Stress

Our communities are affected by stress more now than ever. Not only are adults stressed, but so are our children.

 

Long-term stress can affect your mind and your body. It can lead to headaches, stomach disorders, and depression. It can also increase your risk of stroke and heart disease. Understanding the connection between your mental health and physical health can help you better manage stress and improve your health and well-being.

You're not alone. We can help.

Our staff can help you with your stress and anxiety. Call one of our clinics today to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.

Tensas - (318) 766.1967

Vidalia - (318) 414.3021

Stressed Woman

Tips to help reduce stress

Exercise

Small changes in your exercise routine can make a big difference in your mental health. Movement is good for the body and the mind. Just 20 minutes a day of walking is a great way to move your body, relieve stress and get your mind off of worrying.  

Our providers can help equip you with the tools you need to have a stress-free lifestyle. They can connect the dots between your mental health and physical health and help you see the whole picture.

Eat Well

Having a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet can help tremendously. Avoiding stimulants like caffeine, alcohol and nicotine that can amplify stress is also recommended. 

Sun exposure if one of the main ways your body absorbs Vitamin D. This vitamin can help ward off depression and lower stress. Try to get 5-15 minutes of sunlight a few times a week. Also, eating vitamin D rich foods or taking a Vitamin D supplement can help.