Stress Reduction for a Longer, Healthier Life

stressSure, we all know that we need to reduce stress in our lives.  Stress can be debilitating if it occurs very often.  All the cortisol and adrenaline that our bodies release from prolonged stress can be harmful to our health.  But how can we reduce that stress without completely changing our lifestyles we have grown accustomed to?

There are many ways to reduce stress in your life.  One of the easiest methods of stress reduction is avoiding the things, events, or people that cause you stress.  It may seem easier said than done, but it actually can be easier than you think.  Just getting up and walking away from a stressful situation can give your body pause and help reset your mind.  Sometimes that small respite from the stress can open you thoughts to a different way of handling the situation.

Of course, there are times when just walking away is not an option.  In those cases, try to take deep breaths and focus your energy on the positive aspects of the situation.  For example, instead of worrying about how you will pay this month’s bills with the money you currently have, focus on how you can make a positive change in your spending to keep future bills from draining your bank account.

 

Keeping stress at bay can help keep you happy and healthy by staving off illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, depression, and even premature death.  We want you to be as happy and healthy as possible.  To find more tips on how to reduce stress in your life, talk with your doctor or other health care provider.  Your health insurance carrier is also a good resource for answers.  And of course, we are always here to help you in any way we can.  Just give us a call at [astPhone].

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