Nov 13, 2013

Coping With Stress

"Caregivers report unusually high levels of stress in balancing caregiving with work and other life responsibilities."

It is indisputable that caregiving is stressful, so how do we handle the stress?  Massage is one documented way, as it releases cortisol and other stress hormones from the body.  Cognitive Behavior Therapy is another evidence-based way to deal with stress, and you can find a licensed therapist who is trained in CBT by checking around and interviewing potential therapists.  Exercise can slash stress in half according to some studies.  Yoga has been proven to improve people's level of well being, as has been meditation.  Any of these suggestions are safe and could improve one's overall health and well being. 

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