UA Matters: Using Mindfulness to Lower Stress

June 14, 2016

Many chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, insomnia or heartburn, can be traced to a single common problem: stress. Common advice for fighting stress is to eliminate the stressors, which could mean going to bed early or just saying “no” more often. But that doesn’t address how our brains handle stress hour-to-hour or moment-to-moment, says The University of Alabama’s Dr. Harriet Myers.