5 Easy Ways to Beat Stress

What is Stress?

Stress is your body’s reaction to a situation it finds overwhelming; be it personal, professional, or any other context. It may originate from a brief and transitory situation, like being late for an appointment while stuck in traffic. Or, it can last for a considerable amount of time, for example, when dealing with the death of a loved one, financial hardships, or relationship problems. Stress can be a positive in some situations, like preparing well for an exam or going all-out on a sporting event. But continuous and untreated stress may lead to serious health complications like cardiovascular diseases, depression, obesity, and a debilitated immune system.

5 Easy Ways to Beat Your Stress

It would be nice if you could give your stress wings to fly away, just like that energy drink. That might work in an animated advertisement, but we all know that doesn’t fly in the real world. 

Try these five easy and time-tested methods to help you to tackle your stress:

1-Practice Deep Breathing: This is a great way to lessen the activity of your sympathetic nervous system, which controls your fight or flight response to a perceived threat. Deep breaths help trigger your parasympathetic nervous system to rest and digest, which helps lessen overall stress and anxiety.

2-Maintain a Balanced Lifestyle: Having adequate sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, and cutting out alcohol and caffeine are beneficial for managing stress. A healthy body supports a healthy mind. Making sensible lifestyle choices positively affects your stress levels.

3-Use Guided Meditation: Guided meditation is an effective way to distract yourself from the stress of your daily routine. Numerous guided meditations are available online to help you find five minutes of focused relaxation.

4-Connect with Family & Friends: Humans are social beings. Spending quality time with your support structure, sharing your feelings and thoughts, and seeking emotional assistance helps reduce stress and increase a sense of belonging and care.

5-Manage Your Social Media Usage: People who constantly check emails and social media typically report more stress. Allow time away from these interactions in the evenings and on weekends. Try not to use your phone and electronic devices before going to bed.

Stress Management with VMNY

Vitality Medicine of New York (VMNY) highly endorses stress reduction techniques. Our Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction is an 8-week dedicated program assisting patients to use their minds more skillfully to de-stress and encourage healthier living. Yoga instructions, meditation, and mindfulness techniques are all applied. Using audio-visual material at home can lead to positive life-changing results.

Our team at VMNY provides excellent stress management techniques to help you realize your true potential and navigate challenging life situations. So, take the first step on a journey of health and well-being. Call us now using our telehealth services or schedule an appointment in one of our three locations interspersed in New York City.

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