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Four Quick Stress Facts You Need to Know

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Our vision in everything we do is to convey a shared value of compassion, a commitment to excellence, open communications, motivation to be the best, and a sense of personal integrity.

We are honored to care for our residents and share a passion to make their days enriching and fulfilling. Quite simply, it’s The Caraday Way!

Stress! We all know the feeling. While it manifests itself in different ways – headaches, stomach aches, exhaustion, or overall tension – we have all felt it in one way or another.

Here are some fast facts that YOU need to know about stress.

Stress can be good – sometimes
A little bit of stress can motivate you to get that assignment done or perform when you need to most. It may even be lifesaving in some situations. However, stress should never be debilitating.

Stress is sickening, literally
When you’re under stress, you are more susceptible to a variety of ailments ranging from headaches to insomnia to high blood pressure and heart disease. Three-quarters of adults experience symptoms of stress, including headaches, tiredness, and sleeping problems. Learning to manage your stress is crucial not only to your happiness but also to your health.

Are you stressed? Here’s why.
The five leading causes of stress include

  • Financial problems
  • Work
  • The economy
  • Parenting and family responsibilities
  • Personal health

US States with the highest stress levels
Did you know that different states have different stress levels? Texas ranks third on the list of high-stress states!

  1. Florida
  2. New Jersey
  3. Texas

There are many ways to manage stress:

  • Exercise
  • Listen to music
  • Take a hot shower or bath
  • Laugh
  • Pray or meditate
  • Play with your pets
  • Take a nap

Try several stressbusters and go back to the ones that work the best for you!