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5 Ways to Manage Back to School Stress

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source: Muscular Dystrophy Association

year: 2022


The start of a new school year can be stressful for the whole family, especially when juggling healthcare appointments, IEP plan meetings, school supply shopping, and assembling a back-to-school wardrobe.

At the same time, stress can make neuromuscular conditions worse. For example, research published in the journal Developmental Biology found that stress can induce muscle degeneration, making them less adaptive to temperature changes. Another study in Frontiers in Physiology found that stress disorders could affect nerve function, which can already be a struggle with some neuromuscular diseases.

• Adaptive yoga

• Meditation

• Mindfulness

• Natural remedies

• Journaling


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