Life can be stressful at times. Stress and fatigue occur when you perceive the demands placed on you, be it of any type such as relationships, work pressure, financial difficulties, household problems etc. There are times when you have to deal with ongoing stress positively. However, it is very important to recognize the type of stress and find its root, which might help in tackling the symptoms.

An extreme amount of stress can show adverse health consequences affecting a lot of our body parts. Untreated chronic stress can show serious issues like insomnia, fatigue, high blood pressure, cardio and even neuroendocrine problems.

Finding a positive way to manage stress from its roots can help in reducing negative health consequences. Every person in this universe is different to one another and finding the way to reduce chronic stress does vary from person to person, while some prefer to pursue their hobbies in their leisure others work for a social cause to find perfect peace of mind.

Here are few techniques which I have noted down after consulting a psychologist that might help to reduce stress in both short and long term basis.

01 Exercise

Working out on a regular basis can relax your body and mind helping you to release stress hormones and increase the endorphin levels. Exercise doesn’t mean you have to find time from your work and go to the gym. Walking for 20 minutes on regular basis can do that job. Walking isn’t only good for stress reduction but it is also proved that brisk walking for at least 150 minutes a week can increase the life expectancy by four to five years. Other than walking trying out swimming, bicycling and other sorts of exercises can also be very beneficial and might help people in preventing severe other diseases.

02 Laughter

Since I was a kid I have heard doctors saying ‘Laughter is the best medicine’, well that is true in some respect. Talking scientifically, our brains are interconnected with our emotions and facial expressions. When people are stressed the muscles in their jaws aren’t relaxed, laughing out loud loosens up and simultaneously it can help in relieving some of the stress and fatigue.

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