Feeling Frazzled? Here's How To Cope
- How do you handle stress? Statistics show that many people
don't cope well.
Americans are so stressed out that 75 percent to 90 percent
of visits to primary care physicians are stress-related, according
to the American Institute of Stress, and the cost of stress
on workers in the United States is reportedly $300 billion.
While stress is an inevitable and natural part of everyday
life, excessive stress has been linked to an acceleration
of the aging process, digestive and mental health problems
and a host of other issues.
Clearly, it's important to take a timeout. While a week-long
vacation may not always be possible, the following tips from
Dolisos America Inc., a nutritional and pharmaceutical products
company, offer some healthy alternatives for living a less-stressful
* Get a hug. New studies indicate that a brief hug or 10
minutes of hand holding by a spouse may greatly reduce the
harmful effects of stress - especially if done before you
go off to the office.
* Strive for balance. The abundance of cell phones, pagers
and various other 21st century devices marketed to make our
lives easier open people up to being available any time, anywhere,
It's important to set a time to turn off these devices after
the workday is over. When taking time off, leave the cell
phone at home.
* Consider taking supplements. Certain over-the-counter
supplements like Seriane, distributed by Dolisos, provide
a natural way to relieve stress without some of the side effects,
like weight gain and drowsiness, seen in some prescription
medications. For more information on Seriane, call (800) 365-4767.
* Express yourself. Talking to someone, whether it's your
spouse, a friend, a relative or a mental health professional,
can help you deal with the stress in your life. If you don't
feel comfortable confiding in someone, psychologists suggest
keeping a journal or funneling feelings of stress into artistic
and creative hobbies.
* Talk to your doctor. It's always a good idea to let your
doctor know if you are feeling overwhelmed.
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