Do you consider stress something to be avoided? Moderate amounts of stress help you perform at peak levels, but too much becomes a physical and mental burden. Learn more about stress and ways to control it during April, which is National Stress Awareness Month.
What Is National Stress Awareness Month?
The Health Resource Network, which founded National Stress Awareness Month 25 years ago, joins healthcare professionals across the country to promote awareness of the causes of stress and methods to control it. These experts will conduct community forums and discussions as well as distribute educational materials, especially on April 16 which is National Stress Awareness Day.
Stress-Reducing Activities Around San Antonio
Start your own personal stress control program with some of these great activities near our Springs San Antonio luxury apartment communities.
It's hard to feel stressed when you're busy laughing. Laugh Out Loud hosts a mix of local comedians, up-and-coming national acts and top names such as Mike Epps, Margaret Cho and Ron White. There is also full food and drink service during the shows, which run Wednesday through Thursday at 8 p.m. with late shows at 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. is open mic night.
Texas is home to many breathtaking landscapes, and some of the most scenic areas are found in Government Canyon State Natural Area. The park includes more than 12,000 acres with 40 miles of biking and hiking trails that cover rugged canyons and soft, rolling grasslands. Be sure to view the dinosaur tracks that date back 110 million years. If you want to make a weekend of it, overnight camping is allowed on Friday and Saturday nights.
Physical activity is a proven stress reliever, but motivating yourself can be a chore. Diva Fitness makes exercise fun with classes in Zumba, yoga, Pilates and hip-hop. Your first class is free, then continue as a walk-in or purchase a six-class discount pass. Unlimited membership is only $45 per month, or you can purchase a Zumba membership for $35 per month.
Don't you deserve some pampering? Loma de Vida Spa, located in La Cantera Resort, is in a beautiful building with floor-to-ceiling windows for breathtaking scenic views of the Hill Country. The spa's tranquil "intentional spaces" include the Gathering Place, a luxurious art-filled lounge with a fireplace and expansive deck. Enjoy true indulgence with a Signature Ritual featuring hand, scalp, foot and full body massages.
What's your favorite way to blow off steam? Let us know in the comments!