For more information about UPMC's Healthy Lifestyle Program, call 800-533-UPMC (8762).
Or, e-mail Dr. Bruce Rabin, Director, Healthy Lifestyle Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who benefits from the Healthy Lifestyle Program?
The Healthy Lifestyle Program is for healthy individuals who will benefit from increased stress-coping skills, but also those individuals with diseases where stress-coping can enhance their sense of well being and possibly influence the course of disease.
Examples of diseases that may benefit from enhanced stress-coping skills include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic pain
- Inflammatory bowel
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sleep disturbances
Did You Know?
When adults practice healthy stress-coping behaviors, children learn from the adults they love how to deal with the burden of stress.
When we experience stress, it's often hard to remember what to do to become calm. We encourage you to share what you learn with others so they can help remind you what to do when you experience stress. When you see that others are stressed, you can provide the same treatment to them.
Remember that stress will not go away; the only way to decrease the effects it has on your health is to change the way your brain responds to stress.