Healthy Moments Episode

Coping with Stress the Healthy Way

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May 19, 2014 | Download Audio

Dr. Rodgers provides healthy lifestyle tips for coping with stress.


The effects of chronic stress build up over time. While you can’t eliminate stress from your life, there are many ways to manage your stress.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.
Paying close attention to your physical and emotional health makes you more aware of when you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed. The next step is to manage your stress, and here are a few tips:
  • Exercise regularly – just 30 minutes on most days can boost your mood.
  • Explore relaxation techniques, like deep breathing, yoga, tai chi, and meditation.
  • Set priorities for the day. Take note of what you’ve accomplished and don’t dwell on things you didn’t finish.
  • And, stay in touch with family, friends, and community or religious organizations who provide you emotional support.
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