According to Forbes Magazine, four of the top ten most stressful jobs in 2014 are service member occupations, such as military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and now healthcare professionals. With the responsibility of protecting others and in doing so, putting your own life at risk, it's no wonder stress levels are heightened. Stress, if left unmanaged, can take a toll on one's body, mood and behavior causing an onslaught of negative effects.
The Mayo Clinic has categorized common effects of stress as it impacts different aspects of your health.
The following stress-relieving tips can be beneficial:
Help normalize stress-hormone levels by upping your intake of Vitamin C.
Engaging in aerobic exercise. Exercise reduces the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators.
Add mood-enhancing supplementation or nutrients to your daily routine.
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