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I AM in Iowa Adolescents Making Choices to Control Their Future Teen:Health, Relationship, Body and Sexuality
Jul 4

How to Stay Healthy when Life is Tough

Posted By iamincontrol | July 4, 2017

The results are in and it shows that Iowa teens believe they know what to do to take care of themselves in stressful situations and in life in general!

When life gets tough with school, work, family, friends or just everyday issues you need to take care of yourself first. I know it is hard to imagine a day when everything is better but trust me its out there. You are NOT alone. A few things you can do to help your body distress and lower your stress includes:

  • Exercise. Just as Legally Blonde talks about “exercise creates endorphins. Endorphins makes people happy.” Exercising even once every few days will help reduce your stress! It will also allow you to feel better about your body.
  • Take a hot shower. Hot water will relax your muscles as well as allow you to have time to think to yourself. Things I enjoy are getting in the shower and standing there just breathing. You can even play some soft music and create an in-house spa night.
  • Write in a journal. Writing your feelings out knowing you won’t hurt anyone’s feelings is something I love to do. You can rant all you want but then leave all the issues in that book.
  • Spend time with an animal. Animals such as dog and cats can help with relieving stress. Just playing around with them and petting them will allow you to keep your mind off other things.

I know things will get better for you even when you can’t see the bright days ahead. Stay positive.

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