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Stress Awareness Month

Apr 19, 2023
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April is a time to focus on the impact that stress can have on our lives and how we can better manage it. Everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives, but managing stress is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

April is Stress Awareness Month. Are you experiencing stress and anxiety?

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), chronic stress can lead to a multitude of different health problems. To name a few, you may experience headaches, high blood pressure, heart disease, mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, and much more. Stress can also interfere with your sleeping patterns, digestion, and your immune system causing you to be more vulnerable to illnesses.

Fortunately, there are many ways to help manage stress when you’re feeling overwhelmed:

  • Maintain a healthy social support network.
  • Engage in regular physical activity.
  • Get enough sleep each night.
  • Avoid consuming excess caffeine.
  • Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet.
  • Practice self-care, take time doing things you enjoy.
  • Keep a journal and practice mindfulness.
  • Add some meditation to your day.

It is important to remember that managing stress is a process, and it is okay to experiment with different techniques and find what works best for you. By starting the process and taking steps to manage stress, you can begin to improve your overall well-being and quality of life. You are not alone; most people experience stress in their lives.

If you struggle coping with stress and anxiety, or your symptoms aren’t going away, it may be time to talk to a professional. HealthyU Clinics has partnered with EvolvedMD to offer exceptional behavioral health services to help you through situations like this.

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