WHY IS STRESS SO STRESSFUL? Stress is something that can affect the way we go about our day, live our lives and can dictate what happens in our future and for that reason it is extremely important that we stay as stress free as possible. This might come as a surprise to many but it wasn’t until the late 1950’s that stress was first identified and documented by Endocrinologist Hans Selye. His discoveries led to a new research that has helped millions of people around the world cope with stress. Reducing stress in your everyday life is crucial for maintaining your physical and mental health, as it can help boost your immune system, improve your mood and enhance your productivity. Living a stressful life can be dangerous and when you let it get the best of you, dangers ranging from the common cold to a severe heart disease can occur. Controlling your stress plays a very important role in your well-being and with that being said, here are our top seven ways that can help you relieve stress and live a happier and healthy life. TIP #1: LISTEN TO MUSIC Listening to music can help you relax and can significantly reduce stress levels in the process. Playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and can help lower your blood pressure and reduce cortisol, which is a hormone linked to stress. If you are having one of those day’s its good take a break, lay down for a few minutes and start playing your favorite tunes, or if you want to get a bit more technical listen to some satisfying nature sounds, that always works to. TIP #2: WATCH SATISFYING VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA Satisfying videos have become some of the most popular content to watch as of late. For some odd reason, watching a video of slime being made, food being cut or even a detailer spraying cars with foamers seems to attract thousands and even millions of people in the process. These tyoes of videos are a great way to calm yourself down and relax. Now check out this video of Bro’s Automotive Detailing giving Tai Lopez’s Lamborghini Aventador Roadster a foam bath! Aventador foam bath with the one and only @brosautomotivedetail! | Follow ? @brosautomotivedetail | #speedsuspects A post shared by Speed Suspects (@speedsuspects) on Dec 17, 2016 at 10:54am PST TIP #3: EAT HEALTHY Stress levels and food habits are closely associated with one another and when under stress many tend to resort to fatty foods and sweets as a way to cope, but this isn’t a very healthy way of coping with stress. Instead of reaching for that cookie jar, maybe grab a banana from your fruit bowl. Bananas are high in potassium, which help aids in the regulation of blood pressure and when under stress your blood pressure rises, so this may be a good way to help reduce it. TIP #4: GET OUT OF THE HOUSE When stressed, we tend to stay indoors and think more about what is stressing us out, and as a result this ends up worsening the situation. By getting out of the house and engaging in an outdoor activity our minds can change direction and be focused on the activity as opposed to the stress stimulator. Get out of the house, go for a drive, play a sport or maybe just take a nice walk around the block, it can make a bigger impact then you think. Tip #5: PURCHASE A STRESS RELIEVING TOY Stress relieving toys like the almighty Fidget Spinner, are increasing in popularity and can help you relieve loads of stress in an instant. They are satisfying to watch, fun to play with and you can take them anywhere you go. At Viral Vendors, we offer a large selection of Fidget Toys and Stress Relievers, if you have the time, browse around and you might just find something that you like.