Home remedies for stress

Jun 27, 2015

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    Stress relief with home remedies

    Our day-to-day lives present an array of potential triggers for stress. Work, relationships and many other such things can cause chemical changes within the brain and lead to stress.  In such an impending scenario, it can be of great help to know a few home remedies for stress.

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    Deep breathing

    Deep breathing has been scientifically proven to bust stress. Whenever you are stressed, find a quiet place. Sit comfortably with your eyes closed. Take a long breath in and exhale slowly. Repeat the exercises for 10 minutes or until you feel better.

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    B Vitamins

    B vitamins improve brain and nervous system functioning to induce relaxation. The best sources of vitamin B are cereal grains, beans, peas, nuts, liver, eggs and dairy products. Include these in your diet daily.

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    Hot bath

    Taking a hot bath boosts mood and gives one a sense of relaxation. A 5-minute hot bath will make you feel relaxed, releasing muscle tension and anxiety.

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    Laugh a little

    Laughter is the best medicine when it comes to stress. A little humor can make you forget problems. Besides, the act of laughing stirs up chemicals in your body to improve your sense of well-being. Whenever you are stressed, watch a comedy movie or television show or share few memories with an old friend. You will feel relieved!

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    Green Tea

    ‘Green tea is good’, you may have heard this often. The beverage has antioxidants, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and catechins that have a calming effect on the mind. Moreover, an amino acid called theanine present in it promotes relaxation.

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    Just eat a bowl of oatmeal when you are stressed. Oats are known to fight off high cholesterol, but also instil a calming effect on the mind. You can also combine them with desserts and fruits.

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    Exercise is excellent for the brain, and is an excellent way you to beat stress. If you exercise on a regular basis, you'll have more self-esteem and feel healthier, both physically and mentally.