Holiday Stress


Holiday: A day free from work that one may spend at leisure, especially … to commemorate or celebrate a particular event (Online Free Dictionary).

Sure, our holidays are all of that, but they can be a source of stress as well. Since we don’t want to avoid holidays, our best bet is to manage our stress levels. A recent newspaper article discussed advances in our understanding of the role moderate exercise plays on stress. The brain patterns of rats who exercised were different from patterns of those who didn’t. Climb out of the car, push away from the table, pop up from the couch. Think about taking a walk along the new and beautiful Clarksville Greenways path on Pollard Road (off Peachers Mill Road). The three-mile trail is paved and includes benches and scenic-view swings for rest stops.

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