It's a lightning life we live in, trying to accomplish so much in very little time, and mobile phones have only made us busier. In following, we present to you 15 simple tips you can use in daily life and reduce the stress from office, family or anyway else..
1. Take few deep breaths.
all get nervous and stressed, be it because of work, traffic or even
house chores. In our most stressful moments, it’s vital to remember that
we have an innate relaxation mechanism. Taking deep, controlled breaths
for 60 seconds when feeling stressed or tired can completely alter your
state of mind. Deep breaths lower your blood pressure, slows down the
production of stress hormones and helps to ease anxiety and internal
2. Hug your loved one.
feels great on its own, but it also has scientifically-proven health
benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and stabilizing the heart
rate. Hugging releases dopamine - a natural painkiller and can reduce
cortisol levels (a stress hormone). A hug can give you more mental
energy, and help you handle most obstacles.
3. Laugh & smile.
There’s a reason laughter has a reputation for being the best medicine.
It’s one of the body’s natural painkillers and shares several
physiological functions with exercising. William Fry, one of the
pioneers in laughter research, claims that using a rowing machine for
ten minutes exercises the heart as one minute of laughter. Laughter also
improves your memory and burns calories. If you’re feeling down or even
somewhat depressed, a little smile (even a fake one) can change your
4. Eat some dark chocolate.
Isn’t it great to know that some delicious treats are actually good for us (in moderation)? Dark chocolate is beneficial for your health,
it lowers blood pressure, raises the levels of “good cholesterol” (HDL)
and reduces the levels of “bad cholesterol” (LDL). Dark chocolate is
also known to be beneficial to the cardiovascular system, and some
evidence indicates that it can prevent diabetes and even keep your skin
5. Stand up whenever you can.
of us spend our days sitting down: Working, driving and watching TV are
just a few of these things. A recent research found that prolonged
sessions of sitting can induce psychological distress. Another study has
found that women who sit for 10 hours a day or more are in a risk group
for heart and cardiovascular diseases whencompared to those sitting for
only 5 hours a day. Even standing up for a few seconds will improve
your circulation significantly.
6. Wash your hands.
may think it’s obvious, but this simple and quick action can protect
your health more than you can fathom. Most people wash their hands
before eating or after visiting the restroom, but washing your hands
with soap more times a day will reduce your chances of getting sick by
20-30%. Remember to moisturize your hands from time to time.
7. Wear a
trivial as it may seem, this easy action takes about five seconds saves
thousands of lives every year. Think about it: You’re not climbing the
Everest or running a marathon. You’re simply reaching back, and pulling
on a belt. This is particularly important when you have children in the
car. So don’t be lazy and think about comfort first, it’s better to
“waste” ten seconds than risk your life.
8. Add cinnamon to your breakfast.
Cinnamon has a variety of medicinal properties,
including helping with diabetes by reducing blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon is also beneficial in fighting obesity, lowering bad
cholesterol levels, and it even warms up the body on cold days. You can
add cinnamon to your breakfast by mixing it in your yogurt, oats,
cereals and even your coffee.
9. Wear sunscreen.
doesn’t matter if you live in a sunny place or not, UV light is still
there, and it’s still harmful. Avoiding the #1 cause of skin cancer
takes no effort and very little time – simply put on sunscreen before
you leave the house.
10. Use the stairs.
doesn’t matter if we’re late, busy or even just lazy, most of us don’t’
engage in physical exercise in our free time. The modern world doesn’t
give us many chances to walk: we get in the car or on the bus, use the
elevator and sit at our desks. This is why it is vital that we take
every opportunity to exercise. Instead of waiting for the elevator, take
the stairs and burn some extra calories, and help you avoid stiff
muscles and joint pain.
11. Take a break from staring at the screen.
you have a desk job or are just an avid technology lover, it’s safe to
say you spend a lot of time in front of a screen. Staring at the screen
for so many hours is bad for your eyes, so it is crucial to take
frequent breaks. The best method is the “20-60-20”: every 20 minutes
look away from the screen at an object 60 feet away for 20 seconds. If
you can, take a moment to walk around the office.
12. Add lemon to your water.
a slice of lemon to your water is not only refreshing, but also has
many health benefits. Lemons are a super food and are considered to be
one of the most efficient detox agents, making them a great addition to
13. Clean up your desk.
doesn’t matter how tidy you keep your desk, it still gets covered with
germs. Take a minute to wipe down leftovers and crumbs, which are the
main source of bacterial contamination in your workplace. Use an
antibacterial wipe on your keyboard and mouse, they are the most used
items on your desk that come in contact with your hands regularly.
14. Elevate your feet.
seconds of lying down with your legs raised up and leaning against a
wall energizes the body as much as a half-hour nap. Rest your arms at
the sides of your body and remain like that while taking slow, deep
breaths. Studies have shown that this position helps the blood in your
legs to flow back to your chest and head.
15. Chew some gum.
from the University of Swinburne, Australia found that chewing gum
improves your levels of alertness and reduces stress. Behavioral
specialists recommend chewing gum before an important meeting, a job
interview, and while driving. The reason is that chewing gum tricks the
body into thinking it’s eating, meaning we’re safe and have nothing to