Cuddle Your Way To A Stress-Free Life
Feeling stressed out? We totally get you!
Sometimes, it’s just one of those days where you feel like you’re suffocating and need some help to de-stress. According to the 2017 National Health and Morbidity Survey, 29% of Malaysian are facing depression and anxiety disorder as compared with 12% in 2011. This could be due to workplace and family issues.
If you’re one of the 29% stressed Malaysians, don’t worry, because we’re here to help relieve you from your pain:
You know what they say, laughter is the best medicine! Ever wondered why you feel good every time you crack a good ol’ laugh? It’s because laughter triggers the release of endorphins, which is the body’s natural feel-good chemicals and can temporarily relieve pain. Not only that, laughter also relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles loose for up to 45 minutes.
2. Chew Gum
If you ever need a super easy and quick stress reliever, chew a stick of gum. A study showed that people who chew gum often can reduce stress and increase alertness. This could be due to the act of chewing which has been linked to reduced levels of stress hormones like cortisol.
Oh yeaaaah, cuddling including kissing and sex can reduce one’s stress. These positive physical contact releases oxytocin and lower cortisol. This helps to lower blood pressure and your heart.
While this may be the least favorite thing to do if you’re not a fitness junkie, breaking out a sweat can actually relieve your mental stress! People who exercise regularly are less likely to experience anxiety than those who don’t exercise as it lowers the body’s stress hormones such as cortisol in the long run and endorphins.
5. Spend time with family and friends
A research found that women in particular, release oxytocin, a natural stress reliever, when they spend time with friends and family, causing an effect called “tend and befriend”.
On another note, one fun way for you to laugh while enjoying a sweet fun time with family and friends is by playing laser tag at Malaysia’s only outdoor laser tag for only RM 44 on Superdeals!