A recent survey found that two thirds of the American populace use some form of social media. The positives of this development is that people who don’t live close to one another can maintain strong connections by communicating through such platforms as Skype and Facebook. Additionally, the proliferation of smart phones allows people across the country to stay in contact with friends through various social media platforms and coworkers and supervisors via email. However, these advances in technology have also undeniably added more stress to our lives.
For instance, whereas previous generations were typically done with work for the day after they clocked out, our current always online society has completely eroded the wall between our personal and professional lives. In exchange for being able to react to any question or crisis almost immediately, we are now constantly dealing with questions and crises. That’s why it’s more important than ever to find ways to effectively manage your stress. One way of doing that is to get regular exercise, which has the effect of pumping stress fighting hormones into our bodies. Another proven way to cope with what is now called “tech stress” is to maintain a nutritious diet full of foods that keep your blood sugar and blood pressure levels in balance. Check out this article to find out other ways to keep your stress level nominal.
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