Stress is caused by a change in your environment, affecting you either mentally, emotionally or physically. This can include changes in a relationship, a heavy load at work, physical ailments from exercise, moving to a new city and more. According to WebMd.com, 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. Stress is bad because it can lead to certain health issues including weight gain, headaches, increase in blood pressure, chest pain, skin rashes, depression, anxiety and asthma.
There are many ways to relieve stress naturally. One easy way to reduce stress is to drink tea. Certain teas like chamomile and lavender can help you relax and stay calm in times when your stress levels are rising. Using lavender around your home either in plant form, or as an essential oil, can make your personal space a stress free zone. You can also take supplements to help relieve stress. These supplements include melatonin to help with sleep, magnesium to help with nerve and muscle function, valerian root used to commonly treat insomnia, anxiety, and stress, and vitamin b-complex which aids in cell metabolism.
Another option is to try meditation or yoga. Both meditation and yoga allow you to release any negative feelings, or any outside influences that are causing you stress - it also helps you focus on the present. You can additionally keep up a regular exercise routine which can help you blow off steam when things are getting a little too hard to handle. Finally, always make sure to get plenty of sleep and spend your free time doing the things you enjoy.
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