From Business Health Trust dental provider Delta Dental of Washington
Whether it’s work demands, family obligations, or a busy social calendar, stress can take a serious toll on our mental and physical health. Stress can even impact the health of our mouth – issues like teeth grinding, gum disease, canker sores, and TMJ dysfunction can all be made worse in times of stress.
Here are a few easy tips for managing stress.
- Exercise regularly
Exercise increases concentrations of a hormone called norepinephrine, which studies show helps the brain manage its response to stress and stressful situations.
- Practice the art of saying “no”
Learning to set personal boundaries and politely step away from a stressful situation can help to make you feel more empowered and in control of your life.
- Get in touch with yourself
Practicing mindfulness meditation significantly reduced the body’s inflammatory response to stress when compared to other traditional stress-relieving habits.
Read the full list of ways to reduce your stress by visiting the Delta Dental of Washington blog.