“This free class will explore the secrets of resilient people,” said Billye Bennett, R.N., Lake Regional's education coordinator. “Resilient people can handle stress without getting overwhelmed, and they recover well from difficult situations. Although some people are more naturally resilient, resilience is a skill that we all can learn.”

Lake Regional Health System will host “Stress without Distress,” a free public health talk, at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8. The health talk will take place in Lake Regional Hospital’s third floor conference rooms. 

“This free class will explore the secrets of resilient people,” said Billye Bennett, R.N., Lake Regional’s education coordinator. “Resilient people can handle stress without getting overwhelmed, and they recover well from difficult situations. Although some people are more naturally resilient, resilience is a skill that we all can learn.”

Learning to manage stress well is important for good health. Unchecked stress can cause headaches, muscle tension, chest pain, fatigue, decreased sex drive, stomach upset and sleep problems.

Participants at the health talk will learn about stress prevention and how to use coping strategies. The session is free, but registration is required. Visit www.lakeregional.com/events or call 573-348-8222 to register.

Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming throughout the year, including health talks on arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit www.lakeregional.com/events.