Is spring already throwing curveballs at you? April is Stress Awareness Month, when healthcare professionals and patients can take a look at stress and its effects on the body.

 

A little stress can be good, but it’s also important to be aware of the unhealthy, long-term effects of too much stress on the body. Our daily routines increase stress and the likelihood of heart disease, obesity, acne, depression and anxiety.

 

Though there’s no way to eliminate stress entirely, at Doctors Express Urgent Care Indianapolis, we want you to understand ways to take control of your life by managing your stress!

 

Take a break. It may seem obvious, but not enough people take the time to wind down from the challenges of the day.

Laugh a little. The Mayo Clinic reported laughter releases endorphins in the brain and is helpful for muscle relaxation.

Get more sleep. Getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night can be hard, but will help you keep life’s major stressors in check, according to Harvard University.

Eliminate the clutter. Get started on eliminating the clutter in your house. Clearing a room can clear your mind.

 

Get more advice on relieving stress here!

 

At Doctors Express Urgent Care Indianapolis, we aim to avoid any unnecessary stress for our patients by providing low costs and convenient onsite, state-of-the-art lab equipment. Now’s the time to relieve some stress by scheduling the checkups you may have been putting off and getting a clear picture of your health.