Join students from Oregon Coast Community College in a class on Stress Management on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at the Newport 60+ Activity Center.
Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Everyone expresses stress from time to time. Anything from everyday responsibilities like work and family to serious life events such as a medical diagnosis, or the death of a loved one can trigger stress. For immediate, short-term situations, stress can be beneficial to your health. It can help you cope with potentially serious situations. Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones that increase your heart and breathing rates and ready your muscles to respond. Yet, if your stress levels stay elevated for longer than necessary for survival, it can take a toll on your health.
Chronic stress can cause a variety of symptoms and affect your overall well-being. Symptoms of chronic stress include: irritability, anxiety, depression, headaches, and insomnia. Chronic stress is also a factor in behaviors such as overeating, or not eating enough, alcohol or drug abuse, and social withdrawal.
Please stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center, 20 SE 2nd St, Newport, OR, or give us a call at 541-265-9617 to sign up for these opportunities. For a complete listing of the current activities, exercise classes, trips and events, please see our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.