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Watch out for "Election Distress Disorder"

11/02/2020 3:12 PM | Anonymous

In case you haven't been following every detail of this presidential election... only eight states think that they will be able to report 98 percent of their unofficial election results by noon on Wednesday.  So start destressing now:

  1. Plan to wait for final election results
  2. Chill out-practice yoga, deep breathing
  3. Have meaningful conversations with your family 
  4. Get more exercise-take a walk and enjoy nature
  5. Make a difference locally-teach English as a second language, tutor a student, join the garden club

Learn how to destress during and following an election at the New York Times.

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease - heart attach and stroke - were 61 percent higher in the two days following the 2016 election than the same days in the preceding week.  Age, race or sex of the patient did not change the results-rate of heart attack increased by 67 percent and of stroke by 59 percent.  Read the full article in the New York Times.

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