In a new study out of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, it was found that stress is linked to dimentia. Lena Johansson, PhD, tracked 800 women for approximately 40 years. Those who experienced significant stress, such as divorce, widowhood, loss of a child, or mental illness in a loved one were 21% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Why? Because stress may cause structural and functional changes in the brain, which may linger for years after a stressful event. If you are facing midlife stress, try psychotherapy, meditation, and/or yoga.

A great way to fight off stress is through stretching and exercise. We will be holding an exercise ball class on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:15 pm. This workshop is for anyone who would like to improve their health and feel good, and will teach you to have better balance, a stronger core and spine, and increased muscle tone and flexibility. Be sure to sign up for this month’s wellness workshop with a guest at your next adjustment, as seating is limited.

Dr. Levine conducts stress workshops at the workplace. If you or your company would benefit from an in-house stress management program at no cost, please contact our community relations director, Leslie Harris, at 973-761-0022 for more information.