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Karen Russell, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician, Henry Ford Health System
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
Eating a healthy diet
Limit or eliminate coffee
Get good sleep
Listening to music
Exercises Known to Reduce Stress
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.