This morning, CJ, Debbie Ray & I were talking about stress. As we all know, it takes a long-term toll on our health.  It's widely know that exercise and sleep are crucially important in reducing stress.

CJ commented "I don't have time for exercise".  My reply, "Everyone has the same amount of time. There are 168 hours in a week."  Exercising doesn't have to mean putting on a special outfit, driving to the gym & getting on expensive equipment. There are simple things you can do, and they don't take a lot of time.  Park further out in the parking lot when you go to the store, take a walk around the block after (or before ) work. Just a few minutes a day makes a difference.

When it comes to sleep, don't do anything work related in your bedroom. Don't watch TV there. Bedrooms are for two things, sleep and sex.  Speaking of which, the endorphins produced by sexual activity are extremely beneficial in the reduction of stress.   Dr. Richard Besser recommends that you simply "Take a breath".