Recognizing National Stress Awareness Month

Apr 18, 2014

Namaste, worker bee.  Quit stressing and cut yourself a break. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, April is Stress Awareness Month – a time for everyone chill out and decompress from life’s woes.

Not sure how you plan to relax and rejuvenate? Check out these tips to get you started:

  • During times of stress, it can be difficult to find opportunities to hit the gym. Also, a membership, personal training and fitness classes can be tough on the pocketbook. When you’re short on time and money – try setting aside five minutes to get the blood pumping. Squats, jumping jacks, even planks - you will be amazed at how much better you feel afterwards! This Seven Minute Workout Challenge app is only $1.99 and a great way to track your weight and activity.
  • Two words – unplug and recharge. That goes for you and your device. Before hitting the sack, remove all tech from reach (phones, tablets, laptops). If you rely on your phone alarm, try the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock app to help analyze your sleep cycle and heart rate. The intelligent alarm clock actually wakes you during your lightest sleep phase to get as much shut eye as possible.
  • Interested in trying the trendy digital detox? If you’re able to take a few days off, check out this website to learn about upcoming trips and activities to enjoy being unplugged with some close pals.