Sometimes we need a reminder about just how harmful stress is to our overall wellbeing. Did you know that: “54 percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their everyday lives…Increasing numbers of children, teenagers and college students report feeling under stress….and stress contributes to such life-threatening problems as heart attack, stroke, depression and infection, as well as to chronic aches and pains” (

Read this quick article from The Huffington Post  that lists scientifically-backed ways to reduce stress on your own.

Recommendations include:

  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Light Yoga
  • Deep Breathing
  • Taking a walk
  • Hanging out with your pet!