Manage Stress with Three Easy Tips

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Keeping our stress levels in check is important for our everyday lives. In fact, lower stress levels have been shown to decrease blood pressure and help with sleep. Here are three ways you can manage stress right from our upscale apartments in Alexandria, VA.

Stay Active

Keeping up with 30 minutes of daily exercise can help boost your mood. If 30 minutes a day seems like a lot, you can break it up into smaller chunks. Try a 10-minute yoga or HIIT class midday to keep your energy up. Also, remember that exercise doesn’t have to be vigorous or high intensity. Think about things you do in your everyday life. For example, walking up and down the stairs, trying leg lifts while watching TV or marching in place while making dinner. 

Find a Quiet Place

Meditation is a simple practice that has been shown to help with stress levels. It can even help you be more productive. Just find a quiet spot to sit, close your eye,s and focus on your breathing for a few minutes. If you want a little guidance, you can try a free meditation app. Whatever method works for you, meditation can help create a sense of balance in your life. 

Eat Healthy Foods

Don’t underestimate the power of a well-balanced diet. Foods that are high in vitamin C, omega fatty acids, and complex carbohydrates are essential for reducing stress levels. Try incorporating more citrus, fish, nuts and seeds, vegetables, and grains into your diet to reap the benefits. The easiest way to stay on track is to eat fresh, whole foods diet.

You can help manage stress by keeping up on healthy habits like staying active, clearing our minds, and eating right. If you want to laugh a little, check out these comedy podcasts. For more information about The Elms at Kingstowne, contact us.

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