Focus on Stress Management During Stress Awareness Month

Stress can be a normal physical response to potentially threatening events. This is known as the "fight or flight” response, when the body’s defenses are activated. In dangerous situations or when you have to perform at your best, whether at the job or on the sports field, stress can help you meet challenges. National Stress Awareness Month is the perfect time to educate the public about stress management, including making the choice to steer clear of unnecessary stress, change stressful situations if possible and adapt to stress if the situation can’t be changed.

Tell your community about common practices for dealing with stress: relaxation practices such as meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises; regular exercise; eating a balanced, well-nourished diet and getting enough sleep. Rather than staying isolated, reaching out to friends and family is also essential.

Play a constructive role in relieving stress in your community with:

• The Stress Management Slider, Managing Your Stress Key Points Wallet Card, Stress Relievers Bookmark and Stress Less Postup raise awareness of the causes of stress and ways to relieve it.

• Deluxe His and Her Personal Care Kit and Manicure Kit (see also our Aluminum Manicure Kit) helps recipients maintain their grooming and feel better about themselves.

• Everyone can get a grip on stress with our Stress Balls, available in a variety of shapes: Round, Star, Heart, Stressed-Out Man, Spunky Stress Guy, Globe and Wobbly.

• The 5 Point Massager can help soothe the aches and pains brought on by tension.

• The Foot Care Kit is perfect for those who’ve been working on their feet all day.

• By placing the Manage Your Anger Magnet on the fridge, recipients can get immediate tips on controlling their anger.

• Help everyone maintain health and wellness with our Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Healthy Heart Sliders.

• Back Scratcher and Shoe Horn relieves a hard-to-reach itch and enables one to put on his or her shoes stress-free.

• Provide fun and distraction with our Mini Sudoku Game.

• Invigorate and provide aromatherapy with our fragrant Hand & Body Lotion and Invigorate Lotion.

Posted by Jeff Tone