100 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health Now

We've gathered the best expert tips to help you improve every area of your life from food to sex (11 Photos)

iVillage Health Staff on May 3, 2010 at 11:36AM

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100 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health Now

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Stop Stressing

The kids, the house, your spouse, your boss—there is a lot going on that can make you feel stressed out. But too much stress can take a physical toll—from lowering your immune system to shortening your life span. Use these tips to manage life’s stressors.

31. Try deep breathing exercises.
32. Drink a cup of tea every day—research shows even caffeinated black tea can help lower stress.
33. Turn negative thinking around.
34. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of whole grains and fruits and vegetables, and cut back on sugar and alcohol.
35. Figure out what stresses you out so you can make changes.
36. Take time off from work—even a weekend out without doing any work can be restorative.
37. Focus on what your doing now, not what you have to do later.
38. Exercise to work out your stress.
39. Keep a journal.
40. Learn to meditate.

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