Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

According to the Mayo Clinic, prolonged stress can disrupt almost all of the body's processes and increase the risk for numerous health problems. We can't avoid stress entirely, but we can take action to lessen the effects of stress. stress is a contributing factor in the six leading causes of death in America, including heart disease, cancer, and lung disease.
Here are some simple and effective ways to reduce the effects of stress.

Exercise can help lower your body's cortisol levels. During exercize you release endorphins that not only elevate your overall mood,  they are your body's natural painkillers. Studies show people who exercise regularly are less likely to experience anxiety than those who don't.

Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness in its simplest definition, is the act of paying attention. The practice of mindfulness over time trains your brain to remain present in your day to day tasks and can aid in eliminating stress. Yoga and Tai Chi are both mindful practices that include the benefits of exercise. 

Be Social
Being part of a social group gives you a sense of belonging and self-worth, which can help you in tough times and lower your risk of anxiety and the effects of stress. 

Several supplements promote stress and anxiety reduction, while others repair the damage that stress causes. 

Here is a list of some of the most common supplements that aid in the relief of stress and anxiety:


Aromatherapy can help lower anxiety and stress. Using essential oils has been known to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Some common calming scents: Lavender, Rose, Vetiver, Bergamot, Roman chamomile, Neroli, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Ylang ylang.

Accentuate the Positive
Keeping a gratitude journal can help relieve stress and anxiety.

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