5 ways for Women to De-Stress

Let’s face it, looking after your health is not always easy and stress can play a major part. Most of us are so busy looking after everyone else’s needs at work and home that we forget to take time for ourselves.

Scientists agree that stress actually causes chemical changes in the brain that can influence the state of your health. Often people feel the effects of stress as various aches and pains, fatigue, headaches, or as anxiety, depression and difficulty sleeping. Stress affects others by causing gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers, lower abdominal cramps, and irritable bowel syndrome. You can’t completely eliminate stress from your life but you can reduce it. Try a few of these stress management techniques…

Take a break. Set the alarm in your phone for 5 minutes, find a quiet place and just sit and do nothing but concentrate on your breathing.

Listen to chill out tunes. Slower-paced music can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Pick up some relaxing CDs, or make a soothing playlist for your iPod that you can listen to anytime you feel like it.

Massage your ears. This is a great way to release endorphins in your brain and make you feel good… AND it only takes a few minutes. Start by gently rubbing your earlobes with your thumb and index finger. Then squeeze the outer edges of your ears all the way to the top. These parts of your ears have tiny reflex points that can relax specific areas of your body.

Laugh. Laughter is always the best medicine. It temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, and then when they drop you feel relaxed. Watch your favorite sitcom, funny movie, or pick up the phone and call a fried

Go for a walk. Exercise improves your mood by producing those wonderful endorphins! Make sure you concentrate on deep breathing to keep that oxygen flowing nicely.

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