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What is the best way to reduce stress?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology

In brief: 6 part answer

1. Stress management techniques: relaxation exercises, meditation, mindfulness, thankfulness journals.
2. Letting go of problems that are not ours to solve; solve problems with solutions one step at a time; releasing unnecessary worry by setting realistic goals. 3. Using social support to help us manage stress and give us perspective 4. Self help materials. 5. Time for oneself. 6.Exercise.

In brief: 6 part answer

1. Stress management techniques: relaxation exercises, meditation, mindfulness, thankfulness journals.
2. Letting go of problems that are not ours to solve; solve problems with solutions one step at a time; releasing unnecessary worry by setting realistic goals. 3. Using social support to help us manage stress and give us perspective 4. Self help materials. 5. Time for oneself. 6.Exercise.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Stress

Psychotherapy to work on stress management & coping skills.

In brief: Stress

Psychotherapy to work on stress management & coping skills.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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