Many adults have the habit of taking on too many tasks at once. Adults find themselves struggling to find the time to balance needed free time with daily tasks. Not only are they juggling their role of the wife, mother, father, caregiver, and adult, but also as a community member and worker.
Seventy-five per cent of all Americans report experiencing physical symptoms as a result of stress. Stress negatively impacts: emotional well-being, physical health, job satisfaction, relationships with partners, social life. Stress can actually make you physically ill.
How do you cope with stress? Many Americans engage in unhealthy behaviors such as comfort eating, poor diet choices, smoking and inactivity to help deal with stress. Some positive actions that can help relieve stress include take time for yourself, maintain a balanced diet, give your mind some time to relax. Don’t take on more than you can handle! Say NO to extra commitments!!
Identify your body’s reaction to stress, figure out ways to cope with stress and live a happier and healthier life.
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