Stress and Womens Health: Reduce Stress and Stay Healthy
By Elizabeth Scott, M.S., About.com Guide
Updated November 17, 2007
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Women are often the caretakers of others. We care for men and children, friends and family, but don’t always care for our own bodies. Because stress itself causes great physical damage, it’s important for women to relieve stress in ways that nurture our bodies and souls. Here are some stress relievers that are great for your body:
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- Exercise: Getting out and getting active has numerous health, beauty, and stress management benefits, including a leaner body, greater energy levels, improved overall health, the opportunity to blow off steam, a change of scenery, and a catalyst to take your mind off of what’s stressing you, among other things. Read about the most effective types of exercise for stress relief.
- Spa Treatments: Whether you’re going to a top spa or setting up a home spa experience, pampering your body on the outside can melt away the stress that you’re feeling inside, and leave you feeling more refreshed and beautiful afterwards. Read more about setting up a spa at home, and make a habit of using it.
- Healthy Eating: A healthy diet has more benefits than just making you thin; because a poor diet can exacerbate stress levels, healthy eating can leave you with more energy, thinking more clearly, and reacting in a more even-tempered way to stress. Learn more about healthy eating when busy and stressed.