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Positive Ways To Manage Stress


Stress can be physical, mental, social, financial, or a combination. Stress is unavoidable, and we all experience stress in some form throughout our lives. However, there are a few coping strategies and healthy habits that can both reduce stress and protect against the negative effects stress can have on the body.

Exercise Regularly - Being more physically active is one of the best things you can do to manage stress. Exercise reduces adrenaline and cortisol, two stress hormones that can have negative effects on both mental and physical health. Why Exercise?

-Moving more can also reduce fatigue, improve blood flow, and relieve feelings of tension, anxiety and anger.

-Movement and exercise don’t have to be hard, or even involve going to the gym!

-How much exercise should I get? Find recommended exercise guidelines based on your age and health.

-Exercise can also be relaxing- find out how exercise helps relax you and reduces stress!

Visit MSU Extension’s Health & Wellness Physical Activity webpage for exercise programs, videos, and information on phyical activity -Go for a walk outside with a friend instead of catching up over a beverage or dinner.

-Stand up and stretch during repetitive movements or activities.

-Schedule in short movement breaks while operating m...