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Self-care: 4 ways to nourish body and soul

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November 16, 2017

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Elizabeth Izzard
November 26, 2017

Good advice, thanks.

Liz Feinauer
November 18, 2017

Think of these percentages…40%, 25%, and 50%. These are the percentages of increased risk an individual is at due to stress for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke respectively. Among people who are stressed, 40% overeat or eat unhealthy food and 44% loose sleep every night (AIS, n.d.). Another good way to manage stress is to spend time with a pet/animal. Dogs have been shown to help decrease stress levels among individuals. A Harvard Medical School report video discusses how dogs help in reducing stress. The video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz5u547Kpi4.

AIS. (n.d.). Stress is killing you. Retrieved from https://www.stress.org/stress-is-killing-you/.

Harvard University (Producer). (2015, August 25). Harvard report: Dogs reduce stress [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/self-care-4-ways-nourish-body-soul-2017111612736.

Monique Tello, MD, MPH
November 20, 2017

Thanks for this information and links! Very relevant!

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