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Tue 17

Ravalli People First

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 18

Women on the Move

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Missoula Valley People First

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Tips from Tom

We all need to manage stress in our lives. Stress can negatively affect our health and cause depression. Stress is caused by having too many obligations or too few. To be fulfilled we all need to feel useful. Accepting a certain number of obligations, but stopping before you start feeling overwhelmed, can help manage stress. Only you can determine your limits, of course!

Another way to manage stress is to engage in a routine exercise program. Many experts recommend at least 20 minutes of exercise three times a week.

There are definite signs your body will give you that indicate high stress levels. Some indicators include abnormal body functions like heavy periods, hives, fatigue and even dental issues like bleeding gums. Crazy, vivid dreams can also be a sign of stress.

Don’t ignore stress and take steps to address the stress in your life.

Please send your own knowledge and column ideas in!

Tom Thompson can be emailed at tomskilaw@gmail.com

By | 2012-12-26T16:52:41+00:00 December 26th, 2012|Montana, Peer Advocates|Comments Off on Tips from Tom

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