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Stress seems to be even more common nowadays with economy and according to Reuters women are bearing the brunt of the stress. Or are men just hiding their stress better than women? That would be my guess. Not only does stress affect the mind and emotional health, but it also takes a toll on the body and can cause sickness and disease by lowering the immune system. So take a look at what’s been going on in your life recently, what weighs on your mind on a daily basis and whether or not you have a good outlet to help yourself feel better.
Take preventative measures to prevent stress if you only have 1 or two symptoms, if you have more you might want to take it up a notch and try out a few suggestions. Try getting regular massages, walking meditation on the labyrinth at the Cygalle Healing Spa, yoga, playing sports such as tennis, taking a day to relax on the beach, or something as simple as playing with a puppy can help reduce both stress and blood pressure.
Besides Bikram Yoga when it’s available, deep breathing is one of my favorite stress reducing techniques, it can be done anywhere, sitting straight or lying down. The key is to breathe from the abdomen, getting as much fresh air as possible into your lungs. Next time you feel stressed try this:
Try to look on the bright side of thing, and try a simple daily affirmation:
by Jacqueline M. Banks.