April is Stress Awareness Month, a time dedicated to learning healthy ways to manage stress. Everyone experiences stress, the most common experiences become a mental or emotional strain.
Continuous stress can have negative effects on your body. When placed in a stressful situation, stress hormones enter the bloodstream, leading to an increase in blood pressure and glucose levels. Learning positive ways to cope with stress can go a long way to living a healthy and positive life.
Here are some ideas to help cope with stress
- Create healthy routines such as regular physical activity and getting plenty of sleep
- Discuss your issues with a confidant
- Recognize when it’s time to get professional help