Government shutdown could be bad for your health

MGN Online
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 9:37am

Thousands of people remain off the job, as the government shutdown continues.

The shutdown affects many of us and already people are feeling the stress, but doctors say there are ways to cope with the stress.

Experts recommend you stay with a schedule, remain active, get exercise, eat well and don't sit around thinking of things that may or may not happen.

Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Gregory Jones, says, "If you allow yourself to do that, that can lead to heightened levels of anxiety, which can also lead to depression and symptoms of clinical depression."

Experts also recommend doing something you've really wanted to try and haven't had the time to do.

If your stress is over money, take this break to really look at your finances and put together a family budget. Look at how you can save some money, should this ever happen again.


Reader Comments

Obama calls Bohner just to tell hum he won't negotiate? What arrogance! Then he gives PBS 445 million dollars on the first day of shutdown but refusing to fund the VA and the National Institutes of Health while paying federal employees with IOUs and having them work on Columbus Day. He is getting more and more like a dictator every day.

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