If we think about the causes of stress, the nature of the stress response, and the negative effects of some types of stress, several healthy management strategies become clear. A first step in stress management is exercise. Since the stress response prepares us to fight or flee, our bodies are primed for action. Exercise on a regular basis helps to turn down the production of stress hormones and associated neurochemicals. Thus, exercise can help avoid the damage to our health that prolonged stress can cause. In fact, studies have found that exercise is a potent antidepressant, anxiolytic (combats anxiety), and sleeping aid for many people. A second step is possibly considering supplementation, A number of natural supplements can help you effectively fight and reduce the symptoms of stress at a biochemical level, naturally and promote relaxation.