Keep Calm & Manage Stress March: Keep Calm, stress less Month

Stress in Adults

  • 72 percent of people who have daily stress and anxiety say it interferes with their lives at least moderately.
  • 40 percent¬†experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety in their daily lives.
  • 30 percent¬†have taken prescription medication to manage stress, nervousness, emotional problems or lack of sleep.
  • 28 percent have had an anxiety or panic attack.
  • 9 percent have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

One of the best ways to manage stress is to exercise!

  • It is vital for maintaining mental fitness.
  • Effective in reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration.
  • It enhances overall cognitive function.
  • Produces endorphins, which are your body's natural pain and stress fighters.
  • Improves sleep.
Scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, elevate and stabilize mood, improve sleep, and improve self-esteem.

VCU Counseling Services

The University Counseling Services offers a variety of services including a self-help section with topics such as anxiety and stress management, coping with stress from traumatic events, and eating disorders.

The Well

Another way to manage stress is to participate in our March Madness group exercise incentive program, starting after Spring break.

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Stay tuned for next week's segment of Keep Calm, Stress Less: Keep Calm & Yoga On!

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