Stress is increasingly a part of everyday life. Chronic stress, however, can have severe impacts on a person’s health. Following are some chronic stress relief techniques:
• Exercise – this is one of the most effective ways of combating stress; exercise lowers the body’s production of stress hormones and helps produce endorphins which help to improve a person’s feeling of well being.
• Supplements – there are various types of substances that can help with stress reduction such as lemon balm, green tea, Valerian and Omega 3 fatty acids.
• Reduce Caffeine Intake – caffeine is a stimulant found in various foods such as coffee, tea and chocolate; high levels of caffeine have been shown to increase anxiety.
• Laugh More – laughter is said to be the best medicine and there may be some truth to this; studies show that it relaxes muscles, can help improve immune system function and is generally better than crying.