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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Stressed out because of work, kids' virtual school and a raging pandemic? Box breathing might be just the chill pill you need.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Social isolation, boredom and monotony in these days of COVID-19 may seem like passive problems, but they actually trigger the brain's stress reactions. Luckily, there's help.

By Wendy Bowman

Perhaps you already know that having a pet or being around animals can have therapeutic value. So can hugging a cow. Hey, if goat yoga is a thing, why not this?

By Nathan Chandler

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A new survey found that today's teens and college students are far more stressed out than older Americans are. Why do they feel this way?

By Alia Hoyt

The meditative practice dates back to ancient times but is growing in popularity in the U.S. What are the benefits and are they real?

By Cherise Threewitt

Can spending time in a tiny glass cabin in Sweden's wilderness for 72 hours relieve anxiety? We're about to find out.

By Jesslyn Shields

A limited study of female prisoners shows some promising results in improving their mental health.

By Jesslyn Shields

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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.

By Jennifer Wolfe

You can reach a sense of peace and happiness by learning how to meditate properly. Learn about how to meditate properly in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

These easy-to-follow steps for effective breathing exercises will help ease the day's burdens. Learn about the health benefits of breathing exercises and find out how to do them at home or at the office.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

While few doctors would prescribe it as treatment, a hot bath can help you relax and reduce stress, which we know is important in disease prevention. Learn about the health benefits of relaxing in a hot bath.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

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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?

By Tom Scheve

Some of your physical ailments could be linked to plain old-fashioned stress. Headaches? Backaches? Diarrhea? The flu? Stress does more damage than you think.

By Charles W. Bryant

Whether you care for children, aging parents, relatives, or anyone else, the job of a caregiver is unique. Learn what it takes to be a caregiver with the information in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Stress, which sometimes seems an inevitable part of daily life, is also a source of wear and tear on both body and mind. Learn more about the effects of stress on the body and mind in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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Stress is a part of modern life, though it can be bad for your health. Learn ways to relieve stress that are simple and easy to do with this image gallery.

From mantra to yoga. From deep breathing exercises to plain old exercise. Get into your happy place and eliminate stress, before stress on your body and mind eliminates you.

By Jane McGrath

What could be more natural than breathing? Discover how deep breathing can influence your health and happiness in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Breathing seams like a simple act but what if you want to harness breathing for health benefits? Check out what we have uncovered about the positive effects of deep breathing.

By Bobbie Lieberman

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In the past decade, "mind-body medicine" has gained considerable legitimacy in science and medicine in ways that we couldn't have imagined. Learn more about this form of medicine in this article.

By Annette Kornblum

What is summer stress syndrome and how can I avoid getting it? Find out why individuals get summer stress syndrome in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Research into the mind-body connection has paved the way for an old motto, with a new twist: You are what you feel. Learn more about feeling good in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Stress is an extremely important protective mechanism for human beings, but chronic stress can significantly damage health. Learn how to manage your stress for the sake of your health.

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Research shows that stress during pregnancy can affect the unborn child's response to stress later in life. Learn how our earliest experiences influence our ability to manage stress.

Life can get hectic, schedules busy and to-do lists long. Where does your time go? And how can you set better priorities? Learn how to spend and manage your time.