TIP of the WEEK: Tension Reduction


We often focus so much on the behavioral ramifications of stress and anxiety that we forget about the physical tension that our kids and adults feel during times of unease. Start a daily routine of tension reducing activities to address muscle tension, jaw clenching, and headaches associated with stress.
1. Water. Drink it, swim in it, take warm baths and showers. Staying hydrated is key to reducing tension. Being in the water whether it be a pool or a shower greatly reduces muscle tension.
2. Gentle stretches. Stretching helps to loosen muscles, remain focused and aids in better sleep.
3. Exercise. Any exercise is an effective tool.
Tension reducing strategies should be used everyday to help keep the muscles loose and the mind clear and calm.



Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi Syndrome specialist. She works with Latham Centers’ residents with PWS, their families and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices. 

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