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Tips to Handle Stress
Stress may lead to many health problems such as depression, heart disease, anxiety, high blood pressure, or even stroke. Here are some ways to de-stress and keep yourself healthy, according to the American Heart Association:
Make a list. Making a list of the things you need to prioritize throughout the day may help you feel less overwhelmed. Try making a list of the things you must get done and check them off as you go! This way, you feel accomplished crossing things off the list and won't feel so buried in work. Lists can also help you break down bigger problems, so you don't tackle everything at one time.
Exercise. Exercising is a great way to reduce stress. Go for a walk, run or anything try active to clear your mind, and help relieve some of that pent-up stress!
Relax. Try taking a few deep breaths and count to 10 to help your body relax a bit. Take some time to do these things before you react to a situation. And if something is not an urgent matter, respond to the situation the next day so you do not feel overwhelmed.
Get some sleep. Sleep can make you feel more productive throughout the day and help you tackle that list of priorities you made. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night and wake up ready to take on the day.
Tips for Being a Responsible Pet Owner!
In honor of Responsible Pet Owners month, we want to share a few tips for being a pet owner!
Do your research. Purchasing a pet should not be an in-the-moment decision. Researching and finding the best pet for your lifestyle is critical.If you have children be sure to look into breeds that comfortable around them. Read up on possible dietary restrictions and common health problems of the breeds you are interested in. Do you already have pets in your home? Consider how introducing a new one might affect both pets. Also, purchasing a new puppy or kitten in an apartment may not be the best when it comes to potty training and getting your deposit back!
Lifelong Commitment. Understanding that purchasing a pet is now a lifelong relationship between you and your pet. They will require a lot of care, attention, and a significant amount of time and money. Make sure you are able to provide your pet the care it needs, financially as well as physically.
Identification. This is very important, especially if your pet becomes lost. Having the proper identification for your pet can help you become reunited. This includes tattoos, microchips, and tags with your contact information on it. Also, make sure that any information associated with the identification is correct and up to date.
Preventative Care. Getting your pet the proper vaccines and parasite control (flea and tick prevention, etc.) is also important to your pet’s well being. Getting the proper preventative care can help extend your pets life, which means more time you get to spend with them.
Pet Insurance. Make sure your furry family member is covered by pet insurance! Pet insurance can help pay for emergency surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications, treatments, hospital stays and more! Get the peace of mind you and your pet deserve and contact us today to learn more about our pet insurance!