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Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program: Stress Management & Wellness Coaching

December 01, 2016 07:49 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- There are a number of reasons why knowing how to manage stress can be important for your health.  Among a number of issues, employees at Mayo Clinic Healthy Living say stress can cause depression, increased infections and colds, decreased attention and memory, and even sudden death.

Experts say there are a number of ways you can help reduce stress.  Meditating, exercising, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and breathing properly are all good ways to do this, but they also say there are strategies for the mind.  The next time you feel like you're getting stressed, ask yourself, “How important is this, really?  And will this matter 5 years from now?”

If you would like a more comprehensive experience, wellness coaches are available.  According to Mayo Clinic Healthy Living, the wellness coaches offer one-on-one sessions where you are able to express your goals and challenges in a confidential and judgment-free environment.

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Rachel and Brianna each met with a wellness coach, and say they can understand why a coach is a vital part of staying on track.  Both have been involved in multiple fitness programs, and have lost interest overtime.  They say a wellness coach could have helped them stay on track.

You can check out the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program for yourself through their website, or in person by attending their Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 8th from 4:30 p.m. To 6:30 p.m. The Healthy Living Program is located at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center in downtown Rochester.

You can also click on the links below for Days 1-3 of Rachel and Brianna's experience.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3


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