Simple Ways to Beat Stress and Improve Mental Alertness

by Thilaka Ravi on  October 14, 2013 at 7:38 AM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
A balanced diet and drinking enough water in a day can help you overcome stress that can manifest itself in symptoms like nail biting, excessive smoking, obesity and overeating.
Simple Ways to Beat Stress and Improve Mental Alertness
Simple Ways to Beat Stress and Improve Mental Alertness

With high pressure schedules and long working hours, stress is becoming inevitable. It is important to beat it the right way. "Eat regularly throughout the day in order to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, choose wholegrain foods such as brown rice and wholemeal bread and avoid sugary snacks and drinks," quoted Robert Hobson, head of nutrition of British health brand Healthspan, as saying.

You can also manage stress by limiting caffeine and alcohol intake.

There are natural ways to beat stress as well.

"There are a number of herbs that calm such as Rhodiola which is a registered herbal medicine that could help to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety as well as helping to combat fatigue and improve mental alertness," Sarah Brewer, author of the book "Cut Your Stress in 12 weeks", said.

Other ways of releasing stress include exercising and getting enough sleep.

Source: IANS

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