10 Tips on How to Relax Your Mind and Body

Having an anxiety disorder, such as paruresis, can make stress a major component of your life. Maintaining a high level of stress can take a toll of your health and your peace of mind over time.

People who are too stressed out often fail to get enough sleep, and what sleep they do get may be unsatisfying and un-refreshing. Stressed out people also tend to have more trouble losing weight and keeping it off– in fact, the stress hormone called “cortisol” tends to make people gain more weight. Besides this, people are much more likely to reach for an unhealthy snack high in fat or sugar which will temporarily boost their mood rather than taking the time to prepare and eat a balanced meal.

Stress can also make people vulnerable to cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and high blood pressure. This is especially true for stressed out people who develop unhealthy coping habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol excessively.

Stress is inevitable, but we can control the way we handle it. The best way to protect one’s health is to practice good lifestyle habits. In order to do this, it is important to learn to manage one’s stress.

WebMD has a list of ten quick and easy things to do to create a sense of relaxation and calm in mere minutes. Many of these simple techniques focus on mental tricks and do not involve spending money or doing anything extravagant or time-consuming.

To find out what steps can be taken to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, visit the link to WebMD below.


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