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Health | Wellness | Stress Management

Practicing good stress management helps to reduce the harmful physical and mental effects that stress and anxiety can have on the body. Learn about effective methods for stress management.


The Stress Relief Quiz

The Stress Relief Quiz

Stress can have an awful impact on your quality of life. Take this HowStuffWorks quiz to see how much you know about stress and ways to relieve it. See more »

The Ultimate Meditation Quiz

The Ultimate Meditation Quiz

Breathe in, breath out, breathe in, breathe out. Prove how much you know about the benefits of mindful meditation with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

The Ultimate Relaxation Quiz

The Ultimate Relaxation Quiz

From learning relaxation techniques to discovering some strange ways to destress, it's time to chill and take a load off with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

How to Unwind: 5 Wacky Ways to Relax

How to Unwind: 5 Wacky Ways to Relax

Do you have a hard time relaxing? We'll teach you how to unwind! Try these five wacky ways to relax on this National Relaxation Day. See more »

10 YOU Tips for Managing Stress

10 YOU Tips for Managing Stress

First and foremost, if you want to manage stress, put it in context. See 10 more tips for managing stress from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen to learn more. See more »

How to Meditate Properly

Do you know how to meditate properly? Find out how to meditate properly in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercises will help ease the burdens of the day. Learn easy-to-follow steps to simple breathing exercises to help you relax. See more »

Don't Forget to Breathe

Don't forget to breathe as part of your routine each day. Here are four simple breathing exercises to improve your health. See more »

Tips for Relaxing in a Hot Bath

Relax in a hot bath to reduce stress, which we know is important in disease prevention. Learn why you should relax in a hot bath. See more »

Is a little stress good for you?

Is a little stress good for you?

Is there such a thing as good stress? Learn about different types of stress and how you can benefit from good stress and hopefully avoid the bad. See more »