by Mark Miller June 29, 2021
Stress can ruin your health and in the long run even kill you. But you don't have to let it rule your life. There are steps you can take to fight stress and cultivate well-being.
Stress is prevalent in society. Check out these stats from Stress.org: 
As you can see, some of these stress-related problems can lead to still other problems, including sleep disruption, overeating, abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
Don't speak harshly or unkindly to yourself. Say positive things to yourself when you talk to yourself in your mind. Just as you should be kind to your spouse or partner, your children, co-workers and friends, be good to yourself.
If you make a mistake, acknowledge it and move on. Beating yourself up only adds to the stress you already face in life.
Being good to others can help you, too. One study found that people who help others have a reduced mortality rate .
Just talking it out with other people can take a big burden off your shoulders. You don't want to come across as a complainer, but telling people what's going on in your life can help you cope.
If you don't want to talk to co-workers or friends, try therapy. A therapist will listen to you and should give you sound advice on how to cope with any problems situations you may have.
This motivational speaker says stress is natural and unavoidable, but there are ways to manage and reduce it.
Speed healing from injury or disease. "In one study, people recovering from spinal surgery experienced less pain and stress and took fewer pain medications when they were exposed to natural light. An older study showed that the view out the window (trees vs. a brick wall) helped recovery in the hospital," Harvard says.
The mints have 40 mg of caffeine, are sugar-free and freshen the breath, plus they contain invigorating B vitamins.
Alternatively, VALI has a product called Caffeine and L-Theanine . The nootropic stack and L-theanine work to help you concentrate, be more creative, and stay focused without the headaches, crashes, and anxiety that can come from caffeine alone.
Physical activity is an essential strategy for stress management. Working out and exercise produce happy hormones – or endorphins. In fact, studies show that exercise leads to a better mood because of the changes it does in your brain, both short-term and long-term. 
According to research, 20 or 30 minutes of aerobic exercise can help your body release endorphins, chemicals that when interacting with receptors in your brain, can reduce your perception of pain and bring a positive vibe.
Exercise can also release serotonin and dopamine, mood-enhancing chemicals that can stay within your system over the next couple of hours post-workout.
It may sound counter-productive, but a workout when feeling stressed and exhausted can help turn things around.
As we pointed out in the VALI blog , a good night's sleep starts with sleep hygiene or practices. The first thing is to practice a good routine that works for you that helps you get to sleep. The CDC says  good sleep hygiene consists of:
Be like a kid and do something you find fun and exciting. Adults can take a lot of clues from children, who know how to play instinctively. Watch a screwball comedy, have a costume party, play charades with friends. The list is endless.
Turning off your cellphone can really reduce the stress you face. It can act like an umbilical cord to work, be a bearer of sad or distressing news about society, and it can keep you from other activities that are not stressful.
A scan of a Google search on "stress and cellphones" finds a plethora of headlines like these:
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Don't let stress ruin your sex life, destroy your happiness and well-being, and have a deleterious effect on your health. Turn off that cellphone, get outside, be kind to yourself and others, and get a good night's sleep.
by Mark Miller July 08, 2021
Beginning an exercise program can be daunting, especially if you have never really been into fitness before.
Some people, when they exercise, strive for a bikini body. If you have a diving bell body, don't fret, you too can be helped by regular exercise. You can look better, but more important feel better if you eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep.
by Mark Miller July 06, 2021
You've heard running can help you slim down, help maintain heart and lung health, and keep your body strong. Those benefits alone can help you feel well mentally.
But did you know that running can also help lift your mood and even ward off depression? It can help you be more creative and productive and feel less stressed out.
No wonder about 50 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, jog or run regularly!
by Mark Miller July 01, 2021
Whatever kind of intense exercise you do, whether running, weightlifting, team sports, or hard work, your body needs rest days.
In fact, Healthline says rest days are just as important as exercise days, and no regimen is complete without both exercise and rest. Rest enhances your energy and restores the body to full capacity.
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