Stress relief methods from around the world

Different countries and cultures have their own beliefs about the best ways to relieve stress. Here are some of our favourites.

Korea – Sangchu

Known as sangchu in Korean, but looks like lettuce to the rest of us.  It is claimed cracking the stalk releases a natural stress relieving ingredient to help reduce stress levels. Will this be the next super food?

Russia – Banya

Enjoy a nice hot sauna with friends. Yale University found that a hot shower can help boost your mood.  With Banyas sometimes reaching temperatures of up to 90’c (200F) this is sure to help you relax. Just be sure to wear the tradition felt hat to protect yourself from the heat.  Whilst travelling in Russia we can confirm that this is the perfect way to relax.

France – Petit Aperitif

After a busy day of work, settle down at home with a glass of wine and some nibbles.  Wine is a well known natural relaxant and a petit aperitif is the perfect way to switch from work mode to home mode.

Thailand – Massage

Thai Massage – famous worldwide as both pain and pleasure.  The pressure from a Thai massage will help release serotonin, a natural antidepressant.

Sweden – Fika

A Swedish tradition since the 1700s, traditionally at 10 am and 3 pm work will stop as people enjoy a coffee and a snack.  It’s the perfect way to split up a busy work day.

England – Tea

Just like Sweden, England loves a cuppa tea.  Enjoyed at every opportunity, but particularly popular in the afternoon with cakes or scones.

How about you?  What do you do to relieve stress and try to keep looking young?  Let us know in the comments below.

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