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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

4 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Many ways !: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
De-stress: I commend you for wanting to de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine. • Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for 32 years. •Focus on “Breath Is Life” •Keep saying until you run out of breath. •Take another deep breath and repeat the same. •Do it with 10 breaths. •Stress thoughts will pass away like clouds on mountain.
Dr. Philip Miller
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I suggest reading The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, M.D.-
Jun 16, 2017
Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
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Agree with dr miller
Jun 22, 2017
Dr. Lazaro Pomeraniec
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Alternatives: There are good medications and psycho therapies to achieve your goal
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Best things in life: Try going on long walks, take up a hobby like running or yoga. Daily meditation is helpful to keep the mind in the present. Hope this helps!
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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