The Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) is the official public health entity for its participating communities. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all we serve through the promotion of health, prevention of disease and by assuring a safe and clean environment.
National Stress-Free Family Month
Here are some helpful hints to reduce stress during what should be a fun and relaxing time.
Recognize the signs of stress, such as irritability and anxiety. Avoid these by putting yourself in control of things instead of just letting them happen.
Allow yourself to say “No.” Be realistic about what you can and cannot do during this busy month.
Watch your diet. It’s very easy during this time to overindulge in holiday treats. Sugar overload will make you sluggish, and the stimulating effect of caffeine may make you overanxious.
Exercise. Not only will it combat those extra calories you’re consuming, it will also relieve tension and provide relaxation.
Do a Good Deed. People who volunteer are likelier to be happier than those who don’t. Researchers believe volunteering boosts happiness because helps you appreciate all the good things in your own life.
Tap into Your Spiritual Side. New research shows that spiritual practices, such as regular mindfulness exercises, can actually change brain structure in a way that promotes a sense of well-being. So as a part of your day, set aside some time for prayer or meditation. It’ll lift your spirits – literally.
NVHD adds Walk-In Flu Clinics (10/21/13)
NVHD Flu Clinic Schedule (09/23/13)