5 Ways To Stop Stressing In The Moment

Stress is one of those things that most of us accept as a normal part of living. Yet how good are we at coping with it? While our bodies deploy an arsenal of biological responses to help us in stressful situations, these responses are meant for acute stress (say, encountering a tiger in the wild), rather than the much more common chronic ― or at least long-term ― stress that we experience all too often.

We’ve teamed up with Aetna to show you how everyday stress affects our bodies, and how you can #takeamoment and practice mindfulness to counteract these pains-in-the-neck (literally).

This material is for general informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a physician or other health care professional. Aetna is not the author of this content.

Aetna believes that mindfulness – the act of being present ― starts with simply experiencing what is here and now. So step back, #takeamoment, and appreciate the little things. You’ll be surprised at what you notice. Share your experience using the hashtag #takeamoment.