About This Kit
Everyone agrees: Life is stressful. Too much stress is related to a variety of health problems, including increased risk for heart disease. For this reason, stress management is important. Learning about stress and how to manage it will improve both your physical and emotional health, and your overall quality of life.
If you are trying to manage your weight, it is especially important for you to learn stress management skills. Sometimes stress may cause you to overeat or quit following your meal and exercise plans.
The Heart Institute Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (HIPRC) provides a comprehensive series of educational kits on topics related to stress management and emotional health. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Know how the body responds to stress
Step 2. Learn to recognize sources and symptoms of stress in your life
Step 3. Use a stress record to track your stressful situations