Although today, April 16, is National Stress Awareness Day, you should be aware of your stress every day and try to minimize it. According to The Health Resource Network, a national non-profit health education organization, stress contributes to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, as well as aids in the development of alcoholism, obesity, suicide, drug addiction, cigarette addiction, and other harmful behaviors. It also affects the immune system, which protects from many serious diseases. To learn more about the deadly effects of stress, click here.
Need a kick start toward relaxation? Click here to check out some stress-eliminating exercises from the team at Mohonk Mountain House.