Five simple tools for stress management

Increase your overall ability to effectively manage stress by including these five tools in your wellness plan!

Eat Healthily – More than 1,400 chemical changes occur as stress hormones, such as cortisol, deplete important nutrients including vitamins B and C, and magnesium from the body. A balanced, varied diet provides your body with the nutrients it needs to handle stress and keep stress hormones in check.

Exercise – Exercise stimulates the body to release endorphins, which are brain chemicals that improve mood and relieve stress.

Relax – Relaxing is a release valve for stress. Relaxation methods vary by individual and can include meditation, yoga, creative projects, reading, or exercise.

Restorative Sleep – Practicing good sleep hygiene will give your body an opportunity to recover from everyday stress.

Regular Acupuncture – Research shows that acupuncture at specific points on the body will block the production of stress hormones for up to seven days.

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