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Stress Management

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Stress is a part of everyone's lives and can negatively affect our wellbeing more than we realize if it is not managed appropriately. Chronic stress can have a number of negative side effects including: depressed mood, extreme fatigue, heightened susceptibility to disease & illness, as well as an increase self-medicating behaviors such as drug & alcohol abuse, and an adverse affect on eating and dietary behaviors, among other similar physiological and psychological symptoms.  

There are many ways that one can manage stress such as exercise, stress management techniques, counseling and recreational activities.

This Time Management Activity may help you budget your time to limit stress caused by your day to day schedule.

You can also try this Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique to ease stress by slowing your mind and relaxing your entire body.

A great way to manage day to day stress is to get regular exercise. Visit our eXercise page to find an exercise program that may interest you, or use the tools available to build your personal workout plan.