Are you anxious, nervous, tense or stressed out and looking for ways to cope? Well you came to the right place! Here are four ways to diffuse stress:

Staying physically active is important when trying to limit stress. Run, walk, swim, bike, hike or engage in any other physical activity or exercise that interests you. Regular exercise is a great stress reliever that keeps you mentally sharp and lowers your risk of depression

Talking with family and friends and being engaged with the community are always great remedies as well. Don’t underestimate the power of a conversation. Reach out via text or phone-or you could write an old fashioned letter.

If you have time to volunteer or do a favor for someone, do so. It’s very true what people say: it feels great to help other people, no matter how big or how little.

Meditation can also give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

When meditating, you clear away the daily overload of information that contributes to your stress. Some emotional benefits of yoga include: gaining a new perspective on stressful situations, building skills to manage stress, increasing self-awareness, focusing on the present and reducing negative emotions.

Lastly, maintaining a healthy diet is extremely important when dealing with stress. Stress and nutrition have always been linked together in research. Someone who has a healthy, balanced diet is likely to be far less stressed than someone with a poor diet.

Certain foods and drinks can aggravate stress, but that doesn’t mean that you should eliminate them completely, but rather consume them in moderation.  Some of these drinks and foods include: tea, coffee, cocoa, energy drinks, fast foods/takeaways, butter/cheese, meat/shellfish, sugar, alcohol, soda/soft drinks/chocolate drinks, almonds/macadamias and other nuts and coconut oil.

It’s not all doom and gloom though, as there are plenty of foods that are good for helping to reduce stress such as: water, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, fish, soups, yogurts and herbal products.

Now, as a bonus, SALUD is throwing in another stress reliever!

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It fights against stress and fatigue. It increases the levels of energy, it improves the natural balance of the body and the mind. It can stimulate sexual desire, it strengthens the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It can help to decrease body fat.

Suggested Use: 1 in the morning – 1 in the afternoon – 1 at night