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4 Ways to De-Stress and Unwind

Stress is something most of us experience from time to time, whether it’s because of work or personal troubles. In small amounts, stress is normal and does not pose a significant risk to physical and mental health. However, when stress is more severe, it can begin to cause a lot of problems among individuals.

What are the Health Risks of Stress?

Stress over a long period of time can build up and cause an individual to feel overwhelmed. It is often a contributing factor to severe mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Stress can also have many physical effects, including an increased risk of heart disease and immune system problems.

Stress in the UK

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of UK adults have felt stress to the point where they have felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. With such severe consequences, we must look for ways to help reduce our stress levels.

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A Focus on Personal Wellbeing

Along with better education and a deeper understanding of stress, individuals can look towards focusing on their personal wellbeing as a tool to combat stress levels. Wellbeing is a broad term used to cover a number of mental and physical health activities and can range from diet and exercise to spending time in nature.

Take Some Time Out

The key factor when it comes to personal wellbeing is making the time to focus on yourself and disconnect from the struggles of daily life. There are hundreds of ways to maintain wellbeing and many vary depending on the interests of the individual, reading a book or playing a board game, for example. There are, however, some universal wellbeing practices that can benefit everyone. So, if you’re feeling a little too stressed, take a look at our infographic and take a little time to yourself.

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