5 Research Articles on strategies for Reducing Stress

The Elevated Team program stays on-top of the latest scientific  research on stress reduction studies. There are many journal articles that explore different methods for reducing stress. Here are five top journal articles that offer evidence-based strategies for reducing stress:
  1. “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Health Benefits: A Meta-Analysis” by M.J. Khoury et al. (2015): This meta-analysis of 47 studies found that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs can significantly reduce stress and improve mental health outcomes.
Reference: Khoury, M. J., Sharma, M., Rush, S. E., & Fournier, C. (2015). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for healthy individuals: A meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78(6), 519-528. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2015.03.009
  1. “The Effects of Social Support on Psychological and Physiological Processes: A Review of Experimental Studies” by K. Uchino (2006): This review article summarizes research on the impact of social support on stress reduction and health outcomes.
Reference: Uchino, B. N. (2006). Social support and health: A review of physiological processes potentially underlying links to disease outcomes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29(4), 377-387. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-006-9056-5
  1. “Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Anxiety” by J.E. Craft and F.M. Perna (2004): This review article examines the evidence for the benefits of exercise and physical activity in reducing anxiety and stress.
Reference: Craft, L. L., & Perna, F. M. (2004). The benefits of exercise for the clinically depressed. Primary Care Companion to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 6(3), 104-111. https://doi.org/10.4088/PCC.v06n0301
  1. “The Benefits of Nature Experience: Improved Affect and Cognition” by G.W. Berman et al. (2012): This study found that exposure to nature can reduce stress and improve cognitive function.
Reference: Berman, M. G., Jonides, J., & Kaplan, S. (2008). The cognitive benefits of interacting with nature. Psychological Science, 19(12), 1207-1212. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02225.x
  1. “The Impact of Music on Stress and Pain” by R.L. Hanser and C.A. Thompson (1994): This review article examines the evidence for the benefits of music therapy in reducing stress and pain.
Reference: Hanser, S. B., & Thompson, C. A. (1994). Effects of a music therapy strategy on depressed older adults. Journal of Gerontology, 49(6), P265-P269. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronj/49.6.p265
These articles represent just a small selection of the many studies that have been conducted on the topic of stress reduction. By exploring the latest research in this field, we can gain a better understanding of the most effective ways to manage stress and improve our overall health and well-being. 
We will continue to stay on-top of scientific progress and look for ways to continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Elevated program to.

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