Control Stress with 4 Easy Tips

Control StressAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Read Mayo Clinic oncologist Edward T. Creagan, M.D’s thoughts on how to keep your quality of life up with these simple tips.

One of my colleagues and I offer a public-speaking program for healthcare providers. Each participant has to give a three-minute presentation, which is videotaped and then critiqued. At one of these sessions, a student shared his recipe for survival with the group: 

  • Nutrition. An astonishing 80 percent of your quality of life is related, at least in part, to what you eat.
  • Sleep. Absolutely crucial for its restorative property. When you sleep, you heal.
  • Exercise. Minimum of 30 minutes a day of activity that increases your heart rate, such as walking or using a stair stepper.
  • CPR. C stands for caring for oneself. P stands for priorities. And R stands for relationships. All three are critical to your survival.

See the original article on the Mayo clinic website