Did You Know There Is A National Stress Awareness Day?

If you thought National Stress Awareness Day was April 16th, it wasn’t,  it’s April 18th this year.

April is Stress Awareness Month to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.  Along with Stress Awareness Month there is National Stress Awareness Day, held every April 16th or the day after income taxes are due, which I guess is April 18th this year.  I don’t know about you but I know what causes me stress and I don’t need a month or even a special day to realize that it isn’t good for me.  I know that long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems and chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body.  It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the aging process.

There are many ways to relieve stress.  Here are just a few of many websites to check out if on April 18th you need a little stress relief.

Remember, stress is something we all can manage and by doing so, will live a healthier life.


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