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4 Great Things to Do to Relieve Stress

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Dealing with stress can be hard, but it’s something you shouldn’t avoid. Millions of people around the globe are now victims of this condition, and it’s even said that the major cause of stress is money. But whatever the reason for you being stressed, be aware that stress impacts the health in a negative manner.

Stress increases your chances of becoming obese, being smitten by Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, depression and it even worsens your cardiovascular health.

Relax on a massage chair

What could be more relaxing than resting on a massage chair when your feeling stressed about a certain issue? Just the thought of it brings peace to the mind. One benefit of having a massage chair is that you don’t have to drive anywhere and pay to get a massage; you have the equipment you need right at home.

Similar to a massage, these massage chairs help to improve blood circulation and release endorphins which reduce pain. If you don’t own a massage chair, get one now


Exercise seems to be a cure for almost any problem you may have. Not only is exercising good for your physical wellbeing, but it’s also great for your mental health. When you engage in exercise, neurotransmitters called endorphins and serotonin are released into your bloodstream.

These two chemicals are responsible for making your feel pain-free and happy. Regular exercise has even shown to reduce signs of depression and anxiety. So the next time you’re stressed out, why not exercise? It’s free, and you can even do it at home.

Spend time with friends and family

What better way to get over your stress than spending time with your friends and family. If you are stressed about something, you need to take your mind off of it as fast as you can. Why not do this by going to the movies with your friends, or having lunch with them and laugh over a comical past event? If you’re close, your siblings or your mother or father try to vent your feelings to them about how your feeling. They may have a solution to your problem. Be sure to laugh and have fun; this is a great way to ease your mind from its troubles.

Listen to music

Listening to music is so soothing. No matter how bad your feeling, putting on a song can take you to a whole other place. There is no feeling like listening to a song, especially a favourite one. You feel like you are being swooned away into a more idealistic setting.

Music is so good to listen to that it offers an array of benefits like increasing your happiness, enhancing your mood, improving your sleep, and reducing depression. Nevertheless, this activity is sure to take your mind off your stresses. An added benefit is that you can listen to music anywhere, anytime, and for no price at all.


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Helen Bradfield did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh.  She has an ongoing interest in mental health and well-being.

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