Women and Stress Infographic
Chronic Stress and Women’s Health
Adapting to stress is important because chronic, unmanaged stress can lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. These problems impact 1 in 5 women each year.
Stress can also lead to unhealthy habits:
- Physical inactivity
Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress
- Speak to your doctor about stress in your life and how it may impact your health.
- Take care of your body.
- Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
- Exercise regularly.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol use.
- Take deep breaths, stretch regularly.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with your community or faith-based organizations. Get in touch online, through social media or by phone or mail.
- Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories.
Learn more at Heart heart.org/Stress
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