April Healthy Living: Reduce & Harness Your Stress

April 1, 2019

Plus3's monthly health tips bring you deeper insights into a particular health topic so you can continue to grow and lead your healthiest, best self.

 

5 Things You Should Know About Stress

 From National Institute of Mental Health 

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do about it?

 

Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Stress can affect your health. It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor and major stress events so that you know when to seek help. 

 

→ Continue reading at nimh.nih.gov

 

 

Protect Your Brain from Stress

From Harvard Women's Health Watch

Stress management may reduce health problems linked to stress, which include cognitive problems and a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

 

→ Continue reading at harvard.edu

 

 

How to Make Stress Your Friend

By Kelly McGonigal, TED

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

 

→ Read or watch at ted.com

 

 

 

 

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