When it comes to life during the pandemic, stress is high for most people. With stress comes an increased risk of getting sick and generally not feeling well. Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida is providing at-home stress reducing activities you should try. Got questions? Interested in acupuncture or our other services? Feel free to reach out, so we can get you added to our schedule for an appointment.
The Benefits of Less Stress
Did you know that stress can wreak havoc on more than just your mind? People that are stressed are at a higher risk of getting sick and even having certain health conditions. When you are less stressed you tend to sleep better, get sick less often, get better quicker when sick and even be in an overall better mood. Interested in reducing your stress? Here are some at-home activities you can safely try.
Take A Bath
Taking a bath can calm your nerves along with tension in the body. We recommend adding some essential oils to your bath such as lavender which can provide another relaxing element to your bath. Even if you just have 15 minutes, that is enough time to fit in a nice relaxing bath to help soothe the soul.
Exercise can actually release neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, providing the body with a nice calm feeling following any burst of activity. Whether you want to jog in place for a minute or do 50 jumping jacks, getting your heart rate up is a nice way to reduce stress.
Many people find meditation to be a daunting task, but it shouldn’t be. Even just two minutes of focusing on your breathing can have profound effects on your overall stress level. We recommend finding a nice quiet place to just sit down and focus on your breathing for as many minutes as possible.
Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater Today
Need additional help reducing stress? Interested in trying acupuncture to relieve stress? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater today to get started.