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Stress Management for Health Course

Benefits of Learning Stress Management

Some people may wonder if learning Stress Management skills is worth all the effort.  Research has shown that an individual who learns Stress Management gains a tremendous number of benefits when compared to people who haven't learned Stress Management. Techniques like exercise, improved nutrition, relaxation, stress resistant thinking, etc., all help, not only to reduce our stress, but also reduce our risk of developing a number of common health problems.  The psychological and physiological benefits include: 


Psychological Benefits

        Improves self esteem

        Improves self confidence

        Reduces anxiety levels

        Reduces risk of depression

        Reduces risk of panic attacks

        Less reliant on alcohol

        Improves coping skills

        Reduces anger levels

        Improves relationships

        Improves quality of life

        Greater optimism

        Greater efficiency at work

        Improves concentration

        Improves memory

        Reduces anxious thinking

        Reduces feelings of frustration

        Increases feeling of control

        Improves decision making

        Make less mistakes

        Reduction in mood swings

        Less sensitive to criticism

        Improves interaction with others

Physiological Benefits

        Lowers blood pressure

        Reduces heart attack risk

        Reduces stroke risk

        Reduces osteoporosis risk

       Lowers risk of developing certain cancers

        Boosts immune system

        Suffer less colds and flu

        Reduces constipation

        Lowers risk of type II diabetes

        Reduces risk of gall bladder disease

        Reduces risk of diverticulitis

        Boosts energy levels

        Improves sleep pattern

        Keeps arteries more flexible

        Improves cholesterol profile

        Blood clots less easily

        Reduces risk of impotence

        Reduces back pain

        Lowers stress hormone levels

        Reduces muscle tension

        Improves sex life


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