Stress Management & Sleep for Retirees

It’s common during retirement to encounter new stressors from changes in routines and new life stages. Healthy habits help to cope with stress and decrease the risk of heart disease, heartburn, and more.

Getting restful sleep is one of the best ways to take care of yourself physically and emotionally. In fact, a good night’s rest may reduce irritability, memory problems, depression, and chance of falls. All adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.

 

Get Started: 

Stress Management: Take a 4-count breath into your belly before, during, and after stressful moments.

Sleep: Talk to your doctor about the challenges you are having with sleep.


Stay on track: 

Stress Management: Keep up a routine that includes regular physical activity, socialization, and sleep.

Sleep: Create a bedtime routine that avoids caffeine and alcohol. Also, be mindful of lighting. Dim the lights in the evening and avoid the blue light from phones, tablets, and televisions.


 

Programs that can help: 

Take a Minute to Breathe

When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain that tells your whole body to calm down and relax. Learn more about breathing exercises to get you started.

Take a Minute to Stretch

Stretching for just a few minutes can increase blood flow throughout your entire body. Learn more about stretching exercises to get you started.

Daily Challenge

Receive daily exercises in your email or as a text message. You can choose to focus on topics, such as Senior Exercise, Exercise for Everyone, Wonderful Walks, Flexibility & Posture, and Quick Cardio. 

Resources from Your Health Plan - Your health plan offers well-being resources as part of your medical plan coverage. 

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