Category Archive: Stress Challenges

STRESS CHALLENGE

Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Bring your left arm up and across your chest. Hold it to your chest with your right arm for 30 seconds. You can hold it either above… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

Your brain is connected to your facial expressions. And a lot of people carry stress in their face. Clenching your jaw or furrowing your brow may signal to your brain that you are… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

Life gets hectic, especially during the work week. And that can make sticking to healthy habits a little harder. Weekends can give you a chance to catch up. It may be a great… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

Did you know that noise—or at least too much of it—can boost stress? Noise pollution has been linked to problems with sleep, mood, and health. It may even raise blood pressure in some… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

The light and stimulation from laptops, TVs, and other devices can make it harder to fall asleep. If you find yourself looking at a screen before bedtime, try change your route. Dim the… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

If you have a hard time saying no, you may find yourself overbooked and stressed. So the next time you get an invitation, ask for extra time to respond. And then, decide whether… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

Qigong involves a mix of postures, movements, breathing techniques, and meditation. It is thought to aid in health and healing. It may also help lower stress levels, blood pressure, and chronic pain. Qigong… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

Writing in a journal may help manage anxiety. And getting your thoughts on paper can help you to release anxious feelings before bed. Try spending a few minutes each night writing down what’s… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

Set a goal to get up and walk a few laps around your home or office each hour today. Your total daily movement is what counts when it comes to staying healthy. Even… Continue reading

STRESS CHALLENGE

Try organizing a drawer, cleaning a closet, or doing the dishes. Doing small chores like these can help take your mind off what’s causing you to feel stressed. You may also find yourself… Continue reading

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