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May 12, 2023

The Castlewood Senior Living Explores Stress and Anxiety Management

Category: Senior Living

Author: Kimberly Stewart, 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 The Castlewood 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.

When I am stressed or feel anxious, I notice elevated heart rate, heaviness in my chest, irritability, and a headache. Some triggers may be personal finances, health issues, family issues, like a death, divorce, marriage, or children, or work issues, such as promotion or job loss.

Some symptoms of stress and anxiety can be headaches, diarrhea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach pain, sweating, irritability, anger, and problems sleeping or waking. Prayer, meditation, and physical exercise are techniques that can be used to decrease symptoms of stress and 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.

The Castlewood Senior Living in Nixa, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Cox Medical Center South and with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Fremont Hills Country Club, Fountain Plaza, Smallin Civil War Cave, 160 Grand Prix Amusement Center, and the 4 X 4 Brewery-Fremont.

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