-- Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- 'Tis the season to be jolly,
not stressed out, and an expert offers some tips on how to take
care of yourself during the holiday rush.
While it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the shopping,
planning and other tasks associated with the season, you need to
take steps to keep your stress under control in order to protect
your health, said Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of the Kaplan Center for
Integrative Medicine in McLean, Va.
"Stress is the way our body automatically responds to difficult situations. You may feel nervous, irritable and depressed, experience increased aches and pains, or you may just not feel like yourself," he said in a center news release.
Kaplan offered the following tips to relieve holiday stress:
The American Psychological Association offers more
ways to deal with holiday stress.
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