• Get Moving

    Exercise releases stress-reducing endorphins and helps you quiet nagging thoughts by concentrating on an activity that benefits both body and mind. Consider taking a yoga class or simply going for a walk after work or during lunch.

  • Simplify

    Are you doing too much? Look at your schedule or to-do list and prioritize yourself. Chances are, you can cross off a few items and ease some of the pressure you’re feeling.

  • Meditate

    Meditation not only helps strengthen your mind, it can also guide your thoughts and help you better process emotions when stress hits. Simple breathing techniques can help steady your heart rate and slow racing thoughts.

  • Rest Up

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend getting seven hours of undisturbed sleep each night to restore your body and awake refreshed. If you have trouble sleeping, try to wind down for the night a bit earlier, and limit technology like TV or phones at least an hour before bedtime.

  • Don’t Go It Alone

    Your Benefit Funds’ Wellness Member Assistance Program supports you with wellness workshops, presentations and health fairs. Health educators, nurses, social workers and counselors are also available to work with you on a personalized health plan, help you set goals and share stress-reducing techniques. Call (646) 473-6900.


Get Support with Our Hypertension Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Our Hypertension Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program can connect you with a fellow 1199SEIU member who is successfully managing his or her hypertension. The program, administered by InquisitHealth, consists of one-on-one coaching from your mentor, advice from nutritionists to help you make healthy changes to your diet and a free blood pressure monitor so you can check your numbers at home. You’ll also learn how to use a smartphone app to track your progress and access educational materials. For more information about the program, see our Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program section or call (646) 893-1348.

The Hypertension Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program is offered in partnership with InquisitHealth. This program is not intended to provide medical advice. Your interactions in the program may be tracked and recorded for continued quality improvement, ongoing training and safety purposes.

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