Friday, March 22, 2013

Simple Ways To Live A Stress free Life

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives. Most often, people get stressed with work, family, relationships and money. It is perfectly normal to be stressed. However, the important thing is to learn how to deal with it and prevent it from affecting your overall health. It has long been known that stress can affect your physical, mental and emotional health. In fact, a mind and body specialist has said that up to 90% of physician visits are stress-related. By learning how to cope with stress, you can prevent this from happening so as to maintain your good health.

Stress Free Life

Keeping stress at bay should not be difficult. In fact, there are a lot of ways on how you can easily manage stress.

Don’t skip breakfast but be mindful of your food choices in the morning. You may want to eat breakfast that’s low in fat as fat takes longer to digest and in addition, can also aggravate an already uneasy stomach. It is also a good idea to choose food that’s rich in complex carbohydrates as it raises serotonin levels making you feel relaxed and calm. Food high in protein also helps boost brain chemicals to let you focus better.
When it’s time for lunch, don’t be in a hurry. Take at least 10 minutes to eat your lunch – smell the food, slowly chew your food and savor the taste. Using all your senses will give your mind a break from the stresses of the day.

Quick, Relaxing Massage
Sometimes, a 30-second massage is all you need to feel better. If you have had a stressful day, massage your head with these simple steps. Rest your elbows on your desk, place your thumbs just under your eyebrows and let the weight of your head rest on your thumbs for at least 10 seconds. Using your thumbs and index fingers, pinch your eyebrows and hold for a second before moving your fingers about half an inch out. Repeat the steps until you have covered the entire eyebrow area.

Meditating first thing in the morning can also help you deal with stress better. You may want to set aside five to ten minutes in the morning to meditate and relax your mind and body before starting your day. It would also be helpful to meditate during your lunch break. Meditating at least 15 minutes at lunch will help you relax and in turn, be more productive at work.

Say It Out Loud
One of the reasons why people find it hard to deal with stress is because they tend to keep it to themselves. Talking to your friends and family about your problems is a great way to release stress. Having someone listen to you will help you to get it off your head and to start moving forward.
These are only some of the simple ways on how you can live a stress-free life. Always keep in mind that stress can affect your health so learn how to manage it to stay healthy inside and out.

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Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 6:12 AM


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