Think therapy is the only way to de-stress? Think again. You can reduce the stress in your life by focusing on how you exercise, sleep and eat. Watch Dr. Jeffrey Brown, psychologist and assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress: Manage Your Problems, Big and Small, Every Day, give tips on how to de-stress your life:
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Not only does exercise help you look better and is helpful at reducing stress, but Dr. Brown says research also suggests that working out helps your brain find better ways to deal with stress. Food plays a big part, too. Blueberries, orange and leafy greens can help with tension reduction, while walnuts and fish can help ease depression symptoms.
Dr. Brown says we can’t underplay the importance of sleep in keeping our minds and bodies functioning at optimal levels. So, how much sleep should you have? Seven to nine hours a night is best.
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