Take a study break with Health Promotion and Wellness and Milner Library and get PAWSitively Stress Free on Monday, December 9, and Tuesday, December 10.

Stop by the third floor of Milner Library to pet certified therapy dogs, get a chair massage, color, and more. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about stress and time management.

Illinois State students report stress as one of their top impediments to academic success. While stress is a necessary part of life, too much of it can be harmful. Research shows that for some, just a few minutes petting a dog can lower the body’s level of cortisol—the body’s stress hormone. Reducing cortisol levels lowers your blood pressure and helps you feel relaxed. Lessening your stress will allow you to be able to focus better on studying and projects.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, December 9, and Tuesday, December 10
Where: Milner Library, third floor
Cost: Free
Registration: None needed

More information available on the Health Promotion and Wellness website. To see photos from previous PAWSitively Stress Free events, visit Facebook.com/WellnessIllinoisState