A 32-year-old member asked:
What can you do to prevent or relieve stress?
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Psychiatry 31 years experience
Know limits: Best way to relieve stress is to reduce sources of stress. One needs to remember that good stress has the same effect on the body as bad stress and that psychological stress has same effects as physical stress.
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Psychiatry 37 years experience
Breath!: Relaxation techniques are very helpful, and the simplest one is to learn how to breath correctly. A qualified counselor can teach you helpful coping skills.
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Family Medicine 17 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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