National Stress Awareness Day is observed every first Wednesday of November as a day to focus on reducing stress. International Stress Management Association is a charity that promotes knowledge about stress, resources for stress management, and well-being nationally and internationally.
Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension which is the body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. The body reacts to stress by releasing hormones that makes the brain more alert, causes muscles to tense, and increases pulse rate. There are two main types of stress: acute stress -- short term stress that goes away quickly, and chronic stress -- stress that lasts for weeks or months. There are many common health problems that are associated with chronic stress, such as -- high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and/or anxiety, skin problems (acne or eczema), and menstrual problems.
Stress is known to cause many types of physical and emotional symptoms.
Signs of too much stress:
Frequent aches and pains
Lack of energy or focus
Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
Use of alcohol or drugs
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Take a Walk
Get a Hug From a Loved One
Eat a Balanced Diet
Make Time for Leisure Activities
Develop a Positive Self-Talk Habit
Reassess Your To-Do Lists
Obtain Social Support
Cut Out Things That Add to Your Stress
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