‘Chiller Challenge’ reminds Andover students to stress less

Andover High School students and others across the state of Minnesota are taking the “Chiller Challenge” to de-stress.


The challenge, launched by Allina Health last year, aims to help adolescents find balance in their lives, according to Karen Manikowski, project manager with Allina.

“Teens are really stressed,” Manikowski said. “There’s a lot going on.”

With pressures at home, school, online and more, kids’ bodies cope by releasing chemicals that keep them alert short term, but in the long term they can stir up problems like body aches, difficulty sleeping or falling asleep, headache, upset stomach and more, according to Allina’s Change to Chill online resource. Click to read more.