Did you know that 75 to 90% of visits to the doctor’s office are stress related? Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety. We all have stress in our lives, but not all people respond to stress in the same way.

How do you know if stress is affecting your health?

Here are a few signs:

  • You’ve put on some “extra” belly fat
  • You eat when you are nervous, sad or mad
  • You feel overwhelmed by simple everyday tasks
  • You worry about things big and small
  • Your feel tired and weak for no apparent reason

9 Simple Tips for Quick Relief when Stress Hits

  1. Breathe from your belly
  2. Take a Short Walk
  3. Spring into Action (run up the stairs or do a few push ups)
  4. Listen to music
  5. Sing or dance
  6. Take a short mental break
  7. Laugh
  8. Write in your journal
  9. Take a power nap

Do you feel like stress is taking a toll on your health?

Your stress is unique, and so is the way you react to it. Don’t let stress wear you down.     Ask your pharmacist today and take the Identi-T Stress quiz to find your type of stress response—and ask us about a tailored program for relief without the use drug therapy.

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