After extensive study and research we have come up with the top five ways to reduce stress and thus live a longer and happier life. Stress affects all of us to some degree or the other. So learning how to deal with and eliminate stress, the older you become, is critical for your health and your life.
There are volumes and volumes written about stress and how to get relief but it is relatively simple to do. Through our exhaustive search, we have put together a simple three-step process that has proven to work time after time.
First, we will go over the five ways to reduce stress and then explain a simple process to achieve this amazing result.
Number # 1 is to get plenty of exercise. Multiple studies have shown that being physically active helps take your mind off the day-to-day stresses that we all experience.
Number # 2 is spend quality time with friends and loved ones. Quality time is focused time and this means engaging in conversations and activities.
Number # 3 follows from number two which is to laugh and to have fun. As you are spending time with your friends and loved ones it is very stress reducing if you are involved in a fun filled activity that everyone can participate. Laughing research experts have said that just the act of laughing alone can reduce a persons stress level by almost half.
Number # 4 is fueling your body with good nutritionally based food. Your body needs well-balanced meals to maintain and grow a health mind and body. Fueling your body correctly will help tone your muscles and your mind. Studies have shown that when you are feeding your body correctly along with physical stimuli it engages the brain and creates new synapses, which in turn, strengthens and grows your cognitive ability to better remember and focus.
Number # 5 is to get a peaceful nights sleep. The brain and body must get a solid nights sleep to be able to function at its peak performance. A recent major study show that getting an adequate amount of uninterrupted sleep each night increases your daily productivity by as much as 52% and also helps to reduce stress levels.
All of the above are great ways to reduce stress, increase happiness and help you live a more fulfilled life. The questions remains, is how to do all these things and still have time for your daily life responsibilities. Fortunately, it is much easier than you think. Below is our three-step process that will help you accomplish the top five stress reducers quickly and you don’t have to change your life around to do them.
First find a few days that you can get away. Second call your friends and loved ones and coordinate those days with them so they to can get away as well. It does not have to be a week. It can be as little as a couple of days. Third, and this is critical, call Outdoor Adventure Rafting and set up rafting and camping trip for your group. It is that easy.
Studies have shown that rafting (great physical exercise) with friends and loved ones can lead to fun and laughter and when the day is done, sitting around a camp fire eating a good meal together and getting a great night sleep, because you are dead tired from the days activities, reduces almost 100% of life’s stresses. This should be done on a periodic basis and will result in a longer happier life.