Thursday, April 2, 2009

12 ways to Reduce stress for Healt and Fitness

Stress is the body's physical, mental, and chemical reaction to circumtances that irritate, frighten, excity, confuse or endanger us.

The cause of stress can be bad or it can be good. It can be a truck wheeling around a corner toeard us, a move to a new home , loud music, anad others.

Take changes of your life and follow these basic principles to help handle personal and business stress. Review this list periodiclly and add as you become aware of other ways to reduce stress in your own life.

1. Have fun to reduce stress.

Do things for the sheer fun of it. Each day, plan to something "just for you" . Even if you only have 30 minuts of fun time, don't let anything stop you from your 30 minutes

2. Laugh to reduce stress

Interact with people who make you laugh to reduce tension and boost the immune system.

3. Learn to say "no" to reduce stress

To much fun can become boring and stressful in itself. When requests and invitation become a burden instead of being enjoyable, it is time to say "no".

4. Simplify your life to reduce stress

Move closer to your work, here a maid, or shop internet.

5. Delegate responsibility to reduce stress

Sharing duties allows time together an gets the job done faster

6. Learn to relax to reduce stress

periodically visualize calming scenes; stretch and take deep breaths

7. To reduce stress, don't be a workaholic

find a healthy balance between work and play

8. Break task into segment to reduce stress

Break down tasks into esay to handle segment and problems. It is easier to eat an elephant one bite at a time

9. Keep your job skills current to reduce stress

If you have current job skills, changes and lay-offs at work are not so stressful. You can take the attitude of an acquaintance of mine who takes work whit a " oh, well, i was looking for a job when i got this one. And i knows his job skills are in demand"

10. Take care of your family and friends to reduce stress

Having relationships in your life is less stressful

11. Examine work habits to reduce stress

If you are constantly stressed at work, examine your work habits. Maybe you are wasting time

12. Drink water to reduce stress

consume 8-10 glasses of pure water daily to reduce stress

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