De-Stressing Outside Your Downtown Dallas Apartments

De-Stressing Outside Your Downtown Dallas Apartments

The team at Crest at Oak Park downtown Dallas apartments put together a list of ways to relax and unwind if you’re feeling a little stressed out this holiday season. We got some help from the always incredible folks at Dallas Guide Live, who know a little bit about everything when it comes to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Our lives are filled with distractions that not only cause stress, but keep us from focusing on what’s important; our personal health. Busy people often let their health be the first thing to go when their calendar fills up. It’s a lot easier to skip a workout than it is to skip a work meeting. Crest at Oak Park wants our residents to be happy and healthy, so we encourage you to check out this list of stress-reducers and let us know how it goes!

What: Free Yoga

Where: Klyde Warren Park

A UTEP doctoral student performed a recent study that found a link between yoga and improved communication skills. We can only assume that free yoga has the same effect as paid-for yoga. According to the study, yoga improves communication skills by enhancing five areas of thought; mindfulness, the self, acceptance,  personal growth and patience. So if you’re single and looking for a date, a free yoga class might be the best place to “hit it off” with someone due to your elite communication skills.

What: Acupuncture and Cupping

Where: Pearl Acupuncture in Richardson

You know about cupping because of Michael Phelps and some other black and blue spotted Olympic swimmers. Considering these are the best athletes in the world, we have to assume that cupping does work. However, there are few studies that confirm or deny the effects of cupping. According to Scientific American, cupping might only be beneficial in the sense that it fills people with a placebo effect. Acupuncture, on the other hand, is scientifically backed. It’s been proven that acupuncture can actually lower blood pressure in patients who are treated regularly. Both practices are certainly worth a shot if you’ve been feeling less than 100%.

What: Free Meditation Class

Where: The Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Harvard Health Blog recently published a study that suggests daily meditation can be even better for our stress levels than a vacation. People who went on vacation for 30 days were just as stress-free and people who meditated once a day for 30 days, but the vacationers returned to their baseline levels of stress after 10 months. The meditators, on the other hand, were still showing signs of improvement in areas like stress and depression. Since the meditation above is free and vacations are expensive, the correct choice for stressed out Dallasites seems obvious.

What: Foot Massages

Where: Sole Therapy

We don’t need any studies to be able to tell you, with authority, that foot massages are sure-fire stress reliever. Feet are one of the most neglected parts of our bodies, and they deserve some attention every once in awhile. You’ll walk out of Sole Therapy feeling like a million bucks, and we won’t judge if you get addicted to the place.

What: Sensory Deprivation

Where: Adrift Float Spa

A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine showed that sensory deprivation tanks or ,” floating tanks” have some incredible health benefits. Putting yourself in a salt-filled tank and removing all senses can result in ”substantial reductions in levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and along with improved sleep quality and overall mood.” Sounds pretty good right? In fact, those are pretty much all the bad things that lead to poor health. Visit Adrift Float Spa and find out what kind of positive effects sensory deprivation can have on you.

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