Are You Stressing Out Again? 3 Easy Steps to Help You Relax

April 22, 2015 7:45 PM

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April is National Stress Awareness month, when the U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urges Americans to refresh and recharge their bodies and minds for a healthier lifestyle. The HHS website suggests a number of simple activities like taking a walk, doing yoga, having a cup of tea, or practicing meditation as methods for combating stress and adds, "While you can't avoid stress, you can minimize it by changing how you choose to respond to it."

Several studies have shown that while we cannot prevent stressful situations from happening, we do have the power to control our reactions to these occurrences, ultimately dictating our own stress levels. Practices such as meditation have been shown to decrease levels of cortisol, the stress hormone...

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