Self-Care for Autism Parents: 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

Take a walk and exercise

Walking triggers the release of endorphins, which is a potent brain chemical that diminishes the perception of pain. In a way, endorphins act as sedatives. They trigger a positive feeling in the body known as “runner’s high” – not to mention they are great for the heart, weight loss and help fight off depression. More so, regular exercise and nutritious food are necessary in order to withstand stress. Try to plan your day so that you include both.