Stress Reducers

Best impact (aerobic exercise like walking, running, bike riding, gymwork, rowing, dancing, etc. The best exercise is one that creates an "oxygen debt", ie short of breath (able to talk but not to sing) and heart rate increases to round 120 per minute; this means you are perspiring or sweating for around 20 continuous minutes)

Next best impact  (Yoga, tai chi, Pilates, meditation, breathing control, hobbies, massage, playing music, etc)

Least impact (alcohol, medication, rest, TV, chatting, hot bath/shower, reading, eating food (healthy and unhealthy like high-fat, sugary, processed foods, etc), listening to music, sleep,  etc)

NB The 'least impact' are the most used but least effective. The 'next best impact' are the trendy ones.

You need to continue the appropriate stress reducers until symptoms go away and this can vary from person to person

There is the additional technique of stress inoculation, ie building a bank of protection or buffer against future stress. Like eating, where you can build a buffer or bank to store energy surplus to your immediate energy requirements, the same concept applies to handling future stress.

(source: Brad Johnson 2020)

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