Everyone faces stress one time or another. It confronts us at our jobs, follows us into our personal lives and strikes us in unseen circumstances. And, with today’s challenging economy, more people are experiencing stress. If not handled properly, stressful situations can lead to unhealthy choices, like sleeplessness and poor food choices. More serious cases could even lead to chronic stress and clinical depression.
During Stress Awareness Month this April, health care professionals and health promotion experts, like Symmetry, use educational materials and informative events to increase public awareness about the causes and ways to alleviate stress. According to the American Institute of Stress, stress is America’s number one health problem. Heart rate and blood pressure soar, blood sugar rises and clotting occurs more quickly under stress. Repeatedly invoked, these signs could contribute to hypertension, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, ulcers, neck or low back pain and other diseases.
“If you don’t respond to stress wisely, and let it continue to affect your day-to-day activities and lifestyle, then it could turn into a rollercoaster of unhealthy decisions,” said Rudy Revak, president and chief executive officer for Symmetry Corporation.
The following are some tips to keep in mind:
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