Break a Sweat to Break Your Stress

frame-78003_640Are you swamped at work?  Do you always feel one step behind trying to catch up on all the chores on your “to-do” list each day?  Do you toss and turn in bed at night thinking about all the things you should have accomplished that day, but didn’t?  All of us have experienced a hectic set of circumstances in our lives at one point or another.  Maybe you experience stress every day of your life.  This stress can lead to sickness, depression, and make you feel overwhelmed.  Therefore, how can you combat this nagging daily stress?  One answer is exercise.

Stress comes in both physical and mental forms.  The severity of stress placed upon your body depends on your job, family, and life obligations.  Exercise will benefit nearly everyone from a mother of five to a single on-the-go professional.  You can find a form of exercise to suit your needs whether you have just ten minutes of free time a day or can hit the gym regularly.  Exercise has the potential to be a highly effective stress reducer.  Following are common questions, excuses, and solutions regarding exercise in our daily lives. Read the rest of this entry

Coping With Stress in The Workplace

stopwatch-60204_640Stress at most jobs is unavoidable.  It could be caused by a boss who is very demanding, or a coworker who doesn’t pull his or her weight.  Or maybe you have a typically stressful position, such as medicine or law.  While some stress on the job can drive you to succeed and be healthy, too much can be very bad.  It can cause many health problems and be detrimental.

Because of this, it is important that learn effective stress management techniques for the job.  While many stress-inducing factors may be out of your control, like dealing with you boss, there are ways to cope that could save your life. Read the rest of this entry

Aromatherapy Massage Soothes And Banishes Stress

aroma-21973_640One pleasant way to deal with daily stress and fatigue is to massage it away. For thousands of years, holistic therapies such as aromatherapy massage have been used as a way to refresh and recharge the senses.

A daily massage with scented oil can help dissolve accumulated stress and toxins. The benefits to be expected from this calming daily ritual include:

Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings

Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology

Calming for the nerves

Lubrication of the joints

Increased mental alertness Read the rest of this entry


burnout-90822_640A stress- free lifestyle could very well do wonders in eliminating depression. Here are some practical methods to combat stress:

1. Express Amusement And Be Happy.  Laugh hard and loud. If you don’t have a sense of humor, find someone else who has. Laughter releases endorphins (happy chemicals) from the body, and it helps boost your immune system.

2. Take Control Over Your Time and Schedule.  You’ll be much more able to deal with stress if you have a good handle on your job, relationships, and other activities. When you are in control, you are more inclined to stay focused and calm. Plan your time wisely. Read the rest of this entry

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