Health Tip: Keep Stress in Check

(HealthDay News) -- Stress can creep into your daily life, affecting your health and your ability to perform everyday tasks.

The Cleveland Clinic suggests how to help combat stress:

  • Soak in a warm bath or read a good book.

  • Practice breathing exercises, indulge in a massage, or ask your partner for a backrub.

  • Jot down your thoughts in a journal or listen to some relaxing music.

  • Indulge in a nap, spend time visiting with a friend, or take a walk.

  • Take time to reflect spiritually.

  • Practice gentle stretching.