Bye-Bye Stress! It’s National Stress Awareness
Reduce Stress so You Can be Healthier and
Everyone experiences stress on a daily
basis. But if left unmanaged, stress can lead
to health problems such as anxiety,
depression, and heart attacks, among other
ailments. In celebration of National Stress
Awareness Month, follow these tips to reduce
stress, so you can feel your best!
Get healthy. Taking control of your health can
impact the level of stress you experience.
Improve your food choices and add an exercise
routine to your day. Even 30 minutes of brisk
walking each day combined with a healthier
diet will make you feel so much better!
Laugh! Laughter truly is therapeutic.
In fact, laughter has been known to lower
blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, and
increase alertness and creativity. So, laugh
away! It really is the best medicine!
Get your Zzzz’s. We are all guilty of not
getting enough sleep from time to time. But
did you know poor sleep habits affect many, if
not all, areas of your life? When we don’t get
enough sleep, we simply aren’t running at full
capacity. We’re not giving our best to our
jobs, families, or even to ourselves. Turn off
the television at night and head to bed. Isn’t
it worth it to improve every aspect of your
Enjoy a weekend getaway. Grab
your bestie and venture out of town for the
weekend for a mini vacation to recharge your
batteries. Find a B&B and schedule a
wine-tasting tour at a local winery, or give
horseback riding a try. You’ll be relaxed and
ready to take on the world!
with a massage! Nothing is more soothing than
experiencing a much-needed massage to rid your
body and mind of tension. According to the
Mayo Clinic, “…the benefits of massage
demonstrate that it is an effective treatment
for reducing stress, pain, and muscle
tension.” Need we say more? Go ahead and
reserve that stress-reducing massage!
Managing stress is all about taking charge of
your daily activities and thought processes.
You can reduce stress in your life by valuing
yourself. It’s important to make time for fun
and relaxation, so you can be in a better
position to deal with life’s stressors.