Tips to Reduce Stress and Live Longer

So many illnesses can trace their roots back to stress. Common illnesses such as obesity, depression, dermatitis, and heart disease can all be traced back to the stressful lives we live. Sure there are genetic factors at play, but the overwhelming majority of people who become ill can blame stress. Stress raises cortisol levels and other stress hormones and can disrupt all of your body’s processes. Below are some tips to reduce stress so you can live longer.

1) Organize

When your home or workplace is cluttered it can raise your stress level. Whether it is dishes in the sink, your children’s toys or piles of papers, living or working in a cluttered environment is stressful. Start by developing a routine so that you can tackle the clutter one step at a time. Plan where everything can go before you start. After you clear the clutter and stick to your new plan of organization your stress levels will drop considerably. Read more...
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