Say So Long to Stressors
Whether you’re getting ready for midterms, preparing for a big work assignment or just making your lists for the busy week ahead, stress can be a constant. We’re sharing a few ways to help you re-center, recharge and reduce the everyday stressors that can negatively affect your mental, emotional and physical health.
Push for Positive
Go from “I think I can” to “I know I can” in one easy step. In the face of stress, positive thoughts and self-talk can help to reduce mental tension. Remember: Stress becomes less powerful when you change your perspective. To find more ways to reduce stress, we asked the American Heart Association for their expert advice.
Food Affects Mood
Aramark dietitian Susan Zikos reminds us that when we’re mindful about food choices there is a positive effect on our well-being. A good mood makes it easier to take on the day—no matter what stress life throws at us. For ways to fuel body and mind, read more about the food-mood connection.
Take a Snooze
Experts say seven to eight hours of sleep each day can contribute to lower depression and better focus—and can have a positive impact on stress hormones. It’s important to get enough Z’s every night. Explore how solid sleep can help manage stress.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.