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Make These Lifestyle Changes To Beat Stress Effectively

Stress is more harmful than you think. To control the risk of health issues linked with stress, you can make simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Rad here to know some of these.

Make These Lifestyle Changes To Beat Stress Effectively

You can beat stress effectively by following a healthy lifestyle

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Stress can put you at an increased risk of heart disease
  2. A healthy diet can also help you control stress effectively
  3. Reduce screen time to give your body the required rest

Stress is harmful to overall health in several ways. It can hurt both physical and mental health. Your skin can too suffer from chronic stress. According to studies, stress can deteriorate your heart health too. You are also more likely to consume more calories when stressed which can make you gain weight. It can also be a reason behind digestive issues and hair fall. But stress is manageable! You can follow a few simple steps and beat stress. Here are some lifestyle changes you must try.

Lifestyle changes to manage stress


1. Start your day appropriately

The way you start your day has an impact on your mood throughout the day. Many check their mobile phones as soon as they wake up which takes you to the alert mode instantly. Drinking caffeine as first thing in the morning is also not a healthy choice. Start your day with exercising and keep the risk of several diseases at bay. Exercising also helps in controlling stress.

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Start your day with exercising to keep stress under control
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2. Take breaks wisely

One of the common mistakes that many make is switching from one gadget to another. Usually, people take a break from work and switch to phones. To take a break from the stressful schedule you need to enjoy some time offline. Go for a walk, talk to your friends or do other activities you like.

Also read: Understanding The Impact Of Stress On Sleep: Know Tips Manage Stress

3. Fix your sleep schedule

You might have heard about the importance of good sleep for your overall health several times. A good night's sleep gives your body the required rest and helps in controlling stress. Better sleep can also help you maintain healthy body weight.

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A healthy sleep schedule can allow your body to function properly
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4. Do not binge comfort foods

Many are likely to consume comfort foods like sweets and desserts when stressed. These can load up your diet with unnecessary calories.

Also read: Try These Foods And Drinks To Relieve Stress And Anxiety Effectively

5. Choose the right ways to beat stress

Many also choose to smoke whenever they are stressed. The adverse effects of smoking are well-known. Smoking when you are stressed can make it worse.

Also read: Mental Health: Beat Stress And Anxiety With These Simple Tips

To beat stress effectively you can practice yoga and meditation too!


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