Fighting stress sometimes seems like an uphill battle. Here are 5 easy steps you can take to start better managing your stress today:

1. Nutrition

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help prepare your body to react more positively to stress. When you eat unhealthily high amounts of sugar, carbohydrates, or fat, your body devotes energy to digesting them effectively rather than being prepared to fight stress.

2. Water

Up to 60% of your body is water. At that rate, water is highly important to your response systems functioning properly. As you aim to drink half your body weight in fluid ounces of water, pay attention to how your response to stress changes.

3.Exercise

Exercise is a highly important to your body in dealing with stress and may provide the most noticeable relief from it. Exercise releases endorphins and allows your body to return to the resting stage of fight or flight.

4. Sleep

Sleep plays a pivotal role in many of your body’s functions, including regulating blood pressure and cholesterol as well as helping muscle repair and cognitive abilities.

5. Nerve Supply

The stress fighter we want to emphasize most is nerve supply. Our nervous system is the most important system in our body. It controls everything that is happening inside us. Stress keeps that system from functioning properly and then we end up with symptoms like headaches, anxiety, heart palpitations, back pain, and many other things. We help your nervous system deal with stress better and get rid of those symptoms naturally!