International Stress Awareness Day

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
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

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 for more information on actively managing stress or view our previous article on how to de-stress at work!

For additional information, news, blogs, articles or interviews please contact us at 904-285 2019
“Health Designs has exceeded our expectations, particularly in the personal coaching portion of our wellness program. Employees have met with the same coach since the first day and have formed an important, trusting relationship to help employees determine their goals and achieve results.”
Site Contact

Contact us