Q. Glen, I am Stressed Out What Can I Do?
A. Being stressed out is no fun.
Everyone knows that. But what a lot of people don't know is that in addition to making you feel anxious and irritable, stress can also cause physical issues such as headaches, muscle aches, back pain and sleeping problems—things you might not immediately think of as being caused by stress.
The good news is, there are plenty of easy, healthy ways to help you reduce stress and feel better.
Exercise. Go for a run. Take a hike. Swim some laps. Pretty much any type of physical exercise can help bring down your stress levels and improve your overall sense of well-being. And, of course, exercise is just plain good for you. Remember to talk to your doctor before beginning or changing an exercise routine.
Massage. Shiatsu. Deep tissue. Swedish. Or a good old-fashioned back rub. Whatever kind of massage you prefer, it's one of the more enjoyable ways to reduce anxiety.
Yoga. Hitting the yoga mat is another great way to help manage stress. It can also help you tone your muscles, lose weight, increase flexibility and improve balance.
What it means to feel better.
Feeling better is not just about the pills we take. It's about the choices we make every day—whether it's exercising to reduce stress, getting an extra hour of sleep or making healthier food choices.
Any personal health questions or problems mental or physical or before starting any diet or exercise program.
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Yours in good health