only common, but also bad for your health. Luckily, there are some ways that you can manage stress. Here are three natural ways to handle stress in your life.

Sleep more

Chances are, you probably aren’t getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night. Not only that, but the time you are getting, probably isn't classed as actual quality sleep. In order to reduce stress, it’s important to give your brain and your emotions a little break. Try getting not only more sleep, but deeper sleep. You can do this by implementing an earlier bedtime, enhancing your surroundings to promote sleep, or by working on a bedtime routine to practice daily. Anything you can do to get more quality sleep for longer periods of time will leave you better able to cope with the stress in your life.

No more sweets

After a long day, there may be nothing you want more than to grab a candy bar or eat a big bowl of ice cream. Unfortunately, this is counter-productive to reducing your stress. Sugar has a way of causing the blood sugar to spike and then drop dramatically. A drop like that can lead to further anxiety and depression. So, on top of the stress, you’re now left dealing with anxiety issues as well. To help reduce stress, just say no to the sweets, and yes to the fruits and veggies.

Move it

Seriously, move your body. You may have heard that your body can only handle one type of stress at a  time. Physical, mental, or emotional. If you’re feeling stressed, get out there and get some exercise. Pretty quickly, your body and mind will be focused on the physical demands that are present, and the emotional or mental stresses of the day will be long gone. Though they might come back later, you’ll have a new perspective to deal with the situations. Bonus: you’ll be getting a fit body at the same time!

Getting rid of, or at least learning to manage stress, is crucial for getting the best health of your life. Use these tips to eliminate stress in a natural way, and to feel better and happier overall.

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