Saturday, January 5, 2008

Stress and how to decrease it!

The good people at ePocrates were nice enough to send me this info to share with you. This kind of info really makes you stop and think...

The early morning glare of the alarm clock burns your bleary eyes, as holiday stress finds you exhausted and restless in bed, without a single "sugar plum dancing in your head." According to nearly 500 doctors who participated in a survey by medical software developer Epocrates, Inc., restless nights and fatigue are the two most common symptoms of stress.

To address these symptoms and reduce holiday stress, doctors shared their recommended stress outlets:

1) Get moving: 88% recommend exercise to their patients. An after-dinner stroll or even building a snowman can provide a burst of energy to propel you through the season.

2) Be social: More than half of respondents prescribe spending time with friends and family to reduce stress. 'Tis the season with many holiday parties and family feasts.

3) Start a hobby: Nearly half physicians recommend pursuing a hobby. So consider making those holiday gifts or try snow shoeing during the winter months.

Read more about doctors views on stress at: http://www.epocrates.com/company/news/112807.html

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