5 Simple Ways to Squash Stress
Our capacity for pleasure sometimes gets buried under a mountain of stress, and the easiest way to dig ourselves out is to do something just for fun. Here are 5 tried-and-true ideas for squashing stress and finding joy.By Edward A. Taub | M.D. from Managing Your Stress in Today's World
Drinking tea has always been a traditional remedy for relaxation and stress relief, and now, researchers in England have found that tea drinkers tend to have lower levels of cortisol, which is commonly known as the 'stress hormone.' Cortisol is secreted by our adrenal glands, especially in response to fear and anxiety, and it can lead to health problems ranging all the way from weakened immunity to excess belly fat.
When you're feeling good about yourself, it's important to do things that make you happy. When you're feeling down, it's essential!
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