Health Tip: Managing Stress

Diet and exercise can help you relax

(HealthDay News) - A certain amount of stress is natural and unavoidable, but too much can be debilitating.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions to help you reduce stress:

  • Figure out what is causing your stress, and talk to a friend or family member about your concerns.
  • Avoid overeating, and stick to a healthy, well-balanced diet.
  • Maintain a regular sleep schedule and exercise routine.
  • Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake, and avoid smoking and using any illegal drug at all or any prescription drug beyond its recommended dosage and purpose.
  • Try relaxing techniques such as meditation or yoga.
  • Make time for fun activities that you enjoy, and spend time with people who make you happy.
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