Dealing with Stress

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Stress affects both the mind and body, and impacts a persons overall health and well-being. Dr. Edward Hill discusses some healthy ways to deal with stress in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Unmanaged stress can lead to an increased risk of both mental and physical problems, such as infection, illness, diabetes, obesity and heart disease, as well as depressive and anxiety disorders.

There are healthy and unhealthy ways that people deal with stress.

Here are some healthy ways to manage your stress and improve your well-being:

Identify the source of your stress. Try to solve the problem that is causing you stress, or learn to cope with it positively. Dont avoid, deny or withdraw from the problem, because it will continue to exist and affect you.

Talk to someone you trust. Social support has been found to reduce stress and improve mental and physical well-being.

Take the time to slow down and relax.

Be physically active. Exercise reduces stress and improves health.

Get enough sleep.

Balance your time. Time management skills can help you find balance, order and control in your life, and

Dont use drugs or alcohol.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.