Ease feelings of anxiety with these proven methods.
Stress is a normal emotion in today’s society. We all experience it at some point. While a little bit of stress is normal and often good for us, chronic stress can lead to serious health issues. To keep your stress in check and alleviate some of that anxiety, take a look at these research-based tips.
Meditation is becoming more and more popular now that people are realizing the benefits of it. Research shows that you only need 10-15 minutes of meditation per day to reap the health benefits, which includes reducing stress hormone levels, increasing serotonin, and strengthening your ability to let go of unnecessary thoughts. Apps such as Headspace and Calm are great for beginners.
Research has found that even a 15-minute stroll outside is enough to lower levels of stress and fatigue. Lakeway City Park is comprised of 64 acres of beautifully maintained parklands. Whether you visit the butterfly garden, wildflower meadow, or simply stroll around the park, you may instantly feel lighter from being in nature. Don’t forget that the Austin area offers a whole host of other natural spaces such as Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, River Place Trail, and the greenbelts!
Sneak in a workout
Exercise can do wonders for our physical health – but also for our mental health, too. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which help you to feel happier. Not only that, but focusing on a workout for an hour helps to take your mind off what’s causing you stress!