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5 Top Tips to Destress!!!| FitHealth Pros

5 Top Tips When It’s Time to DESTRESS!

5. Exercise

Something that you enjoy Something that doesn’t break the bank (adding more stress) Doesn’t need to be a high-level intensity to improve your mood. A 20-minute walk/jog can boost mood for twelve hours. Endorphins release every time you exercise. Natural mood-boosting chemicals.

4. Unplug

Control the amount of outside stimuli coming in through your devices. Step away from emails, texts, and social media. Do not check news headlines and/or watch the world and local news when your stress level is already high. Take at least 10 to 15 minutes each day to release from the world and be still.

3. Call a support person

We are social animals and sharing can lighten the load. Contact the person best fit for the type of stress you’re enduring, eg. problem solver vs someone to vent to. Can be a good distraction if you need to take your mind off something or unwind from a hectic day/week. Reconnecting with a friend can reignite happy memories and laughter.

2. Practice Gratitude

Being thankful for all of the good things in your life shifts focus to positivity and has a calming effect on the mind and body. Rewires the brain to focus on the positive in situations. Practice writing three things you’re grateful for every day. Has shown lower levels of stress hormones in the blood over time as well as an increase in HDL and a decrease in arterial inflammation.

1. Find a hobby that you can enjoy without becoming Fanatical

Looking to be something as stress-free as possible. Possibly not a completionist task. Look back on something positive and happy in your childhood (bicycling, baseball cards, drawing/doodling, playing in the pool, taking photos). If it is a task to complete make it a very short-term one. Cooking a favorite meal, baking, etc…

Bonus: Make a change.

Do your due diligence and see if you can better your situation that is causing the most stress… living situation, work/workload, closeness to friends (amount of contact, physical proximity, etc…), amount of times seeing family (good or bad)

Medical disclaimer: This Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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