50 Small Steps to Start Living Healthier Now

Sometimes, little changes make the biggest differences. Try these tips for a healthier life today (52 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic on Nov 2, 2012 at 5:19PM

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50 Small Steps to Start Living Healthier Now

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Leave Your Work at the Office

At Cleveland Clinic, we believe that reducing the stress in your life is essential to living healthier. In fact, A United Nations report labeled stress “The 20th Century Disease.” By 2020, neurological and psychiatric conditions could increase their share of the total global disease burden by almost 50 percent. So where should you start? Begin by trying to leave job stress at the office. Easier said than done, we know, but new research shows high-stress jobs increase a woman’s risk of heart disease and stroke by almost 40 percent. To keep job stress from invading your home life, carve out time every day when cell phones, BlackBerrys and laptops are off so your body has time to recuperate. Use your downtime to engage in fun, relaxing activities that take your mind off work. This kind of quality time away from the office can help prevent burnout. It may also protect your heart.

Learn more about living a heart-healthy life at Cleveland Clinic Wellness.

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