5 Ways to Reduce Stress For Men

5 Ways to Reduce Stress For Men

We indeed are living in a stressful age, with a 9 to 5 weekly job, going to the grocery store, picking up the kids from school or the park and lot more are the bitter-sweet taste of modernization our generation have had to endure and hence the need to deal with any stress or anxiety that we experience. If things are getting on top of you, it’s time to make a change. You’ve got to act.

Perhaps you already know that playing video games is so far one of the best ways of relieving yourself of stress, so we’re looking at it. And presenting you with Four other ways to smash those stress eggs of yours too…

 

Video Games

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survey just conducted by those smart kids over at University College London has concluded that video games could be useful as a stress reliever for men.

Therapy comes in many forms, but for a lot of guys? Just sitting down to a game of Mortal Kombat 11 is more than enough to straighten them out and let off a little steam. 29% of men, in fact.

It’s long been the common assumption amongst pretty much everyone that computer games have no real benefit other than to entertain teenagers. But it turns out they’re stress busters.

So get playing, y’all.

 

Talking to a Friend

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According to a study carried out, 84% of the woman polled admitted that they’d talk to their friends if they were feeling down. Also, about 74% of men quizzed by the research scientists would speak to their buddies if they began to suffer any kind of mental health issues. 

It’s important not to keep stress, anxiety or depression to yourself. Sadly, suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 45 globally.

 

Exercise

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As difficult as exercising can be for most individual especially a gym-averse couch potato, you’re not going to feel a lot better on a running machine.

But if you’re pretty active and like to keep fit, it’s a top way to free yourself of stress. You produce endorphins (hormones proven to reduce pain and anxiety) when you exercise.

 

Self-Help Books or Articles

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This guy up here isn’t fussed about reading his self-help book in public, but you might be a little more comfortable taking a little printed advice in the privacy of your own home.

A few hours and a handful of change? Maybe it’s worth a shot. 32% of men say they’d incorporate a self-help book into their coping strategy.

 

Prescription Medication

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27% of men turn to prescription medication when things start getting too much. It’s not ideal, certainly. But if they help you keep on an even keel, in moderation – perhaps they’re the way forward.

Obviously only take what your doctor prescribes, though.