News Roundup: Stress Reduction

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Whether it’s over money or health problems, many Americans feel stressed out on a daily basis. Stress seems to be a normal part of life. Unfortunately, if it goes too long unchecked, it can get out of hand and lead to new or worsened health problems, such as depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are many free resources available for those who want to learn how to reduce stress levels.

This week’s news roundup brings to you a collection of articles and blog posts related to stress reduction.

Stress management. Mayo Clinic. “Without stress management, all too often your body is always on high alert. Over time, high levels of stress lead to serious health problems. Don't wait until stress has a negative impact on your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing a range of stress management techniques today.”

20 Scientifically Backed Ways to De-Stress Right Now. Huffington Post. “While just about any walk will help to clear your head and boost endorphins (which, in turn, reduces stress hormones), consider walking in a park or other green space, which can actually put your body into a state of meditation, thanks to a phenomenon known as “involuntary attention” during which something holds our attention, but simultaneously allows for reflection.”

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Your Stress. “Countless studies prove the myriad health benefits of working out, including recent research that found strengthening your muscles releases enzymes that detoxify a substance called kynurenine, a byproduct of stress and inflammation.”

Four Ways to Deal with Stress. American Heart Association. “Negative self-talk increases stress. Positive self-talk helps you calm down and control stress. With practice, you can learn to turn negative thoughts into positive ones.”

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