The Doctor Is In : Stress, Health & Weight Gain

On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and experts from Henry Ford Health System will discuss stress, health and weight gain.
Beginning at 8:30, ask your questions in the chat room above.

OUR EXPERTS:

Karen Russell, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician, Henry Ford Health System


Megan Fryer
Occupational Therapist, Henry Ford Hospital



It's estimated that 77% of Americans regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress and 73% of Americans regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress, according to the American Psychological Association. Top five leading causes are job pressure, money, health, relationships and poor nutrition.

Stress is defined as emotional tension in response to a fearful or distressing situation. It also includes the physical symptoms associated with tension.

It can lead to health issues such as weight gain, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and memory loss.

Tips for Reducing Stress
    Practicing relaxation techniques
    Deep breathing
    Meditation
    Eating  a healthy diet
    Limit or eliminate coffee
    Get good sleep
    Exercise
    Listening to music
    Reading

Exercises Known to Reduce Stress

    Yoga
    Walking
    Circuit training
    Dancing

Other Stress-Busters  

    Learn how to say no. Know your limits and stick to them.
    Avoid people who stress you out.
    Take control of your environment. Don't stress over things you can't control - like other people.
    Don't bottle up your feelings.
    Manage your time better.




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