6 Top Tips to Manage Stress Levels

1. Be as active!
Brisk walking outside can be a great option to try to introduce into your daily life. It helps to release endorphins, loosen muscles, and relax your mind.
2. Make time for fun and relaxation
Set aside leisure time and include rest and relaxation in your daily schedule such as playing piano, meditation, etc.
3. Reduce caffeine
Large doses of caffeine cause a short-term spike in blood pressure. Try instead switching to decaffeinated drinks or herbal teas can help you to feel calmer. Ingredients such as chamomile and lavender are often said to promote relaxation.
4. Reduce alcohol
Drinking alcohol, especially heavily can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety and make stress harder to deal with.
5. Pay attention to your diet
Eating a regular, well-balanced diet will help you feel better in general.  Your meals should be full of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and lean protein for energy.
6. Get enough sleep
Adequate sleep fuels your mind, as well as your body.  A bad night’s sleep can lead to increased levels of cortisol in the bloodstream which can lead to weight gain.