Learn more about stress, as well as powerful coping tools in this episode of Talk Time Tuesday:
Remember to take a deep breath and stay centered this holiday season.
2020 has been quite the year, right? Whether the pandemic, election, or holidays have left you feeling frazzled, we want you to know: you are not alone.
The American Psychological Association reports that 67% of adults have experienced an uptick of stress this year. That means 2 out of 3 people are battling record levels of stress.
Excessive amounts of stress can trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response which over time can have the following impact on your body:
- Tension headaches
- Increased risk of heart attacks
- More prone to depression
- Weakened immunity
- Low sex drive
So what are some simple ways to reduce your stress intake?
- Clean eating (but not robbing yourself of the good things in moderation)
- Fatty Fish
- Swiss Chard
- Engage in a hobby
We also recommend talking with a counselor and have one on-site. To make an appointment with Dr. Hollie, simply call the front desk. She also does telehealth visits, making a clear mind only a phone call away.