Wellness Wednesday: Reducing stress for better health

Trey Evans participates in an online yoga class.
Trey Evans participates in an online yoga class using his laptop and headphones outside at Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown Houston on March 24.
David J. Phillip | AP Photo

What’s stressing you out right now? And what are you doing during the pandemic that gives you some peace of mind? Is it a daily walk or run? Is it yoga or gardening or painting? Is it listening to music?  

A primary care doctor and a psychologist joins MPR News host Angela Davis to talk about the mental and physical impacts of stress and how to reduce it for better health.


  • Dr. Kara Parker is a family medicine and primary care practitioner at Hennepin Healthcare's Whittier Clinic.

  • Dr. Heidi Woodland is a psychologist at Allina Health’s Lakeville Clinic.

Use the audio player above to listen to the program.

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