Stress seems to be all too common these days. Increasing demands made on us at work, problems paying all the bills at home, the generally faster pace of life – all these can make us sick, impact our relationships, and even shorten our life. So how can we better cope with all this stress?
Exercise clearly helps with our general health, but it can also trigger a release of endorphins that help us deal with the physiological impacts of stress. When we’re stressed, some of us often resort to eating junk food. This may feel as if it is helping at the time, but actually, poor nutrition can increase stress and certainly affects overall health. Being more connected with those around us can reduce stress, so it is important to socialize. Listening to music and meditating help us to clear our mind of negative thoughts related to stressful situations. These are several of the tactics that we can use to help us manage stress, and these also have the added benefits of improving our overall well-being.
To learn more, check out this information graphic “5 Stress Relieving Tactics Everyone Should Know” from Forrest Health, a leading provider of natural health solutions for stress and related problems.