6 Simple Tips To Reduce Your Stress

Got stress? With 75% of adults reporting moderate to high levels of stress in the past month there has to be a solution.

So what are the best scientific methods to deal with stress and anxiety? How can you genuinely relax your mind and body?

Simple Tips To Reduce Your STRESS

1. Laughter

They say laughter is the best medicine [turns] out?

It's also the stress medicine, when we laugh our oxygen intake increases stimulating the [release] of endorphins.

Studies even show that simply waiting to see a funny movie can increase beta endorphin levels by 27% and Decrease stress hormone levels in the bloodstream.After a hilarious film, participants had lower levels of the stress hormone Chromogranin A in their saliva .

2. Make out 

while you're at the movies why not make out with someone, it decreases cortisol and increases Oxytocin from the pituitary gland in the brain creating feelings of attachment,bonding, Contentment and security.

study participants who kissed their partners regularly over six weeks had lower blood cholesterol levesl.

3. Chew Gum

of course some chewing gum might help your breath But a japanese study also found that those who chewed twice a day for two [weeks] [increased] their feelings of well-being.

other study participants who chewsed gum while being subjected to a stress inducing task also showed lower levels of cortisol in their saliva than those who didn't have gum and not because of the ingredients in the gum But simply from the Act of chewing known as mastication.

This repetitive motion is directly related to increased activity in the cerebral area of the brain and relaxation.

4. Nature

Time spent in Nature or even a simple house plant can lower stress levels too.

In 1982 the Japanese government started a Shinrin Yoku or [forced] [baiting] campaign Promoting the benefits of spending time [in] the forest for this purpose. In just one short visit to the forest Cortisol levels heart rate and blood pressure have all been shown to decrease.

Even hospital patients who have a view of nature tend to have better pain tolerance and faster recovery rates compared to those who faced only a blank wall.

5. Music

Music can have a similar effect, songs with 60 to 80 beats per minute but no lyrics have been shown to reduce stress even in patients who have undergone various types of surgeries.

6. Pets

If you can get or be near a pet, do it. Having a dog correlates to lower scores on anxiety tests. 12% compared to 21% for those without one and Being in the presence of a friendly dog has been shown to lower cortisol levels and increase Oxytocin.