Health Tip: Help Manage Stress

(HealthDay News) -- Feelings of stress and anxiety can make it difficult to cope with everyday life.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America offers these suggestions:

  • Accept that you can't control everything.

  • Avoid focusing on perfection.

  • Keep a positive attitude.

  • Identify what triggers your anxiety.

  • Limit alcohol and caffeine.

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet.

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Exercise every day.

  • Count to ten slowly if you feel anxiety escalating.

  • Practice calming techniques such as yoga, listening to music, massage or meditation.

  • Perform volunteer work to give back to your community.