Stress Reduction

What is Stress?

Stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.

Stress Symptoms:

– Physical Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension
  • Low energy

– Emotional Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Avoiding others
  • Overwhelmed
Stress Management Strategies:
  • Identify stress source
  • Daily Physical Activity
  • Get Organized
  • Get enough sleep
  • Positive self talk
  • Avoid caffeine and energy drinks
  • Balance your time

Stress Facts:

  • High stress for an excessive amount of time can lead to heart disease, increased blood pressure and an irregular heart beat.
  • Laughing lowers stress hormones in the body.
  • Stress effects mind and body.
  • High levels of stress can contribute to an accumulation of abdominal fat, mainly due to the stress hormone, cortisol.
American Heart Association
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