When we think of February, our minds automatically go to Valentine’s Day. It’s romance, candy, hearts and flowers.

But did you know it’s also American Heart Month?

As we age taking charge of our health and wellness comes even closer into focus as we start really paying attention to weight, vision, sugar and cholesterol levels, and blood pressure.

Sharing a heartfelt #WellnessWednesday tip, we’re talking about stress. Here’s a tidbit from the American Heart Association. Click on the red links to read more!

Manage Stress and Manage Your Health

Stress happens, especially these days. (One in two U.S. adults reports that COVID-19 has negatively impacted mental health.) While you may feel too busy to de-stress – you can decide to take back your “me time,” one moment at a time. Reduce stress for a healthier version of you.

3 Tips to Manage Stress

We all have stress – at work, and managing a household. Worse, some groups are at increased risk for the mental health problems that stress can bring on:

  • Hispanics are twice as likely to feel hopeless compared to non-Hispanic Whites.

  • LGBTQ individuals are at an increased risk for mental health conditions, due to discrimination.

It’s important to know how to manage stress. Try these simple techniques for stressing less.

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