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Well-Being: Lower Stress

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Your mind impacts your body. It can do this in both positive and negative ways.

Think about how people use their mind to:

  • Lower their blood pressure
  • Control pain
  • Manage stress

Use mind-body techniques to optimize your body’s ability to heal and cope with mental and physical stress.

Programs that Work for Older Adults:

The programs and resources listed below are offered in communities throughout the U.S. and are not specifically endorsed by the VA. Open the link to learn more about the program/resource and to find a location near you.

Aging in Stride

  • Yoga practices and safety tips for older adults

Article: Healthy Benefits of Yoga

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

  • Interactive workshops teach skills you can use to manage your own chronic disease
  • Program focuses on problems common to people dealing with any chronic conditions, such as pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and talking with doctors
  • Classes by state

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops by State

Stress Management

VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:  Tips to Manage Stress

Find out about other Well-being topics

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