International Stress Awareness Day
International Stress Awareness Day is organized by the International Stress Management Association and falls on the first Wednesday of November every year. This day is all about highlighting the effects of stress and promoting the importance of well-being for individuals and organizations. Click here to visit the official website!
Stress Affects Your Health and Behavior
Even the most minor causes of unmanaged stress can have negative effects on both your health and your behavior, including:
- Headaches and muscle tension
- Fatigue and irritability
- Upset stomach
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed
- Lack of motivation
- Decreased productivity
- Weakened immune system
Chronic stress left unmanaged can lead to serious health issues such as:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
Best Ways To Manage Stress
The best way to combat stress is to exercise daily, eat a balanced and nutritious diet, and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. It is also important to socialize with friends and family and give yourself time to pursue your hobbies and passions.
Visit MayoClinic.org for more information on actively managing stress or view our previous article on how to de-stress at work!