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Stress Management

stress.managMeeting a deadline at the office, preparing the house for company, cleaning out the garage… we all have an ever-growing to-do list, and let’s face it… sometimes our lives stress us out! Over time these stressors can trigger a variety of health problems:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Decreased immune defenses
  • Cancer
  • Stomach problems
  • Diminished brain functioning

There are stress management strategies you can explore to help reduce your tensions.

  • Connect with others – spend time with family and friends
  • Stay positive – give yourself a pep talk
  • Get physically active – take a walk or a bike ride
  • Help others – volunteer
  • Get enough sleep – 7 to 9 hours is recommended
  • Eat well – don’t forget your fruits and veggies
  • Take care of your spirit – meditate or try yoga
  • Seek professional help if you need it