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COVID-19: Managing Your Stress during the Coronavirus
Even when things seem to be calm around us, reading or watching the news tends to be a little stressful. But when there is a new breaking news headline, every second it brings on a cascade of alarming health scares about the current COVID-19 pandemic, and we can’t help but feel anxious and overwhelmed.
According to Maurizio Fava, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital, “excessive anxiety is a common response to situations like this and we need to manage our anxiety as best we can.”
Did you know that there are health risks associated with uncontrollable stress levels? Therefore, it’s important to prevent triggering anxiety or stress that may interfere with our mental health and daily functioning. “Stress can also affect our ability to stay healthy and defend against illness ranging from COVID-19 to a common cold. Stress, immunity, and disease progression are all interrelated.”
With many of us quarantined and spending most of our time at home, our daily routine may need altering to keep stress at a minimum. Try incorporating exercise, diet, and sleep into your daily routine to keep stress from getting the best of you.
- Regular exercise may improve your mood and lessen stress
- Get adequate sleep
Try to eat a healthy balanced diet
- Greens and fruit
- Reducing caffeine
- Decreasing excessive carbohydrate intake
- AND BREATHE!!
University Health News. (2020). Healthy Years. 14(2). Retrieved by universityhealthnews.com