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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.

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Is a little stress good for you?

If you're being chased by a mountain lion, your body's stress response is pretty awesome -- if there's any time adrenaline comes in handy, it's then. That same response isn't as helpful in your daily life -- or is it?


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Overcome the effects of stress to promote health and happiness. Learn how to overcome the effects of stress at Discovery Health. See more »

Think Your Life Is Stressful? See if You're Right

Stress assessment can help you learn how to deal with stress. Learn about stress assessment at Discovery Health. See more »

Working Round the Clock

Working round the clock can increase stress levels and impact health. Learn about working round the clock at Discovery Health. See more »

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Darrin Zeer is a self-styled relaxation consultant and author. Get Darrin Zeer's tips for managing stress in the home and workplace. See more »

8 Ways to Beat Stress

These eight ways to beat stress will help you lead a healthier, happier life. Learn eight ways to beat stress at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to De-stress Your Life

Knowing how to de-stress your life is important for your health. Learn how to de-stress your life at Discovery Health. See more »