Stress is a factor in 60 to 80% of visits to primary-care physicians, according to a recent study – yet many struggle to carve out time to practice a proven anxiety-reducing technique: meditation. Looking to manage my daily pressures with more ease, I challenged myself to meditate for 14 days straight, no excuses and no cheats. The result? A quieter mind, improved sleep and, perhaps surprisingly, a changed relationship with technology.
Sometimes stress is unavoidable, but the long-term effects can cause over-eating and poor heart health. Here are six ways to reduce the stress in your life.