April is Stress Awareness Month and has been since 1992.

It is a time for healthcare professionals, including physical therapists, to raise awareness about being stressed that can have such a major impact on millions of lives.

Stress is not just in your head. It actually creates various physiological responses impacting our overall health. Those responses include headaches, depression and heart disease.

Though an unavoidable part of life, there are ways to consider how we respond and deal with stress, including meditation. Find the way that works for you, and take the time to relax and recharge your batteries. It’s important for your overall health.

Check out our continuing education courses related to stress on the benefits of meditation and biofeedback to help educate yourself and your patients at TodayinPT.com.