If you experience stress from time to time, you are not alone: over 75% of adults report experiencing moderate to high stress in the past month. Often times, stress is linked to mental health problems including depression and anxiety, cardiovascular disease including heart disease and high blood pressure, and gastrointestinal problems such as acid reflux, which is why it is important to learn how to manage your stress levels. See below for our top tips:
There are many ways that you can do this, one of which is to take at least 5 minutes a day for yourself without interruptions. You don't need to think or do a specific task, just be.
There's a reason why everyone recommends this tip to de-stress - because it works! We recommend using the 'Journal Tracker' tool in the My MedicAlert app, which acts as a personal-on-the-go diary.
When you exercise your body produces endorphins that act as natural painkillers which can help to reduce stress. Try using the ‘Exercise Diary’ in the app to keep track of your physical activity.
Track how you're feeling.
Simply tracking your mood on a daily basis can help you better understand your emotional health - and change it. That's why we created the 'Mood Tracker' in the app. We encourage you to use this tool once a day for a week!
Look at the big picture.
It can help to put things in perspective by thinking of the bigger picture. Will this really matter in 3 months, or a year?
What are you waiting for? Start journaling and tracking your mood and exercise today – for free.