Want to control your stress rather than letting your stress control you?

We know that life these days is incredibly stressful, and we are seeing more and more people dealing with the fallout from chronic stress. If you are feeling exhausted, depressed, hopeless, irritable or anxious, know that our Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach, FL, physician Dr. Rolando Alvarez can provide stress management tips to improve your mental, emotional and even physical wellbeing.

Why Is Stress Bad?

We all know that stress, particularly long bouts, can harm our health and wellbeing. Chronic stress can cause poor sleep, strain the heart, increase your risk for heart disease, impact blood sugar, cause adrenal fatigue, weaken the immune system, and impact thyroid function. This is why it’s so important to get your stress under control.

What Are the Top Ways To Manage Stress?

While there are undoubtedly many stress management options out there that our team can discuss with you, here are three effective stress managing solutions that you can try today to see if they help you,

Put the Phones Away

We are all glued to our phones, and while this amazing technology can help us stay connected with others, it can also cause us to become disconnected from those around us. Whether checking your email every time you hear a “ding” or doom scrolling through social media, these are habits that you may not realize are negatively impacting your mental health. That’s why it’s a good idea to enforce times where you ditch the phone daily. Better yet, choose a weekend or at least a day where you have an entire day of no electronics.

Start Exercising

Exercise is a great way to alleviate the stress and tension you are carrying. It provides an excellent outlet for your anxiety and can even boost your mental health. Even just thirty minutes a day of aerobic activity could improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Head to your gym, find a nearby fitness class you love or hop on your at-home treadmill and get a daily sweat session in.

Be Aware of Your Breath

When we get stressed out or anxious, our breath becomes shallower, which can often worsen stress and anxiety symptoms. That’s why it’s’ important to be aware of your breath and to take deep breaths, especially when you feel stressed. Try a mindfulness meditation or breathwork app and use it daily (even when you don’t feel particularly stressed). You’ll be amazed at how much this simple daily task can help you better cope with stress.

PharmXhealthOne provides holistic and functional medicine care to individuals living in and around Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach, FL. If you want to discuss stress management options with our medical team, call today to schedule an appointment. In Boynton Beach, call at (561) 847-4654, at (561) 208-3970 for our office in Port Saint Lucie and (561) 202-8427 for the Palm Beach location.

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