Tip #14: Find non-food stress relief/release. Music works for me.

A walk in nature…  Even sitting in the park… We should identify and nurture ways to reduce stress.  Many times after a stressful day in the OR, if it was still light out, I’d drive to the lakefront in Chicago and just “chill.”

Music propels my workouts, but it also helps me relax.  I happen to like jazz piano, but whatever soothes you is best for you – a study of surgeons found that they had less stress and performed better mentally when listening to music of their own choosing.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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