Fight The Stress

stress lessHere are 10 positive healthy habits you may want to develop.

Talk with family and friends.
A daily dose of friendship is great medicine

Engage in daily physical activity.
Regular physical activity relieves mental and physical tension. Physically active adults have lower risk of depression and loss of mental functioning. Physical activity can be a great source of pleasure, too. Try walking, swimming, biking or dancing every day

Accept the things you cannot change.
You can still learn new things, work toward a goal, love and help others

Remember to laugh

Give up the bad habits.
Too much alcohol, cigarettes or caffeine can increase stress. If you smoke, decide to quit now.

Slow down
Try to “pace” instead of “race.” Plan ahead and allow enough time to get the most important things done.

Get enough sleep

Get organized
Use “to do” lists to help you focus on your most important tasks. Approach big tasks one step at a time. For example, start by organizing just one part of your life — your car, desk, kitchen, closet, cupboard or drawer.

Practice giving back

Try not to worry

Reference: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/StressManagement

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