Stress is a part of everyone’s daily life. Ultimately, it comes down to how we handle it. Positive stress can motivate us to work hard, stay focused and achieve our goals. Negative stress can have a significant impact on our mental and physical wellbeing.
For example, planning a wedding can be very stressful and may cause headaches from time to time. However, this stress results in a happy event. Events such as a death in the family or a job loss can create stress that has a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health. If not managed properly, this type of stress can become debilitating and have a negative result on heart health.
April is Stress Awareness Month and draws focus on ways to manage and cope with different kinds of stress. There are many articles available that provide strategies and techniques to help manage daily stress. During this month, take the time to read this material and find a method that works for you: mindfulness meditation, physical activity, or talk therapy are great places to start! By doing so, you’re taking steps to manage stress on your terms while also reducing your risk of a serious cardiac event.