18 February 2020

5 Things that Increase your Stress Level

Your stress level directly correlates with your health. The more stress you have, the more you may find that you have health issues. For example, it can increase your blood pressure which leads to heart issues. That is why it is important that you do everything you can to avoid increasing your stress level. While having some stress is normal, it is key to keep this stress level as low as possible.

Checking Your Smartphone

How many times a day do you check your smartphone? Smartphones can distract you from what is right in front of your face, and it can make you feel socially isolated. It is important that you do not spend your entire day on the screen.


For those who commute long distances, all that time spent in a car or even using public transportation can be highly stressful. You may be dealing with traffic that makes you feel as though you are going to scream. The key to overcoming this is to either move closer to your business, change jobs, or you may find that if you leave your home ten minutes early, you avoid a lot of the traffic that causes the stress in the first place.


Alcohol may be viewed by some as something that relaxes you. However, alcohol actually increases your stress levels. And when you drink too much, you are not helping your stress levels or your health at all. The key to alcohol is to use this in moderation to avoid the effects.

Tea and Chocolate

With natural caffeine in these drinks can definitely cause stress levels to escalate. While there are many that think these items help with stress, they can make it worse. Moderation is key with these two items!


Are you one of those people that do numerous things at once? Believe it or not, while you may find that you are working better, your stress levels are going through the roof! What can you do? Prioritize your tasks and do things one at a time to help focus your mind, rather than increasing your stress level.

A high stress level is something to be worried about. However, you will find that working out routinely can help to lower stress levels and make these more manageable. Find something that is going to help lower your stress in order to be healthier.

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