Studies have shown that stress balls are great for improving blood pressure and arthritis. Studies have also shown that they can improve our mental health by reducing anxiety, especially for those in a high-stress situation. Squeezing stress balls has been proven to help release physical tension.
The COVID-19 outbreak has increased stress and anxiety for many people. Besides the fear of catching the virus, there is the uncertainty of the full impact it will have on our social lives and finances. Many parents of school-aged children are faced with the daunting task of being teachers and work-at-home employees at the same time.
There are many stress-relieving techniques available such as meditation and deep breathing, but if you want to combine relieving stress with an activity that is just pure FUN, check out the library's eSource called Creativebug and learn how to make your own stress balls! The ingredients are simple and the benefits are many.