Community Wellbeing

Stress Busting Where You Live!

We all know stress isn’t good for us, but where do we even start?! Start where you are. Literally!

The Challenge: 

Find at least one new way to bust stress using a local-to-you resource.

It’s no news to anyone that stress can impact our mental and physical health. The data shows that an elevated increase in stress levels can impact everything from your muscles to your heart to your immune system—to name a few. Simple steps to reducing stress can be implemented to help enhance your overall health and wellbeing. This challenge is focused on simple searches and resources that may be right under your nose in your very own community!

Use Social Media to your Advantage!
If you’re not already, follow your local borough or commerce web pages. From there, follow accounts they tag. You may happen upon a new yoga studio, a group made for walking meet-ups or a local farm or shop that interests you.

Ask Others!
When we’re out of town on vacation, many of us ask folks we come in contact with the simple question “what do you recommend?” So why not do it at home?! Visit a locally owned store (coffee, clothing, ice-cream) and say, “do you know of any yoga studios? I’m looking to try a few out.”

Yoga is an excellent way to help manage stress. The focus on breathing and clarity can be really important tools to practice. The other wonderful thing about most yoga studios is that they are very willing to help you find a class that’s right for you and your ability/experience level. You just have to ask!

Fresh Air!
This can be as simple or as complex as you want. Step outside your front door and walk a few blocks or hop in the car and find a trail (maybe you want to use AllTrails to find a new-to-you spot to check out).

The American Heart Association has this brief article about ways to kick the nasties and use nature to help you to recenter.  

Report Participation

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