How to manage and reduce stress?

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

Exercise


Try and integrate physical exercise into your lifestyle as it can be very effective in relieving stress


Eat right


Try to avoid sugary snacks and plan ahead. Fruits and vegetables are always good, and fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce the symptoms of stress. A tuna sandwich really is brain food


Be mindful


Try to practice mindfulness regularly. Mindfulness meditation can be practiced anywhere at any time


Drink tea


Instead of coffee or energy drinks, try green tea. It has less than half the caffeine of coffee and contains healthy antioxidants, as well as theanine, an amino acid that has a calming effect on the nervous system


Breathe easy


For an easy three- to five-minute exercise, sit up in your chair with your feet flat on the floor and hands on top of your knees. Breathe in and out slowly and deeply, concentrating on your lungs as they expand fully in your chest.


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