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How to de-stress?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: To address stress:
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.

In brief: To address stress:
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. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Many approaches
Reducing stress is one of the best ways to enhance health.
Avoid stressful situations if possible, meditate, exercise, eat well, get enough sleep, take time out for pleasure, seek support/counsel from friends, family& professionals. Do your best to live in the present moment. Herbs like ashwagandha & holy basil & supps. Like magnesium & b complex often help. Read books like full catastrophe living.

In brief: Many approaches
Reducing stress is one of the best ways to enhance health.
Avoid stressful situations if possible, meditate, exercise, eat well, get enough sleep, take time out for pleasure, seek support/counsel from friends, family& professionals. Do your best to live in the present moment. Herbs like ashwagandha & holy basil & supps. Like magnesium & b complex often help. Read books like full catastrophe living.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
The best forms of magnesium are taurate, glycinate and citrate. Ideally take a B-complex that has the L-5-MTHF form of folate. Useful herbs include Ashwagandha, Holy Basil (Tulsi tea), Rhodiola, Cordyceps & Passionflower. Meditation is very helpful- focus on slow deep breaths. Search youtube for relaxation music & guided meditations. Spend time in nature. See http://tinyurl.com/3o6nnjt
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Make a plan!
First figure out what your 3 leading causes of stress are and devise a method to manage each.
Yoga, therapy, massage, meditation and quiet time are all things that improve stress management.

In brief: Make a plan!
First figure out what your 3 leading causes of stress are and devise a method to manage each.
Yoga, therapy, massage, meditation and quiet time are all things that improve stress management.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Mindfulness therapy
To my mind stress is consequence of a mind ruled by the physical body.
People subjected to stress and affected by stess should study relaxation therapies and biofeedback. An internet service at heartmath.Com is an effective training tool. Perhaps the all time most useful book has been "the relaxation response" by harvard professor herbert benson.

In brief: Mindfulness therapy
To my mind stress is consequence of a mind ruled by the physical body.
People subjected to stress and affected by stess should study relaxation therapies and biofeedback. An internet service at heartmath.Com is an effective training tool. Perhaps the all time most useful book has been "the relaxation response" by harvard professor herbert benson.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stress
Exercise regularly, at least 40 to 50 minutes, 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone, a little breathy.
Eat a plant based diet, get plenty of rest, and try to perceive as accurately as possible, as our misperceptions drive anxiety and stress. Best.

In brief: Stress
Exercise regularly, at least 40 to 50 minutes, 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone, a little breathy.
Eat a plant based diet, get plenty of rest, and try to perceive as accurately as possible, as our misperceptions drive anxiety and stress. Best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Remedies for stress
A certain amount of stress is normal, however unchecked, stress can cause and contribute to disease.
Anxiety, hypertension, lowered immune response are all linked to stress. The best remedy for stress is mindfulness and meditation. Meditation can come in many forms from breathing, to yoga, and even sustained exercise. Whatever you choose, sustained stress management is the best prevention.

In brief: Remedies for stress
A certain amount of stress is normal, however unchecked, stress can cause and contribute to disease.
Anxiety, hypertension, lowered immune response are all linked to stress. The best remedy for stress is mindfulness and meditation. Meditation can come in many forms from breathing, to yoga, and even sustained exercise. Whatever you choose, sustained stress management is the best prevention.
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Try this
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: Try this
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
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Dr. Bob Stewart
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Manage stress with
E-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk); & 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition).
Counseling can help.

In brief: Manage stress with
E-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk); & 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition).
Counseling can help.
Dr. Bob Stewart
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
In brief: De-stress
S-Simply your life T-Take 10 Deep Breaths R-RespectYourself E-Engage in pleasant activities S-Sobriety maintenance S-SERENE Feeling!

In brief: De-stress
S-Simply your life T-Take 10 Deep Breaths R-RespectYourself E-Engage in pleasant activities S-Sobriety maintenance S-SERENE Feeling!
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Some recommendations
1) Accept that some days UR the pigeon & some days the statue; 2) Keep UR words soft & sweet just in case U have to eat them; 3) If U lend someone $20 & never see them again, it was probably worth it; 4) When everything's coming UR way U R probably in the wrong lane; 5) Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once; 6) Nobody cares if U can't dance well, just get up & dance! (What's Up Anna'15)

In brief: Some recommendations
1) Accept that some days UR the pigeon & some days the statue; 2) Keep UR words soft & sweet just in case U have to eat them; 3) If U lend someone $20 & never see them again, it was probably worth it; 4) When everything's coming UR way U R probably in the wrong lane; 5) Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once; 6) Nobody cares if U can't dance well, just get up & dance! (What's Up Anna'15)
Dr. Charles Cattano
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