Stress is unavoidable, but it doesn't have to run your life or ruin your health. Be proactive about guarding yourself against the side effects of stress. Incorporate these 5 steps into your daily routine.

  1. Nutrition: Eat foods rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C will boost your immunity and reduce inflammation, one way which stress manifests itself.
  2. Exercise: It relaxes you.
  3. Aromatherapy: Lavendar boosts levels of dopamine and seratonin.
  4. Immunity Support: Take a daily multivitamin. Look for vitamins A, C and E, B-complex vitamins, magnesium and zinc.
  5. Know Your Numbers: Know your weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

From Cerebral Palsy to Olympian: How This Athlete Beat the Odds

Nick Mayhugh, a world-class athlete in USANA's "Winner's Circle," is showing you how he fuels his body and ambition.

Nick Mayhugh grew up playing soccer like most American kids do. But unlike most kids, he had the elite skills to match his deep passion. He perfected his play, practiced into the nights and dedicated his young life to the sport. For him, that meant secretly compensating for physical effects he was told were normal growing pains but that he knew weren't, like numbness on the left side of his body. So he pushed harder than the others, learning to play with just his right limbs and teaching himself to walk without a limp.

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