It’s a well established fact that if you want to be healthy, you must reduce stress in your life. Stress is one of the major causes of heart related illnesses that is often fatal. Therefore it behooves us to find ways to find relief from stress in our day to day living.
While stress is the leading cause of serious health conditions, there are ways in which we can alleviate the every day stress in our lives. Here are some natural stress relievers you can incorporate into your daily life.
1. Meditation. A wonderful and natural way to reduce stress, meditation is something you can do in just a few minutes a day. Utilize a room in your home that is quiet and void of distractions. Sit on a floor mat with legs folded, back straight, hands palm up on legs. Clear your mind. Begin breathing in and out slowly. Focus only on your breathing. Before you know it the stress will leave your body and you will become relaxed and energized. For additional information on
meditation see our review of “8 Minute Meditation: Quiet Your Mind Change Your Life.”
2. Exercise. Any form of exercise will release endorphins in your brain and alleviate any ongoing stress. Stretching, however, can relieve stress by engaging in a few exercises in your home. For example, stand with knees slightly bent, arms out-stretched, and then slowly bring your arms in toward your body in a circular motion. Think of carrying a large basket in your arms and moving it close to your body.
3. Walking. 20 minutes of walking can create a wonderful and relaxing state of mind. You can literally work off the stress and feel relaxed and full of energy after a brisk walk. Walking in the park also affords you the opportunity to commune with nature and the environment, another stress relief technique that works for many.
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