6 Easy Ways to Eliminate Stress
With all the election hoopla, the typical day-to-day craziness, and a little more election hoopla, we can all agree that life can get a little stressful. Before you get bogged down with too many stressors, take a deep breath and try a few of these easy ways to wind down:
- Shake up your usual workout routine.
Any kind of exercise releases stress and tension-reducing hormones. The problem is getting motivated enough to accomplish a good workout. Try diversifying your usual exercise routine with new forms of physical activity to keep it interesting.
- Find inner peace with yoga.
Miramont offers a variety of yoga classes for all preferences and skillsets. Whether you are brand new to the yoga game or a seasoned professional, we have stress-relief options that range from stretching-focused to power-focused and everything in between.
- Improve your eating habits.
We all know that eating healthy improves your mental and physical health, but certain foods are known to reduce stress better than others. For example, consuming foods high in Vitamin C, such as oranges, lowers your level of stress hormones. Similarly, snacking on crunchy foods like carrots or apples when stressed takes tension away from your face and jaw, making you feel more relaxed.
- Channel your preferred creative outlet.
Everyone is creative in their own special way. If you’re feeling stressed, spend an hour (or longer!) on your favorite creative activity. Can’t decide what to do? Try painting, baking, journaling, crafting, fixing something or even cleaning the house.
- Relax with a furry friend.
It’s no wonder that dogs make great therapy companions. Numerous studies point to dogs as significant stress relievers and suggest that dog owners are generally happier than those without dogs. Always take some time to cuddle with your pooch and enjoy its unconditional love.
- Add dance to your workout with Zumba.
If a traditional jog through the park isn’t your preferred method of cardiovascular fitness, give Zumba a shot. Miramont offers the Latin-based, dance-themed activity for all skill levels so you can enjoy a high-energy workout in a fun and upbeat environment.
At Miramont, we care about your mental wellness just as much as we care about your physical health. When life gets stressful, try these techniques or sign up for any of Miramont’s other classes to decompress.