De-Stressing Tips

Nearly 25% of Americans report being under extreme stress, according to a 2011 study by the American Psychological Association. Countless others deal with fluctuating stressors each day. An increasing number of Americans say that their stress levels are increasing instead of decreasing. Below are some tips to help you de-stress.

Increase your endorphin levels with exercise

Nourish your body with healthy foods

Don’t binge eat or drink to relax

Address conflicts with others

Devote time to hobbies

Don’t be afraid to say no – manage your time wisely, consider your priorities, and discard any unnecessary activities)

Ask for help

Take advantage of short relaxation times

Address your tensions head on with a massage or hot bath

Stay optimistic

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