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.


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
    Eating  a healthy diet
    Limit or eliminate coffee
    Get good sleep
    Listening to music

Exercises Known to Reduce Stress

    Circuit training

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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