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May 4: Stress Management with Rose Melendez

By: NNuser

This week, we’re focusing on something we’re all familiar with. Whether it’s a tough boss at work or balancing our kids’ schedules – we’ve all felt it. We’re talking about stress, because it’s National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week.

Each year, more than 40 million Americans will suffer with an anxiety disorder. Stress can even affect your physical health. In fact, two out of three doctor visits are actually stress-related.

Stress can:

  • Lower your immune system
  • Increase your risk of heart disease
  • Increase your blood pressure

It’s important to listen to your body. If you’re having trouble sleeping or getting frequent headaches or upset stomach, you may be experiencing stress or anxiety.

Here are some easy tips to de-stress:

  • Exercise regularly – shoot for 30-minute workouts, five times per week
  • Make time to relax with your favorite hobby
  • Pray or meditate

Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services provides a wide-ranging spectrum of behavioral health services and treatment options for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Visit AdventistBehavioralHealth.com for more information.