Shopping and Raynaud’s Attacks – Is There a Link?

It’s not a logical link, at least most of the year, but how about chasing through the crowds on Black Friday?  Holiday shopping can be stressful, and stress can trigger Raynaud’s attacks.

Even shopping online can be stressful, as quantities can be tight, and searching for the best deals can challenge even the fastest clicker’s navigation savvy.

Let’s be careful during the heavy shopping season to dress well for that hike from the back end of the parking lot, and try not to let the long lines and already stressed-out sales clerks get the best of us.  Research confirms that smiling can help reduce stress levels, so give it a try.  And give yourself the best gift of all – your health!

Here’s the full article on a research study looking to document the stress associated with shopping in the Wall Street Journal.