Tips To Beat Stress

Stress is everywhere, but we all have a choice in how we respond. Turning to food, smoking or drinking can lead to obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes.

But laughter, exercise and getting a good night's sleep are all "healthy habits" that can control stress.

This is how you can practice those habits.

1.) Take charge of your own health. That includes getting enough rest.

2.) Get moving. Spending time being physically active can help to clear your mind.

3.) Don't do it alone. Lean on family and friends for support.

There are other positive coping mechanisms that can help you beat stress.

Laugh! Whether with others or alone - let go!

Volunteer! Helping others feels good and brings about feelings of satisfaction.

Finally... Slow down. Think "pace," not "race."