Susanna Bourgeois of the NC Department of Health and Human Services
recommends, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff."
SOS: Tips to chill by
often lead stressful lives - juggling careers, children, family,
and friends. And stress can greatly affect health.
body's reaction to stress can lead to insomnia, back pain, colitis,
high blood pressure, ulcers, and heart disease. Symptoms of stress
may include rapid heart beat, rapid breathing, tense muscles, increased
blood pressure, irritability, losing one's temper, lack of concentration
and feeling anxious.
you probably can't eliminate all stress, and some stress may help
us to be productive, you can have more control than you thought.
You can decide on ways to minimize the negative effects of stress
on your health.
off the strategies that you are using and commit to trying out
at least one new approach next week for managing stress.
[Adapted from The National Women's Health Information Center, 800-994-9662,
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