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.

The Dos & Don'ts of Taking Multiple Vitamins and Supplements

When it comes to combining supplements, it pays to know which may block each other from doing their good work and which may amplify their effects.

When it comes to combining vitamins, it pays to know which may block each other from doing their good work and which may amplify their effects.

Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D E, and K

Absorption is improved if you take fat-soluble vitamins with a meal containing healthy fats. One study found taking D with your largest meal of the day increases your blood level by 50%.

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