Stress can easily sabotage New Year’s resolutions, especially if they relate to weight loss, exercise, or maintaining healthy habits. Studies have shown that stress can slow metabolism and accelerate aging and disease. When you’re under stress, your immune system is also compromised, weakening your ability to ward off invading organisms. While it can be a challenge, it’s important to take steps daily to keep stress in check.
Here are some great ways to reduce stress in your life:
- Spending time with pets
- Getting 8 hours of sleep
- Outdoor activities like hiking
- Reducing caffeine intake
- Scheduling ‘me’ time
What are your favorite stress-reducing activities?