Thursday, February 23, 2006

Stress Management Tip--Put Down the Donut

You are swamped. The key is how you deal with it. And that you use stress management tools. If you turn to comfort food or smoking are driving down a dangerous road. A report released today revealed that many women are turning to unhealthy habits as a way to reduce their stress.

“People who cope with long-term stress by engaging in unhealthy behaviors and lifestyle, may very well alleviate symptoms of stress in the short term, but end up creating significant health problems in the long run,” says Russ Newman, PhD, JD, executive director for professional practice, APA.

31% of all women use eating comfort food as a way to reduce stress.

Take the Stress Smarts Quiz at and visit
APAHelpCenter.organd for tips on managing stress.

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