Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shoveling Snow Reduces Holiday Stress?

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Oddly enough, the tedious task of shoveling snow from your driveway could reduce holiday stress.

According to physicians, certain activities help people battle the stress reaction that occurs even more around this time of year.

For starters, shoveling and other forms of exercise release endorphins that energize us.

Although annoying, hanging outdoor decorations also helps curb stress. The sunlight releases serotonin in the brain and decreases stress levels while making one feel more active and alert.

Setting a strict bedtime, despite all the holiday parties, is also crucial because a regular sleep pattern maximizes physical rest.

Finally, kicking your feet up on a recliner relaxes muscle tension better than sitting upright or lying down.

In fact, according to a new survey, 94 percent of doctors recommend sitting at home in a reclining position to reduce stress.

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