Ten (10) most effective and healthy ways to cope/ overcome stress.
Stress has been defined in so many ways, by so many learned people, books and and dictionaries.
However, it is all pointing at one thing, which is fatigue.
So therefore, stress is defined, as any changes in the body that causes physical, psychological and emotional strain.
Stress however, is inevitable for human beings. It can be an offshoot of different things, such like work and relationship with people.
They are so many ways/mechanism to cope with stress so as to forestall an adverse toll on the health.
Below are the 10 most effective and healthy ways to overcome stress
Go for a stroll (walk)
Research has made it known that taking more steps each day could help you live longer.
You don’t have to go for a million miles walk everyday to improve health.
But really taking a moderate walk would bring in lots of health benefits, such like a healthy heart, improved sleep quality, and more positive mental health.
Spending time with nature
Research has shown that spending time with nature is a clear antidote for stress.
This is because it can lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels, reduces nervous system arousal, enhance immune system function, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety and improve mood.
Savoring a cup of tea or coffee
Studies have shown that drinking coffee or tea will potentially reduce physical and emotional stress.
Coffee’s have a natural antidotes which do have effects on brain chemistry,
which do not only keeps humans alert but also affects neurotransmitters in the brain to help fight off symptoms of stress.
Physical exercise ( work out )
Sweat helps cool down the body.
During exercise, water is released through glands in the skin,evaporates off the skin and makes the body cool.
muscles also heats up during exercise, producing sweat which is more essential in overcoming stress.
Taking a long warm or cold bathe
Submergence in water reduces pain and inflammation and also calms the nervous system,
thereby reducing the level of stress and anxiety in the body and also improving the mood.
Playing with a pet
If you are a lover of pet and owns one, it is advisable to talk and play with your pet when passing through stress.
Playing or interacting with pets has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol (a stress related hormones) and lowers blood pressure.
Studies have shown that animals can reduce loneliness, increase social supports feelings, and boost your mood.
Get a massage
Massaging the body helps to decrease stress by lowering the heart rate, relaxing muscles and releasing endorphins.
Massage Increases temperature, in the body and promotes relaxation. When the body relaxes, heart rate is reduced.
Writing your journal/ diary
journaling can reduce stress by 90.9% Thereby serving as an escape or emotional release of negative thoughts and feelings.
Listening to music
Music can make you feel more alert and concentrate better. Upbeat music can make you feel more optimistic and positive about life.
A slow tempo music can quite your mind and relax your muscles , making you feel soothed while releasing the stress of the day.
So music can be said to be one of the cure of stress management.
Laughter is the most effective way of relieving stress,
when you are stressed and stays around, a clown or someone who makes you laugh, a message is sent to the cortisol which helps in relieving the stress.
This is the fastest, easiest, and most effective way of relieving STRESS.