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How To Beat Stress

First Med Urgent Care: Tips to fight stress

We, at First Med Urgent Care, understand that our patients are heading into what we will call “the home stretch” for the end of the school year and for workers trying to make it through until summer vacations. It’s that rough time of year when everything seems to pile on as school teachers and business managers are attempting to wrap things up (there are also less holiday breaks than in the beginning of the school year). To put it simply; life gets stressful.

Stress is a serious issue, because it puts you in “fight-or-flight” response mode. For this reason, stress can wreak havoc on your mind and your body. Studies have concluded that stress can cause other problems such as insomnia, depression and cardiovascular issues. Luckily, you can significantly decrease the negative impact of stress by learning a few effective stress management strategies for work and school. Below are four different ways to beat stress:

1.) Take a Walk – Did you know that a quick walk can clear your mind and increase endorphin levels? It can even advance your mental function.
2.) Meditate – Some people think meditating sounds silly, but if you understand how to do it, the benefits will be worth it. It can be as simple as taking a few minutes to concentrate on your breathing in a peaceful setting. If you truly try, you can center your mind and curb anxiety.
3.) Exercise – We wouldn’t be great urgent care staff if we didn’t tell you one of the best ways to be healthy; exercise. That’s right, move around! Many times it has been said that exercise can increase your concentration.
4.) Browse the Internet – Taking a short break will do wonders for your stress levels. Engaging in some internet surfing can break-up the monotony of your routine.

As things get stressful for all of you students, parents, teachers and bosses it is important to consider your health. The staff at First Med Urgent Care hope that you find these tips helpful if you find yourself stressing out.