Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Top Ten Stress Busters


Stress hormones wreack havoc on the body. The more stressed we are the harder the body has to work to get normal, vital tasks done. Digestion shuts down under stress, as do most other non-vital functions. Even low level, long term stress takes its toll.

Next time you get a stress headache, before you pop a pill to kill the pain, consider that this is a message from your body, letting you know that things are out of balance...

Here is an excellent article from To Your Health Magazine, highlighting the Top 10 Stress Busters!
From the list:
1) Breathing
2) Organization
3) Adequate water
4) Healthy Snacking
5) Exercise
6) "Me Time"
7) Music
8) Reading
9) Focusing on the Positive
10) Better Sleep

Sound familiar? We all know these things help us to de-stress, the challenge is putting them into practice!

So - I challenge you to do one of these things each day, in an effort towards better self-care and improved health!

What do you do to de-stress?

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