Stress may not be something you like to think about, but it's a part of everyday life, and knowledge can help you develop effective coping skills. That's the message of National Stress Awareness Day being observed on Sunday, April 16 as part of National Stress Awareness Month.
What is National Stress Awareness Month
The Health Resource Network is a non-profit health education organization based in Sparks, MD. They have been sponsoring National Stress Awareness Month each year since they were founded in 1992.
This event is part of the organization's overall mission to help the public sort out fact from fiction regarding stress and learn ways to successfully manage it. Healthcare professionals across the country participate by conducting public events and distributing educational materials throughout their communities.
Stress-Relieving Activities Near Savage and Apple Valley
Cole's Salon & Spa 8160 Co Rd 42, Savage 952.226.5310 0.9 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
You'll feel stress literally melting away during a day of pampering at Cole's Salon. For 35 years, they have been providing a full range of state-of-the-art services including hair and skin care, massage and body wraps. Choose from the a la carte menu or indulge in one of their luxurious spa packages.
Researchers have found that laughter reduces production of stress hormones and improves the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, so go ahead and laugh yourself silly at one of Dangerfield's Friday and Saturday night shows. Admission is $15 for the show only, or you can enjoy dinner and a show for only $30. Showtimes are at 8:30 p.m., but you’ll want to reserve your seat in advance.
Springs at Apple Valley
CorePower Yoga 7586 W 150th St, Apple Valley 952.432.9642 1.3 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
Yoga is a classic and proven stress reliever, and both newbies and veterans will enjoy the experience at CorePower Yoga. In addition to traditional yoga postures, there are classes that focus on cardio, sculpting and hot yoga. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can purchase a multi-class package or Black Tag membership which qualifies you for discounts and special events. First-time students receive a free week along with a free towel and mat rental.
Alimagnet Park 211 Ridgeview Dr, Apple Valley 952.952.2300 3 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
It's hard to feel stressed when you're out in the sunshine on the shores of a picturesque lake. Alimagnet Park has nature trails and a canoe launch as well as facilities for disc golf and volleyball. Pack a lunch and take advantage of the picnic tables and barbecue grill.
Do you have a favorite stress-relieving technique or spot to share? Let us know in the comments!