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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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Ten Sure-fire Methods for Reducing Stress

Stress can help keep our bodies strong and minds alert, but chronic stress can have devastating effects. Learn ten sure-fire methods for reducing stress to benefit your health.


Knowing how to get started with meditation could help you reduce stress. Learn how to get started with meditation at Discovery Health. See more »

Increased Stress May Be Linked to Sleep Problems

Increased stress may be linked to sleep problems. Learn how increased stress may be linked to sleep problems at Discovery Health. See more »

Modern stress is an ongoing attack on people's health and happiness. Learn how modern stress is an ongoing attack at Discovery Health. See more »

What is a personality type's impact on a person's response to stress? Learn how personality types impact response to stress at Discovery Health. See more »

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

Relax at the office to relieve stress and promote health. Learn how to relax at the office at Discovery Health. See more »

These relaxing rituals for busy people will help relieve stress. Learn about relaxing rituals for busy people at Discovery Health. See more »

Responses that helped our ancestors can hurt us today when dealing with stress. Learn how responses that helped our ancestors can hurt us today. See more »

Stress in the workplace can impact health and happiness. Learn how to manage stress in the workplace at Discovery Health. See more »

Taming stress promotes health and happiness. Learn about taming stress at Discovery Health. See more »