Women and Stress Infographic

Women and Stress infographic


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Chronic Stress and Women’s Health

Adapting to stress is important because chronic, unmanaged stress can lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. These problems impact 1 in 5 women each year.

Stress can also lead to unhealthy habits:

  • Overeating
  • Physical inactivity
  • Smoking

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

  • Speak to your doctor about stress in your life and how it may impact your health.
  • Take care of your body.
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol use.
  • Take deep breaths, stretch regularly.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with your community or faith-based organizations. Get in touch online, through social media or by phone or mail.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories.

Learn more at Heart heart.org/Stress

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