A stress-free heart is a healthy heart.
We have all felt it at one time or another, but many people feel stress too often. Stress can contribute to numerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, immune disorders, gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbances and sexual problems. Learning to reduce your stress can help you live a happier, healthier and maybe even longer life. Mental Health American offers the following tips for reducing or controlling stress:Set realistic goalsDo not take on everything and learn to say no. Be activeRegular exercise is a great way to reduce stress, and it benefits both the body and the mind.myrgv.com
New survey shows which states are the most stressed
The past year has been as stressful one, to say the least, for a lot of Americans. A new Onepoll survey published and featured on the British news agency Southwest News Service shows just how Texas stacks up when it comes to stress. The survey shows that what Americans are worried the most about is what you would expect...lack of finances, the current state of the nation, and either themselves or loved ones becoming sick with COVID-19. The good news is, nearly half of the respondents say they have learned new ways to cope with managing stress and anxiety. Some of the least stressed out states include: Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wyoming.
More and more people are suffering from anxiety overload
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The holidays, online work and school, and the pandemic … it’s no wonder 40 million people say they are suffering from an anxiety overload. And studies show disorders like anxiety can also have an impact on your physical well-being. In fact, 28 percent of people who suffered dizziness also had a form of anxiety. To combat anxiety episodes, experts say exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Studies show it can reduce anxiety.
Americans are suffering from anxiety overload. Here’s what you can do about it.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The holidays, online work and school, and the pandemic … it’s no wonder 40 million people says they are suffering from an anxiety overload. Nearly half of Americans say the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health. And studies show disorders like anxiety can also have an impact on your physical well-being. To combat anxiety episodes, experts say exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. While anxiety disorders are treatable, only about 37 percent of people suffering receive treatment for their symptoms.
You can turn stress into a motivator
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The ongoing pandemic, election month, and looming holiday season may cause stress levels to be at an all-time high. But what if there was a way to use that stress to improve your well-being? Stanford researchers have come up with a three-step approach on how to use stress to achieve your goals. “Stress can help us try to locate our goals and motivate us on some level for our goals,” said Larissa Humiston, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Acknowledging your stress allows you to put a label on what you’re worried about.
How to cope with post-election stress
The election has been a point of conversation for nearly two years, ever since Democratic candidates announced they were running for the party’s nomination. There are a few races still being finalized, but projections show Joe Biden as the President-elect and Kamala Harris as the Vice President-elect. And for many of us, the constant talk about the election was a big point of stress and we may need to take some time to calm down. Ken Yeager, Ph.D, and head of Ohio State University’s stress, trauma and resiliency program offers up some ways to beat the post-election stress. So we should all participate in whatever way we can and make sure our voice is heard through voting.
Pandemic stress and anxiety can lead to overeating, study says
To say 2020 has been stressful would be an understatement – and this election cycle isn’t making anything easier. There is a lot of collective anxiety at this time, which can lend itself to more emotional eating, which makes perfect sense. But if you’re someone who stress eats, there are some ways to be smart about it. When it comes to sweets, if you enjoy ice cream, add fiber and berries or diced mango on top. Green tea in particular has less caffeine than coffee, tons of antioxidants and amino acids that can reduce stress and promote calm feelings.
How to manage back-to-work stress during the pandemic
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – When the World Health Organization declared COVID a pandemic in March, many Americans sheltered in place, working remotely whenever possible. Since then, some have returned to the office, but many have not and as COVID cases continue to climb there is growing stress surrounding a return to the workplace. And it’s not going back to the normal workplace, it’s going back to a modified workplace. He says to alleviate anxiety, employers should create a return to work plan that outlines safety precautions. Contributors to this news report include: Cyndy McGrath, Executive Producer & Field Producer; Kirk Manson, Videographer; Roque Correa, Editor.
Here are some ways to cope if you’re feeling stressed by this year’s presidential election
Mental health experts with Healthline say people are feeling especially stressed about this year’s presidential election. Not only can stress effect a person’s mental health, it can also produce physical illnesses. Experts say chronic stress and anxiety can trigger tension headaches, stomach aches, insomnia, and elevated blood pressure. They say as you share the tensions and negative emotions you’re feeling, it’s important to also focus on the positives. Remember to unplug from social media, if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Remote learning may be helping your kids outside of the classroom, study finds
It’s no secret that remote learning isn’t as efficient as in-person classes. However, according to a study from the University of Bristol, researchers are finding out that teens are becoming less stressed and anxious with virtual learning. Researchers say that has since dropped by 10% during quarantine. Researchers say many students also reported feeling a greater connection to their schools with increased opportunities to talk with their teachers. Experts say if your kids are feeling anxious about school, it’s important to offer them reassurance, and make sure to keep an eye out for signs of anxiety.
If you’re stressed from work, these tips may help reduce stress
But, there are simple things you can do to reduce your stress at work. Whether it’s a specific person, place or event, this can help you understand what is triggering your stress. While most jobs are on a fast-paced schedule, taking even a few minutes each day can help prevent burning out. And if that doesn’t help, taking a few days of vacation can help ease your mind. It’s important to make boundaries between your work and home life, to keep you from overdoing it.
VIA bus operator shares experience behind the wheel amid coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO A San Antonio VIA Metropolitan Transit bus operator is stressing the importance of wearing a mask while, at the same time, sharing his growing concern as the coronavirus pandemic continues. At the start of the pandemic, it was kind of scary, the bus operator, who asked not to be identified, said. As of Tuesday, 56 out of 1,200 bus operators have tested positive for the virus. Even now, my hand is shaking, and I am at home, the bus operator said. The bus operator said he follows the necessary health precautions as he makes his routes.