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Healthy Lifestyle: Adopt These Habits for Low Stress Living

Adopt A Healthy Lifestyle With New Habits

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Updated April 11, 2011

Healthy Lifestyle: Adopt These Habits for Low Stress Living

Feeding yourself a healthy diet and adopting other healthy habits can reduce stress and help you feel great!

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Step 5: Maintain Healthy Habits
Once you learn about stress, assess your situation, relieve current tension, and make lifestyle changes to reduce the level of stress you’re experiencing, a final and important step in a stress management game plan is to maintain healthy habits that will keep your stress levels low and enable you to handle stress that does come into your life. This way, stress management is a part of your overall healthy lifestyle and not just an activity to help you handle excessively high stress levels when they become just too much. The following are healthy habits that can enhance your lifestyle:
  • Self Care Strategies: All too often, especially when busy, we forget to take good care of ourselves and our bodies. Unfortunately, this type of neglect can exacerbate stress levels and, eventually, lead to health problems. One of the best steps you can take toward lowering your stress levels is to get into the habit of taking care of yourself.

  • Maintaining a Healthy Diet: You may not be aware of all the ways that poor nutrition can adversely affect you, but there are many, and they aren’t good! The following are 10 ways to ensure better nutrition, and they should become habit for you. You’ll feel better, remain healthier, have more patience to handle stress and more stamina to get things done. Definitely worth the effort!

  • 6 Great Ways to Start Your Day: What you do in the morning sets the stage for your entire day. You may not be aware that some of the things you do—or don’t do!—can be causing you unnecessary stress, and now is the time to find out what they are! These 6 morning habits can set you up for a great day, and a healthy lifestyle that includes less stress.

  • 10 Great Ways to End Your Day: Sleep is an extremely important and undervalued resource, and stress can affect your sleep in many ways, such as keeping your mind overly active or your stress hormones high enough to interfere with sleep processes. These healthy nighttime habits can lessen or reverse the effects of stress to help you to get a better night of sleep. They’re easy and can be incorporated into your lifestyle starting tonight.

  • Get Regular Exercise for Stress Relief: The importance of exercise for stress relief can’t be stressed enough. A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise can helpk you better handle daily stresses, give you an outlet to release tension, potentially provide a social outlet, reduce cortisol levels and raise endorphin levels, and more. Here’s more on making exercise a healthy habit.

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