FEB 06, 2016 06:52 PM PST

How to Manage Stress


Everyone feels stressed out at some point, but some people have that feeling all the time. Chronic stress can increase your risk of many diseases, including heart attack, depression, and stroke. It also hinders your brain's ability to learn and remember information. Thus, managing stress is pivotal to your physical and mental health.

When you're feeling stressed, consider the following strategies to cope:
- Take deep breaths
- Count to 10 slowly
- Exercise daily
- Get enough sleep
- Talk to someone
- Limit caffeine and alcohol
- Laugh
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  • Julianne (@JuliChiaet) covers health and medicine for LabRoots. Her work has been published in The Daily Beast, Scientific American, and MailOnline. While primarily a science journalist, she has also covered culture and Japanese organized crime. She is the New York Board Representative for the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). • To read more of her writing, or to send her a message, go to Jchiaet.com
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