National Stress Awareness Day is a sponsored event hosted by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), a registered charity promoting the dangers of stress and the best practices to manage it. It takes place on the first Wednesday of November, which this year is November 1st.
Their website details the severe negative impacts that chronic stress can have on one’s health, such as hypertension and loss of sociability, as well as a step-by-step guide on how to recognize and address these issues.
There have been several studies conducted and years of research that show Green Spaces have a significant positive impact on one’s physical and mental health. Experiencing the outdoors and getting your blood pumping boasts a variety of physical health benefits, which has the knock-on effect of helping to alleviate stress and worry. Blood pressure and stress levels are likely to decrease, and reuniting with nature will improve your mood.
Froglife has several projects around the country that serve to promote these spaces and their benefits, such as Green Pathways for Life. This November 1st, to commemorate National Stress Awareness Day, Froglife encourages you to visit a local Green Space or sign up to volunteer at a local nature reserve. It won’t take long for you to experience firsthand these wonderful benefits, and we hope you will join us in the discussion of the importance of our continued conservation efforts.