Stress management is the elusive topic that many of us get shoved in our faces but often seem to put on the back burner. If not knowing where to start is a part of your problem, Dr. Mercola has compiled 8 tips to ensure success. They briefly explain stress and why it is important to manage and then recap stress alleviating techniques such as exercising, actually going outside away from screens, breathing exercises, a balanced diet and most importantly, staying connected to the people that you love.
- Stress can affect your heart, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, hormones, and many other aspects of your health.
- Going outdoors to spend time in nature, or in a green space, can reduce your stress levels.
- Since loneliness makes stress worse, it is important for you to connect with other people.
“The latest survey found that many Americans are still reporting extreme stress levels (8, 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale) and many say their stress levels have increased in the past year.”