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    Stress has two main types - Acute and Chronic Stress. Acute Stress is short term stress that people experience in a bad situation. Some examples of acute Stress include the Stress you experience when skiing down a slope or when arguing with someone. Everyone has this Stress at some or the other time and it can go away on its own.

    Chronic Stress is long term. When you are in a bad or unhealthy situation for a long time, the Stress you experience is chronic Stress. This type of Stress needs treatment to go away.

    Naturopathic Remedies for Stress
    • Alternative Treatments

    • Foods

    • Essential Oils

    • Supplements

    • Lifestyle Changes
    Can Home Remedies Help Reduce Stress?
    Stress is a common and recurring problem for most people, and following a healthy lifestyle can help you control your Stress. You might not have full control of any situation, but the way you react to a situation depends on you.

    Keeping a calm attitude can help you manage difficult situations better. There are various natural remedies for Stress that you can use effectively.

    Alternative Treatments for Stress

    Natural remedies have proven cure various health disorders, including Stress. Most of these remedies have their origins in the Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Indian culture. Stress is a part of daily life, but making some small and significant changes to your lifestyle can help to get rid of Stress.

    1. Exercise for Stress
    Why Use It?
    Any kind of exercise can work as a Stress reliever, according to research by Mayo Clinic(1). This is because activity boosts your feel-good endorphins, which helps prevent Stress. Also, exercise can improve your overall physical and mental health. Below are some effective exercises to prevent Stress.

    How to use?

    This is the basic form of exercise and doesn’t require any special equipment or training. It is recommended to start with normal walking for beginners and gradually start brisk walking.

    Aerobics or Zumba are trending workout techniques; they help manage your stress levels. These usually involve a trainer to teach you the basics, but if you know how to dance, a simple dance routine can help to treat Stress, too.

    Circuit training:
    This exercise is a combination of weight training with cardio. The sweat reduces your Stress hormones and pumps up the endorphins. Curves are one example of circuit training where members are required to switch stations on cue to the music.

    How much to use?
    A 30-minute moderate workout daily or a 45-minute rigorous workout two to three times a week can help you maintain your health and keep stress away.

    2. Yoga for Stress Relief
    Why Use It?
    Yoga is a combination of exercise and self-awareness, making it a great way to treat Stress. Yoga helps you find a balance between your mind and body. Regular yoga can help reduce chronic Stress since it trains your counter-Stress response called the parasympathetic nervous system.

    How to use?
    Child pose:

    In this pose, sit down on your knees and raise your hands straight up. Slowly exhale and bend forward till your head touches the floor. Keep your arms straight. Hold this pose for five to six seconds then slowly come back up.

    Bound angle pose:
    Sit down on the floor with your legs bent and both feet touching each other. Now, lock your hands in front of your feet and move your knees up and down like wings. Do this ten times and then relax your body.

    Standing forward bend:
    Stand straight and bend forward till your forehead touches your knees. After which you should raise your arms above your head and lock your fingers. Stretch your arms as much as possible. Hold this pose for three to four seconds and slowly come back up.

    How much to use?
    Practising Stress-relieving yoga asanas every morning can help you manage stress throughout the day.

    3. Massage

    Why Use It?
    Massage has several types, and each one focuses on a different part of the body. Massage is a healing technique where the practitioner rubs and kneads the body. When it comes to Stress management, a relaxing massage can help relax your mind. It is recommended to take a massage from a trained massage therapist.

    How to use?
    Massages are of various types, so you need to choose which one you prefer based on your Stress levels.

    Swedish massage:
    This is a gentle massage ideal for beginners since it helps relieves tension in the body and relaxes the mind.

    Hot stone massage:
    If you have muscle pain along with Stress, this is the massage for you. It is a therapeutic massage performed with hot stones placed on various areas on the body.

    Aromatherapy massage:
    This massage is done with a combination of two to three relaxing essential oils to cure Stress.

    How much to use?
    A typical massage lasts for about 60-90 minutes, and the frequency of your massage is based on the level of stress you experience.

    4. Breathing Techniques
    Why Use It?
    Breathing exercises have been proven to give instant Stress relief and reduce the tension in your body. These techniques are easy and can be performed anywhere and at any time.

    How to use it?
    Deep breathing:

    This is the most common breathing exercise when you are feeling Stressed. Just take a deep breath and hold it for two seconds. Then exhale slowly. Repeat three to four times to get relief from Stress.

    Breath focus:
    Close your eyes and take long, deep breaths. Imagine that the air you inhale is filled with peace. Try and feel the air moving through your body. Now let out the air slowly.

    Equal inhale and exhale:
    Breath through your nose slowly and simultaneously count till five. Hold the sir for a few seconds then exhale to the count of five.

    How much to use?
    While these breathing techniques can be performed when you are feeling Stressed, it is recommended to practice them two to three times daily.

    5. Stress Relief Games
    Negative emotions can come at any time, causing Stress. In such cases, it is important to distract yourself to calm your mind. Playing a small Stress relief game can help you relax.

    How use?
    Bubble wrap:

    Popping bubble wrap is a beloved activity for many people. You can also play it virtually by clicking a bubble to burst it. This burst will help expel tension and negative emotions.

    Relaxing puzzle:
    A meditative puzzle game where you can take your time and relax is a good way to relieve stress. An example is relaxing puzzles, wherein you have to guide the energy by moving rocks around a mystic garden.

    How much to use?
    Such games can be played when you are feeling Stressed, thus giving you a break from all the tension and helping you relax.

    6. Meditation

    Why Use It?
    Meditation can induce a sense of tranquillity and bring inner peace. According to studies(2), meditation is the fastest way to treat Stress. Meditation is a form of complementary medicine which helps find a balance between your mind and body.

    How to use?
    Meditation focuses on the elimination of jumbled thoughts that are crowding your mind. The most common type of meditation includes chanting a phrase or mantra to avoid other thoughts.

    How much to use?
    It is recommended to practice meditation once daily for 10-15 minutes, usually, after you wake up or before you go to bed.

    7. Stay Hydrated
    Why Use It?
    Dehydration increases the Stress hormones in your body, making it difficult to manage Stressful situations. Staying hydrated also helps manage weight and increases the oxygen level in the brain.

    How to use?
    It is recommended to keep a bottle of water with you wherever you go.

    How much to use?
    To help reduce stress, one should drink at least eight to ten glasses of water daily.
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