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The article, 7 Tips to Help Your Reduce Your Stress, by Natasha Daniels states
“Stress levels across the globe are at an all-time high. And we’re not surprised. In 2017 we’re expected to excel at work, maintain a social life, engage in politics, build a decent body, appear sane and scrape by on an overdraft.
But there are a few easy ways to bring some serenity back to your life. We spoke to leading experts to collate a few tips, tricks and life hacks that can help restore at least an ounce of calm.
Don’t Eat Your Feelings
You are what you eat, so shovelling crap in your chops isn’t going to give you the best start at feeling calm and centred.
After a carb hit? Swap the chips for wholewheat pasta. A study in the Journal Of Clinical & Experimental Research shows that complex carbs help boost serotonin, the chemical responsible for maintaining mood balance.
Vitamins are equally vital to keeping you peppy. Researchers at the University of Alabama found that Vitamin C slows the secretion of stress hormones.
Don’t Smoke Them Either
As the old saying (kind of) goes: ‘there’s no stress without smoke’. Puffing away is more likely to be putting you down than picking you up, says Professor Cary Cooper, an occupational health expert at the University of Lancaster. “Women are better at seeking support from their social circle, but men will try to self-medicate stress with cigarettes.”
The European Board for Research on Tobacco found that nicotine, in fact, suppresses stress-fighting serotonin, thereby increasing anxiety and cravings for another cigarette.”
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