Pandemic stress got you down? This is what doctors say you should do about it

If you’re losing sleep or feeling stressed about the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone.

Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says taking care of yourself and your family can help you cope with the stress.

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Here are some CDC recommendations for how to cope with the pandemic.

  • Take breaks from reading information about the pandemic.
  • Take care of your body by taking deep breaths, eating well-balanced meals, exercise and getting plenty of sleep.
  • Make time to unwind by going outside, and try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with the people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • If stress is getting in the way of your daily activities, get help. Call your doctor.

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Adam Poulisse,

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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