Las Vegas Urban League WIC Counselors Available To Help During April Stress Awareness Month

By: Nutrition Education Centers - WIC
Nutrition Education Centers - WIC
Nutrition Education Centers - WIC
LAS VEGAS - April 3, 2023 - PRLog -- This month has been designated as Stress Awareness Month since April 1992. A lot has changed since then with today's stress levels being at an all-time high. But stress not, Las Vegas Urban League WIC counselors are trained to help identify your stress levels but also give referrals to health care professionals on methods to help with managing it.

Physical, emotional, and behavioral stress usually triggers headaches, body pains or a racing heartbeat. Other symptoms may include difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, experiencing feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, helplessness or frustration. You may also lose your appetite or experience low-energy levels.

"It's important to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of quality sleep," WIC Program Nutritionist Rewina Tsegay said. "Avoid alcohol and substance abuse drugs. Be proactive and talk to your doctor about your stress."

One of the most effective ways to deal with stress is to practice meditation. Another way is to exercise regularly, whether by jogging, bicycling or taking long walks. Getting out in fresh air is a wonderful way to reduce stress levels.

"Recognize when you don't have control and practice clearing your mind to let it go," WIC Flamingo West Clinical Coordinator Lawanda Torres said. "Avoid getting anxious about situations that you cannot change. Focus your mind on something that makes you feel calm and in control."

It's important to share your feelings of stress with a family member, friend, doctor, pastor or counselor. Don't keep these feelings to yourself. Extended bouts of stress can seriously affect your physical health and mental state. Be proactive in changing your lifestyle, expressing your feelings to others and seeking medical advice and treatments if necessary.

For more information and advice on how to cope with and reduce your stress levels, visit the Las Vegas Urban League WIC at or its two convenient locations: 6480 W. Flamingo Road, Suite B, Las Vegas, phone (702) 227-1573 or 3320 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 50, Las Vegas, phone (702) 476-9561.

The Las Vegas Urban League Women, Infants and Children Program is a 501c (3) program that is funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.

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