Stress Relief: Catching Health on the Morning Report Relieving some stress with Sharon on the Morning Report. Google [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container] Share this post:TweetEmailPrint By dianeatwood|2019-06-25T15:53:51-04:00September 9th, 2014|Health News|2 Comments 2 Comments Betsy Hanscom September 12, 2014 at 7:39 am - Reply In many discussions about managing stress in healthy ways I seldom hear mentioned the use of heat (in the form of a heating pad) which is known to relax tense muscles. You mentioned back pain as a symptom of stress. People also hold tension in their necks and can end up with a stiff neck when feeling stressed. Trying to go to sleep with a thousand things on your mind can keep you awake in the night, making you tired the next day, and adding to the stress. A heating pad on the abdomen or especially on the feet can help you relax and go to sleep. A microwave heating pad is safe to take to bed — no worry of overheating. dianeatwood October 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm - Reply Betsy, I thought you’d appreciate hearing that I snuggled up with a heating pad the other night and it worked! Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.