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Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Everyone is constantly faced with stressful situations everyday, whether they are on deadline, having relationship problems or forced to fix a sudden flat tire. Stress is everywhere. There are many health risks that stress produces such as depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, headaches, heart disease and sleep problems, just to name a few. The real question though, is how to get rid of stress or what can we do to reduce our stress?

One of the best ways to reduce stress is to pamper yourself in a massage. Body massage allows the body and mind to relax thus releasing endorphins, which relieves stress and improves mood. Massage allows the body to maintain a healthy state while easing tight muscles and enabling restorative relaxation. Everyone should try to indulge in massages constantly, however there are other ways to reduce stress. These are a few ways to help you reduce stress:

  • Set aside some relaxation time
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Stay positive
  • Develop some hobbies
  • Listen to music
  • Have a support buddy/group
  • Smile

I challenge you to make a change this month and use these techniques to help reduce the stress that we are faced with everyday.

Written By: Susie Green, Wellness Specialist