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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Inexpensive stress-relievers

Try walking... (Photo by Henri Bergius)
Those with plenty of money to spare can slip away to a health spa fairly easily when feeling stressed.  Others on a tighter budget might not want to experience the stress that a spa bill might entail.

Therefore, Money Talks News has put together a listing of spa-alternatives that won't make your wallet deflate too badly.  First off, rather than invest in a gym full of fancy equipment, why not just take a hike to some beautiful outdoor spot?  For many, walking can be a free and easy way of shaking off some tension.

Tuning into some audio or video comedy routines can be the inner equivalent of a total workout.  Laughter is certainly one fun way of reducing "stress hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol."

Although  meditation used to be considered somewhat "fringe," it is now being embraced by such mainstream centers as the Mayo Clinic.  Best of all, you don't have to be on a mountaintop to do it (unless, of course, you want to combine your hike with your meditation).

And then there's… sex.  Not only does it lower cortisol, but it also stimulates the release of endorphins.  Talk about a win-win! 


Copyright August 7, 2013 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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