May 12, 2023

Arrow Senior Living Explores Stress and Anxiety Management

Category: Senior Living

Author: Christy Kay, Regional Director of Wellness

Each day we go through our lives making decisions, worrying about the future, or maybe having concern about our health. It is only natural that we experience both stress and anxiety in some form at some level. Stress is defined as any demand placed on your brain or physical body, while anxiety is specified as fear, worry, or unease. Although defined differently, they are connected and share the same symptoms. Most of us experience stress, anxiety, or both at some point, whether from work or our personal life.

At Arrow Senior Living we are aware of proven techniques to help ease the symptoms of stress and anxiety, including lifestyle changes, such as exercise and diet. We also know unmanaged stress and anxiety can interfere with your daily life and affect your physical and mental health.

Stress and anxiety can make me feel overwhelmed and cause worry. Many things can be causes or triggers of stress and anxiety to include caffeine, not enough sleep, financial concerns, negative thoughts, personal triggers, or work.

It can make you dread starting your days. Feelings of stress and anxiety can also affect your health and cause blood pressure to increase, heart palpitations, fear, worry, irritability, restlessness, and dizziness. Exercising, meditation, medication, and journaling are ways to decrease anxiety.

Some stress and anxiety are expected, but if you feel it becoming unmanageable and affecting your daily life, a healthcare professional can help you develop new coping skills.

Saint Charles, Missouri-based Arrow Senior Living manages a portfolio of communities that offer varying levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Each and every senior living community supports residents by focusing on dignity, respect, and quality of life. The programs and amenities offered are selected to provide only the highest standard of quality and comfort.

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