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How Do You Manage Stress? Lee Memorial Health System High blood pressure, obesity, and chronic disease are just a few things that can be influenced by stress. “If we can start by decreasing our stress, we can probably make our health better later,” said Dr. Jennifer Carrion, a resident physician with Lee Health.
How to Stay Calm When You Know You'll Be Stressed TED You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. "We all are going to fail now and then," he says. "The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be."
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Lee Health This body scan meditation asks you to focus attention on different parts of your body and is designed to help you develop a mindful awareness of bodily sensations, and to release tension wherever it is found. Research suggests that this mindfulness practice can help reduce stress, improve well-being, and decrease aches and pains.
Beating the Holiday Blues Lee Memorial Health System "Holiday blues really is just the period of time during the holiday where there's more expectations and more pressure and people start to remember childhood holidays and times where we're supposed to be happy. Everything's supposed to be joyous and its not," says Dr. Oman Rieche, Director of the Behavioral Health Center for Lee Memorial Health System.