Techniques to defeat Stress without Meds or Shrinks [Infographic]

Stress isn’t something that has to be tolerated. You need to get rid of it for your own good.

There are just too many things that can cause stress nowadays. And work stress usually takes the crown. Things have gotten so bad that it can even cause a medical condition in the form of chronic stress.

But fear not. If you feel that you’re getting stressed-out occasionally, there’s no need to search for medication. In situations like this, the right approach and a thought-out strategy usually help out a lot.

And that’s what our infographic is for. We’ve gathered the best 18 techniques that can help you defeat stress without having to take pills or turn to any radical methods. You’ll also find a handful of quick tips to make the process even more simple.

Have a look through the infographic, and you’ll find a way of fighting stress that works the best for you.

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Benefits of Exercising With Other People [Infographic]

Staying motivated is half the battle when it comes to working out. But exercising with other people not only keeps us motivated, but also keeps us accountable and safe. By having an instructor guide each workout, we can count on effective use of the 30 to 60 minutes we devote to a workout class—plus more confidence that each move is completed in a safe, effective way. Many gyms and studios offer dozens of classes—plus different instructors—so everyone can find a combination that works best for them. And if your schedule is jam packed, working out with friends is a great way to get in some social time that also benefits your health. Read on to learn more benefits of working out with other people, plus the basics of some of the most popular group fitness class types.

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Best Exercises for a Healthy Heart

If you have a little worrying worm lurking right in your thoughts telling you that you need to exercise your heart out (literally and figuratively), there are now many ways to do just that. But which exercises, you ask? Today, we’ll look into the definitive exercises that should warrant you a healthy heart. These activities won’t only drive you out of the often-secluding sedentary lifestyle you might have been living lately but will ultimately make you an advocate a heart-friendly way of living to others.

The exercises below are taken from a streamlined list that should provide your heart that much-needed reprieve from your old lifestyle:

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Find your Perfect Exercise Match [Quiz]

It can be hard to choose the right exercise regime for you. On top of the time constraints of modern life, the sheer number of options is enough to confuse most of us.

This quiz identifies which style of exercise matches your personality. Whether you’re a lone wolf, a team player or looking to become truly zen – this will set you on the right course to fulfilling your fitness needs.

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Pilates Moves to add to your Routine [Infographic]

Sitting at a computer all day can do a number on our bodies. From increased fatigue and weight gain to low back pain and reduced cardiovascular health, sitting all day at work (and plopping yourself on the couch to relax after a hard day) can lead to some serious health complications.

Enter: Pilates. This form of movement, which sometimes incorporates equipment, is a low-impact way to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve endurance. With an emphasis on postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance, this form of exercise is perfect for those of us that have to sit for long stretches of time.

Check out the infographic below to learn more benefits of Pilates plus moves you can incorporate into your routine.

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