Stress-Busting 101

Business woman relaxing.Stress affects everyone at one time or another – but it doesn’t have to rule your life! By understanding where your stress comes from, you can develop techniques to help reduce your stress and feel better emotionally and physically. Not only do stress reduction techniques help you feel happier, they can help prevent stress-related health problems like heart disease, obesity and accelerated aging.

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Hiking For Weekend Explorers

Healthy LifeHiking can be a wonderful form of exercise and a good way to deal with stress and get back to nature for the entire family. Before you head out to hit the trails, you’ll want to check out these hiking tips to make sure that you are staying safe and getting the most from this activity.

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Sweat Out the Stress

Sweat Out the StressWhen your stress levels get too high, it can be really easy to indulge in things like chocolate, Netflix binges and sleeping in too much.

Becoming a couch potato may feel like the right thing, but it can actually cause more stress. If you want to lower your stress levels, you need to exercise. Any form of exercise, from yoga to running, can be an effective stress reliever – and it’s easier than you think to get started.

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Coping With Stress in Healthy Ways

help-stressNo matter what stage of life you’re in, you’re bound to experience stress from time to time. Stress is a natural part of life. It is a part of your body’s way of dealing with external threats. But our automatic stress responses were originally evolved to help us fight off saber-tooth tigers – not meet a work deadline or make a presentation. Unfortunately, even if you’re just trying to get through traffic on time, your body responds as if you’re in mortal danger.

Stress levels that get too high for too long can have a negative impact on your health and well-being. Finding ways to cope with stress and minimize its negative impact can help you inside and out.

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Let’s Stop Stress in its Tracks

Reduce StressEach of us has multiple – and often conflicting – demands on our time, with the responsibilities of work and home pulling our attention in more than one direction, on a daily basis. It seems as though no matter what we do, stress is an inevitable part of modern life. The more we try to outrun it, the more it gains on us.

Anytime is an excellent time to take stock, take a breath and look for ways to reduce our stress levels in ways that are reasonable and sustainable over time.

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Top Tips For Better Time Management

In TimeAs we spring forward and lose one precious hour of time this season, the transition is enough to throw our schedules out of whack for at least a few days. During this time of transition, it’s important to buckle down and stay on track with good time management techniques.

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Recognizing and Managing Your Stress Triggers

help-stressAt one time or another, stress affects all of us. Your day-to-day life is full of demands on your time, and you likely have different stressors affecting you at once. Even though stress can’t be eliminated completely, it can be better managed by anticipating and recognizing your stress triggers.

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The Connection Between Stress & Exercise

Reduce StressStress is a tricky beast, it can creep in through all parts of your life…and, at times, there seems to be more of it piling on as time goes by. Experts say that exercise is beneficial toward combating stress triggers, but what does that mean exactly?

Here are three major potential activities – and their benefits – that show just how vital the connection between stress and exercise can be for your overall health and well-being:

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Slow Deep Breathing for Stress Relief

breatheDeep breathing can be powerful for stress relief. It can be done anywhere, by anyone, at any time – and may work wonders for the stressed-out folks among us. As silly as that may sound, natural, deep breathing is an acquired skill. If you take the time to learn how to do it correctly, you may be able to lessen your stress levels and become more focused. But it does take some practice.

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