Get rid of stress with quiet time, expert advises

Posted on 06 October 2011

People paying for care who are particularly prone to stress could alleviate some of this anxiety by enjoying some 'quiet time'.

Stress doctor Terri Bodell noted that one idea is to find a cafe or park bench where the individual can sit and read, listen to music, or just "watch the world go by".

She recommends that at least 15 to 20 minutes per day is spent enjoying some quiet time, reading a book or listening to music.

"The important point is to get some fresh air and have 'QQT' - quality quiet time - to reset your body and your mind," said Ms Bodell.

The expert also recently commented on diet for people with anxiety issues.

She said that when the individual is feeling anxious, sugary foods and caffeinated drinks should be avoided.

These types of food can cause a blood sugar spike, giving people an anxious or jittery feeling.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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