7 October 2017
How to reduce stress (effectively!)
Article Posted by: Apply4U
Hands down, this is one of the most effective ways to reduce and manage stress. From a 30-minute walk to a full-blown workout at the gym, exercise helps your body release the tension and stress that builds up during the day. Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores.
Employees who eat healthy all day long were 25 percent more likely to have higher job performance, the study found, while those who eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables at least four times a week were 20 percent more likely to be more productive. Avoid fatty, greasy foods and eat your daily ‘quota’ of fruits and vegetables. It may sound unappealing but combined with proper exercise this will significantly reduce your stress levels.
Feeling exhausted after work and unable to do the things you really love? Always occupied with lengthy tasks which take away your personal time? Read the tips below to help you overcome the stress!
Drink lots of water
Water does the body good and helps flush out the toxins caused by stress. Studies have suggested that your intake of water on a daily basis can have a direct impact on your cognitive and mental performance - whilst also affecting your mood. It is fair to say that we often underestimate the importance of hydration, especially in a working environment where performance is vital. Keep a water bottle close by at all times and drink from it regularly throughout the day. You will be surprised how more energy this simple strategy will give you.
Network with positive people
Energy is contagious so associate and network regularly (at least once a week) with people who have a positive mental attitude. This will spread posivity with you and your peers keeping you going.
Engage in at least one or two hobbies
Hobbies are a great way to de-stress and forget about work for a while. Hobbies are also pleasurable past times (or at least they should be!) which means you invest time doing something enjoyable.