Do you feel stressed out? Experts reveal tips to stop anxiety

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INDEED, a recent study shows one in four workers admit stress has driven them to take time off work.
But there are some things you can do to alleviate that anguish.
From drink recommendations to anti-anxiety techniques, we have spoken to a group of experts for nerve-soothing lifestyle tips to help you stop sweating the small stuff.
Whether it’s endless emails, juggling work with childcare, or pressure to prove yourself – we all feel the constraints of the daily grind
Whether it’s endless emails, juggling work with childcare, or pressure to prove yourself – we all feel the constraints of the daily grind
One of the most challenging issues for every working adult is how to fit everything into 24 hours.
When work starts early and runs late, it is difficult to fit in a social life and stay active and healthy.
That was a key motivation for Katie Booth in creating Fitssi, the new social fitness app.
‘Working out with others means you can have a laugh, spend quality time with friends or meet like minded people, but instead of sharing a drink at the pub you can be getting fitter and healthier,’ explains Katie, CEO of Fitssi, explains.
Chris Sweeney, COO and co-founder of Fitssi, adds: ‘Working out can play a major role in managing stress levels.
‘There are two main factors affecting this, firstly, any physical activity boosts the production of the ‘happy hormone’ endorphin, also commonly known as the ‘runner’s high’.
When work starts early and runs late, it is difficult to fit in a social life and stay active and healthy
‘Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body, which reduces the feeling of pain and helps you to relax. The second and I think most significant, is the social experience of working out with friends.
‘Very often, my sessions double into therapy sessions – it’s easier to get things of your chest amongst likeminded people.
‘It’s all about getting together, socialising and working out because its good for you but also just great fun!’
Coffee has become the go-to beverage for office workers to get through the day.
But you can get the same caffeine hit – with a swell of calming antioxidants – in green tea. Green tea is an excellent healthy mood booster, explains Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at SuperfoodUK.com.
‘It contains some caffeine, which gives you a bit of a lift, but also contains the amino acid theanine,’ Shona says.